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South Glen Shiel Ridge

South Glen Shiel Ridge


Postby DarrenJeffrey » Sun May 13, 2012 12:29 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: 12/05/2012

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Stayed over in the Cluanie Inn on Friday night. Fairly long drive up from Edinburgh but the views through Glencoe and the like were fantastic. Hotel was lovely, had read a couple of bad reviews about the food but found the food to be good and the staff very attentive.

Was up sharp and away on the Saturday morning. Headed up round the landrover track and took the right off rising above the Cluanie Lodge. Stopped at the wee waterfall and had a quick squizz of the map. Decided that we could probably climb the stile at that point and attack the first munro with a more direct route rather than following the track further round. Was pretty hard going and very boggy under foot but enjoyed it all the same. As we approached the crags on the North of Creag a'Mhaim it started to feel like hard work and the snow wasn't helping but managed th top in good time.

Anyway enjoyed the ridge. Scrambles were fab and the views yesterday couldn't have been better. Great day all round. Selection of pics below

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Zeus enjoying the Cluanies facilities lol
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Few Panorama's of the surrounding areas and the ridge

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DJ
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Re: South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby monarchming » Sun May 13, 2012 12:37 pm

Well done Darren and some great pics as well! I only manged the first 3 Munros a few years back as we had to come off the ridge due to heavy snow and poor visibility. I hope I get views like you did when I do go back! :thumbup:
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Re: South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby dooterbang » Sun May 13, 2012 12:40 pm

Nice one.

Looks like the weather held out for you, whick makes all the difference.

Its a fab walk which boosts the Munro tally significantly.
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Re: South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby DarrenJeffrey » Sun May 13, 2012 12:57 pm

Thanks guys. Really was an amazing day. Weather was almost perfect. Little snow and hail shower coming off Druim Shionnach and the wind picked up significantly but died down again and the sun was out most of the day.

Best day I've had in the hills by far

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Re: South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby dogplodder » Sun May 13, 2012 4:09 pm

Good looking dog and fab views! :D
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Re: South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby EwaMH » Sun May 13, 2012 4:22 pm

Looks awesome, great photos :)
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Re: South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby shelbyandamonkey » Sun May 13, 2012 5:24 pm

This looks like a great day! I love the pic of your handsome dogs face getting blown aboot :lol:
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Re: South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby laconic surf » Mon May 14, 2012 7:21 am

Nice one DJ. Love that 1st photo panorama of the peaks. Out of interest how long did it take you to complete the ridge?
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Re: South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby morag1 » Mon May 14, 2012 8:40 am

Great stuff, well done :D
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Re: South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby quoman » Mon May 14, 2012 8:51 am

Well done DJ it is a belter of a walk the photo's are quality.
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Re: South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby Banditman » Mon May 14, 2012 3:56 pm

Good stuff DJ :) ,
Save your energy for the 5 sisters in July...you'll need to carry me probably.. :lol:
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Re: South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby DarrenJeffrey » Mon May 14, 2012 4:34 pm

Banditman wrote:Good stuff DJ :) ,
Save your energy for the 5 sisters in July...you'll need to carry me probably.. :lol:


Ha ha I had some fantastic views over that way on Saturday and got to say July can't come quick enough. I think we will have a ball :)
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Re: South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon May 14, 2012 6:42 pm

Good stuff it's a great walk this. Your dog looks like he'd rather have spent the day in his bed :lol:
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Re: South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby DarrenJeffrey » Mon May 14, 2012 6:48 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:Good stuff it's a great walk this. Your dog looks like he'd rather have spent the day in his bed :lol:


Lol he certainly made full use of the Cluanies facilities :lol:
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