Winter Climbs in the Cairngorms (Paperback)

The Cairngorms, Lochnagar, Creag Meagaidh

By Allen Fyffe, Blair Fyffe

Cicerone Press Limited, 9781852846220, 256pp.

Publication Date: March 10, 2012

List Price: 29.95*
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This guide, now in its sixth edition, offers a selection of some of the best winter routes to be found in the Cairngorms and on Creag Meagaidh. The granite peaks of the former have extensive areas of high plateau and four peaks of over 4000ft, while the latter is noted for its classic ice routes. There is superb winter climbing to be had in this unique mountain environment.

There is a complete range of various difficulties, lengths and styles in the guide, from straightforward climbs to some of exceptional difficulty. Some routes are easily accessible, others are extremely remote but all require a solid mountaineering background.

Set in the heart of Scotland, the classic gully routes of Lochnagar are here as are the more remote and serious climbs on Braeriach. With something to suit all winter climbers, the Cairngorms has it all.

About the Author

Allen Fyffe has been an active mountaineer for over 40 years and has completed over 200 new routes in Scotland in both summer and winter. He has also climbed in Canada and Peru but is especially active in the Cairngorms.Blair Fyffe has rock climbed extensively throughout Britain and Europe and has climbed new winter routes in Norway