Cairngorm Open Gold Qualifying Expedition – 2019

The dates for our Open Gold Qualifying Expedition to the Cairngorms is:

  • 28 September to 1 October 2019

Note that participants will be expected to travel to Aviemore on the evening of 27 September so they can start promptly on the 28th. Aviemore Youth Hostel  is recommeded for the evening of 27 September 2019.

This expedition is being organised for Gold participants that have maybe missed out on expeditions earlier in the year. The group size is likely to be small and the intended route will be through glens in the eastern part of the Cairngorms, offering terrain that is relatively flat on paths and tracks.

As part of the planning participants will be expected to work together to decide an expedition aim and to plan their route. The rough outline of the route is as follows: begin at Aviemore, go south past Feshiebridge, then through Glen Tromie with its beautiful Caledonian pine forst, then south again through Gaick Estate with its lochs and broad glens, ending on the A9 at Dalnacardoh Lodge.

Transport will be arranged for participants at the end so they can get to the nearest train station so they can journey home.

All of the camps will be wild camps.

Total cost is £200 per participant (inclusive of tent and stove hire and gas canisters).

If you are interested in this expedition please get in touch with Alastair – 07427326697, alastair@aspenoutdoors.co.uk.

To book on to the expedition  click here.