Six-Day Wild Camping & Mountaineering Adventure in the Torridon Mountain Range, Scotland

Six-Day Wild Camping & Mountaineering Adventure in the Torridon Mountain Range, Scotland

£ 595

Torridon, Scotland

Six-Day Wild Camping & Mountaineering Adventure in the Torridon Mountain Range, Scotland
Beginner & Intermediate & Advanced
Multi-Day, Guides & Tours
Torridon, Scotland
Max. group size: 12
Cancellation: Strict
Duration: 5 days
£ 595

Activity Highlights:

Embark on ‘The Mountaineer’, a six-day journey that blends wild camping and mountaineering in the heart of the Torridon Mountain Range, Scotland. This adventure is designed for those who seek to immerse themselves in the raw beauty of the Scottish Highlands, bag some Munro peaks, and experience the tranquillity of nature under the stars. Perfect for adventurers with a moderate fitness level, this expedition promises stunning landscapes, unforgettable memories, and a true escape from the everyday.

Key Details

  • Duration: 5 days & 4 nights
    Location: Torridon & Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve, Scotland
  • Group Size: 6 to 12 people
  • Fitness Level: Moderate fitness required

Expedition Highlights

  • Explore the breathtaking Torridon Mountain range
  • Traverse the majestic ridges of Liathach, Beinn Alligin, & Beinn Eighe
  • Experience wild camping under the stars for two nights
  • Enjoy the comfort of Torridon YHA for two nights
  • Learn essential mountaineering and camp craft skills

What to Expect

Your adventure begins in the rugged terrains of Torridon, where the mountains will make you feel a million miles away from civilisation. Guided by our experienced team, you’ll learn vital mountaineering techniques while navigating the famous ridges and peaks of the area.

The journey includes two nights of wild camping, offering a unique opportunity to connect with nature and witness the stunning Scottish night sky. The expedition also includes a 2-night stay at the Torridon YHA, providing a blend of adventure and comfort, complete with a visit to a local pub for a taste of Highland hospitality.

All essential equipment for mountaineering and camping is provided, with a focus on safety and comfort. Participants should bring suitable clothing, footwear, and personal gear. Invest in high-quality walking socks to keep your feet comfortable and blister-free during your hikes. Bringing along blister pads as a precaution is also a wise move. Good foot care is crucial for enjoying the full extent of your mountaineering adventure. We cater to all dietary requirements with advanced notice, ensuring delicious meals prepared on the journey.

Location

The Torridon Mountain Range and Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve are renowned for their dramatic landscapes, making them a premier destination for mountaineering in Scotland. The area boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the Highlands, with rugged peaks, serene lochs, and vast wilderness waiting to be explored.

Pick-up and drop-off services from the nearest train stations or airports are included, offering seamless transportation throughout the expedition.

Accommodation

Accommodation during the expedition includes two nights of immersive wild camping in remote locations, offering an authentic connection with the great outdoors. For added comfort, two nights will be spent at the famous Torridon YHA, providing a warm bed and facilities after days spent adventuring.

Prerequisites

Participants should possess a moderate level of fitness to fully enjoy the mountaineering and camping activities. While no prior mountaineering experience is necessary, a spirit of adventure and readiness to embrace the challenges of the wild are essential.

Why Choose Us

  • Experience: Our team boasts over 30 years of experience guiding adventures in the UK and beyond, ensuring your journey is both safe and exhilarating.
  • Custom-Built Adventures: We specialise in creating bespoke adventures tailored to your desires, ensuring a unique experience that meets your every need.
  • Top-Notch Team: Known for our unmatched energy and enthusiasm, our team promises an adventure filled with excitement and camaraderie.
  • Great Beards: Our professional appearance and commitment to adventure are symbolised by our well-maintained beards.

Available from May to October ‘The Mountaineer’ expedition invites you to discover the wild beauty of the Scottish Highlands. Enquire now to secure your spot on this extraordinary adventure.

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What's Included:

  • 2 nights at the Torridon YHA
  • 2 nights wild camping
  • Pick up & drop off from train station/airports etc
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • All the essential equipment provided
  • Guided by fully qualified and experienced staff

What's Not Included:

  • Please bring with you:
    • Suitable clothing & footwear for all weather conditions
    • Rucksack 55/65L
    • Sleeping bag/roll mat
    • Tent
  • A full kit list will be sent prior to your trip

Frequently Asked Questions

Participants should have a moderate level of fitness to comfortably engage in daily mountaineering activities, including hiking up steep gradients and carrying a backpack with personal and shared equipment. While specific mountaineering experience is not required, good general health and stamina are essential.

The Scottish Highlands can experience unpredictable weather, including rain, wind, and even occasional sunshine, all in one day. Prepare by bringing waterproof clothing, layers for warmth, and durable, comfortable footwear. Always pack for the possibility of wet conditions to ensure your comfort and safety.

Participants are expected to bring a sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures, a roll mat or inflatable sleeping pad, and personal clothing. A detailed kit list will be provided upon booking, outlining all necessary items.

Yes, all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are provided throughout the expedition. We aim to cater to all dietary requirements with prior notice. A dietary form will be sent weeks before the expedition’s start to gather information on any specific needs or restrictions.

The Torridon YHA offers comfortable, hostel-style accommodation with shared facilities. It’s a chance to enjoy some home comforts mid-expedition, including beds, showers, and a communal area. It’s a great way to relax and recharge before continuing your adventure.

Navigation is a key component of the expedition. Our experienced guides will lead the way, teaching participants essential navigation skills, including map reading and compass use. Participants will have opportunities to practice these skills under supervision, enhancing their mountaineering knowledge.

Groups range from 6 to 12 participants, ensuring a personalised and safe experience. The guide-to-participant ratio is designed to provide ample support and instruction, with experienced, fully qualified staff guiding you every step of the way.

You can book this as a private group, but the minimum group size is 6 people.

Safety is our top priority. Our guides are trained in wilderness first aid and emergency response. We establish clear emergency protocols, including evacuation procedures if necessary. Communication equipment is carried by guides to ensure we can call for assistance in remote locations.

Yes, you’re encouraged to bring a camera to capture the stunning landscapes of the Torridon Mountain Range. However, charging opportunities may be limited, especially during wild camping nights. Consider bringing additional batteries or a portable power bank. Ensure your devices are protected against wet conditions.

We are committed to preserving the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands. Participants are expected to adhere to Leave No Trace principles, ensuring we minimise our environmental impact. This includes carrying out all trash, respecting wildlife, and avoiding sensitive areas to protect the local ecosystem.

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  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 

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  • You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 

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  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount

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  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts

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