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An afternoon on Glamaig.

An afternoon on Glamaig.

Postby gaffr » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:24 am

Corbetts included on this walk: Glamaig

Date walked: 11/07/2011

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Since Rolling Stone was heading to Sligachan for the annual dash up the Glamaig I hitched a ride to Sconser to do a wee traverse of the hill. From the old road which loops through the hamlet I was informed by a lady from the J.W's.that the access to the hill was through the 'plot 17 church' entrance which seemed to be the only run down plot of all in the area. Good pleasant uphill walking to a wee scrambly section which allows you to reach the top of An Coileach, afterwards there follows, a bonny short traverse, to the top of Sgurr Mhairi.
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A view of the ferry returning from Raasay to Sconser.
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The short traverse to Sgurr Mhairi.
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Probably Beinn Dearg Mhor and a change to the overhead conditions.
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I left the fleetfoots to it.

After a wet night and biting insects at Sligachan camping and fairly gloomy Sunday weather I will have to return for the Broadford 'red ones' and for the Bealach Udal tops when the weather is more settled!
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Those following in the footsteps of Harkabir Thapa.
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A look down to the Sligachan area from just below the cairn on Sgurr Mhairi.
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Re: An afternoon on Glamaig.

Postby malky_c » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:55 am

Got to be one of the nastiest fell races ever, this!

Having gone up the race route (not running, of course!) a couple of times, I'm much more inclined to follow your route from Sconser next time.
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Re: An afternoon on Glamaig.

Postby BlackPanther » Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:20 pm

I really admire all these folks who run up Glamaig! I traversed this hill once (in mist, couldn't see a thing) and WALKING up the scree to Sgurr Mhairi was a nightmare - can't even imagine racing up to the summit :crazy:
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Re: An afternoon on Glamaig.

Postby kevsbald » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:22 pm

Very nice to see this hill.
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