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Two great hikes in Glen Shiel

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

Ascent: 3250m

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Re: Two great hikes in Glen Shiel

Postby rockhopper » Mon May 07, 2012 8:29 pm

well done to all - and on hangovers too, even better - think I'd have needed to stay sober ! still to get up here - must try harder - cheers :D
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Re: Two great hikes in Glen Shiel

Postby Huck Finn » Mon May 07, 2012 9:20 pm

:( Photos from Glen Shiel -

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Darren - on his first munro walk


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Big Jim


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Pigeon


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Kev (Frigate)


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Edinburgh based walking group that were behind us all the way, they also stayed at the hostel


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Big Kev


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Don't try this at home, These stunts are performed by trained professionals ;-)


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The end of the walk is where!!!


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Kev (Frigate)


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The Legend



Video to follow, that may take a good few days :(
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Re: Two great hikes in Glen Shiel

Postby pigeon » Tue May 08, 2012 5:00 pm

Great photo's again Huck :thumbup:
rockhopper wrote:well done to all - and on hangovers too, even better - think I'd have needed to stay sober ! still to get up here - must try harder - cheers :D
Cheers RH ,first time up there for us as well,you'll love it :D
Collaciotach wrote: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
Don't think there was much chance of us catching anybody on Saturday Collaciotach :lol: :lol: Great day was had ,hope you enjoyed your's 8)
quoman wrote:what a superb 2 days you all had well done to you all.
Cheers quoman :thumbup:
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Re: Two great hikes in Glen Shiel

Postby pigeon » Tue May 08, 2012 5:08 pm

GillC wrote: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...
Aye the lift is a must GillC,no much difference in what end you start isuppose.It,s a gentle walk in from the cluanie end whereas the west end would be steeper but the path is quite clear.Easiest bail out if the weather is bad would be just west of maol chinn dearg.Allow yourself plenty time and go for it :thumbup:
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Re: Two great hikes in Glen Shiel

Postby pigeon » Tue May 08, 2012 5:13 pm

Gavin99 wrote:Good stuff , a great effort under the 'self-inflicted' circumstances , that soup looks like mighty medicine :D
soulminer wrote: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:
blanchie wrote: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.
pollyh33 wrote:Epic Pigeon!!! :clap: :clap:

Loved these two walks I think!!! Okay, loved the company I had on these two walks :lol: :lol:
Cheers Gavin and blanchie,must stop this alcohol nonsense.Cheers soulminer,thought i was doing all right at weekend till the young fella started the gymnastics :lol: :lol: Cheers polly ,good company makes all the difference :D
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Re: Two great hikes in Glen Shiel

Postby Huck Finn » Tue May 08, 2012 5:25 pm

Your Sis has got the bug from looking at the photos and reading the reports, she wants to try a wee walk up the Ochils on Saturday, she has Dumyat in mind :D
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Re: Two great hikes in Glen Shiel

Postby pigeon » Tue May 08, 2012 5:57 pm

Huck Finn wrote:Your Sis has got the bug from looking at the photos and reading the reports, she wants to try a wee walk up the Ochils on Saturday, she has Dumyat in mind :D
Blimey,look forward to seeing the pics from that :lol: :lol:
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