Guided hike up the mountains west of Glen Etive

Hidden behind the impressive peaks of Glencoe, peace can be found on less frequented mountains. South of Glencoe, to the west of Glen Etive and above dense forests, fine ridges lead to mountains with fine views westwards to Mull and beyond.

At a glance

  • A day of guided hiking over mountains overlooking Glen Etive and Glen Creran.
  • Reach superb vantage points from where vast views can be savoured, particularly over Appin towards Morven and Mull .
  • Bag the two Munro summits of Beinn Fhionnlaidh and Sgor na h-Ulaidh.
  • Join a small group led by an experienced leader familiar with the area.

Dates and booking


Outline of trip

Beinn Fhionnlaidh and Sgor na h-Ulaidh

A guided day hiking in from Glen Etive and up two Munros

General info

This event is a guided hiking day with one of our experienced and qualified leaders. Your guide will know the area well and be able to give you insight into the flora, fauna and geology. Our maximum guide to client ratio on this event is 1:6.

Experience and fitness

We've classed this event at the top end of 'moderate', based on the distance and ascent expected. To join this guided hiking day, we ask that you have a reasonably good level of fitness and have done a few hillwalks. More information is detailed on our Events Grading page.

Gear you'll need

You'll need your general hiking gear appropriate to the conditions and time of year. More information and a checklist to download can be found on our Mountain Gear page. On previous events at this time of year we have encountered winter conditions, and if this is the case on this event, we can help provide winter gear if needed.

Getting there

The road through Glen Etive runs from the A82, just west of Kingshouse Hotel. There are bus services that run between Glasgow and Fort William to Kingshouse Hotel. There is no public transport down the glen, but we will be able to offer pick-up from Kingshouse Hotel if required.


Below is a list of accommodation that previous guests on our trips recommend. If you require some help with your accommodation, please contact us and we'll be delighted to assist.
Contact us via our enquiry page, email or phone us on 0131-466-8152.

Trip photos

Approaching the summit of Beinn Fhionnlaidh
On Sgor na h-Ulaidh
Looking to Ben Nevis from Beinn Fhionnlaidh's summit
On Beinn Fhoinnlaidh with Sgor na h-Ulaidh behind
Descending to Glen Etive
Sunset on Beinn Fhionnlaidh

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