Join us on our guided hike to tick off the Cairngorms 4000s, we plan to tackle this classic journey over two days. Standing on summits over 4,000 feet, you will have some of the best and most memorable views in the British Isles, truly breathtaking. With our local experienced guide, you will also learn about the surrounding area, inc it's unique flora and fauna.
Ascend 2nd - 6th highest mountains in the UK
Hike along the highest upland area in the UK
Have the security of one of our friendly, professional guides by your side
Have some refreshments in the highest restaurant in the UK
Spot some of the unique wildlife in this vast expanse of the Cairngorm plateau
Day 1Cairn Toul, Sgor and Lochan Uaine & Braeraich
Stats - 28km, 1850mtrs, 10 -12 hours
With a big day ahead, we opt for an early start at the sugar bowl car park. We have a quick kit check before heading towards the Chalamain gap where we take in the fabulous views of the Northern Corries before making our way into the Lairig Ghru. from here we head towards the remote bothy of Garbh Corie. From here we intend to head up the north ridge of Cairn Toul for our breathtaking views across the Cairngorms. Now over towards Sgor and Lochan Uaine, the legs feeling the tough day, especially on the last ascent to Braeraich. We then head back towards the Lairig Ghru and retrace our track back to the sugar bowl.
Day 2Ben Macdui, Cairngorm
Stats - 17km, 1100mtrs, 6 - 8 hours
A welcomed shorter day as we head over the vast expanse of the main Cairngorm plateau. From the car park we head towards the stunning cliffs of the Northern Corries, before gaining height, looking over towards the peaks that we ascended the day before. Onward and upward we head towards the peak of Ben Macdui, with stunning views across the national park and beyond as far as the eye can see. We then make our way towards the northern corries and handrail the rims with memorable views into Coire and Lochain and Coire ant-Sneachdta before heading up to the weather station on the top of Cairngorm. We also have the option of refreshments at the restaurant for the ski centre before heading down 'windy ridge' towards the car park.
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