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An Teallach - Pinnacles Direct
by ianaird » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:56 pm
Route description: An Teallach, Dundonnell
Munros included on this walk: Bidein a'Ghlas Thuill (An Teallach), Sgurr Fiona (An Teallach)
Date walked: 11/06/2011
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Colin and my dad had other plan's and convinced me that the weather would be fine up Ullapool way, i'm glad they did
Set of around 4:45am with the sun rising over the Knoydart hill's, day was looking GOOD......
Arrived at Dundonnell at 0730, no rain no wind and no midges, perfect.
All three of us had been really looking forward to this hill and our plan was too tackle it head on and attempt the pinnacles direct.
Each of us had read about them and had prepared for the worst, assuming an absail would be nessary at some point we had taken a rope and some basic gear to get us down any gnarly bits, glad we did in the end up.
Set off at 0745 with a spring in the step.
Nothing really prepared me for the sheer size and beauty of this hill, i think we were all gob smacked when the views started to open up, i will let the pictures do the talking..
After reaching the top of Sgurr Fiona we knew the best was still to come, the pinnacles were looking menacing but we were all eager to attempt the direct route.
Weather was still kind at this point and with low cloud sweeping in it was all adding to the already wonderful atmosphere of this place.
Next set of photo's are of the pinnacles, they were all non-technical just very exposed on bit's with alot of loose rock until the last one where the rope was needed for extra protection.
Looking back along the ridge we were feeling rather smug, this will be a hill i will return to for sure.
The weather held until down onto the track when the rain came on but we really could not care less, we had just been up An Teallach
After the rather long walk back to the car we were soon sitting in the Aultguish Inn drinking beer and eating calamari, perfect end to a perfect day....
by PeteR » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:29 pm
by Bod » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:31 am
by HighlandSC » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:44 am
by Driver84 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:14 pm
Great pictures, completely awe-inspiring. I'm not saying the pictures do the reality justice, but I imagine it comes pretty close.
by BlackPanther » Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:41 pm
I did the ridge of An Teallach two years ago, but I chickened and skipped the pinnacles Should have tried them, that scrambling looks great
by Alastair S » Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:25 pm
by gammy leg walker » Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:59 pm
by Paul Webster » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:17 pm
by Salahuddin » Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:51 pm
Great shot of the menacing overhanging boulder, just waiting for Wile E Cayote to fall off Lord Berkeley's Seat with that following him to the bottom.
by ianaird » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:35 pm
by malky_c » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:13 am
by ChrisW » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:17 am
by Johnny Corbett » Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:44 pm