The 4,000er Route June 2009

Due to medical advice, I’ve postponed and re-jigged the route, providing less stress on the hip and some recovery time in between stages. So here are new dates…..

Stage 1 – Friday 19th June 2009

Day 1 – Cairngorm Ski Centre to Lairig Ghru

From the Cairngorm Ski Centre to the summit of Cairngorm. Continue over the plateau to Ben MacDui and drop down to Corrour Bothy for the night.

4,000er count – 2    DISTANCE – 13 miles

Day 2 – Lairig Ghru to Cairngorm Ski Centre 

From Corrour Bothy, climb up the Coire Odhar and then to the Devil’s Point. From here a complete traverse of Cairn Toul, Sgor an Locahin Uaine and Braeriach. From the summit of Braeraich, head NE back to the Lairig Ghru, through the Chalamain Gap back the Ski Centre.

4,000er count – 3    MUNRO count – 1    DISTANCE  15 miles

Stage 2 – Tuesday 30th June

Day 1 – Dalwhinnie to Loch Pattack

From the Dalwhinnie Inn, cycle the 11 miles to Culra Bothy and ditch the bike at Culra Bothy. Head up the NE ridge of Carn Dearg and continue on to the summits of Geal Charn and Aonach Beag. Head W above Lochan a Charra Mhoir and the summit of Beinn Eibhinn. Descend via Mullach Coire nan Nead to Strath Ossian and camp on the SW end of Loch Ghuilbinn.

MUNRO count – 4    DISTANCE – 18 miles

Day 2 – Loch Ghuilbinn to Corrour

From the loch, climb W then SW to the summit of Chno Dearg and continue on a track to Stob Coire Sgriodain. Head back to Chno Dearg, then descend SW via Meall Garbh towards a railway bridge, finishing at the railway staion.

MUNRO count – 2    DISTANCE – 9 miles

Stage 3 – Thursday 9th July 2009 

Day 1 – Corrour to Lairig Leacach

From the station, head towards Loch Treig and cross the Allt na Lairige past the falls of Easan Dubh. Head N and climb to the summit of Stob Coire Easain. Continue on to the summit of Stob a Choire Mheadhoin. Retrace the route back into the Lairig Leacach and camp by the bothy.

MUNRO count – 2    DISTANCE – 9 miles

Day 2 – Lairig Leacach to Sgurr Choinnich Bearg

Climb Stob Ban and traverse the Grey Corries. Camp to the W of Sgurr Choinnich Bearg, 750m. Simple!!

MUNRO count – 4    DISTANCE – 6 miles

Day 3 – Sgurr Choinnich Bearg to Fort William

From the bealach head up to Aonach Bearg then over to Aonach Mhor. Drop about 400m to below the east ridge of Carn Mor Dearg then climb the 400m to the summit. Cross the CMD Arete and climb up the southern slopes to the summit of Ben Nevis. Descend via the Mountain Track to the safety of the Ben Nevis Inn!!

4,000er count – 4    DISTANCE – 11 miles


 4,000ers – 9    MUNROS – 13    DISTANCE – 103 miles               DAYS – 9     ASCENT- 30,000 feet roughly!!

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