The Mullardochs

Woman stands on mountain-top at sunset in the Mullardoch mountains, Scotland

An epic and remote 4 Day Trek above Loch Mullardoch and Loch Affric with the opportunity to summit 12 significant and isolated Munros. One for Munroists and those wanting to challenge themselves on one of Scotland’s classic Mountain Challenges.

This is a unique opportunity to test yourself on our 4 Day Munro Bagging extravaganza traversing the remote and high mountains and ridges which surround Loch Mullardoch and Loch Affric, whilst summiting up to 12 Munros.

The route follows the main ridges which form a unique and wild area of significant mountain summits, many over 1000 metres. This includes Carn Eighe which is only one of 3 mountains in the UK which has a prominence of more than 1000 metres. Clear views can be stunning on this route, with vistas across to Torridon and Kintail. 

Starting at the eastern end of Loch Mullardoch and at the top of Glen Cannich this lightweight 4 Day Trek includes 3 over night wild camps. To lighten the load there will be a food pick pick at the western end of the Loch delivered by boat.

Over the 4 Days we will make our way generally across the main ridges of the northern Mullardoch mountains before descending to the western end of the Loch. The route will continue on its full circuit south and then east over the summits to the south of Loch Mullardoch before descending into Glen Affric. This route may change in relation to local conditions at the time of the Trek.

This is definitely a Trek for experienced hill walkers. Days will be demanding, with distances travelled varying from 13 kms to 15 kms per day. Total distance over the 4 Days will be around 56 kms including nearly 5000 metres of ascent. Obviously a very good level of mountain fitness and stamina will be required for those intending to participate. The Expedition will take in a variety of environments ranging from easy paths to trackless mountain terrain, including boulder fields, mild scrambling and river crossings. Wild camps will be in very isolated and remote mountain locations.

Munro summits to be attempted:

    • Carn nan Gobhar [Rocky Hill of Goats] 993m
    • Sgurr na Lapaich [Peak of the Bog] 1150m
    • An Riabhachan [The Grey One] 1129m
    • An Socach [The Snout] 1069m
    • Mullach na Dheiragain [Summit of the Kestrel] 982m
    • Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan [Hill of the Quarters] 1151m
    • An Socach [The Snout] 921m
    • Mam Sodhail [Hill of the Burns] 1181m
    • Beinn Fhionnlaidh [Finlay’s Hill] 1005m
    • Carn Eighe [File Hill] 1183m
    • Tom a’Choinnich [Hill of the Moss] 1112m
    • Toll Creagach [Rocky Hollow] 1054m

The route followed will be flexible and adapted on a continuous basis to the conditions and how the group is performing. There will be opportunity to take on related skills such as navigation, route planning and those relating to long distance self supported lightweight trekking and wild camping.

We will have back up plans for inclement weather and impassable river crossings. However, please be aware that if conditions are really poor we will cancel. In the event of this you will get a full refund and a 10% reduction on any future Trek. Where possible we will also look to reschedule and give you first choice in signing up to any new dates. Please read carefully our Terms and Conditions for further information and before signing up for this Trek.

Dates for 2021

21 - 24 May

Pricing and Booking

£384 per person.
This price includes all trekking equipment and nutrition. A 20% deposit (£75) 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 6 places per trek

Walking Grade

Minimum Grade 7
See more about our fitness grading.

Equipment

Personal walking gear including waterproofs and boots. We will provide all food and trekking gear. Please see our Equipment page for more details. For this trek the target pack weight is 11kg maximum, including personal gear and food for up to 3 days.

Location

Beginning and ending in Cannich at the junction of Glen Cannich and Glen Affric. Free pick up and return to and from Aviemore, Tomintoul, Inverness and anywhere on route on our journeys from and to Tomintoul and Cannich. Cannich is about 40 minutes car travel time from Inverness. Meet up at 8.30 am. We should be back to Cannich by 5.00 pm on the last day.

Enquire and Book

Please complete the form below to enquire about booking a place on this trek. We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. 

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