The Sron Gharbh Ridge - Glencoe
From Am Bodach to Stob Mhic Mhartuin - A winter ridge-walk of the finest order.
- 60 British pounds£60
About this event
On the north side of the A82 in Glencoe, the Aonach Eagach ridge offers a committing and exposed high-level traverse for experienced scramblers. In winter conditions, the ridge is an extremely serious Alpine expedition for roped climbers with the necessary technical equipment and expertise. For those who are not descendants of Chris Bonnington or Edmund Hillary, an easier and arguably far more enjoyable day out can be had traversing the rarely visited, high-level Sron Gharbh ridge, which extends for 5km all the way from Am Bodach to the top of the infamous Devils Staircase via the dramatic, shapely summit of Stob Mhic Mhartuin. Our high-level route begins at Allt-na-ruigh on a path destined for the Aonach Eagach. Sneaking below a huge and imposing rock buttress, we soon leave the path and, probably now into the snow line, head up into Coire an Ruigh to gain the skyline at the bealach east of Am Bodach. If conditions are in our favour we may divert to visit the summit of Am Bodach for those up-close views along the Aonach Eagach ridge. Returning to the bealach our day continues east, along the stunning daisy-chain of ridges offering sensational views across the glen towards the 'Bookils' and Bidean nam Bian. The ridge is never so narrow or so exposed to intimidate and the 'ups and downs' are minimal allowing you to enjoy the stunning walk and breathtaking scenery to the fullest. With the end point of our walk only a stones throw away from the popular Kingshouse Hotel, it would be rude not to end the day with hot chocolate and cake as we warm up cold hands and feet. Additional Information Maximum Group size is 6 and online booking is available on the following dates: Wednesday 7th February 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
If you choose to cancel your booking : Booking cancellations must be made in writing. If you cancel more than 28 days before an event takes place, your payment will be refunded minus a £10 booking deposit. If you cancel 28 days or less before an event takes place, no payment will be returned. We do not offer credit towards future events in place of a refund. We strongly recommend you take out appropriate holiday insurance to cover for unforeseen events that may cause you to cancel your booking. If we have to cancel your booking : Regardless of reason, in the very unlikely event that we have to cancel your booking, then we will refund your payment in full. We will try and give as much notice as possible. For weather related cancellations, notice could be as short as a couple of days. For other reasons, we would hope to give a fortnight's notice, possibly more. We cannot be held liable for additional costs you may have incurred such as accommodation or transport you may have booked.