More than Ben Nevis – Lochaber 4000ers
All the highest peaks of the west coast of Scotland in one convenient 2 day short break. Come and join us for some spectacular but strenuous walking. We’ll be starting at sea level and climbing up to the summit of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest peak, as well as ascending 3 of its neighbours in this trip. A good head for heights is required as there are some narrow ridges to negotiate on our route.
- – 3 nights accommodation
- – full board, including packed lunches
- – transport to the hikes
- – pick up from Aviemore and Fort William
- – Ben Nevis
- – Carn Mor Dearg
- – Aonach Mor
- – Aonach Beag
We’ll tackle all the highest peaks on the west coast of Scotland during this 2 day break. It’s not for the faint-hearted as we’ll be starting at sea level, but if you’re up for the challenge …
Day of arrival: aim to arrive in Aviemore by 5pm if you can and we’ll transport you to the accommodation we’re using for the trip after dinner at Fraoch Lodge. We’ll aim to have a relatively early dinner as the journey over to Fort William will take about 90 minutes.
Day 1: Aonach Mor and Aonach Beag
Day 2: Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg
Day of departure: we’ll be sorry to see you go after breakfast but we hope to see you again in the Scottish hills some day. Transfer back to Aviemore available free of charge or alternatively arrange for your onward travel from Fort William.
We asked our guests what sets Scot Mountain Holidays apart, why they return year after year:
“the social aspect” – “the camaraderie, food and conversation” –
“the company of the hosts” – “so warm and welcoming” –
“a profound sense of belonging” – “the welcome of Rebecca’s home cooked meal” – “Andy’s skills as a guide, naturalist and leader” – “stewardship, sustainability and a small footprint” – “in harmony with the land” – “a slice of rural Scottish life”
Scot Mountain Holidays is the ONLY adventure tour operator in Highlands of Scotland with a combined home and guest lodge. We strive to be more than just an tour. We aim to provide you with a ‘home away from home’ on your adventures. We thought of no better way of doing this than to welcome you into our own home.
We have owned and operated Fraoch Lodge as our home base and business since 1999. In that time, we have come to embrace our guests as members of our extended Highland family.
We source our meals from locally produced and home grown ingredients to provide you with the most delicious flavours and traditions the area has to offer (while minimising our impact on the environment, too). Our dining room and lounge are shared spaces where we gather with guests and friends to share in the holiday and offer you extensive knowledge of your tour.
No matter the season, the Cairngorms and Fraoch Lodge is a place to relax and explore all its beauty and comforts, and we hope to make you feel as at home as we are.
We have achieved Gold Star Awards from the world’s most highly respected green accreditation scheme, Green Tourism, and were awarded Highly Commended in their Green Star Awards 2013 for both Scot Mountain Holidays and Fraoch Lodge. We offer a Green Travel Discount of £15 to any guests who travel to us by public transport. Our primary aim is to minimise the carbon footprint of our holidays, and to this end we donate 1% of the price of our tours to the RSPB’s Abernethy Reforestation project.
It is a holistic approach we have to the care of the environment. Andy your adventure guide has a passion for the natural world – whether it’s the flora, fauna or fungi. He has a background in geology and a lifelong interest in natural history, as well as being a keen gardener. He knows a Golden Plover from a Dotterel, a Green Shank and a Dunlin. He also makes no apologies to being very excitable upon spying a Golden Eagle!
For further information, please don’t hesitate to check out our Environmental Responsibility page, or contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.