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South Glen Shiel Ridge

South Glen Shiel Ridge


by jester » Tue May 10, 2011 2:07 pm

Route description: South Glen Shiel Ridge: 7 Munros

Munros included on this walk: Aonach Air Chrith, Creag a'Mhàim, Creag nan Dàmh, Druim Shionnach, Maol chinn-dearg, Sgùrr an Doire Leathain, Sgùrr an Lochain

Date walked: 04/05/2011

Time taken: 13.5 hours

Distance: 35 km

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Re: South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby Border Reiver » Sat May 14, 2011 9:23 pm

I see you followed the old road to the top of the pass and took the stalkers path up the east ridge, it seems to be the quickest way. I took a direct route from the bridge to the top of Creag a Mhaim yet two guys that were behind me on the road arrived at Creag a Mhaim summit before me using that longer route. My route up was pathless and greasy for much of the way.
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Re: South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby jester » Sun May 15, 2011 1:47 pm

Border Reiver wrote:I see you followed the old road to the top of the pass and took the stalkers path up the east ridge, it seems to be the quickest way. I took a direct route from the bridge to the top of Creag a Mhaim yet two guys that were behind me on the road arrived at Creag a Mhaim summit before me using that longer route. My route up was pathless and greasy for much of the way.

I beleive that;s what my mate Jim did on his first trip there, and he fould it to be hard going. The path is twisty, but much more straightforward.
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Re: South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby kevsbald » Sun May 15, 2011 6:04 pm

Totally jealous - I had hours of rain and not a bloody soul offered me a lift on the way back. Plus, I fell on my arse and staved my finger. I'm glad to see someone had a good day on it. :mrgreen:
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Re: South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby Craiging619 » Sun May 15, 2011 10:01 pm

Great report, looks like an epic. If only there was a bus stop or something at the bottom!
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Re: South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby Border Reiver » Sun May 15, 2011 10:15 pm

Craiging619 wrote:Great report, looks like an epic. If only there was a bus stop or something at the bottom!


Best way is to leave your car at the West end. I left mine in the layby for The Saddle and held up a big card saying "Cluanie Inn" & got a lift within 5 mins - card went back in the boot of the car. Walkers are more likely to get a lift when they are clean and not smelly.
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