Six on the ridge and a siamese twin
by 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 hours1 person thinks this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
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.
by gammy leg walker » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:14 pm
by Bod » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:39 pm
by Johnny Corbett » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:01 pm
by rockhopper » Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:09 am
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 afterJohnny Corbett wrote: the final path down off Bealach Dubh Leac which was very stony and not ideal after 8 hours walking.
yup - often have the same problemJohnny Corbett wrote: Me on a summit can't remember which one
by pollyh33 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:38 am
Are you Superman???
by 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???
Once you're on the ridge Polly most of the hard work is done, it then becomes a stroll
And as you're a runner you could also run the 9 miles back to the Cluanie
by pollyh33 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:07 pm
You're making this sound ooooh so tempting for the Kintail meet!!!