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Scotland’s Magnificent Mountains

Scotland’s Magnificent Mountains

Standing on top of one of Scotland’s magnificent mountains is medicine for the mind.

People often ask what the mountain range in Scotland called?  Well, there are three major mountain ranges, The Grampian Mountains, Am Monadh in Gaelic, range from the southwest to the northwest between the Highland Boundary Fault and the Great Glen.

Ben Nevis

Scotland contains the most mountainous terrain in Great Britain and is home to the tallest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis (1,345m) in the Highland region of Scotland.

Ben Nevis, known to locals as ‘The Ben’ and has two main walking tracks to the summit, The Mountain Track (or Tourist Track) and the more challenging route, Carn Mor Dearg Arête route (for experienced hikers)

If you hike to the summit of Ben Nevis you may be rewarded with the sights of island-strewn sea lochs and beach-straddled peninsulas.

The mountains are calling and I must go. In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.

John Muir

The Cairngorms

The Cairngorms, Am Monadh Ruadh in Gaelic, are mountains that form part of the Grampians and are perhaps the most famous of the mountain ranges.

Ben Macdui (1,309m) in the Cairngorms National Park is the highest of the Munros in the Park, Scotland and the UK.  The vast domed lump rises above the Lairig Ghru.

Ben Macdui is the second highest magnificent mountain, followed by Braeriach at 1,296m, Cairn Toul at 1,291m and Sgor an Lochain Uaine at 1,258m, all found within the Cairngorm Mountain range.

Ben Macdui
“Loch Etchachan and Ben MacDui” by Nick Bramhall
Other Magnificent Mountains in Scotland
Buachaille Etive Mor

Climbers call it The Buachaille. Others refer to it as Heaven. Buachaille Etive Mòr means ‘the great herdsman of Etive’ and is one of the most recognisable mountains in Scotland, with its pyramid form and postcard perfect aesthetics. The River Etive guards this mountain as it circles around it, while the four principal tops make the ridge.

Buachaille Etive Mòr
“Buachaille Etive Mòr (in morning light)” by kenny barker
Ben A’an

Ben A’an, a mini mountain near Loch Katrine and Loch Achray in the Trossachs, is a sight for sore eyes. Scramble up this great lump of rock and experience the most magical Scottish sunset. Consider the incandescent rays of light divine intervention.

Ben A'an
“Ben A’an” by ABel-Photo

Here at Spirit Journey Worldwide we are passionate about creating memories to last you a lifetime.  If you have been inspired by these magnificent mountains in Scotland contact us to discuss your next steps to standing on the top of the world.

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