Peak Walking Adventures Guide, Rachel Bolton, recommends Scotland’s Arrochar Alps and the Isle of Skye after two wonderful weeks guiding …
Ben Lomond and the Arrochar Alps
“Week one was very hot and dry but we were able to climb some wonderful Munros (mountains over 914m) including Ben Narnain 926m, Ben Vane 916m and Ben Lomond 974m. My group of seven coped really well in the heat and we swam to cool off in the lochs! On another day we climbed up the wonderful Cobbler mountain 884m (Ben Arthur ) near Arrochar, a great route to the top of the three summits and less popular than the other routes.
Week two was based on the Isle of Skye and thankfully the weather was cooler. I am a frequent visitor to Skye and the whole Island is truly magnificent. My group of six had never visited the mountains and popular tourist attractions so we managed to get out and explore a large variety of places including the Quiraing and the Storr which are incredible rock pinnacles and towers.
Any competent walker should include a trip to the Cuillin mountains. Although many of the tops are for scramblers and climbers, there are a few summits accessible for strong walkers. My group had a wonderful day exploring Choire Lagan, and on another day the ascent of Bruach na Frithe which translates as ‘Slope of the Deer Forest’. From its rocky summit we were able to view the glorious Cuillin ridge. An incredible week!”
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