It’s hard to think of a more breathtaking landscape than that found in the famous Glencoe. The only way to truly appreciate this stunning place is by taking to the summits.
There are many great options to choose from for the hill walker in Glencoe. We regularly guide on Buachaille Etive Mor, Buachaille Etive Beag, Beinn a’ Chrulaiste and Bidean nam Bian. Get in touch with us to discuss your experience and aspirations and together we can choose the best routes for you.
Is this for me?
We can recommend a day based on your experience and your aims and aspirations. Some of the bigger days like Bidean nam Bian require good hill fitness whilst there are some shorter options that will be less demanding.
Ratios : 1:6 or 1:8 depending on route
Larger groups please contact us for prices
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Walking boots– waterproof with a good tread on the sole
Wicking baselayer – keeps moisture away from your skin and reduces how cold you feel as a result. Cotton is not suitable.
Trekking trousers– Lightweight, fast drying trousers are ideal.
Mid layer– to be worn on top of baselayer in cooler conditions, for example a lightweight fleece or Primaloft top.
Waterproof over trousers– made of something like Goretex
Warm hat– e.g. Woollen beanie
Gloves– minimum 2 pairs (at least one waterproof pair).
Spare warm layer– e.g.another warm fleece or synthetic insulation like primaloft.
Food and water – around 1-2 litres of water and plenty of snacks and high energy foods to get you through the day.
Rucksack – 30 litres- recommended
Rucksack liner/Drybags– rucksacks aren’t waterproof so either a large poly-bag liner or several smaller dry-bag type bags recommended.
Sun screen, sun glasses – mountain sun can be fierce and the sun does come out occasionally in the Highlands!
Small Personal First Aid Kit– e.g. blister plasters, painkillers, medications
Head Torch– for Late Summer/Early Autumn (August onwards)
Trekking poles (Optional) – can take 3 tonnes of loading off of your knees over the course of a day- recommended for the Aonach Eagach descent in particular!
What’s Included/ Not Included
- Qualified and Experienced Mountain Leader
- Action Photos of your day!
What’s not included
- Personal kit
- Cancellation/Personal injury Insurance
Meeting Times are usually 0730-0830hrs (will be confirmed beforehand). If travelling to the area by public transport let us know and we may be able to arrange a pick up. Locations will depend on the routes chosen.