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Highland Challenge

Why not experience Scotland the way it was meant to be by visiting its largest and certainly its most wild national park.

Imagine walking for days with a pack on your back, through high sided valleys carved out by ancient glaciers, following tracks steeped in history and breathing in some of the freshest air imaginable. 

On the way you will take in stunning views that will literally stop you in your tracks. The days can be quite long here so you will need to be up for a challenge that is rewarded by that feeling only an expedition can give you. 

Are you up for an adventure?

per adult from

$992

AUD

Duration

5 days

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  • What's included :
    • A Qualified, experienced, knowledgeable guide.
    • A wealth of information and stories about History, folklore, geography, geology etc mixed with plenty humour.
    • Awesome views, photos and life changing experiences.  
    • Campsite fees
    • Lots of walking
    • Pick up and drop off from Edinburgh.
    • Tent, Stove, pots, plates, cutlery, cups.
    What's excluded :
    • 1 fleece or similar mid layer
    • 1 warm preferably Primaloft or Down Jacket
    • 2 wool or synthetic base layers
    • 3 season B0 Hiking boots with ankle support
    • At least 3 pairs of thick hiking socks
    • Backpack preferably 75litres (R) £20
    • Camping Mat preferably Inflatable (R) £20 for bag and mat
    • Food and drinks
    • Gaiters (Optional)
    • Gloves
    • Goretex (or similar) Jacket or Pants
    • Head torch
    • Midge face net (optional)
    • Personal Medication (Inhalers, insulin, painkillers etc)
    • Please don't worry if you haven't got all the gear on the list. We will stop by a great outdoor store and a supermarket on our way to the Highlands and you can pick up anything you need. Alternatively for the more expensive items you can rent from us, just look for the (R) symbol. 
    • Sunglasses
    • Walking poles (Optional)
    • Warm Hat
    • Water bottle at least one litre
    • Water treatment tabs or filter
    • personal Hygiene kit inc a blister kit (Blister plasters or tape), water sterilisation tabs, Sunblock and Insect repellent 
    •  Sleeping bag rated to around comfort level -5 degrees C (R) £20 for bag and mat

  • Day 1: Pick up and drive north

    Stop At: Biddy Mulligans, 94-96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR Scotland
    Pick up in Edinburgh 09:00 at pick up place

    Drive north with a stop to stretch the legs on the way.

    Pick up food and any last minute gear.

    Pitch tents at the camp site

    Eat dinner

    Your guide will brief you on the hike to come.

    Early to bed


    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Walk into the Cairngorms

    Stop At: Loch Morlich, Glenmore Forest Park, Aviemore PH22 1QU Scotland
    Eat and break camp.

    Expect to hike for up to 8 hours.

    Take in the haunting views of the mighty Cairngorms.

    Briefing about the following day.

    Make camp, eat and sleep.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Into the heart of the range

    Stop At: Corrour Bothy, Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar, Ballater AB35 5YJ, UK
    Breakfast and break camp.

    expect to walk for up to 8 hours.

    take in more spectacular views.

    Make camp.

    Eat dinner.

    Briefing about the following day.

    Bed.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: The big push

    Stop At: Rothiemurchus Centre, Aviemore PH22 1QH Scotland
    Breakfast and break camp.

    Expect a big day up to 8 hours.

    Take in possibly the best views of all today.

    Make camp.

    Eat dinner.

    Briefing about the following day.

    Celebrate our last camping night.

    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Back to civilisation

    Stop At: Biddy Mulligans, 94-96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR Scotland
    Breakfast and break camp.

    Expect a small walk today

    Enjoy the stunning scenery.

    Get to the minibus and start our drive back.

    Stop on the way for lunch and to stretch.

    Drop off in Edinburgh.
    Duration: 0

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    94/1 W Bow, Edinburgh EH1 2HH, UK
    Departure Time :
    4/24/2019 - 12/20/2021
    Monday - Friday:08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • After booking you will be Sent a pack with details on all other things you will need to know and bring with you. 
    • Fitness
    • Wild camping isn't for everyone but can be very enjoyable with the right equipment and organisation your guides will be available 24/7 to help, give advice, support and encourage you.
    •  A basic level of fitness is required but don't worry about being too slow, we will be moving as a team and at a very comfortable pace that suits EVERYONE.
    •  Be prepared for hiking with a back pack for up to 8 hours per day.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

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Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

14

Organised by Pict Expeditions

Activity ID: V-145191P4

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