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Guidebook to walking the northern Munros, covering the northern Highlands, the Cairngorms and the Isle of Skye. 70 routes are described, including those up Ben Macdui, Braeriach and Cairn Gorm. Routes range from 7 to 46km, requiring a fair level of fitness. The second of two guidebooks to walking Scotland’s Munros: peaks higher than 3000ft.
While these hills can all be climbed throughout the year, these guides are intended for the summer hillwalker. Scottish winter conditions require additional skills and experience.
While there are a few places, such as Braemar, Ullapool and Aviemore which could be used as bases, most of the routes are not close to villages or settlements that would be described as ‘bases’ without presenting a rather misleading picture.
Many Munros are straightforward walks in summer conditions, but some involve river crossing, ridge walking, scrambling and climbing. Route descriptions include an assessment of the difficulties and challenges posed by each walk.
Volume two of a two-volume guide to all 282 Munros, this title covers Torridon, An Teallach and the Northern Highlands from Ben Hope to Creag Meagaidh, including the Cairngorms and the Isle of Skye. It describes exciting and challenging routes over 143 Munro summits in some of the most extraordinary and beautiful parts of the highlands.