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It spends time in the ancient Silk Road cities of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand famed for their magnificent architecture and rich cultural heritage. Read our Journey to K2 blog here “The trip highlight was standing in the ‘throne room of the mountain gods’ at Concordia with K2 towering above.” All Finance is Subject to Application & Status, Planet X Ltd acts as a credit broker and only offers credit products from Secure Trust Bank PLC trading as V12 Retail Finance. Click the star icon on the search or holiday pages to favourite a holiday. Links to the Scottish Avalanche Information Service reports and forecasts issued during the winter season. We recommend booking as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment, especially during busy holiday periods.

While other birds are more migratory, like the Dotterel which can be found high up in the mountains in the summer months, while the Snow Bunting likes to make its home here in the winter. Mountain Hares, like the Ptarmigan, also change colour season to season to keep them camouflaged from predators such as the Golden Eagle, who soar high above ridgelines, catching thermals and looking for prey. The Cairngorms is the UK’s largest area of high ground, which combined with its relatively continental position, can make for low winter temperatures and cool summers. The weather is unpredictable at best, due to the huge mountains in the centre of the Park, and as such, the mountain range environment can be as dangerous as it is spectacular. With avalanches in winter and flash floods in the summer, frost pockets develop in valley bottoms and gale-force winds ravage the mountain plateaus during storms.

Only three centuries ago, climbing a would have been considered close to lunacy. The idea scarcely existed that wild landscapes might hold any sort of attraction. “When I first met Stuart I had done a number of non-technical peaks around the world and wanted to improve my skills. Stuart introduced me to rock climbing in Wales and Scottish Winter climbing, which took my technical ability, especially on rock, to a totally different level.

With minimal weight, recycled shell and lining fabrigs as well as roomy water-resistant downthe wide range of temperature-assorted sleeping bags lead the innovation phalanx from Marmot. I’ve lived and worked in Snowdonia over 10 years, and winter climbing in Scotland equally as long. Our overseas trips are run only by our staff ensuring continuity of safety standards and expedition ethos across everything we do. Our package prices not only offer you real value with quality food & accommodation but we also offer two price options for most trips – Fully Inclusive or Trip Only- allowing budgeting options for everyone. Our guides will impart local, cultural information, have knowledge of local weather and wildlife as well as being a good technical instructor.

We create the most functional performance wear, packed with features and bristling with technology, which makes our clothing the best choice whether you`re on a Polar expedition or racing light-and-fast to an alpine summit. A light and fast drying short sleeve crew for year round mountain running and hiking. A light and fast drying long sleeve Zip-T for running through the longest and hottest mountain days.

From Drumochter to Glen Feshie and Ballater to Glen Esk, the Cairngorms National Park is the largest park in the UK and therefore there are a vast array of Munros and Corbetts to explore or simply take in their majesty as you travel through the Park. Find out more about each of our mountain ranges, where they are, how high and why they are worth adding to your holiday itinerary. Join us on an exceptional walking and trekking holiday to world renowned destinations.

Titus’s premium drop bar adventure bike, the Silk Road offers all-day comfort when youre travelling self-supported. Using a titanium frame with lifetime warranty, it offers a perfect combination of comfort and lightness for all surfaces. Not holding you back when things get rough, big tyres and capable geometry instill confidence when youre out in the sticks. If youre looking for a bike that exists to explore, this is it. Whatever your limits – we’ve got the summer holiday for you.

If you want a little more help in choosing exactly what bike type you need, we recommend a read of our Mountain Bikes Buying Guide, while our popular Ride-to-Work scheme makes our bikes even more affordable. Designed with steeper geometry and a stiffer frame than our other mountain bikes, its built to cover ground fast whilst not holding you back on rougher trails. If you’d prefer a more capable ride, theres also the option to add on a 100MM suspension fork for a little more comfort. Designed with steeper geometry and a stiffer frame than our other mountain bikes, its built to cover ground efficiently whilst not holding you back on rougher trails. If youd prefer a more capable ride, theres also the option to add on a 100MM suspension fork for a little more comfort.

The FIRELINE titanium trail bike is the superior trail hardtail. A perfect example of why full-suspension isnt always needed.Designed to go uphill at enduro pace speeds and then attack the trail on the way back down. Designed for rowdy and rapid, off-road adventures, where you want to cover a lot of ground in a short space of time. The EL VIAJERO is a highly responsive peak-collecting XC adventurer. Sweet spot handling with a classic steel sprung mountain bike vibe, the On-One Big Dog is your 29er trail best friend.

On the very edges of the west side of the Park, near Newtonmore and Kingussie lies the rolling landscape that makes up the Monadh Liath range. The four Munros of Carn Dearg , A’Chailleach , Geal Charn and Carn Sgulain make up Monadh Liath, and are designated as a Special Area of Conservation. Just on the edge of the Park, in the south-west, you’ll find heather and grass-covered hills that are home to the dotterel, ptarmigan, grouse and mountain hare.