Backabush is going back to Scotland to visit ASSYNT, AN TEALLACH & THE WILD NORTH!
Group size - 18. Nights - 4. Cost - £410. Accom - Hotel
Assynt is in the very far north, almost at the top of the country, but not quite. It's mountains are unique, individual islands of torridonian sandstone rising steeply from a vast, glacially scoured moorland. They call it a 'knock & lochan' landscape, and it's found in few places worldwide.
Our plan is to meet at Inverness Airport. From there we will drive north to the town of Ullapool to find our hotel overlooking the harbour on the shores of Loch Broom. Located right in the centre of Ullapool, we will not only have great access to the surrounding wilderness but also the modern comforts and convenience of the town with plenty of local pubs where we can enjoy a dram of whisky after our hikes.
The summits in Assynt have characteristically breathtaking and uninterrupted views. Some classic routes in the area are...
Suilven - Recently documented on screen in the film 'Edie'.
Quinag - A triple Corbett massif protect by the John Muir Trust.
Canisp - An ideal platform from which to view the surrounding giants.
Ben More Assynt & Conival - A fantastic double Munro day.
We would also like to seize the opportunity to drive slightly further south and tackle the monumental ridge of An Teallach, deservedly regarded as one of the finest mountains in the country, alongside the Black Cuillins of Skye. It is an adventurous and unforgettable day out with plenty of options along the ridgeline for fun and exposed scrambling.
Due to the nature of the hills in the area our hikes will involve lengthy walks (around 12 miles/20km). An Teallach involves some straight forward but exposed scrambling. Therefore this trip is suitable only for fit and experienced hikers with a good head for heights.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
4 nights Hotel accommodation in Twin Share rooms (single supplement £50)
All transport in Scotland and airport transfers from Inverness.
Guided hikes by trained Mountain Leaders (http://www.mountain-training.org/walking/skills-and-awards/mountain-leader) (MLTE) and qualified first aiders.
Financial protection in accordance with the Package Travel Law 1992.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
Meals - There is a restaurant in our hotel with options for breakfast and dinner as well as many local restaurants in Ullapool.
Packed Lunches - We can pick up supplies from the local supermarkets.
Transport to Invernesss - Recommended flights (See Below)
The meeting point will be at Inverness Airport on Saturday 25th June at 14:30. We will drop you off at Inverness Airport on Wednesday 29th June at 13.00
Our airport transfers will be timed to meet the following flights:
• OUTBOUND - Saturday 25th June
easyJet flight EZY863
Departs - 12.30 London GATWICK
Arrives - 14:15 Inverness
• INBOUND - Wednesday 29th June
easyJet flight EZY864
Departs - 15.00 Inverness
Arrives - 16.40 London Gatwick
IF YOU CHOOSE TO BOOK ALTERNATIVE TRAVEL PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 14.15 ON 25th JUNE AND DEPART NO EARLIER THAN 13.00 ON 29th JUNE.
To confirm your place on this trip please use internet banking. The account details are:
Account Name: BACKABUSH XPLORERS
IMPORTANT NOTE: We consider safety to be our number one priority & while we never take unnecessary risks, we do recognise that any outdoor activity involves a danger of personal injury or death. Remember that you should be aware of & accept these risks as you are responsible for your own safety & you should not undertake anything beyond your abilities. It is also your responsibility to be correctly equipped for the weather and activity you have chosen to participate in.