Hillwalking at its very best. Coire Ardair will take your breath away!
- 60 British pounds£60
About this event
Creag Meagaidh is arguably one the most magnificent of all of Scotland's Munros. A vast plateau, requiring careful navigation, hemmed in by some of the most spectacular and dramatic cliffs. Below here, Coire Ardair is a mecca for rock climbing, and in winter, climbers can often be seen attempting to climb the snow and ice clad gullies and buttresses Thankfully, a weakness in the huge cliffs via the 'Window', provides access for walkers. Despite this weakness, the route is still steep and usually the crux of the whole day, requiring ice axe and crampons. I prefer to descend this way thereby saving the mountains crowning feature to the end of the day, when it can be enjoyed at a more leisurely pace knowing that all the hard work is out the way. We've got a bit of work to do before we get here, however, as stretching out to the northeast beyond Creag Meagaidh, is a broad and undulating whaleback ridge, which boasts two further Munro summits, Stob Poite Coire Ardair and Carn Liath. Our approach to Carn Liath, via the newly regenerating woodland of the Creag Meagaidh NNR (National Nature Reserve,) is a real haven for wildlife and the work done by NatureScot to re-wild this glacial valley is a real success story. 27 species of trees can now be found here, along with many rare insects and an abundance of bird life, including the Dotterel, Black Grouse, Hen Harrier, Golden Eagle, Merlin, Peregrine, Kestrel, Ring Ouzel, Waxwing, Fieldfare and many more. Depending on snow conditions and the avalanche forecast, descending via the Window may not be a safe option and if this is the case we may choose instead to descend from off the plateau via Sron a' Choire. Additional Information Maximum Group size is 6 and online booking is available on the following dates: Wednesday 27th March 24 All participants will require an ice axe and crampons (not micro-spikes). If you do not have your own equipment then I do have a limited supply available to hire at a small additional charge of £10. Please drop us an email with your requirements. Equipment can also be hired locally. You might like to try: Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports in Fort William - 01397 706220 / firstname.lastname@example.org Scottish Mountain Hire based in Fort William - 07752 587388 email@example.com
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