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Brothers Ridge

Brothers Ridge


Postby tamaara » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:23 pm

Route description: Brothers Ridge - Sgurr a Bhealaich Dheirg

Munros included on this walk: Aonach Meadhoin, Saileag, Sgurr a'Bhealaich Dheirg

Date walked: 30/09/2013

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 11 km

Ascent: 1180m

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It was a beautiful sunny day. For our walk we took standard Brothers Ridge route but in opposite direction.
It was more convenient for us because we stayed in the Chuanie Inn hotel.
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The Cluanie Inn hotel. The path to Brothers Ridge is located on the left side of the car park.

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We started our walk at 6.45 am

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Sunrise in the mountains. The birth of a new day. For the sake of this you should come here!

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Sometimes the photographer can lose balance.

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View of Ciste Dhubh (centre)

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View of Corbett Am Bathach.

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We have a wonderful view of the Brothers Ridge. Lets go forward!

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I was delighted - first munro of the day! I began to congratulate my husband ... but he calmed me down, it was just intermediate summit at 854 m.

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The weather great, the mood too !

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It turns out we are not alone here - friendly company of deer ahead of us.

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Photo of Ciste Dhubh munro done with high magnification. Looks very seriously.

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The sun still shines. But the wind was blowing harder.

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Looking back to Sgurr an Fhuarail.

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The first munro of the day - Aonach Meadhoin!

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View of the continuation of the route. On the left: South Glen Shiel Ridge. Looks beautiful!

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The bealach between Aonach Meadhoin and Sgurr a'Bhealaich Dheirg.

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The path passes through a stony area. Going down is not difficult, but you have to be careful - watch out where to put your foot.

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... and again up between rocks.

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Beauty! Stand high and gaze far ... As in a fairy tale!

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Nice view of Srath a'Ghlas-choire ridge.

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Stony areas of this route look very picturesque.

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A short rest. I sit admiring wonderful views around.

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The second munro has opened to our sight. Looks serious! Decided to leave backpacks here, we will pick them up on our way back from summit.

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Short ridge to the summit of Sgurr a'Bhealaich Dheirg.

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Yes!!! Second munro of the day! And my fifth total! Breathtaking!

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Back to main ridge.
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We continue our way. Nice view of Five Sisters of Kintail. Very impressive! It is a pity that this beautiful route my husband walked without me.
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Steath an Fhraoch-choire ridge.
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When seen from afar, this place has caused us concern and in wet weather can be dangerous. A little more attention and this dangerous place passed.
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Stony site on descent.
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The path finds an easy course down to the bealach.
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Beautiful rocks but are not dangerous, we went around to the right.
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Rocks of whimsical form.
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Last munro of the day - Saileag. I and the mountains. Here it is my happiness. It is simple.
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The final part of the Brothers route. The first munro of the Five Sisters of Kintail is clearly visible.
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Views of the South Glen Shiel Ridge. This will be our next trip, but tomorrow we will have one day rest.
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On way down to the bealach on Lapain.
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The road is below already visible. We shall go down here. Very abruptly!
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The middle of descent. A footpath deep eroded, stones mobile. During a rain descent requires great care.
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We safely descended down the ridge. Now it is necessary to pass a small stream.
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And here is the road. The route was successfully passed.

Now we have to wait for the bus and go back to the hotel.
Great day in Kintail!
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Re: Brothers Ridge

Postby simon-b » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:40 pm

Great pictures, tamaara. There's a lot more snow on the hills today than when you did that ridge! It looked like a beautiful day.
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Re: Brothers Ridge

Postby tamaara » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:24 am

Thank You for your kind comment!
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Re: Brothers Ridge

Postby dogplodder » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:32 pm

These are beautiful photographs - especially liked the morning ones over to Ciste Dubh and then later of the 5 Sisters. The Brothers don't get the same attention as their spiky siblings but I loved them! :D
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Re: Brothers Ridge

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:28 pm

Its lovely to see summer photos in the middle of winter - it was snowing here at sea level this morning :lol: Your pictures give a good idea of what to expect walking these hills - thank you.
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