12/03/18 – 14/03/18 Starts at 0700 Creag Meagaidh Trip
Winter Climbing or Winter Walking
Creag Meagaidh is a classic winter climbing venue featuring long ice lines and gullies. Due to the big walk in we’ve tended not to go there. There are also some biggish High Tops outings in the area which make more sense if we stay local so we thought it was time for a dedicated trip. We will be based the SMC Raeburn Hut which is located nearby and has all the features of hostel accommodation.
Winter Walkers cost: £145.00 Day One – Ben Teallach & Beinn a’ Chaorainn 16.3km + 1200 metres of ascent We kick off this trip with a cracking round of two Munros which provide a nice circuit. Hopefully the boggy approach will be frozen over.
Day Two – Creag Meagaidh Traverse 17.2km + 1150 metres of ascent The plan is to start at Moy, ascend by the Moy Wall on to Creag Meagaidh, drop to the Window and then follow the ridge over Stob Poite Coire Ardair to Carn Liath, then descend to Aberarder.
Day Three – Binnein Shuas 8.7km + 510 metres of ascent Folk might want a slightly easier day after the last two so we’ll go for the cracking Graham, Binnein Shuas. It’s steep and craggy so it should be fun. If we have the legs we’ll attempt Binnein Shios as well. Previous experience – Previous winter walking experience or summer hillwalking and winter skills
Winter Climbers cost: £195.00
We have a lot of options of winter climbing venues to visit based at the Raeburn Hut. Our main target are the crags of Coire Ardair on Creag Meagaidh. There are some stunning ice lines on Meagaidh. There are other options on this hill too. If the local conditions are fickle we have the options of going east to the Northern Corries of the Cairngorms or west to Aonach Mor so great climbing should be assured. Previous experience – Scottish winter climbing experience at grade III or above and a good level of fitness is essential.