Join one of our local guides to help you tackle the classic Fiaciall ridge. This is the most popular and one of the best scrambles in the Northern Cairngorms, with panoramic views over Loch Morlich and all the way over towards Shelterstone and beyond, it has left a memorable impression on many people visiting the area.
Traverse the most famous ridge in the Cairngorms
Coaching with movement to become more confident on scrambling terrain
Breathtaking views across the Cairngorm Massif
Have a relaxing refreshment at the excellent Old Bridge Inn
Day 1 Fiacaill Ridge, Cairngorms
We plan to meet in Aviemore, chat through equipment and aspirations for the day before heading up to the Cas car park where will will be able to see the grandeur of the Northern Corries. A gentle start leads us into the glacial features before we take a turn and head up towards Corie an t-Shneachda where we will make our way towards 'twin-ribs', this provides an enjoyable alternative to gain the ridge before we traverse towards the main event. We can then pick and choose a variety of lines to make the scrambling a little easier or harder depending the conditions. We weave our way up the grippy granite, with exposed drops above Fiacaill Buttress but easier options on the Lochan side if need be, all the effort to be rewarded with fabulous views across to Shelterstone and the Loch Avon basin.
✓ Highly experienced & qualified guide
✓ On-course transport
✓ Climbing hardware
✓ Group shelter
✓ First Aid kit
What's not included?
✗ Trip Insurance
What do I need to bring?
A pair of stiff comfortable, waterproof walking boots
Quality, breathable waterproof jacket and trousers. Gore-tex or similar
Spare insulating layer
Walking trousers (synthetic materials; jeans or similar are not suitable)
Water bottle or flask
Rucksack 30-40 ltr
Hat & waterproof gloves
Lunch, plus a little spare food
Sunglasses & sun cream (you just never know!)
Waterproof case for phone i.e. zip-lock bag
What else can we provide?
Pick up & drop-offs in Aviemore
Full trip info and kit list can be downloaded here
We understand that getting a quality nights sleep and being able to dry your equipment can make all the difference to the comfort and enjoyment of your course, so we have used some of the local youth hostels due to the fact they provide what we need well. The rooms are priced on a sharing basis, but we can also arrange private rooms and/or different accommodation if you wish.
DATES & PRICES
If you would prefer private guiding or instruction then please select your start date and book using our easy to use bookings system. Or if you have a larger group please enquire here.
Please select a start date.
DATES DON'T WORK?
We regularly organise bespoke dates and trips, if the above dates don't work for you, drop us a message and let's see what we can do for you.