Climb a Mountain in the Highlands

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Megan

12 hours, Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will pick you up bright and early from Stirling train station, or your Glasgow accomodation 7:30am (exact times to be assigned the day before) in our branded Munro Mobile. Then we will make our way to the Highlands, taking in some photo ops and pitstops on the way up to see some castles and coos. We will then make a food stop in Tyndrum for coffee and breakfast, as well as picking up snacks for the hike. From there it is another 30 minutes drive to the start of the hike in Glen Coe. Famous for its breathtaking and cinematic valley, the centre of Glen Coe is where we begin the trek at around 11:30am. The hike takes us up 3000 feet on Buachaille Etive Beag ridge, where we will bag (summit) the munro (approximately 5hrs). Once returned to the vehicle, we will detour through the rest of the valley to see the picturesque Three Sisters and the Lost Valley (of Clan MacDonald) before making our way back. At the tours request, we will make an additional stop for dinner on the way, and then onwards back to the lowlands to arrive around 7pm.
Other things to note
While Munro Bagging is considered hill walking, we do require a basic level of fitness. The route is approximately 7mi and has an incline of over 1000m. With that said, we take plenty of breaks, and the tour will go at the pace all of the ‘baggers’ are comfortable with.
We will pick you up bright and early from Stirling train station, or your Glasgow accomodation 7:30am (exact times to be assigned the day before) in our branded Munro Mobile. Then we will make our way to the Highlands, taking in some photo ops and pitstops on the way up to see some castles and coos. We will then make a food stop in Tyndrum for coffee and breakfast, as well as picking up snacks for the hike. From there it is another 30 minutes d…

What's included

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  • Food
    Our tour provides Scottish themed snacks for the journey for an authentic t...
  • Drinks
    Hydration is key for our activity and we make sure to bring enough water fo...
  • Transport
    We provide full transport from Edinburgh (including pick up and drop off at...
  • Equipment
    During the summer months, minimal extra gear is needed beyond layers and at...

Meet your host, Megan

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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Originally from California, I fell in love with the Highlands the moment I moved to Scotland over 4 years ago; I have currently completed more than 100 Munros and counting. There’s nothing quite like the Highlands, and the indescribable experience and perspective that Munro bagging provides. I love being there to see the reaction on people’s faces when we first enter the highlands, the looks of awe never get old!

Though I love soaking up the sun doing summer munros, I cannot get enough of winter munros. More challenging and dangerous, the sense of accomplishment coupled with the breathtaking views are second to none, and the extremeness is only enhanced by trekking with crampons and ice axe!
Originally from California, I fell in love with the Highlands the moment I moved to Scotland over 4 years ago; I have currently completed more than 100 Munros and counting. There’s nothing quite like the Highlands, and the indescribable experience and perspective that Munro bagging provides. I love being there to see the reaction on people’s faces when we first enter the highlands, the looks of awe never get old!

Though I love soaking up the sun doing summer munros, I cannot get enou…
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Where you'll be

Our tour will take us through the Historic battle sites of William Wallace and Stirling Castle, past the popular film location of Doune Castle (Outlander, Game of Thrones, The Outlaw King, Monty Python) and through the picturesque town of Callander. We will make a stop just outside of Callander to visit some Highland Coos before winding our way to the Historic Valley of Glen Coe.

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 10 reviews.

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October 2021
What a gorgeous climb that was! We were certainly challenged, but the summit was worth it. Megan is an accomplished climber and it was clear we were in the hands of pro. Very glad we added this excursion to our Scotland visit!
Ceciley
October 2021
Due to a very last minute weather front, we weren’t actually able to hike in the highlands, but Megan was so on top of communicating this to us. Instead of just cancelling the trip, she very last minute arranged a whole day for us traveling to castles and landmarks around the lowlands (to avoid the weather). We loved chatting with Megan and hearing her stories of her adventures in Scotland and would recommend her as a communicative, thoughtful, and knowledgeable host to anyone seeking a getaway in Scotland. Even though our plans changed, we had a magical day in a magical place and I wouldn’t have changed it.
Emma
March 2020
Megan was a great host! The hike itself was an incredible experience- challenging and totally worth it- I would recommend 100% to anyone! Megan also knew a lot about Scottish history which was nice to learn on the drive to and from the Highlands. If I’m ever back in Scotland, I would definitely book again!
Irem Nur
March 2020
Megan is a really nice person. I wasn’t very experienced and she tried her best to make me feel comfortable. She also really knows her stuff. It was a great day.
Spencer
February 2020
This was an amazing experience! I've always wanted to visit the Highlands and this was the perfect way to do so. The hike is awesome and in a beautiful location, and Megan provides you with so many insider stories and secrets about the area. She knows a lot of history and facts about the area and Scotland as well, so I definitely learned a lot on the tour rather than just hiking! I recommend this 100%, definitely for more experienced hikers.
Amanda
February 2020
Unfortunately I would not recommend this experience to another Airbnb user. Megan did a great job communicating ahead of time about weather and schedule, but the day of she arrived nearly an hour late and did not extend an apology. Perhaps due to the time crunch, we didn't stop to pick up coffee or lunch items, which would have been fine if we had known in advance. In terms of safety, the other tour groups on the munro seemed more prepared--we didn't have water because she assumed we had packed it(?) and if she brought crampons for emergency (as she said she would) we didn't see them. The Highlands were gorgeous and my partner and I were so glad we got to go--ultimately due to miscommunications and some safety concerns, I would pick a different guide next time we get a chance to explore the Highlands.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Jacket (waterproof ideally)

Trousers (no cotton or jeans)