Peaks

 

219

 

 

Pursuers

 

19

 

 

Finishers

 

0

 

 

Includes the hills of Scotland between 2,000 and 2,499 ft high with at least 150 m prominence. Although of lower height, this challenge is more wide-ranging than the Munros as it includes many peaks in Southern Scotland as well as on a greater selection of Scottish islands. Co-created by Fiona Torbet (née Graham) and Alan Dawson (Fiona Torbet had created a similar challenge to Alan Dawson's but, as the latter's was more accurate, she agreed to amalgamating their work) and named in her memory. The natural next challenge to tackle after the Corbetts. Maintained on peakery by member Mark Trengove.

 

Highest peak

Beinn Talaidh

2,499 ft / 761 m

Most prominent peak

Sgurr na Coinnich

2,342 ft / 714 m

Most summited peak

Cairnsmore of Fleet

6 summits

Most difficult peak

no info yet

Difficulty breakdown

no info yet

Top climbing months

May   33%

October   10%

September  10%

Highlights
  • Take on a big classic Scottish hill challenge that will lead you over the length and breadth of the Scottish mainland, and a much wider variety of islands than for the Munros and Corbetts.
  • Visit such iconic Scottish hills as Suilven, Stac Pollaidh, Ben Venue and the Pap of Glencoe.
  • Rack up more distance and metres of ascent than climbing all the Munros.
  • Some scrambling ability is needed on a few of the hills, but only Stac Pollaidh is best climbed with a rope.
"Solo. From Inverarnan. Along road to start of track at NN319197, then up track. Given a lift part way up track by some construction workers. At track fork walked along track going SW to its end at a water intake. Went up the hill along the burn coming down from Lochan Beinn Daimh. Then ascended NE ridge of Beinn Daimh to reach the summit. Highest point is 3m SW of cairn. Descended N to col near a lochan and then went E to join my outward route which was followed back to Inverarnan. My descent route from the summit was not the best as the ground is rough and tussocky. Dry but some mist high up." - Beinn Damhain, peter43, Aug 31, 2018
"Solo. From Strathcarron Hotel/Railway Station along track that starts beside the level crossing and which serves a run of the burn power system. About 100m beyond where this track crosses Allt Feadan Dhùghaill on a bridge is the present start of a path that leads up to the north of Creag Dubh Mhòr. The start of the path is marked by a cairn. Followed the path and then navigated in thick mist up the break in the cliffs. Took in Creag Dubh Mhòr NE Top, which has a small cairn. Mist lifted briefly to give wide ranging views. Continued in mist to the summit of Creag Dubh Mhòr. Nice to have such a " - Creag Dhubh Mhor, peter43, Aug 4, 2018
"CNAP CHAOCHAN AITINN, Morar, Scotland (Section 8B) Sunday 10th June 2018 Sunday 10th June 2018. A long hike in the foothills of the North-Eastern Monadh Ruadh (Cairngorms), from near Tomintoul, to the summit of Cnap Chaochan Aitinn 715m/159m, and return. 20.5km, with 620m of ascent. 5hrs 30mins. I got to bed late after the RHSoc Dinner, so an early start was not appealing. However, I was looking for a longer walk than yesterday to blow away the cobwebs. I also was keen to explore the north-east part of the massif, which is less-frequented. I drove to the small quiet town of Tomi" - Cnap Chaochan Aitinn, marktrengove2, Jun 10, 2018
"Solo. Parked at the entrance to the churchyard at Inverchaolain. Went north on the road a little way and then past Stronyaraig. Walked north to go up the hillside to Sron Dearg. It was very hot and the going tough as there was much bracken and heather. I joined an ATV track that rises up from Coire nam Bruach. I wish I had known about this track as it would have provided an easier route up the hill. I followed the track north up the ridge to reach the trig point at point 572m and the summit of Cruach nan Capull. Returned over Leacann nan Gall." - Cruach nan Capull, peter43, Jun 7, 2018
"Solo. From car park at Benmore Botanic Gardens along the private road to the water works on Loch Eck, continuing along the track that runs northwards close to Loch Eck. Shortly after Bernice took a left turn to go up Bernice Glen. Where the track turned south over a bridge over Bernice Burn, I left the track and ascended to Bealach Bernice, going firstly up the true righthand side of the burn and then mostly on the true lefthand side. I ascended the hillside southwards and joined the NE ridge of Beinn Mhòr where I found a narrow path. From Beinn Mhòr went down the SE ridge over five tops back " - Beinn Mhor, peter43, Jun 6, 2018