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Carn Ghluasaid, Sgurr nan Conbhairean and Sail Chaorainn
by David Lyall » Thu May 19, 2011 8:46 pm
Route description: Sgurr nan Conbhairean, Carn Ghluasaid and Sail Chaorainn
Munros included on this walk: Carn Ghluasaid, Sail Chaorainn, Sgurr nan Conbhairean
Date walked: 19/05/2011
Time taken: 7 hours
Distance: 17 km
Ascent: 1322mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
The weather soon passed and the views were excellent, we then headed for Sgurr nan Conbhairean,
the walk over was uneventful with great views all round and into the corries on the right hand side, approaching the summit we could see poor weather coming up loch Cluanie by the time we reached the cairn it was a blizzard and we took what shelter we could for the next twenty minuets.
We waited it out and the sky’s cleared so we headed for Sail Chaorainn a very enjoyable walk over although we were all cold because of our wait. The views back to Sgurr nan Conbhairean were great with it’s dusting of snow. We did the main top and the north top of Sail Chaorainn which is interesting with it band of rock that looks like marble.
We headed back the way we had come,
then descend the southwest ridge, which is initially broad but soon narrows to a fine arete with the Gorm Lochan down to the right and Toll Easach to the left. At first the going was good but about half way down the going becomes very step ad boggy in places, I’m not sure I would want to come down this way again.
Considering the weather forecast it had been a great day Thanks to Iain and Alan for there company.
by ChrisW » Sat May 21, 2011 9:10 am
by David Lyall » Sat May 21, 2011 6:43 pm
by Del246 » Sat May 21, 2011 7:30 pm
by Red Peak » Sat May 21, 2011 7:38 pm
I had to check the map to see exactly where these three are as the names didn't ring any bells. Realised I did them in scorching heat back in June '03. Nice little group of peaks with some fantastic views.
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