We've never managed to get into this area with any High Tops teams so we thought we'd remedy this by doing a complete circuit of al the hills surrounding Loch Monar. This'll involve ticking ten Munros and a Corbett, a big round with 4330m ascended over 53km. We'll use bikes to gain access to the loch up Glen Strathfarrar. This will add another 44km and over 850m of ascent to the total work effort. We'll be camping in the wilds for two nights, carrying all our kit over the tops. It'll be a cracking adventure! We have panniers to fit our bikes but an expedition rucksack will be required for when we are on foot.
Day One - 21.8km with 530m of ascent by bike, 10.2km with 520m of ascent on foot. After arriving at the end of the public road in Glen Strathfarrar, we'll cycle up to the Monar dam, dump the bikes and then proceed on foot to the Loch a' Chlaidheimh area, north east of Maoile Lunndaidh, and camp.
Day Two - 23.9km with 2140m of ascent. This is a big hill day. We'll go over Maoile Lunndaidh, Sgurr a'Chaorachain, Sgurr Choinnich, Beinn Tharsuinn, Bidean a'Choire Shesgaich and Lurg Mhor then camp to the west of An Cruachan, a Graham we're not planning to ascend.
Day Three - 18.2km with 1670m of ascent on foot, 21.8km with 330m of ascent by bike. We've another four Munros to go over before heading back to our bikes and then cycling back to the van and heading home. An Socach, An Riabhachan, Sgurr na Lapaich and Carn nan Gobhar provide a nice ridge walk before we strike north to return to the dam and completing the circuit.