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Two great hikes in Glen Shiel

Two great hikes in Glen Shiel


Postby pigeon » Sun May 06, 2012 4:37 pm

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, Sgurr Fhuaran, Sgurr na Carnach, Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe

Date walked: 04/05/2012

Distance: 36 km

Ascent: 3250m

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Day1 Friday,The 5 Sisters of Kintail.6 and a half hours
First time up in this neck o the woods for us so what better what to start than with the 5 sisters?Myself ,Jim ,Huck finn ,Kev ,Ian and jake had travelled up on Thursday and were booked into the hostel where we spent a quiet night :lol: :lol: :lol: .On the go and at the car park at about half eight and began the steep start.Somehow ,and probably because none of us were in the best of health(self inflicted of course)we had taken a path that took us more or less to the low point between Sgurr nan Spainteach and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe,still it got us to the foot of the first munro and we sat in the cold ,had some soup and hoped our hangovers would soon fade.They soon did and the rest of the walk was excellent,cloud level high enough to see all around and the weather was decent ,a great way to open the Kintail account :thumbup:
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making steep progress
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sgurr nan spainteach
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cold on sgurr na ciste dubh
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the five on S N C D
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jim on sgurr na carnach
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steep descent from carnach
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kev,jim and jake on sgurr fhuaran
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ridge to sgurr nan saighead



Day 2 Saturday ,South Glen Sheil Munro's,10 and a half hours.
For Saturday's walk we were joined by The Legend that is Charlie P ,his son in law Kevin ,Watty and his nephew Darren.Darren had never climbed a munro before so we were a bit worried about pitching him into such a long day.We needed have worried though as the young fella cruised through the day ,even performing some impressive head stands.Again though we never learned our lesson from thursday night and most of us turned up again with raging hang-overs,one of us suffering from an acute case of Laphroigitis(you know who you are) :lol: :lol: A great walk this ,long and tough but again the weather played ball and Ian reached the milestone 100 munro's on Sgurr an Lochain.Well done to the boys on this one ,especially Watty and Darren and big Kev for getting Watty to the end. A great weekend all round ,must get back up there soon. :D
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a bright start for the team
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Watty -knackered already
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jim battles on
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jim and the legend
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team pic on creag a mhaim
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kev almost at aonach air chrith
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charlie looking back to air chrith from maol chinn dearg
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laphroagitis takes it's toll
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loch quoich
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number 100 for ian on sgurr an lochain
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watty -beyond knackered on creag nam damh
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Darren celebrates his first munro's in style
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me and bro in law on the last munro of the day
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steep wee scramble
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a breather near the end
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Re: Two great hikes in Glen Shiel

Postby jonny616 » Sun May 06, 2012 5:09 pm

Great stuff P. I see you had your customary cook up whilst out :lol:

Love Kintail
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Re: Two great hikes in Glen Shiel

Postby dooterbang » Sun May 06, 2012 6:08 pm

Cracking couple of days walking...but i couldnt do that with a hangover :shock:

Kintail is a fab area, glad you got the views.
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Re: Two great hikes in Glen Shiel

Postby PeteR » Sun May 06, 2012 9:35 pm

That's one hell of an effort pigeon :D

I'm with dooterbang though. Not sure I could do these with a hangover :lol: An even more impressive effort for that, so well done all of you :D

I've still got the five sisters to do, which will hopefully be some time later this year :D
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Re: Two great hikes in Glen Shiel

Postby Frigate » Sun May 06, 2012 11:06 pm

10 munros in 2 days, that reduces my end date to 141.5 years. Thanks for dragging me round there, great weekend.
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Re: Two great hikes in Glen Shiel

Postby pollyh33 » Sun May 06, 2012 11:34 pm

Epic Pigeon!!! :clap: :clap:

Loved these two walks I think!!! Okay, loved the company I had on these two walks :lol: :lol:
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Re: Two great hikes in Glen Shiel

Postby Huck Finn » Mon May 07, 2012 7:26 am

Cracking weekend Dave, loved both the walks, but the sisters comes out tops between the two :thumbup: , views when it cleared were stunning, some of my pics from the five sisters -

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more pics to follow soon :D
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Re: Two great hikes in Glen Shiel

Postby Huck Finn » Mon May 07, 2012 7:38 am

A couple of Photos of the hostel & surrounding area -

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Eilean Donan Castle  (12).JPG


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more pics from South Shiel to follow later today :)
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Re: Two great hikes in Glen Shiel

Postby blanchie » Mon May 07, 2012 7:44 am

Some lovely photos in both sets. However the Laphroagitis one made my stomach turn. A brave effort indeed to do that walk on the strength of a bevvy of drams the night before - about 40% strength that is. The mental effort to finish the walk must have been huge - well done indeed.
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Re: Two great hikes in Glen Shiel

Postby soulminer » Mon May 07, 2012 7:56 am

You looked like you enjoyed that !
You will definately have tell the young lad to stop fooling about with his acrobatics, hillwalking is a very serious business :shock: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Two great hikes in Glen Shiel

Postby Gavin99 » Mon May 07, 2012 8:10 am

Good stuff , a great effort under the 'self-inflicted' circumstances , that soup looks like mighty medicine :D
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Re: Two great hikes in Glen Shiel

Postby GillC » Mon May 07, 2012 9:57 am

Smashing report and pics...My friend and I are doing the 5 sisters in June, But im thinking about doing the South Ridge in Sept on my own,,,all the reports do it from E to W but the Cluanie Inn offered to drive me to the other end so that I would be walking W to E, Any thoughts on that,,I dont have my transport or accom sorted yet so open to suggestions lol...
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Re: Two great hikes in Glen Shiel

Postby quoman » Mon May 07, 2012 12:18 pm

what a superb 2 days you all had well done to you all.
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Re: Two great hikes in Glen Shiel

Postby Collaciotach » Mon May 07, 2012 1:27 pm

Was about 1/2hr ahead of you lot on Sat, recognise the dog, i had mine with me and he's a bit nippy with other beasts so was watching out in case you caught up haha :D
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Re: Two great hikes in Glen Shiel

Postby Ian Bayne » Mon May 07, 2012 7:15 pm

Great weekend well worth it the report and the photos done it great justice hard walking and relaxing nights brill
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