The Cairngorms 4000ers is one of Scotland’s classic hillwalking challenges. This incredible loop takes in the five peaks of the Cairngorms Mountain range that hit 4000ft, taking in Ben MacDui, Devils Point, Cairn Toul, Angel’s Peak and Braeriach.
The Cairngorms 4000ers is one of Scotland’s classic hillwalking challenges. This incredible loop takes in the five peaks of the Cairngorms Mountain range that hit 4000ft, taking in Ben MacDui, Devils Point, Cairn Toul, Angel’s Peak and Braeriach. Day one sees you to the top of Ben MacDui and down into the Lairig Ghru, where you can set up camp under the stars. You can even brave a dip in the Dee to freshen up! Day two will send you back up to the summits to traverse a stunning ridge. Your efforts will be rewarded with jaw-dropping views and the remaining four peaks of the challenge.
This trip is suitable for those with previous hillwalking experience and a good level of fitness is required. We will do the guiding for you so no navigational skills are necessary.*Routes can become more challenging in windy conditions. In some conditions, we may re-route to ensure the safety and well-being of the group.Day 1:
- 9am Depart from Aviemore
- Cairngorm & Ben MacDui
- Set up camp in the magnificent Lairig Ghru
- Braeriach Traverse encompassing all 4 of the big peaks and then dropping back down through the famous Chalamain Gap.
- 4pm Return to Aviemore
We pride ourselves on providing as much kit as possible for you. However, the list below is what we recommend you should bring to your Cairngorm 4000 Course:
- Drink bottle/hot flask
- Warm clothes; 2/3 sets
- Walking Boots & Waterproofs
- Sleeping Bag
- Midge Repellent/Midge net
- Toiletries and personal medication
- Rucksack; 40-50L
- Expedition meals
- Cooking set- Stove, gas, pots, plates and cutlery
- Camping roll mats
- Transport from/to Newtonmore or Aviemore
Here at Highland Outdoor Adventures, we pride ourselves on providing as much as we can but you are welcome to bring your own equipment if you do prefer. The list below is what we provide you with on the Cairngorm 4000 Course.
- Map, compass, and guide
- All instruction.
- All first aid and safety equipment.
- Photographs of the day provided for you at no extra cost! If the weather is good we will have a DSLR professional camera and maybe even a drone, so we can take photos and videos of your adventure and you can look back at the day for years to come. If the weather is less favourable we will bring a GoPro (as it is waterproof) so we will still be able to take photos for you.
- Fully certified instructors.
From £50 per adult
January — December
- Aviemore and the Cairngorms
- Small Group (1-16)
- Outdoor Activities
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Highland Outdoor Adventures
Looking for a fun and exciting adventure outdoor activity in the Highlands which will be a highlight of your holiday in Scotland? Or maybe you live here and want an outing on the rivers, lochs, sea, mountains or crags? Or perhaps you want to improve your skills, work to an assessment or take a qualification in paddling or climbing? Welcome to Highland Outdoor Adventures offering a range of climbing, walking and paddling options for individuals, groups and the whole family – including outings and courses for all levels (beginners through to experts).
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