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Sgurr nan Conbhairean
by imacd » Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:30 pm
Route description: Sgurr nan Conbhairean, Carn Ghluasaid and Sail Chaorainn
Munros included on this walk: Carn Ghluasaid, Sgurr nan Conbhairean
Date walked: 17/10/2009
Time taken: 6 hours
Distance: 17 kmRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
We arrived at Cluanie in thick fog just before 10am and set off with the intention of 'going as far as we could' and soon emerged from the mist into glorious sunshine and fantastic views either way down the glen.
The stalker's path on the ascent is great with only a couple of muddy stretches and takes you all the way to the plateau top before petering out amongst the rocks.
The summit cairn is situated very close to steep cliffs on the north side but the views are stunning.
It is quite a long haul to Sgurr nan Conbhairean and the wind got up so t-shirts were soon joined by a couple more layers. A quick break for lunch and then off along the path that is initially clear close to the edge of the ridge but we couldn't follow across the rocky steep slope to the summit - it didn't matter as it is very obvious where to head for.
It felt like we were ontop of the world with superb views in all directions, but it had taken its toll, I didn't have the stamina for the third Munro of this walk so we decided to head for the path down to the west
Again this is a good path as it descends and crosses a ridge and then it passes at the back of the corrie with a very steep slope all the way down to the lochan - it was at this point I realised I hadn't totally grown out of my fear of heights!
More great views on the rest of the descent before what seemed like miles of steep boggy slopes that twice caught me out soaking my butt to make the rest of the journey less than enjoyable.
Finally we crossed the river and made it to the road for the long trudge back to the car
Apart from a soggy a&*e it was a memorable and enjoyable introduction to the Munro Baggers world and thank you to walkhighlands.com for providing the route (maybe a bog factor of 4 might be more appropriate?)
by Bruno » Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:32 pm
by Paul Webster » Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:25 am
by imacd » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:33 pm
- Cluanie Dam with cloud inversion
by Paul Webster » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:21 am