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Glen Shiel - Five Sisters

Glen Shiel - Five Sisters


Postby Dunfie » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:00 am

Route description: Five Sisters of Kintail

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

Date walked: 01/10/2013

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 15 km

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The following photos really don't tell the story, It was very windy today, the wind got up between Sgurr na Ciste Dubh and Sgurr na Carnach that had me pretty spooked for a bit. Given this I decided that I would look to get off of the hill as early as I could - unfortunately I still had two particularly breezy tops to get over. :roll:

As I didn't have a walking buddy and I was staying at the Kintail Lodge I decided I should get a taxi along to the start. The hotel sorted me out with the local taxi company (it was £13 for the journey).

View from Car Pack up to Bealach an Lapain
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View from Bealach na Lapain to Sgurr nan Speanteach
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Spainteach and Ciste Dubh
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View of Four Sisters
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View back from Spainteach along ridge and The Brothers
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Sgurr na Ciste Dubh from Spainteach
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View across to Carnach and Fhuaran from Spainteach
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Sgurr na Carnach and Sgurr Fhuaran from Cairn at Sgurr na Ciste Dubh
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Loch Duich from Sgurr na Carnach
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View back from ascent of Sgurr Fhuaran
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View of West Ridge of Sgurr Fhuaran and Sgurr na Carnach
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On the valley floor a view back east
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View across Loch Shiel
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Re: Glen Shiel - Five Sisters

Postby dogplodder » Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:51 am

Apart from the wind looks like you got a good day for it. :D
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Re: Glen Shiel - Five Sisters

Postby Dunfie » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:13 pm

dogplodder wrote:Apart from the wind looks like you got a good day for it. :D


Yes, it could have been a lot worse and I do have some great photos of the walk. I think if I do it again I will be a lot more confident as there is a few bits where you think its going to be really treacherous (that drop off between Spainteach and Ciste Dubh is a particularly heart stopping moment) but when you get there and take your time its not too bad.
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Re: Glen Shiel - Five Sisters

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:44 pm

Clear skies on a classic ridgewalk, pity about the wind, but hey that's another three blue balloons added to your list :clap: :D
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