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by gammy leg walker » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:13 am
Route description: Sgurr nan Conbhairean, Carn Ghluasaid and Sail Chaorainn
Munros included on this walk: Carn Ghluasaid, Sail Chaorainn, Sgurr nan Conbhairean
Date walked: 13/04/2013
Time taken: 9 hours
Distance: 17 km
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The 1st signs were good,no wind & clear skys above as climbed the stalkers path up the shoulder of the ist summit but soon the clag miesers started to weave the spell and all to soon we were in the all to familiar low cloud & no views .The 1st summit was reached without to much bother,the walk to the 2nd summit was shall we say"interesting",fairly steep terrain,complete white out,deep snow,and huge cornices round the corrie rim made navigation a shade testing to say the least,near the top of no2 we saw two walkers approaching,it was ceaser & soapy,turns out they had made the 2nd summit & dropped down to the bealach between the 2nd & 3rd top,but the conditions were way too dangerous to go any further & made the call to turn back,with this in mind we pressed on with a lets see & make a call when we get there,2nd summit reached,then a bearing taken to no 3,map,compass & 3 gps units all checked,walked for 100 steps & 2nd summit cairn reappeared wow,never had this before,same with jonny & quoman,so start again,compass bearing,3 gps units checked again,this time the weather gods gave us a wee break,and the clag cleared just enough to see where we were heading it was not a good site,we could see the bealach we wanted,but it was very narrow with a huge drop off on our l/h/s and even bigger cornices on the r/h/s,this was where ceaser & soapy had turned back and we can see why,so whats to do,then we got a break,and huge break,the wind died & the cloud lifted giving us a perfect view ahead,but it was still going to be a carefull walk till the ridge widened enough to make the walking easier,we took this nice n slow and after what seemed forever got across and had a wee breather and had a wee look back where we had came from,and then watched 5 other walkers behind us doing the same,they seemed to be very close to the edge of the cornice but all got past safe & well,after this it was an easy stroll to the 3rd summit of the day in now beautiful weather,on the way down we met & spoke to the 5 other walkers who turned out to be MRT peeps on a day out,we had a fair wee chin wag with them & told them they were a wee shade to close to the edge of the cornice in our view,turns out they were thinking the same watching us pass the cornice infact they were thinking their day out would turn into a job for them.The way back was now just a matter of following our steps back,with the MRT guys walking with us for the full walk out,great guys & lassie,made even better when we got back down to the road & they gave us a run back along the road to our car,many,many thanks for this,Hope ou like the pics from the day. DSCF3126.JPG[/attachment]
by quoman » Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:11 pm
It was good to meet and walk with the MRT/RAF Team
by Stuart Angus » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:16 pm
by rockhopper » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:33 pm
by pollyh33 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:50 pm
Clag or no clag, it looks like a fab day out!
by ceaser » Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:36 pm
by gammy leg walker » Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:40 pm
ceaser wrote:well done GLW , i feeel so happy that you lot managed to get the 3 done it doesnt bother me in the least ,that we had to turn back after 2 and then watch the clouds dissapear as we made our way back to the car
We saw your lunch spot at the bealach,you did the right thing,we would have turned back also it the cloud had not lifted,it wasn't a place to put a foot wrong ceaser.
by ceaser » Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:47 pm
by JB likes a beer » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:29 pm
by mrssanta » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:26 pm
by soapy27 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:31 pm
by dawnfoth » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:16 pm
by Rottiewalker » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:27 pm
by SusieThePensioner » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:33 pm
Some fantastic photos and I'm sure there must be a good one for the monthly competition