This guidebook is Volume 1 of a two-part set, detailing 69 exciting and challenging routes to climb 139 Munro mountains, covering the southern, central and western Highlands. Bound in a hard-wearing, waterproof PVC cover, it includes all the popular routes in these areas, such as in Glencoe, Glen Shee, Loch Ossian, Arrochar and on Mull. The guide is ideal for Munro bagging, or for guidance on walking such hills as Ben Nevis, Aonach Beag, Stob Binnein, Ben Alder and Schiehallion. Volume 2, for the northern Highlands, the Cairngorms and Skye, cover the remaining 144 Munros.
As well as a detailed introduction with advice for walkers regarding access, transport and accommodation, each route includes informaton on distance, ascent, and route time; as well as detailed descriptions of the walk, the enticement of photography and improved custom-drawn 1:100,000 maps.
The 283 Munros in Scotland mean something different to every walker. Some view the collection as a challenge; will you climb all of Scotland's +3000ft mountains? To some they offer days of exciting adversity, to others a taste of wilderness and the freedom of exploration. To all, the Munros provide beauty, adventure and the pleasure of a great day's walking.
Handy pocket-size guide to take into the hills
Detailed route descriptions around each of the 139 Munros (all the popular routes included)
All routes prefaced by a wealth of information about Gaelic names, accommodation and access
Useful 10-figure grid refererences for key points such as summits and start point of awkward descent lines
Information on travel and making the most of your walks and your stay in the area.
Index listing all the Munros by height and alphabetically
Hard-wearing, waterproof PVC cover
Part of a two-part series; Volume 2 covers the Northern Munros.
Climbed all the Munros? Need a new challenge? Or maybe just a smaller one? Cicerone also has a set of guidebooks to The Corbetts. These are a collection of 221 Scottish mountains between 2500 and 2999ft and are available in a two volume set: Volume 1 covers the Corbetts south of the Great Glen, while Volume 2 completes the collection with the northern Corbetts.
Walking. Scrambling, exposure and other challenges depend on the difficulty of the Munro and are warned and advised on in the Guide.
Year-round mountain walking, with summer walking in mind. However, midges may hold you back in summer, and if snow's not your thing then avoid winter.
Fort William, Glencoe, Killin, Pitlochrie, Blair Atholl, Oban and many more. Camping and through treks too.
Many Munros are straightforward walks, but some have exciting ridge walking and scrambling. Aonach Eagach is covered in this volume. Normal Scottish mountain challenges and precautions.
The extroardinary beauty of Scotland's mountain landscape; the challenge of a long and strenuous climb; the achievement of the summit; the sight of wilderness stretching out for miles around; the tidal wave of cloud flowing over a ridge; the sweet peace of that first refreshment at the end of the day.