A low level walk through the very heart of Glencoe's finest peaks.
- 25 British pounds£25
About this event
This spectacular circular walk through the beating heart of Glencoe's finest mountain landscape is sure to stir the soul and re-energise. Our route threads it's way through two historic mountain passes; the Lairig Eilde and the Lairig Gartain, reaching superb viewpoints that will take your breath away. Our route climbs very gradually such that, for the most part, you won't notice the extra effort as we ascend to the high point of the pass at 489 metres. Flanked in to the east by the impressive might of Buachaille Etive More and the west by it's, ever-so-slightly diminutive neighbour, Buachaille Etive Beag, the true scale of the mountain landscape is fully revealed. From the high point of the pass the views appear dramatically, revealing the grand spectacle of Ben Starav at the head of Glen Etive with the glimmering expanse of Loch Etive disappearing into the distance. After taking our fill of the views it is necessary to lose height as we head, part way at least, down into Glen Etive, before re-ascending into the adjacent glen of the Lairig Eilde. Now with Buachaille Etive Beag to our east, the great hulk of a mountain, Bidean nam Biam, looms ominously to our west. It is not unusual to see huge parcels of deer here numbering 100+. In an uncanny, geological coincidence, the high point of this neighbouring pass is also 489 metres and the views will not disappoint. Beinn Fhada is the first of Bidean nam Bian's famous Three Sister's ridges. Characterised by deep rocky gullies, some of which hold snow throughout all but the mildest summers, and towering pinnacles, these are a feature of the ridge, and ensure the drama of the mountain landscape stays with us all the way as we head back to the roadside. Oh, and then there's the small matter of the Allt Larig Eilde which needs crossing, usually possible to do so with care, on boulders, without getting our feet wet! Online booking for this event is available on the following dates. Friday 18th June 21 Tuesday 3rd August 21 Friday 10th September 21 Tuesday 12th October 21 For more information about our route and the terrain, the level of difficulty, the amount of experience required and level of fitness, please follow the 'Useful Info' link on the Menu bar at the top of the site homepage. Here you will also find the 'Kit List' link providing recommendations on essential kit you will need to bring with you.
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