ALBA MOUNTAINEERING

If our dates do not suit you, please give us a call or email and see if we can organise a trip just for you or your group.

We can also organise individual trips for small groups to more remote areas such as Knoydart, Ben Alder and Fisherfield. In fact just about any hills you have a desire to walk.

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Oban and the Central Highlands


Walking

Grade: Strenuous.

Oban – ‘The Little Bay’ in gaelic. A lovely place to stay a while, and also a great base for some different hill walking. Oban has a variety of Munros close by. Probably the best known is Ben Cruachan a classic circuit of two Munros, high above Loch Awe. Ben More on Mull would also be an option. A short ferry ride over to Mull takes us to the only island Munro outside Skye. Ben More has spectacular views all around of the sea, islands and back to the mainland. Plus the wildlife on Mull is second to none.

We can also go north up to Beinn Sgulaird, Beinn Fhionnlaidh or even Glencoe. Inland, the Bridge of Orchy Hills are less than an hour away and Crianlarich a just a little further.

The weeks are tailored to the group’s abilities and quite a variation in standard is possible. There is a good system of mountain paths and tracks although they can be rough and rocky underfoot. The length of the days will vary depending on the objective, but generally we would walk for about 8 hours with at least 3000 feet of ascent.

Oban has most of the facilities you would expect in a small town. Plus Oban is the ‘Seafood Capitol of Scotland’. For accommodation: there is a Youth Hostel and independent bunkhouses, plenty of excellent B & B’s and Hotels of all standards. Shops and restaurants to suit most tastes. There is usually some music on in the evenings in the pubs and the ‘Skipinnish Ceilidh House’ is well worth a visit.



Fort William

Walking

A week based in Fort William is the perfect centre for all grades of walking. From the high mountain tops to gentle strolls along the white sands of the west coast, we have the walks for you. From Fort William you can explore remote glens, magnificent mountains, lochs and beaches.

Grade : Strenuous

Fort William is surrounded by the best walking country in Britain. The weeks are tailored to the groups abilities and quite a variation in standard is possible. The choice of mountain walks is huge but we aim to visit the high tops of Lochaber, including Ben Nevis, Aonach Mor, the Mamores and the rocky splendour of GlenCoe. Some of the less well known areas can also be visited such as Moidart, Ardgour and Glenfinnan.

There is a good system of mountain paths and tracks although they can be rough and rocky underfoot. The length of the days will vary depending on the objective, but generally we would walk for about 8 hours with at least 3000 feet of ascent.

Skye Munros

Grade : Strenuous + some scrambling

They're unique! That's the only way to describe the mountains of Skye. The Cuillin are the most stunning mountain scenery in Britain. Challenging mountains with airy crests surrounded by precipices. There are a few walking routes to the tops, and climbing these mountains is very different from most of the mainland Munros. Most of the Cuillin peaks require some scrambling to reach their summits and one, the Inaccessible Pinnacle, requires rock climbing. In many places on the ridge the exposure and narrowness of the routes are such that a slip might have serious results.

These weeks are strenuous, rough and rocky underfoot. Sure-footedness and a good head for heights are essential, and some previous scrambling would be useful. Some use of ropes will be necessary to traverse these routes and some instruction in the correct use of ropes in the scrambling situation will be covered during the week

Accommodation : The week will be based in comfortable Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the islands capital, Portree. Centrally located the B & B’s are within easy walking distance of all the local Pubs and Restaurants. Portree also has a good camp-site and bunk house accommodation for those wanting to choose the 'Walking only' option.

 Due to the nature of the terrain the ratio of Clients to Guide will be kept low. Maximum four to one.

Skye Availability 2017 (Sunday arrival dates)

5 Days guiding + Bed & Breakfast accommodation: £ 600.00  Walking Only: £375.00

April: 30th  June: 11th , 25th  September: 3rd  , 17th

Kintail Munros

Grade : Strenuous

This mountain walking week is based in Dornie on the shores of Loch Duich and is within easy reach of the Kintail Munros. The mountains are generally grassy and have a good system of stalkers paths for access. During the week we would hope to do such routes as the Five Sisters of Kintail, the South Cluanie Ridge and the Saddle with the Forcan Ridge. These superb mountains are but a few of those available to us in this area.

Accommodation is in local Bed & Breakfasts in the village of Dornie. Situated at the junction of Loch Duich and Loch Long the village offers comfortable accommodation with a good variety of places to eat in the evening. The Kintail Youth Hostel is not far away and could be used as a base for the Walking Only option.

Torridon Mountains

Grade: Strenuous

The major peaks in Glen Torridon all have similar characteristics, rough approaches, steep ascents, narrow ridges and superb situations. Beinn Alligin, the Jewel of Torridon, Liathach, the Grey One, and Beinn Eighe are the best known mountains in the area and we would hope to climb these amongst others.

Accommodation for the week is based in the picturesque highland village of Sheildaig, in comfortable Bed & Breakfast accommodation. The Torridon Youth Hostel is also an option here for those wishing to join the group on a Walking Only basis The week is graded as strenuous and some previous walking experience of mountain terrain would be useful. The week will involve steep ascents and descents, some airy ridge walking and a little easy scrambling.

TORRIDON MOUNTAINS. Grade: Strenuous.

Torridon Availability 2017 (Sunday arrival dates)

5 Days guiding + Bed & Breakfast accommodation: £ 550.00  Walking Only: £325.00

 June: 18th  August: 6th September: 10th


Kintail Availability 2017 (Sunday arrival dates)

5 Days guiding + Bed & Breakfast accommodation: £ 550.00  Walking Only: £325.00

 June: 4th   August: 20th


Fort William Availability 2017 (Sunday arrival dates)

5 Days guiding + Bed & Breakfast accommodation: £ 550.00  Walking Only: £325.00

April: 30th    June: 4th , 25th    August: 13th , 27th  


Oban Availability 2017 (Sunday arrival dates)

5 Days guiding + Bed & Breakfast accommodation: £ 550.00  Walking Only: £325.00

April:23rd   June:18th  August:13th   September:10th