An epic and remote 3 Day Expedition above Loch Mullardoch and Loch Affric with the opportunity to summit 12 significant and isolated Munros. One for Munroists and those wanting to challenge themselves on one of Scotland’s classic Mountain Challenges!
Afternoon of the 6th of June to the afternoon of June the 9th, 2019.
Each year Cairngorm Treks organises an expedition. This year we have chosen the Mullardoch 12 as our challenge. This is a unique opportunity to test yourself on our 3 Day Munro Bagging extravaganza traversing the remote and high mountains and ridges which surround Loch Mullardoch and Loch Affric, whilst summiting up to 12 Munros.
The route follows the main ridges which form a unique and wild area of significant mountain summits, many over 1000 metres. This includes Carn Eighe which is only one of 3 mountains in the UK which has a prominence of more than 1000 metres. Clear views can be stunning on this route, with vistas across to Torridon and Kintail.
Starting at the eastern end of Loch Mullardoch and at the top of Glen Cannich this lightweight 3 Day Trek includes 2 over night wild camps and a commercial camp at Cannich to allow a pre Trek social evening with BBQ and whisky tasting [Tomintoul Distillery], as well as gaining a relatively early start on Day One.
Over the 3 Days we will make our way generally across the main ridges of the northern Mullardoch mountains before descending to the western end of the Loch. The route will continue on its full circuit south and then east over the summits to the south of Loch Mullardoch before returning to our start point. This route may change in relation to local conditions at the time of the Trek.
This is definitely a Trek for experienced hill walkers. Days will be long, with distances travelled varying from 17 kms to 20 kms per day. Total distance over the 3 Days will be around 54 kms including nearly 5000 metres of ascent. Obviously a very good level of mountain fitness and stamina will be required for those intending to participate. The Expedition will take in a variety of environments ranging from easy paths to trackless mountain terrain, including boulder fields, mild scrambling and river crossings. Wild camps will be in very isolated and remote mountain locations.
Munro summits to be attempted will be:
- Carn nan Gobhar [Rocky Hill of Goats] 993m
- Sgurr na Lapaich [Peak of the Bog] 1150m
- An Riabhachan [The Grey One] 1129m
- An Socach [The Snout] 1069m
- Mullach na Dheiragain [Summit of the Kestrel] 982m
- Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan [Hill of the Quarters] 1151m
- An Socach [The Snout] 921m
- Mam Sodhail [Hill of the Burns] 1181m
- Beinn Fhionnlaidh [Finlay’s Hill] 1005m
- Carn Eighe [File Hill] 1183m
- Tom a’Choinnich [Hill of the Moss] 1112m
- Toll Creagach [Rocky Hollow] 1054m
The route followed will be flexible and adapted on a continuous basis to the conditions and how the group is performing. There will be opportunity to take on related skills such as navigation, route planning and those relating to long distance self supported lightweight trekking and wild camping.
We will have back up plans for inclement weather and impassable river crossings. However, please be aware that if conditions are really poor we will cancel. In the event of this you will get a full refund and a 10% reduction on any future Trek. Where possible we will also look to reschedule and give you first choice in signing up to any new dates. Please read carefully our Terms and Conditions for further information and before signing up for this Trek.