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Pollaidh in my pocket

Pollaidh in my pocket


Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:43 pm

Route description: Stac Pollaidh ridge and circuit

Grahams included on this walk: Stac Pollaidh

Date walked: 30/03/2014

Time taken: 2.3 hours

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After doing Cul Beag the girls headed home with none of them wanting to join me on Stac Pollaidh. Due to the strong winds i wasn't sure i'd get passed the "obsticle" but as i was this close i wanted to give it a go. I took the East path round to the back of this iconic little hill, where various routes lead to the rocky ridge. I didn't have time to explore the ridge, which was a shame and some would say a waste, which is true but i didn't want to get home too late. Once on the ridge i made my way towards the summit and soon came up against the "obsticle". I looked at it and tried climbing it but wasn't confident due to the wind, so i dropped down to the left where a large slabbed boulder was. I got myself left hand and right foot secured on it before securing my left foot and finally my right hand before hauling myself up, it was fairly straightforward and once up all i had to do was go through the gap and walk the short distance to the summit. I returned down the boulder and took the West path back to the start.
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Johnny Corbett
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Re: Pollaidh in my pocket

Postby Bod » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:19 pm

Great stuff Johnny, it's a magical wee mountain :wink: :D :D
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Re: Pollaidh in my pocket

Postby litljortindan » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:02 pm

Good pics with interesting cloud. Wouldn't fancy it if windy though.
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Re: Pollaidh in my pocket

Postby Graeme D » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:04 pm

Good stuff JC. It was helluva windy that day. I did wonder whether anyone would be brave enough to tackle Pollaidh in those winds. :clap:
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Re: Pollaidh in my pocket

Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:48 pm

Thanks guys it's a brilliant wee hill, with the wind making it a bit tricky. Would love to return one day to spend more time on it, cheers :D
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