Some friends and I are planning about 4 days in Scotland for some walking in the snow - using crampons and (for emergency use) ice-axes. Probably the start of March .
We are all fit and have done guided winter walking in the Atlas Mountains and the Pyrenees. Our navigation skills are okay but I would not say they are excellent.
Any suggestions on mountains, routes or hostels would be much appreciated.
Glencoe. up around the 3 sisters, the lost valley and beyond upto bidean is good in winter.
pleanty of accomadation round there too, the onich hotel is good and cheap while there are also bunk houses b&bs and chalets.
I'd second the Glencoe area and the walk decribed above.
If your staying that way we stayed in a great bunkhouse : http://www.inchreecentre.co.uk/
The En-Suite Bunkhouse rooms area great, very clean with tv's in the room, also the Pub next door is top notch. There is some brilliant walking on your door step.
Glencoe....Ring of Steall (get a clear day and it is just fantastic), CMD arete
bit further south
from Oban, Ben Cruachan Horseshoe.
Be aware though to keep an eye on snow conditions. There can be a huge variation between the west (Glencoe) and the east (Aviemore/Cairngorms) so you might need to change your plans a quite short notice according to what the snow is like.
thanks ALS, using that site I can see this place:
Might be worth considering as still Lochaber based but en route frmo FW to Cairongorms?
I've found this site useful for route suggestions:
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