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The Pap of Glencoe

The Pap of Glencoe


Postby lomondwalkers » Tue May 24, 2011 3:44 pm

Route description: The Pap of Glencoe

Grahams included on this walk: Pap of Glencoe

Date walked: 19/05/2011

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 8 km

Ascent: 779m

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Having recently got my bestest bud Del Boy into this hill walking malarky, I decided it was time he got to see the stunning Glencoe for himself, fair to say he was gobsmacked and intimidated at the same time, but he needn't have worried, the wee pap was our hill of choice for today and hopefully we would enjoy some fine views. The journey up was an absolute joy, with the clouds lifting off the big Bookil just as we arrived
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Parked in parking bay just before the bridge over the River Coe at the end of Glencoe Village. Followed the tarmac road for a short distance past an electricity substation then headed up through a gate on the left towards the waterworks. Shortly before the waterworks we headed over the bridge to the right and followed the fairly level path to the stream. Already views were starting to open up, unfortunately, so were the skies!! :evil:
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Once over the stream the path began to steepen as we headed towards the col and was quite boggy in places, but before long the dome of The Pap was in sight, and it was looking as though we may get our hands dirty 8)
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Once at the base of the summit dome the path then led up through rocks and boulders and I guess you could make the journey to the summit a few interesting ways, but following the path gave us no difficulties with just a few very minor scrambles
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Fantastic views all around at the summit, with Del Boys first ever sight of The Ben. Absolute gem of a wee hill, and has certainly whetted the appetite to get back to Glencoe asap and get at the Munros. I shall leave you with a few of many summit pics and the "one day I'm going to scare the s*%t out of myself" Aonach Eagach Ridge :problem:
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Del Boy admiring the views - NOT!!
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Re: The Pap of Glencoe

Postby ken reid » Tue May 24, 2011 5:01 pm

excelent report like you I can't waite to get back up to glen coe althogh I have dun all the munros here they are well worth a second and or third visit :D
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Re: The Pap of Glencoe

Postby lomondwalkers » Tue May 24, 2011 9:29 pm

Cheers Ken, we can't wait to get at the Glencoe munros now. I'd go there every week if I could
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Re: The Pap of Glencoe

Postby rockhopper » Tue May 24, 2011 9:44 pm

Good stuff. Have seen it and photographed it often enough but never walked beyond the low level walks at the foot of it before. Really must try to get up there. :D
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Re: The Pap of Glencoe

Postby Bod » Thu May 26, 2011 12:38 am

Great report on one of Scotland's finest Grahams. Only been next to it myself coming off Aonach Eagach, so must get back and pay due respect. Agree! Every week would be the biz.....
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Re: The Pap of Glencoe

Postby lomondwalkers » Thu May 26, 2011 7:53 pm

Its a great wee walk, definitely worth a visit
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