A belated but heartfelt Happy New Year to everyone.
We hope you had a lovely time celebrating in 2019. I sadly haven’t been to the chalets for a couple of weeks. David & Ben though have been up and it sounds like all is going well with Mijbil, her makeover is almost complete. Finishing touches are this weekends job before it’s Edals turn .
There has also been our first significant fall of snow of the winter this week. We always look forward to seeing the mountains in all their beautiful winter glory….nothing can look as stunningl as a snow shrouded mountain. Assynt may not be reknown for many high mountains ( there are only 2 munro’s ) but they still make an extraordinary landscape, with fantastic, individual shapes.
These mountains are loved by walkers all over the world and the following are reviews of just a few of them.
Suilven The area’s most distinctive mountain which rises abruptly from the beautiful landscape. The views from its top are stunning. It is not an easy climb as it is remote from any road, so both the approaches, from near Lochinver to the west and near Elphin to the east, are long and are boggy in places. Many nowadays will use mountain bikes for the approach. The summit ridge is reasonably easy once you have finished the tough scramble to the saddle in the middle.
Quinag: a majestic mass looming over the sea loch in the north-west. Superb views.
Ben More Assynt & Conival The only Munros in Assynt, these two rocky mountains are connected by a ridge. Together they give a very rough but rewarding ascent with amazing views, a good, long walk from Inchnadamph.
Stac Polliadh This solo sandstone mountain shows how amazing Scotland’s small mountains can be In a mere few hours you get a fun thrill of a walk. The views all around are gorgeous.
Quinag: a majestic mass looming over the sea loch in the north-west. Amazing views.
To find out more information on these and other climbs, following the link on our website’s Activitie’s page to Walkhighlands.