Hike to the Summit of Cruachan

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Date(s) - 20/07/2018
All Day

Argyllshire Gathering Halls


Colin McIntyre on the summit of Cruachan: “The boulder I’m standing on is a good spot for a photo….but there is a sheer drop over the edge.”

July 1 Update: Some tickets remain, to be sold on a first come, first served basis at the registration desk at Argyllshire Gathering Halls starting midday, Monday 16th July, cash only (no cards, no cheques).

This is a no-obligation feeler to see if anyone is interested in joining Colin McIntyre on a full-day hike to the top of Cruachan. Please “register” if you are interested, so that we know whether or not to move forward in organizing the hike. Details:

  • A bus drop off to and from the starting point would be ideal.
  • At over 3000 feet, it’s a proper climb.  No mountaineering experience is required, but a head for heights would be necessary, and there will be some minor scrambling near the summit.
  • A certain level of fitness would be required.  It’s several hours up and down with a starting point at sea level.
  • Participants would have to bring their own equipment:  broken in boots, waterproofs, and a day sack with lunch.
  • Weather dependent — hike will be canceled if weather makes it unsafe. Here’s a link to the Ben Cruachan weather report .
  • Here’s a link to a video of the climb .

If even a little bit interested, please register so that we can gauge interest.

You can buy event tickets only if you have already registered for the Gathering. Please ensure you have done this before trying to buy tickets. Your username and password were emailed when you created a user account after registering.


These activities are still “proposed” until we have sufficient registrations to cover costs of running each event or activity. We will do our very best to provide activities as listed; however, they may be cancelled or modified due to bad weather, lack of attendance, changes in availability of transport, or any other factors beyond our control.

If a tour is undersubscribed and is cancelled, we will work with you to find a replacement activity or tour.

Please read the event descriptions carefully and use your own good judgment as to whether an activity is within or outside your physical ability. If you feel it might be beyond your ability please tell us as soon as possible. We will do everything in our power to provide modifications or assistance, but in some cases it won’t be possible or feasible for some people to take part in some activities.

June 29 Update: As of now, this new event is open only to folks on the wait list — you should have gotten an email from us that we were opening this event. If you register but are not on the wait list, we will remove you from the event. If seats remain after the folks on the wait list have been given a chance to register, we will announce on the Facebook group that we are opening this briefly (at most 48 hours) to the general public.


Bookings are closed for this event.

9 thoughts on “Hike to the Summit of Cruachan

  1. Erica Buster and Matt Faubert want to hike the Summit of Cruachen

  2. Kevin, Frances and Cameron would like to join in as well. wondered whether it was ambitious to take on the mountain the same day as the Banquet.

    1. It’s ambitious, but I think you’ll be in good company Kevin! I’m pretty sure yourself, Seonaidh and Colin will find some whisky at the bar to help with any muscle soreness 😉

  3. I would like to book 4 tickets is it possible they may repeat this tour ?

    1. Hello! This hike will only happen on Friday – it’s quite a significant expedition and will probably only have a few people along. If you want to join, please register your interest. There’s nothing to pay at the moment, we are just working out how many people are interested.

  4. I believe that I have sent in a registration for 2 adults for this climb but my account isn’t showing it. Wanted to make sure you had included me in your numbers.

    1. Hi, Marion,

      Just now noticed this comment. Yes, you are approved for the Hike to Cruachan.

  5. I would love to do this. Any possibility to get 2 more in?

    1. Hi, Jared,
      Please email registrations@macintyregathering.com so that we can get you into the proper queue to be put on the wait list.

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