Solstice Bivy Trek

A unique overnight trek summiting the Munros Ben Macdui and Cairn Gorm, with the opportunity to sleep in a bivy bag on a high summit during the Summer Solstice.

21 – 22 June, 2022

You will be provided with a lightweight Bivy Bag and we will provide hot drinks along the route, an evening camp meal and breakfast. You will need: personal walking gear including waterproofs, boots and warm clothing, a packed lunch for the second day, any personal snacks and cold drinks. You will be given a kit list including items such as a sleeping bag and mat. Please see our Equipment page for more details.

Cairngorm Mountain upper car park.

Minimum Grade 6 
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Pricing and Booking
£110 per person.

This price includes all trekking equipment and nutrition. A deposit (£60) is required to secure your place. The full amount is payable 28 days before the date of the trek. Please take the time to read our cancellation policy.

Group Size
Limited to 8 people

Returning for 2022 is our popular Summer Solstice Bivvy Trek. We will once again be returning to Ben Macdui in what will be a unique experience on the UK’s second highest mountain.

This trek will start at 6pm (1800hrs) from the Cairngorm Mountain upper car park. This is slightly later than our usual treks with the idea we will reach the summit of Ben Macdui just before midnight, able to enjoy the Solstice from the comfort of our bivy bags. The following day we will have a relaxed morning with a cooked breakfast, with a return journey via Loch Avon and a second Munro summit of Cairn Gorm.  

A bivy adventure for us is all about feeling connected to the environment you wish to be in. Tents are great and offer a lot of comfort but once you close the doors you miss that immersive experience with what’s going on outside. Bivying also avoids many of the issues surrounding pitching a tent, for example unsuitable ground or finding a large enough area to accommodate a group. You literally find the perfect spot, lay yourself down, watch the sunset or simply open your eyes throughout the night to gaze up at the sky.

Provided on this trek is a lightweight Bivy (348 grams), cooking equipment, an evening camp meal and hot drinks. Our guide will also provide and carry all safety gear including a large tarp for the group to sleep under if the weather is wet. All other equipment is to be provided by the client with a recommended equipment list to be given at time of booking. This is a great introduction to minimalist wild-camping with help and advice to be provided throughout from the time of booking to the trek itself.

Enquire and Book

Please note: This is a booking request form and doesn’t guarantee your place(s) until we get back to you with confirmation. At this point you will be also sent an invoice for payment via Bank Transfer which then secures your place(s). We update the places available manually and always aim to do this as soon as we can to avoid disappointment.

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