Guidebook

The 10 Highest Mountains in Scotland - A Skier's Objective

Hiking, summiting and skiing the 10 highest mountains in the UK in 3 big days

George Treble

Description

Iconic mountain summits and some of Scotland's best ski descents. These Challenging routes take on the 10 highest mountains in the UK. From steep and narrow couloirs to wide and open faces and from forested trails to exposed ridge scrambles. These adventures sample some of Scotland's epic appeal and all sorts of antics in between.

Not for the faint hearted, these routes cover around 75km and 7,000m ascent over 3 days and 4 outings. Including a variation of the legendary Cairngorm 4000ers route to tackle 5 of the mountains, the guidebook also visits Ben Nevis, it's north facing steeps, 3 of its giant neighbours and a separate outing to tackle Ben Lawers.

Ben Lawers - north east face
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP's Editorial team.

Ben Lawers - north east face

6 - 7 hrs
13.3 km
1,103 m
1,103 m
39 °
Skiing on one of Scotland's 10 highest peaks with beautiful panoramic views
Severe
Private
Ben Nevis and its 3 giant neighbours
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP's Editorial team.

Ben Nevis and its 3 giant neighbours

Ben Nevis
1 day +
23.0 km
2,227 m
2,852 m
34 °
Ski mountaineering & steep skiing on the UK's highest peak and adjacent mountains
Severe
Private
The Legendary Cairngorm 4000ers route - an anti clockwise skier's variant.
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP's Editorial team.

The Legendary Cairngorm 4000ers route - an anti clockwise skier's variant.

Cairngorms National Park
1 day +
30.3 km
2,724 m
2,532 m
32 °
Taking in 5 of Scotland's 10 highest mountains in one giant, beautiful day out.
Severe
Private
CIC hut access hike - leaving the real world!

CIC hut access hike - leaving the real world!

Ben Nevis
2 - 3 hrs
6.0 km
630 m
5 m
A beautiful approach with the Grandeur of Ben Nevis gradually being revealed.
Moderate
Private