by bigbertie » Sun May 17, 2009 7:11 pm
Route description: Glen Strathfarrar Munros circuit
Munros included on this walk: Carn nan Gobhar (Strathfarrar), Sgurr a'Choire Ghlais, Sgurr na Ruaidhe
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There was already a queue of cars waiting at the gate when I arrived at exactly 9.00 am. It was a beautiful day (11 May) as I drove up the Glen - no surprise, as I now have the luxury of being able to choose when to go. Fresh snow had fallen the week before, and was still on the tops. Sgurr na Lapaich dominated the view:
I planned to do only the cluster of 3 Munros lower down the glen, and miss out Fuar-thuill as I had big plans the next day and didn't want to overstretch myself - I've done it before so it didn't matter. Another walker was already disappearing up the track ahead of me. The track soon emerges into a higher glen, with views of Sgurr a Choire Ghlais which would be my third peak:
The walk up Sgurr na Ruaidhe is straightforward but in brilliant weather and with extensive views of hills etched with snow you can't complain. On top I stopped to identify the hundred or so peaks which presented themselves, from Nevis in the south to (I think) Ben Loyal just visible to the north.
I continued over the second top without stopping and headed for the third and highest - Sgurr a Choire Ghlais.
There was another walker ahead of me so I took a couple of pictures using him to give scale. We later had a chat on top, and he produced his route notes - printed from walkhighlands website of course.
We spent some time on top identifying peaks and discussing plans. Like most of the people I met in the hostel and on the hills in those three days, he was getting close to completing the Munros - there is going to be a big jump soon in completed Munroists. Are they all going to be unleashed on the Corbetts? There will be no peace anywhere. Eventually I took a final look out westwards (looking forward to doing Lurg Mhor) and set off down the south ridge and back to the car.
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by canisp » Sun May 17, 2009 8:44 pm
bigbertie wrote:I found a copy of Isolation Shepherd in the library just before setting off to do these hills
I read isolation shepherd a few years ago, must get it again, it’s a book i could read over and over and never tire of.
My favourite story is the one of the stalker who takes his client out each day to shoot a deer, and each day the client misses. On the last day the stalker gets him so close he thinks he can’t miss this time surely, but he does, however his shot kills another deer some distance away he wasn‘t aiming at.
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