Date: 8th May 2020
8th, 9th and 10th May 202, a three day expedition over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Ben Alder is a magnificent mountain in a remote setting at the end of Rannoch Moor and some 17 km from Dalwhinnie. It's surrounded by a further five Munros, making an expedition into the area well worth while. These are level 3 walks where your fitness will be tested walking in steep, mountainous terrain, far from civilisation.
Day one. Walk the 17 km 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, relax and take in the breathtaking scenery.
Day two. Leaving all our kit in base camp, we'll be up early and heading out to tackle this magnificent six Munro circuit in an epic 12 hour day. From behind the bothy, up onto Cairn Dearg, Geal Charn, Aonach Beag and Beinn Eibhinn before crossing the glen and up onto Ben Alder, across the vast plateau then down and over Beinn Bheoil. This is a 25 km day and will be a test of your fitness and stamina with over 2,000m ascent.
Day three. A leisurely rise and after breaking camp, we will walk the 17 km back out to Dalwhinnie for a well earned coffee in the Ericht Hotel
If you require to borrow some gear for this trip, please contact me beforehand. I have tents, sleeping bags, rucksacks and stoves.
We will meet at 1200 on Saturday 3rd August 2019 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 are some local B&B options such as Balsporran Cottages B&B www.balsporran.com or in Dalwhinnie itself, http://www.2stationcottage.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 three day guided trip is only £125. Maximum group size is 8.
Availability: places still available