Date: 9th June 2018
A two day bike and hike expedition over the weekend of the 9th and 10th June 2018.
Ben Alder is a magnificent mountain in a remote setting at the end of Rannoch Moor and some 17km from Dalwhinnie. It's surrounded by a further five Munros, making an expedition into the area well worth while. These are level 4 demanding days where your fitness will be tested both with cycling and walking in steep, mountainous terrain, far from civilisation and should not be undertaken lightly.
Day one. Cycle the 17km from Dalwhinnie along good estate tracks and paths to the area by Culra Bothy (now disused and closed by the estate due to the presence of asbestos) Set camp and leave bikes and excess kit here before heading out to tackle the four Munros of Cairn Dearg, Geal Charn, Aonach Beag and Beinn Eibhinn from the back of the bothy. This is an 18km walk along a fine ridge before descending pathless slopes to pick up a stalkers path back to the camp site at Culra.
Day two. Ascend Ben Alder by a grade one scramble on the Long Leachas before crossing the plateau and dropping down steep, pathless slopes to the Bealach Breabag before ascending to Beinn Bheoil, the final of our six Munro weekend. Follow the ridge and drop down to the stalkers path and walk out to Culra. Another 17km day and we're only half way. After breaking camp, we have the 17km cycle back out to Dalwhinnie.
If you require to borrow some gear for this trip, please contact me beforehand. I have tents, sleeping bags, rucksacks stoves and even a couple of mountain bikes!
We will meet at 0800 on Saturday 9th June 2018 at the petrol station on the main road in Dalwhinnie. There is a car park beside the trees where we can leave our vehicles. Dalwhinnie is served by good bus and train links and there is a Hostel if you prefer to stay before or after the trip www.dalwhinniebunkhouse.co.uk
Ideally we would organise car share in advance to minimise our environmental impact.
Please contact me in advance if you have any questions or concerns.
Cost of this two day guided trip is only £100. Maximum group size is 10.
Availability: places still available