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Doing The Five Sisters at last

Doing The Five Sisters at last


Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:17 pm

Route description: Five Sisters of Kintail

Munros included on this walk: Sgurr Fhuaran, Sgurr na Carnach, Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe

Date walked: 14/08/2012

Time taken: 6 hours

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While out walking the previous day i got a phone call from Mrs Craghopper asking where i was, Kintail i replied, ok we'll be up tomorrow. Aye ok then. They had just returned from Florida and were now hyjacking my holiday and here was me looking for a quiet wee break and now had the hyper craggies for company. They arrived at my caravan on the Tuesday morning put the beer in the cool box then said right where we going? Might as well do The Five Sisters i said seen as we've got two cars. This was my third time i'd planned to do this walk so we got my car to the finish then drove back to Morvich to where we would start the walk. There is a parking area for walkers just along from the Jacobite. Behind the house a path leads up to Beinn Bhuidhe, you are now on the ridge and we cross the first top before reaching the first Munro. We then continue along the ridge to Munro 2 and finally Munro 3 and then descend to the Glenshiel car park to my awaiting car and yes Mountain Thyme i have the keys where they should be, in my rucksack. There are a lot of reports on this ridge and it's just a case of following the path along the ridge, with a wee scramble here and there and enjoying the scenery as you go.

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Re: Doing The Five Sisters at last

Postby ChrisW » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:24 pm

Getting the best of the weather again JC, glad to see it..beautiful photos but what is going on with the knee :?
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Re: Doing The Five Sisters at last

Postby mountain thyme » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:34 pm

hey johnny glad mrs craghopper rang you or your munro tally would be static :D

glad you remembered the keys for a change :clap:
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Re: Doing The Five Sisters at last

Postby mrssanta » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:39 pm

nice one JC but I'm sure you love Mr and Mrs Craghopper even if they did hijack your quiet holiday
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Re: Doing The Five Sisters at last

Postby Lenore » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:34 pm

Yes, you made it! :clap: Third time lucky... Only, you missed a sister! :wink: The first / fifth one is a bit of a boring one compared to the others, though, so no big loss (and the poor girl is no munro...).
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Re: Doing The Five Sisters at last

Postby dooterbang » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:36 pm

Well done Johnny, what a day you got for it.

The views looking back to Loch Duich are sublime.

You all looked as if your having a wonderful time...that's what its all about :clap:
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Re: Doing The Five Sisters at last

Postby PeteR » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:47 pm

These do look like a cracking set of hills. Glad you had such a good day for them too :D
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Re: Doing The Five Sisters at last

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:10 pm

Cheers all for the replys :D
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Re: Doing The Five Sisters at last

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:19 pm

ChrisW wrote:Getting the best of the weather again JC, glad to see it..beautiful photos but what is going on with the knee :?

I've got a problem with the knee Chris which i'm possibly getting surgery on later this year. I get a jarring pain when descending but the knee strap helps ease it. :)
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Re: Doing The Five Sisters at last

Postby dogplodder » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:30 pm

Great pics of a fabulous walk! My knee was playing up on the Sisters - poles and Ibuprofen help but I also tried Monty's shaking it method which was probably a placebo but it gave me something to distract me from the pain at least! :lol:
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