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brothers and sisters by bus

brothers and sisters by bus

Postby dunrig » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:27 am

Route description: Brothers Ridge - Sgùrr a Bhealaich Dheirg

Munros included on this walk: Aonach Meadhoin, Ciste Dhubh, Sàileag, Sgùrr a' Bhealaich Dheirg, Sgùrr Fhuaran, Sgùrr na Càrnach, Sgùrr na Ciste Duibhe

Corbetts included on this walk: Am Bathach

Date walked: 17/07/2012

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Have been out and about in the north-west in the car but its back to public transport for this trip.
Sitting on the bus from Glasgow to Cluanie Inn on tues I realised I had forgotten my jacket, what an idiot, the bus stopped at Fort William so I ran to nearest charity shop and bought a kagoul, at least it would keep wind out. Got off at inn, walked over Am Bathach, up Ciste Dhubh then over Aonach Meadhoin, the rain came down as left the top so I put up tent(827m). Wed morning rain was still coming down, being lazy & not wanting to test kagoul I decided to wait it out, no hardship as always carry a book to read. Rained all day & I read, thought a bit, & read all day, just couldn't motivate myself to get out and wet on ridge.
Anyway wednesday passed and I woke if not to sun at least a dry thurs morning. Walked over Sgurr a Bhealaich Dheirg, Saileag and sisters, odd shower but fine - there is nothing like an early start on a fine day knowing you have got a great ridge walk in front of you - this is what I was born to do - at least thats the thought untill weariness sets in towards end-finished by walking down path beside Allt a'Chruinn, camped at Sheil Bridge got bus back fri morning.
So a two & half day traverse of North Glen Shiel hills, perhaps the slowest ever- thinking of a week long winter walk in for couple corbetts as corollary to this trip.
Thoughts from the tent:
-looking out over the landscape from the top of the hill gives me a visionary experience of geological time - my comparative insignificance is comforting - I used to get the same feeling when I worked on the boat & looked out at the vastness of ocean

-peakbagging is a strange game, arising (I think) in part out of victorian urge to categorise, list, explore & name nature - it gives form and purpose to our hillwalking but it is a bit perverse and I am not sure it should be celebrated quite so much...

some pictures
Loch Cluanie from slopes Am Bathach
Ciste Dhubh (tuesday)
6am summit of Sgurr a Bhealaich Dheirg (thursday)
looking back
on to Sgurr nan Spainteach I think
Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe
looking back to rocky step on way
dark Sgurr Fhuaran
rock sentinel
way ahead
on to Beinn Bhuidhe
Loch Duich
at sunset
Last edited by dunrig on Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:21 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: brothers and sisters by bus

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:41 am

Good stuff. That final photo is superb :thumbup:
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Re: brothers and sisters by bus

Postby GillC » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:47 am

Smashing stuff,,wouldnt mind doing this too,,just need someone willing to wild camp lol Last pic is great,,love the way the cloud line mirrors the horizon line of the hills. :clap:
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Re: brothers and sisters by bus

Postby mrssanta » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:18 pm

I like your relaxed approach, though I don't think I could cope with staying in the tent all day I'd get stiff
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Re: brothers and sisters by bus

Postby Bod » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:07 am

Cracking set of hills and doing them all in one trip is fantastic no matter how long you take :D :D :clap:
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Re: brothers and sisters by bus

Postby Lenore » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:56 am

What a cool trip! Love your pictures. Didn't know Ciste Duibhe looked so good; was hard to see when I stood on it :lol:
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Re: brothers and sisters by bus

Postby robertphillips » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:02 pm

Well done i think me and my wife spoke to u at shiel bridge campsite before you headed to the pub. 8)
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Re: brothers and sisters by bus

Postby dunrig » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:33 pm

that was me, you did well to go Robert missing the midge & my snoring...
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Re: brothers and sisters by bus

Postby Alan S » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:36 pm

Well done, Great report :D
Love that last pic 8)
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