Black Mount Overnight Experience

SUMMER AND AUTUMN CAMPING

About Us

We are passionate about the natural world and its beautiful wild places.

We have a deep respect and appreciation for the environment and a love for adventure and silent human-powered sports.

More about us

We love the idea that many people don’t know where Black Mount is: It’s remote and wild and lies between Glen Orchy and Glen Coe. A complex mass of summits, ridges and corries.

Press your refresh button and hike into the wilderness for a 48-hour adventure. We all love that one big holiday a year – but let’s think of this as little and often.

We leave from Inveroran and hike to the summit of Stob Ghabhar at 1090 meters via the “little” Aonach Eagach ridge. The views across the wilds of Rannoch Moor and towards Glen Coe are spectacular.

We aim to make camp at 867 meters on the remote peninsula of Aonach Mor. This is a truly wild place to enjoy a hot evening meal and relax with friends after a big day.

Day two starts with breakfast, coffee, and a descent into the hidden Coirein Lochan, a beautiful mountain loch surrounded by rocky slopes and cliffs with waterfalls cascading down wide slabs into pools.

A perfect place for a dip in warm weather. From here we ascend Stob Choire Odhair at 945 meters and make the hike back to Inveroran. What an experience! And let’s remember, a mind once stretched never returns to its original dimension.

Recent Black Mount Overnight Trips

Trip Overview

Availability

May - September

Duration

48 hours

Difficulty

Moderate / challenging

Language

English

Meeting Point

Location TBC prior to trip

Minimum Age

16

Total Distance

20km

Mountaineering Time

14 - 16 hours

Summit

1090m

Group Size

Maximum 6

Minimum Number

2

Weather

If the weather is unsafe your Guide will choose an alternative mountain location

What’s included (and not)

Included

  • Experienced & qualified guide
  • Tent or bivouac bag
  • Ground mat
  • Evening meal and breakfast
  • Ground transportation at the beginning & end of the trip

Not Included

  • Hiking boots - waterproof
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Warm clothing
  • Hat and gloves
  • Lunch
  • Sleeping bag

Optional extras

  • Mountaineering boots

What to bring with you

Hiking boots – waterproof

Waterproof trousers

Please do not use cotton clothing

Wool socks

Base layer

Gloves – plus spares

Lightweight fleece

Warm hat – plus spare

Fleece or soft-shell jacket

Spare fleece / warm top

Trousers – synthetic that dry quickly

Snacks and liquid

Waterproof jacket with hood

Head torch

Overnight toiletries

Sun tan cream and insect repellent

Sleeping bag

Trip map

Edinburgh to Black Mount / 91.5 miles (147.2 km)

Contact us about this adventure for 2020

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Accreditations
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority ASI Accredited School - Stand Up Paddle ASI Academy of Surfing Instructors NCC Promoting Safe Coasteering