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A glorious day on the South Glen Shiel Ridge

A glorious day on the South Glen Shiel Ridge


by rockhopper » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:33 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, Sgurr na Sgine, The Saddle

Date walked: 11/08/2012

Time taken: 16 hours

Distance: 48.5 km

Ascent: 2890m

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Re: A glorious day on the South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby ChrisW » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:57 pm

Now that is a hike :shock: great report of a hell of a round Rockhopper and pin sharp photos of the stunning scenery. That must have been a real cracker 'in the flesh' :clap: :D
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Re: A glorious day on the South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby Graeme D » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:29 pm

You cannae beat a bit of "Classic Rockhopper"! A huge effort. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: A glorious day on the South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby rockhopper » Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:56 pm

thanks everyone for all your comments - much appreciated :D

Stretch wrote:but when I come back for it I'm going to have you arrange this kind of weather for me!
given my history, there's a higher probability you'd end up in clag if relying on me ! :shock:

b-illie wrote: I'm waaiiiting for the day I can do this!
don't wait too long ! some multiples are easier than others :)

burnsider wrote:and a real pleasure to share the last part of my ... walk
it was certainly good to have company for an enjoyable descent - will look out for your reports - cheers :)

dooterbang wrote:Loking forward to the report containing your 200th Munro...got one in mind?
hadn't really thought about it - looking at my map, the AE looks obvious but I'm keeping that for a good weather day and will need experienced company for it so may be some time away 8)

ChrisW wrote: pin sharp photos of the stunning scenery.
just a point and shoot compact these days Chris, nothing like your photos ! the weather makes all the difference :)

Graeme D wrote:You cannae beat a bit of "Classic Rockhopper"!
thanks Graeme - chuckling away here at your new avatar pic.....you didn't look like that last time I saw you :wink:
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Re: A glorious day on the South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby JonetCol » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:19 pm

Brilliant report and superb pics - what an epic!!
I was up on the ridge on Sat 11 Aug - doing 1st four from E to W - and might have seen you between AaC and MCd. Congratuflippinlations on an amazing achievement!!
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Re: A glorious day on the South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby rockhopper » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:21 pm

JonetCol wrote: I was up on the ridge on Sat 11 Aug - doing 1st four from E to W - and might have seen you between AaC and MCd.
Thanks - looking at the timings of my photos, I'd have been on the two summits at around 0830 and 0930 - hope you had a great day as well - cheers :)
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Re: A glorious day on the South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby pigeon » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:42 pm

Been away for a couple of weeks so just seen this RH.Another whopper of a hike,i drank 4 litres on the south shiel ridge alone(half bottle of malt and numerous beers the night before might have had something to do with that right enough :lol: )Well done and don't be afraid of the AE ridge,would be a fine way of getting to 200 :clap: :thumbup:
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Re: A glorious day on the South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby rockhopper » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:37 pm

pigeon wrote:Been away for a couple of weeks so just seen this RH.Another whopper of a hike,i drank 4 litres on the south shiel ridge alone(half bottle of malt and numerous beers the night before might have had something to do with that right enough :lol: )Well done and don't be afraid of the AE ridge,would be a fine way of getting to 200 :clap: :thumbup:
Thanks - I suspect the malt may have had an influence :think: :wink: I do have the AE two on my to do list but don't want to go solo so will need to see - it'll be quite a while before I can get back out anyway due to family commitments :shock: - nice to hear from you - cheers :)
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Re: A glorious day on the South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby Fcfraser » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:46 pm

Awesome pics!! will have to revist your pics on Monday when I return from doing this walk......weather looking awful this weekend!
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Re: A glorious day on the South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby AlyBalyBee » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:04 pm

Frankly you sound like a maniac! Or perhaps just much fitter than me... Well done. Love that first photo. Always nice to get a cracking view at the top of a hill too, great pics.
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Re: A glorious day on the South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby dogplodder » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:42 pm

A well deserved win for a brilliant report of a stunning day! :clap:

If I'd been there a bit later I'd have bumped into you on the Saddle summit. :wink:
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Re: A glorious day on the South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby mrssanta » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:07 pm

missed this the first time round due to being on holiday. It was a real treat and well deserved.
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Re: A glorious day on the South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby simon-b » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:39 pm

That's a very long, glorious day, Rockhopper. Very familiar views - I was in Kintail and Glen Shiel last week, a beautiful part of Scotland. I'm glad you've only postponed the Forcan Ridge rather than cancelling it - that's one not to be missed.
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Re: A glorious day on the South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby kevsbald » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:30 pm

Sensational - easily the best report I've seen of this ridge.
Enjoy your vouchers and good luck for the 200th!
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Re: A glorious day on the South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby BoyVertiginous » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:56 pm

Dream day in the hills there, Rockhopper.

I was hoping for all of that (inversions; brocken spectre; glorious weather; etc) over in Glen Affric last weekend...all I got was immersion and broken specs when I came off the bike at a ford in spate!

Shall be referring back to your report in the future when come to do these, great stuff.
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Re: A glorious day on the South Glen Shiel Ridge

Postby Stuart Angus » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:20 pm

Unbeatable report RH 8) .................need all the info I can get my hands on for this............when I finally get to it :lol:
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