The Cairngorm 4000s Challenge is a tough but classic challenge of Scotland. The Cairngorms National Park is the largest national park in the UK and it is the setting for this magnificent challenge. The aim of the Cairngorm 4000s is to climb all the mountains in that region above 4000 ft within 24 hours. The mountains in the Cairngorm 4000s are:
- Cairn Gorm – 1245m
- Ben Macdui – 1309m
- Cairn Toul – 1291m
- Sgor an Lochan Uaine – 1258m
- Braeriach – 1296m
The route is around 22 miles long with 2400 metres of height gain. The scenery is spectacular and the terrain is challenging. The challenge can be completed in 24 hours, or it can be split with a night of wild camping should your group prefer this.
As this is a high level challenge event in a remote environment, we’ll only take groups of experienced hill walkers and mountaineers.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
All of the guides were extremely supportive and had the groups best interest at the forefront of everything we did, they were also very knowledgeable about the mountains and what lay ahead of us. This is the first time we have used Dave but definitely not the last!
Highly recommended 🙂 Dave was a great guide, super fun and a good photographer too, capturing all the best bits of our expedition.
Just completed a 10 peak Brecon Beacons adventure with Dave and his team and had a great experience. Feeling it now, it’s was a great challenge and superbly organised! Would recommend, a very professional outfit.
What an epic day. Dave gave us an amazing day on Wintours leap. We covered more than I could have hoped. Dave understood exactly what our objectives of the day were, excellent value for money. Dave was the most professional, and clearly knew his stuff. I’d definitely look to Dave for guiding in the alps, Scotland, wales or elsewhere. Thanks Dave for an excellent day
Awesome adventure!! I went on the Mount Toubkal trek and cannot recommend it enough! Did 4 peaks in 2 days with Dave and the group. Him and Robyn Taught us how to use crampons and ice axes at the start and continually offered guidance where necessary. A great mix of a fun holiday and a challenging adventure!!
Dave is an excellent guide with a deep knowledge of the mountains. He not only helped us reach the 4 x 4000m peaks that we wanted, but did so whilst keeping a huge smile on everyone’s face. I would happily go on any of Dave’s trips again and would recommend him to anyone who is interested in a trip out to the Atlas mountains or any climbing excursion.
Brilliant trek across the Brecon Beacons 10 Peak Challenge. Excellent organisation, really friendly, supportive and knowledgeable guides. Perfect group size and challenging but steady pace… what’s not to like? Highly recommend!
Thank you to all of you for putting on such a great well organised event. The Malvern trail half was a wild incredible adventure. All the organisers were brilliant and a special thank you to the man collecting the flags in , he really motivated us and made it a more enjoyable experience. Breathtaking views and a very emotional experience. The hardest and best half I have ever done. Thanks very highly recommend.
Dave’s our “guide for life”. He’s brought us up and down mount toubkal, we have plans for elbrus, he does local bristol climbing on the avon gorge, welsh 3000s, trail marathons. If you want to have steady fun, get hooked up with his group.
Dave and Robyn guided a group of us to four 4000+m peaks in the Atlas Mountains, including Toubkal – the highest in North Africa. They were always full of energy and continually kept the team motivated. You were never in doubt that they were fully prepared for all eventualities, using ropes when required and even having a foam roller for those of us with tight muscles!
On top of this, they were always teaching us important mountain skills, with demonstrations and giving everyone the chance to practice these skills in a safe and fun but relevant environment. Without a doubt my favorite adventure holiday of the year – i’m already looking to book another one with Dave in the New year!
Accommodation – We stay in Aviemore on the evening before and the evening after the challenge. If you want to extend the accommodation dates, then let us know.
Transport – Mini bus transport is provided to the challenge start and back at the end of the challenge. This means you can leave your vehicle at the hut parking all weekend, and just enjoy the hiking without having to worry about logistics.
Mountain Guiding – Mountain guiding across the Cairngorm 4000s Challenge. An experienced mountain guide will lead you across the mountain summits.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Food – You will need to provide your own food for this trip. As you’ll be doing a large amount of exercise on the challenge, you will require plenty of food.
Equipment – You will need to bring a mountain rucksack each, with waterproof top and trousers, warm clothes (including hat and gloves), a head torch (plus spare batteries) and personal medication. We will provide a detailed kit list for this challenge.
Spending money – You will need to bring a little bit of spending money should you wish to purchase some drinks in the evenings.