Date: 16th February 2019
Saturday 16th February 2019 at 0830. A level 3 walk of about 16 km taking between 7 and 9 hours, depending on snow conditions.
Ben Fhionnlaidh gives magnificent views from it's summit, both out to sea and across to Glen Etive and the Glen Coe peaks. The ascent is along a lovely, long ridge which can be boggy in places in summer but should be more solid underfoot with winter conditions.
Given the time of year this is very likely going to be a winter mountaineering day and you will need to be prepared with crampons, ice axe, head torch and goggles, as well as appropriate clothing and adequate food\water for an extended day in the mountains. See the 'What do I need?' page from the link above for more information. Please also be aware that winter mountaineering requires a higher level of fitness than summer hillwalking. Contact me in advance of the day if you have any questions.
B2 boots, ice axe and crampons can be hired from outdoor shops such as Tiso and Nevisport.
We will meet at the end of the public road at Loch Creran where there is a small car park. Access is from the main A828 road, where the road bridge crosses Loch Creran at Creagan, take a right at the roundabout, if coming from the south, or a left if coming from the north. Follow the road for about 9 km until you can go no farther and you'll see the car park. Postcode PA38 4BJ for sat navs will bring you to the car park.
Those wishing to stay over in the area might be interested in the following accommodation, as used by clients in the past. www.ballachulish-hotel.co.uk or the Youth Hostel at Glencoe Village where you can receive a 10% discount on your stay by using the code King-18
Cost is only £35 per person (maximum group size is 6)
Availability: only 5 places remaining