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Scorcher on the South Glenshiel ridge!

Scorcher on the South Glenshiel ridge!


Postby jenniferc6 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:07 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

Date walked: 30/05/2013

Time taken: 9.25 hours

Distance: 26.75 km

Ascent: 1818m

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I finally had a few days off work so headed to Glen Shiel for some walking (got exams later this year so unfortunately have to use some of my holidays as study leave). I managed to flag down the bus in the layby and arrived at Cluanie to start walking at 9.50 - £6 for the bus but worth every penny given how warm it was, the walk back along the road would have been a nightmare!
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I put on plenty of suncream and set off along the track to the first munro of the day. I met a group from Surrey on the first summit, it was good that the weather was so nice given how far they had come – I thought I had a long journey to the hills!
I saw a common lizard as I was heading up to Creag a’mhaim but it ran off before I could get a picture. Also saw grouse and skylarks.
There were some nice scrambles along the way, I haven’t done much ridge walking until this week but really enjoyed it, especially since the weather was so good and there wasn’t much wind.
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I think this is a really great route since the hills themselves are good to walk along and the views from the tops are also brilliant.
The walk back down off Creag nan Damh was probably the most tiring part of the day since it was sheltered and warm in the evening sun and the path is fairly rocky but it was nice walking back down beside the waterfall.
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Re: Scorcher on the South Glenshiel ridge!

Postby riverlodge » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:38 pm

nice report, some lovely views through the gap to loch quoich.
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Re: Scorcher on the South Glenshiel ridge!

Postby Phil the Hill » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:36 pm

Yes, that was a great day to be out on the hills. I was just to the North on Sgorr Ruadh (also up from Surrey!) and the views were fantastic. I could probably have seen you on the South Glen Shiel Ridge if I had a telescope and knew where to look!
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Re: Scorcher on the South Glenshiel ridge!

Postby rockhopper » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:22 pm

oh, I did enjoy this ridge - glad you got such a great day for it, makes all the difference ! - cheers :)
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Re: Scorcher on the South Glenshiel ridge!

Postby Fife Flyer » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:39 pm

Nice report, hopefully in a couple of weeks we will have just as much fun :wink:
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Re: Scorcher on the South Glenshiel ridge!

Postby jenniferc6 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:14 pm

thanks folks, I had a great time. Certainly picked the right days to take my holidays :)
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