This guidebook is volume 2 of a two-part set, detailing 70 routes to 144 Munros in the Cairngorms and Northern Highlands (rth of the Great Glen). It includes all the popular routes, in areas such as Kydart, Torridon and on Skye. The guide is ideal for Munro bagging, or for guidance on walking such hills as Ben Macdui, Cairn Gorm, The Angel's Peak, Craig Meagaidh and the Cuillin on Skye. All routes prefaced by a wealth of information about Gaelic names, accommodation and access; useful 10-figure grid refererences for key points such as summits and start point of awkward descent lines; travel and other information on making the most of your walks and your stay in the area. As well as a thorough introduction covering, transport and accommodation, each route includes information on distance, ascent, and route time; as well as detailed descriptions of the walk. Volume 1 covers the Munros of the southern, central and western Scottish highlands.
Author Steve Kew made his first solo climb at the age of 11 in the Lake District when he pioneered an interesting route from his campsite in Grasmere to the summit of Helm Crag; he has been hooked on mountains ever since. He attended a beginners' rock climbing course in 1970 and immediately returned to do the intermediate and advanced courses. Since then he has climbed and walked extensively throughout Britain; in the Alps he has done many of the classic 4000m peaks such as the Matterhorn, Nadelgrat and Monte Rosa traverse and has been on several trekking and climbing trips to the Nepal Himalayas and the Karakoram. He lives in southwest Scotland where he is a member of the Galloway Mountain Rescue Team and Chairman of the Stewartry Mountaineering Club. His previous writing includes three other books, many articles for newspapers and magazines and radio drama for the BBC. This is his first guidebook.