Classic Mountain Scrambles in Scotland

Classic Mountain Scrambles in Scotland


Andrew Dempster

ISBN: 9781910745120

Binding: paperback

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Back cover text:

Scrambling is the highly popular pursuit which combines the freedom enjoyed by the hillwalker with the more immediate excitement of the rock climber. An essential guide to the best scrambling in Scotland, this book covers both the mainland and the inner hebrides, and is suitable for scramblers of all skill levels, from complete beginner to seasoned enthusiasts.

This comprehensive guide contains:

Maps and images for each scramble, as well as instructions for OS maps.
An introduction to the art of scrambling, and to all equipment that may be necessary.
Routes for all scrambles, and easy to follow grading and quality ratings, enabling the reader to pick a scramble for any ability level. Scrambles include mountain routes
such as Aonach Eagach and the Cuillin Ridge, as well as the lesser known Northern Pinnacles of Liathach.


An invaluable accessory to the boots and the backpack.  Daily Record, on '100 Classic Coastal Walks in Scotland'

A very special guide for those interested in the outdoors. Scotland Magazine, on '100 Classic Coastal Walks in Scotland'

Table of contents:

Preface to the New Edition


Part I: Skye and other Islands

Introduction to Skye

1 The Traverse of Sgurr nan Gillean
2 The Pinnacle Ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean
3 The Spur of Sgurr an Fheadain
4 The Round of Coire a’ Ghreadaidh
5 The Round of Coire Lagan
6 The Cioch (Collie’s Route) 
7 Amphitheatre Arête
8 The West Buttress of Sgurr Sgumain
9 The South Cuillin Ridge (Sgurr Dubh an Da Bheinn to Gars-bheinn)
10 The Dubhs Ridge
11 The North-east Ridge of Sgurr a’ Choire Bhig
12 The Main Ridge Travers
13 The Traverse of Blaven and Clach Glas
Other Routes on Skye

Introduction to Rum (and Mull)

14 The Rum Cuillin Traverse

Introduction to Arran

15 The Round of Glen Sannox
16 The Round of Glen Rosa
17 The A’ Chioch Ridge of Ben More (Mull)

Part II: Ben Nevis and Glencoe

Introduction to Ben Nevis

18 The Carn Mor Dearg Arête
19 Ledge Route of Carn Dearg
20 Castle Ridge
21 Tower Ridge
22 The North-east Ridge of Aonach Beag
Other Routes in the Ben Nevis Area

Introduction to Glencoe

23 Curved Ridge and Crowberry Tower
24 Lagangarbh Buttress
25 North Buttress
26 Sron na Creise
27 Sron na Lairig and Beinn Fhada
28 Barn Wall Route (of Aonach Dubh)
29 Number 3 Buttress (of Stob Coire nam Beith) 
30 A’Chailleach
31 Aonach Eagach
Other Routes in the Glencoe Area

Part III: North of the Great Glen

Ardgour and Kintail

32 The Pinnacle Ridge of Garbh Bheinn
33 The North Ridge of Sgurr Ghiubhsachain
34 The Forcan Ridge of the Saddle
35 Sgurr a’ Choire Ghairbh Ridge of Beinn Fhada

Wester Ross

36 A’Chioch of Beinn Bhan
37 Beinn Alligin
38 Liathach via the South-east Ridge of Mullach an Rathain
39 The Northern Pinnacles of Liathach
40 The Black Carls of Beinn Eighe
41 An Teallach

The Far North

42 Stac Pollaidh
43 Lurgainn Edge of Cul Beag
44 Suilven
Other Routes North of the Great Glen

Part IV: South and East of the Great Glen

45 The Fiacaill Ridge
46 The North-east ridge of Angel’s Peak
47 Lochnagar: Central Buttress
48 Lochnagar: the Stuic
49 The Cobbler
50 The Lancet Edge of Sgor Iutharn
Other Routes South of the Great Glen

Appendix: Technical Skills and Ropework by Martin Moran
Index of Mountains and Scrambles
Glossary of Gaelic Names