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A cuillin and a champions league semi in one evening

A cuillin and a champions league semi in one evening


Postby scottishkennyg » Thu May 09, 2013 8:12 pm

Route description: Sgurr na Banachdich

Munros included on this walk: Sgurr na Banachdich

Date walked: 30/04/2013

Time taken: 3 hours

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Sgurr na Banachdich 965m
I left the car at the Glen Brittle Youth Hostel and walked up coire a ghreadaidh to reach a feint diverging path leading up to Coir an Eich.
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A view up toward the ridge

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Diverging path leading up to ridge


I took the direct route up the ridge of An Diallaid over the rocky ridge and up onto the main spine of the Sgurr Na Banachdich.
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An Diallaid ridge


A short pull up over some fresh snow and rocks and the crest summit and cairn was reached 1.5 hours after the start. And a Cuillin summit without the need for any hands on scrambling, nice one.

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Cairn

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Crest Ridge summit


The cloud lifted and provided limited opportunities for some photographs. Sadly not able to see the entire Cuillin ridge on this occasion.
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ridge to sgurr dearg

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toward loch brittle

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Sgurr Dearg

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ridge on descent

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Sgurr Dearg

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Campsite down in glen brittle


I headed back down the ridge and took a direct route south to regain the main path to the car.
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view from path back up glen

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back up walk route

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Summit ridge from road


3 hours in total, no doubt thanks to lightweight boots and a reduced winter pack weight.

A short drive and a couple of phot stops later I was sitting in Seamus’s bar at the Slig with a cool pint of Guinness and a fish supper with a prime seat to watch the second half of the european league semi final. Champion!
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Rear view of Bruach Na Frithe

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Side view of Sgurr nan Gillean and co, strange cloud shapes!!
Last edited by scottishkennyg on Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: A cuillin and a champions league semi in one evening

Postby Graeme D » Fri May 10, 2013 9:02 pm

Oh yes, I remember this route one fine May day a few years back. A bit different to your day though. A nice wee straightfoward one by Cuillin standards.
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Re: A cuillin and a champions league semi in one evening

Postby kevsbald » Sat May 11, 2013 5:59 pm

Yet to do but good to see it appears 'straightforward'. Nice day and evening by the sounds of it.
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Re: A cuillin and a champions league semi in one evening

Postby scottishkennyg » Sat May 11, 2013 8:16 pm

Cheers Graeme D, it is a grand hill and on a clear day the views would be superb.
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Re: A cuillin and a champions league semi in one evening

Postby scottishkennyg » Sat May 11, 2013 8:23 pm

Hi Kevsbald, yip you will enjoy this one and if the conditions permit you can continue along the ridge to the left and take on the two munros and a wee descent through the an dorus and back to the car, if they are still on the to do list. Of course a pint in Seamus's bar is a must do. Cheers Kenny
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