If the dates are not available to book they are either sold out or not yet released that far in advance. Mountains can be inhospitable and dangerous places for the ill prepared. From one hour to the next, from one hill to the next, they can exhibit a dramatic variation in weather conditions. Whether it’s a well-planned expedition or a spur of the moment decision to go to the hills, it is important to check the forecast. Trail Sender™ is our lightest trail traveler that goes the distance. A chance discovery on a mountain walk leads to a hidden tunnel entrance and an abandoned village.

A light and fast drying short sleeve Zip-T for running jagged skylines and hiking remote valleys. 8 exhilarating Scottish winter mountain experiences for all levels. First time up the mountain and wasn’t disappointed, the train didn’t go to the summit because restrictions were in place but when we got to the stop (3/4th of the way up) the views were outstanding and the weather was on our side, nice and bright. Our finest do-it-all MTB, the Fireline blurs the lines between descending ability and climbing efficiency. Stable geometry with a 130mm fork provides sharp, confidence inspiring handling on the downs, while the comfortable seating position and large range cassette makes pedalling up climbs a breeze. Using similar geometry to our popular alloy framed Scandal, the Titanium framed Vandal offers the same do-it-all ability with a more compliant ride feel.

Shame the train isn’t going to the summit currently but the ride and views were still worth it. We were lucky with the weather so it capped off our day in the National Park brilliantly. The staff were helpful, the trip was well organised and the train was clean and tidy. Cairn Gorm, meaning Blue or Green Hill in Gaelic, is the sixth highest in Britain, and gives its name to the whole range of mountains in the area. A large section on the north-western slopes of the mountain has been developed for downhill skiing, in Coire Cas and Coire na Ciste.

The Drumochter Hills, near Dalwhinnie, are made up of seven Munros and a single Corbett; the Sow of Atholl . Find out about the geology behind this, one of Britain’s most stunning landscapes, the western half of which is recognised by UNESCO as Fforest Fawr Geopark. Choose a pleasant walk up one of the gentler slopes from the south or a more energetic climb up a sweeping ridge, beside dramatic north facing escarpments to one of our distinctive flat-topped summits. We’ve added an extra departure of our very popular Silk Road to Samarkand tour this April. With limited availability on many of our other departure dates this year, we wanted to give as many of you as possible the chance to experience this fabulous 15-day tour.

From the south, the Lairig Ghru can be approached from Braemar through Glen Lui, or Glen Dee, and from Blair Atholl through Glen Tilt. From the north, Lairig Ghru can be approached from Glen More through the Chalamain Gap, and from Aviemore through the Rothiemurchus Forest. Mayer sits at the west end of the plateau and is connected to Driesh by a sharp col called “The Shank”. The Cairngorms is home to some of the most iconic wildlife species, with some making their homes high up on the mountains in the Park.

Lovely day out on the train up to Snowdon, great wee train but plenty of room, views were amazing as such a clear sunny day. A bothy was originally farm accommodation for itinerant workers; now a bothy is an open shelter usually in a remote location where travellers might have need of four walls and a roof. Most bothies are old cottages and at least several hours walk from the public road. A selection of webcams allowing you to see exactly what the weather is like across the mountains of the UK today.

The Matterhorn is the most easily recognised peak in the world. Isolated at the head of the Zermatt Valley, the perfectly shaped mountain needs little introduction and continues to top the ‘must do’ list of thousands of climbers who aspire to climb it each year. But if this is the first time you’ve considered climbing the Matterhorn, you might be wondering – how difficult is it? And why you should climb them hese peaks are busy under good weather and conditions, plus an attempt at each peak is a large investment in time and money. Wouldn’t it be easier just to view each peak via the latest internet app? The rewards of accomplishing these milestone mountains are far greater than the cost.

We have therefore prepared some general guidance that we recommend that you follow if you intend to visit a bothy. Please be aware that this website is the only up to date source of information about MBA bothies and regular updates will be given here. Please consult the relevant bothy page before your visit and observe any restrictions on use. Information provided in books, magazines and social media platforms may be incorrect, misleading or out of date. Some MBA bothies are locked by their owners during certain periods; details of those are noted on the individual bothy pages on this website.

By making an early investment in your fitness and skill-base you can enhance your forthcoming trip and ultimately increase your summit success. The Scandal offers balanced geometry for confidence on technical trails and efficient pedalling all within a great value package. Utilising a lightweight aluminium frame and a 130mm fork, youve got a bike that wont hold you back, whether its up or down, smooth or rough. A great handling bike with a compliant steel frame, The Big Dog provides an intuitive ride for any trail.