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Scottish Grand Slam Adventure Trek
The big one! This Multi dicipline challenge will see us trekking the highest and most wild ranges in the Scottish Highlands... to add to the challenge we're going to be riding in between! A great challenge, an awesome adventure and when we finish, an achievement to be proud of!
The Scots Grand Slam – takes in the two sentinels that straddle the mighty bulk of the Highlands. On the East lies the awesome Cairn Gorm, amid the high and wild Cairn Gorm Plateau. On the West is the grand old man of Scotland – Ben Nevis. And as well as tackling these two giants, we shall also take in a stupendous ride down the Great Glen, alongside the beautiful, enigmatic lochs – Lochy – and of course Nessie! Don’t think that just because you’ve heard of these places that it’s going to be an easy trip! Each one of these days is a test in its own right…. So be prepared, get ready for a big one!
Please note Itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions
Day 1 - Meet at inverness Airport midday.
Cycle to Aviemore – 35 miles to our accomodation
Day 2 - Leaving our bikes securely at our accomodation, this day is spent climbing the awesome Cairngorms – 7hrs, accommodation at same location
Day 3 - A long days ride to fort William – 85 miles before a good rest at our accomodation in Fort William
Day 4 - Climb Ben Nevis via the CMD Arete (route subject to weather conditions) - approx 7hrs, accommodation at the same location - celebrate a fantastic achievement! Day 5 - Transfer back to Inverness for bikes and individuals.
We’ll be staying in comfortable bunkhouse/B&B style accommodation, with bedding provided for 4 nights. We’ll provide breakfast, but you need to bring towel, and wash kit.
What is a Level 4.0 Trekking Challenge Like?
You are now moving into the realms of serious challenges - where you are likely to encounter rough and steep terrain, sleep deprivation – ie very long days, or even high altitude. In any case - be prepared for an event which is going to take you well past the limits of your comfort zone. Trekking days will be up to 13 hours, or slightly less if the event stretches over several days. The severity of the challenge may be magnified by various factors - and you will need to be more resilient - variable weather conditions, simple food and maybe camping – these factors forms a part of the challenge. You need to be in good shape to undertake any of these events, and you need to be training regularly. The height gain each day is greater than for level 3 - so expect plenty of hills! A level 4 challenge would involve a very long day (in excess of 28 miles) or some serious hill climbing (multiple peaks in one day) - or possibly both!
How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 4.0 ‘Trek’?
To participate in these events you need to be in very good fitness. You enjoy taking exercise, and do it regularly (a couple of times a week minimum). You may well partake in several different types of activity, possibly including the gym, swimming, running, or circuit training. You probably are capable of running up to 5 or 6 miles, but in a good steady speed (around 9-10 minute miling). If you do not run - you should be regularly undertaking challenging walks or other strenuous exercise. You should be comfortable walking 17-19 miles in the English lowland countryside.
Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.
You should be used to walking reasonable distances each day to contemplate this trek. It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.
Included In Trip
Accomodation, Breakfasts, Qualified Leader, Support Vehicle and Driver, Baggage Transfers.
Excluded From Trip
Transport to and from Inverness Airport, Lunches and Dinners and any snacks that you may wish to munch along the way!
Medikit; to include water purification kit, suncream, blister repair kit, plasters, Vaseline, rehydration salts, painkillers, sunbloc, insect repellent,
Washkit; to include pack towel (lifesystems recommended), soap, toothbrush,
Please plan to experience everything from glorious burning sunshine to rain and even snow or hail. Please ensure you pack sufficient water, and sun protection. But also please do not forget your hats, gloves, and waterproofs, as well as warm gear.
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