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Kintail weekend pt1

Kintail weekend pt1


Postby thand » Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:54 pm

Route description: The Saddle, Forcan Ridge and Sgurr na Sgine

Munros included on this walk: Sgurr na Sgine, The Saddle

Date walked: 01/06/2013

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 13 km

Ascent: 1380m

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Exams over (fingers crossed) and first summer trip out into the hills. A plan is formed and its off to Kintail for a weekend with EJ and Brad to meet up with JenniferC6 who has been out there crunching through the hills.

Relatively late start on Saturday morning (9am) as Bradders was out the night before. He's still looking remarkably good for a man who's blood is now half jaeger bomb. :clap:

Hitting all the traffic reminds me why 5am starts are necessary but we hit loch Clunie about half 12 so we should be walking by 1. Wrong! an accident on the road (hope everyone was ok) held us for an hour and a half so its three before we are moving. Jennifer set off ahead of us so plan is to catch her back by the road as we didn't know if we'd even get on the route today

Still the Forcan ridge beckons and we're charging up -can we make last food orders at the Clunie Inn?!?!? :shock:
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Up to the bealach and poles away as the ridge eases us in...and then boom! This is awesome, just try not to look down! 8)
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We reach the 10m drop and get down it fairly easily, then up to the summit soaking in the views, before back on it and off to Sgurr na Sgine.
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On the second munro we take in the views. The light is amazing as the sun starts to drop - best get moving.
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Down the steep ascent and its looking like we're not going to be down in time for food. Quick call to Jennifer and a pre order is in.

9.40 and we're tucking into macaroni and chips with a pint of Ciste Dhubh.

Camp set up and the snores can be heard by half 11. Can't wait for day two.
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Re: Kintail weekend pt1

Postby jenniferc6 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:29 am

great report Tom, the late start paid off since we missed the morning rain. The possibility of missing dinner at the Cluanie certainly acts as a good motivator to spur you on at the end of the day! :lol:
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