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The Brothers of Kintail
by Clamberer » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:59 pm
Route description: Brothers Ridge - Sgurr a Bhealaich Dheirg
Munros included on this walk: Aonach Meadhoin, Saileag, Sgurr a'Bhealaich Dheirg
Date walked: 18/04/2010
Time taken: 7 hours
Distance: 11 km
Ascent: 1220mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Alighting from the bus at the layby on the A87, we started the ascent up what is possibly the steepest half-k in Scotland. No chance to warm the legs up here, its Up, Up Up all the way. I huffed and puffed my way to the bealach, shedding layers as I went, and was rewarded with this fine view:
Now the hardest part of the day was over and we could enjoy the ridge walk, in fantastic conditions. hardly a breath of wind and good visibility. Saileag was reached quickly and unremarkably but the good weather meant great views in all directions.
Soon we were ascending the snowy slopes of Sgurr a Bhealaich Dheirgh, the summit of which is out on an interstlingly narrow spur. There was a bit more snow up here, being the biggest hill of the day.
Onwards and downwards, quite a considerable loss of height between Sgurr a Bhealaich Dheairgh and Aonach Meadhoin. A wee break at the bealach, where pieces were had and views were admired, then it was up up and away again, following the steepening rocky ridge to Aonach Meadhoin. A wee snow shower chased us to the summit so we didn't linger here. Quite a lot more snow on this hill, particularly on the descent. However after crossing Sgurr an Fhuarail the snow soon disappeared and a long, gentle grassy ridge took us all the way down to the Cluanie Inn.
A fantastic day out, in unexpectedly good conditions.
Is that snow soft up there, no need for crampons?
by soulminer » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:37 pm
Had an excellent view of these last weekend from Saddle and SnS.
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by Clamberer » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:09 pm
Unfortunately I left my camera at home so had to settle for taking pictures on my rubbishy phone- but they turned out nae too bad after all!
by Clamberer » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:15 pm
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