Two great hikes in Glen Shiel
by 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
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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 .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
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) 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.
by jonny616 » Sun May 06, 2012 5:09 pm
by dooterbang » Sun May 06, 2012 6:08 pm
Kintail is a fab area, glad you got the views.
by PeteR » Sun May 06, 2012 9:35 pm
I'm with dooterbang though. Not sure I could do these with a hangover An even more impressive effort for that, so well done all of you
I've still got the five sisters to do, which will hopefully be some time later this year
by Frigate » Sun May 06, 2012 11:06 pm
by pollyh33 » Sun May 06, 2012 11:34 pm
Loved these two walks I think!!! Okay, loved the company I had on these two walks
by Huck Finn » Mon May 07, 2012 7:26 am
more pics to follow soon
by Huck Finn » Mon May 07, 2012 7:38 am
more pics from South Shiel to follow later today
by blanchie » Mon May 07, 2012 7:44 am
by soulminer » Mon May 07, 2012 7:56 am
You will definately have tell the young lad to stop fooling about with his acrobatics, hillwalking is a very serious business
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