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Six on the ridge and a siamese twin

Six on the ridge and a siamese twin


Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:06 pm

Route description: South Glen Shiel Ridge: 7 Munros

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

Date walked: 27/06/2011

Time taken: 9 hours

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As i'd previously did the first 2 Munros on the ridge, i took the path 1km from the Cluanie inn which takes you up Druim Shionnachs north ridge straight to it's summit. Kim dropped me off at the start of the path, later to pick me up at the finishing point, thanks Kimbo.
Once on the summit which was reached in just over 1 hour i started where i finished off last year and continued along the ridge. As this is a very popular route there is a clear path all along the ridge, it is narrow in places with the odd scramble but nothing at all to worry about. As i got a good day i had the added bonus of the superb views. I was quite suprised not to see many people as the day was so good, the only person i met was a young American who i met at Maol Chinn-dearg. I asked him if he was doing all the Munros on the ridge and he replied "whats a Munro?" After explaining to him we continued the walk together. As i was also doing the Corbett Sgurr a' Bhac Chaolais i asked him if he wished to join me and i'd drop him off at the bunkhouse in Shiel Bridge where he was staying and he was happy to tag along. So off we headed along the ridge and continuing to the siamese twin, Sgurr a' Bhac Chaolais.
After doing the Corbett we retraced our steps to Bealach Duibh Leac taking the stony path down to the layby at the finishing point.
Although this is a long walk, like a lot of the longer walks it's not too strenuas, the downside being the 9 miles between the start and finishing points and for me the final path down off Bealach Dubh Leac which was very stony and not ideal after 8 hours walking. I of course was lucky to have Kim picking me up.
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Cluanie & Am Battach

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Druim Shionnachs ridge

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Glen Shiel

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Druim Shionnach summit looking towards Creag Mhaim

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The ridge

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Aonach air Chrith

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The ridge

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Still on the ridge

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Nearing the narrow section

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Narrow section

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Glen Quoich

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Sgurr Mhaoraich

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A look back along the ridge

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Ridge again

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Ridge

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Me on a summit can't remember which one

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More of the ridge

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Me again

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Views

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More views

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The Corbett

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The ridge from the Corbett
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Re: Six on the ridge and a siamese twin

Postby gammy leg walker » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:14 pm

Nice one JC,great to see the viwes you can get along this ridge,this one is very near the top of my list in the next few weeks.I also may have an American walking partner called "stretch"
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Re: Six on the ridge and a siamese twin

Postby Bod » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:39 pm

Yes, agree with glw, nice one! Here's to continued adventuring :D
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Re: Six on the ridge and a siamese twin

Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:01 pm

Thanks guys, hope you get a good day for it GLW, i know you've been quite unlucky in the past with the clag
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Re: Six on the ridge and a siamese twin

Postby rockhopper » Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:09 am

Enjoyed that JC - good report and photos to help if/when I eventually get up here :D

Johnny Corbett wrote: the final path down off Bealach Dubh Leac which was very stony and not ideal after 8 hours walking.
similar to me - I often have problems with the walkout at the end as it affects the sides and balls of my feet which can last for days after :(

Johnny Corbett wrote: Me on a summit can't remember which one
:lol: yup - often have the same problem :lol:
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Re: Six on the ridge and a siamese twin

Postby pollyh33 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:38 am

Great report and photos JC. You make this sound very straightforward and do-able!!

Are you Superman??? :lol:
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Re: Six on the ridge and a siamese twin

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:46 am

pollyh33 wrote:Great report and photos JC. You make this sound very straightforward and do-able!!

Are you Superman??? :lol:


Once you're on the ridge Polly most of the hard work is done, it then becomes a stroll :D

And as you're a runner you could also run the 9 miles back to the Cluanie :D
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Re: Six on the ridge and a siamese twin

Postby pollyh33 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:07 pm

Modesty is a fine characteristic JC!!!

You're making this sound ooooh so tempting for the Kintail meet!!!
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