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The Ring of Steall - Classic & Popular

The Ring of Steall - Classic & Popular


Postby Petr Dakota » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:27 pm

Route description: The Ring of Steall, Mamores

Munros included on this walk: Am Bodach, An Gearanach, Sgurr a'Mhaim, Stob Coire a'Chairn

Date walked: 14/09/2014

Time taken: 8.3 hours

Distance: 13 km

Ascent: 1389m

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Finally we managed to do some Munros together with Richard on the sunday as we have different days off work mostly. Decision made for The Ring of Steall. Richard was in Fort William from previous day as he walked Ben Nevis on the saturday, I started my way from home very early morning on the sunday - meeting arranged in Glen Nevis near Youth Hostel at 06:00 am.
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Glen Nevis - open view to the valley with the Steall Waterfall in background
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I really love this: across the river via the wire bridge
:D 8) :wink:
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The Steall Waterfall from bottom...
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Looking back after some ( many ) boggy parts...
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Ascending the 1st Munro - An Gearanach
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...higher level of the ascent. Ben Nevis opposite, hidden in clouds
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...and more higher...
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Richard is cutting last a few yards to the summit
:D
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Me on the summit of An Gearanach, the way will continue via the nice ridge behind me
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Here is the ridge
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2nd Munro ahead - Stob Coire a'Chairn
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Looking back to An Gearanach...nice shape of the mountain
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Richard on the summit of Stob Coire a'Chairn - 2nd Munro done
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Looking back from the ascent of Am Bodach, Stob Coire a'Chairn and An Gearanach in the background
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View to the Valley...Richard climbing up. This Munro is very steepy
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Richard on the summit of Am Bodach - 3rd Munro done
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Enjoying the views between Am Bodach ans Sgurr an Lubhair
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Stob Ban
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The Devil's Ridge - connection to the Sgurr a'Mhaim
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Looking back: Richard on The Devil's Ridge, Sgurr an Lubhair behind
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Sgurr a'Mhaim summit - 4 Munros completed !
:D 8) :D
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Very windy on the way down from Sgurr a'Mhaim, jacket removed from the rucksack
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Glen Nevis
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Waterfall near the road - close to the car park

It was a Great day with great ridge walk in great area... 8) :D
Last edited by Petr Dakota on Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:14 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: The Ring of Steall - Classic & Popular

Postby simon-b » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:53 pm

Another good one, Petr. It looks a superb ridge walk.
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Re: The Ring of Steall - Classic & Popular

Postby Borderhugh » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:18 am

I dig the photos.
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Re: The Ring of Steall - Classic & Popular

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:31 pm

simon-b wrote:Another good one, Petr. It looks a superb ridge walk.

Thanks Simon :) We enjoyed the variety of all ridges there :wink:
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Re: The Ring of Steall - Classic & Popular

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:32 pm

Borderhugh wrote:I dig the photos.

thanks :)
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Re: The Ring of Steall - Classic & Popular

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:42 pm

Some more photos:
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Re: The Ring of Steall - Classic & Popular

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:17 pm

Thanks for this :clap: - its another trip on the list for this summer so I found the photos really helpful - its good to have an idea of the terrain. Loved the photo showing how to balance on the wire bridge ... now can I :shock: :lol:
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Re: The Ring of Steall - Classic & Popular

Postby rockhopper » Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:51 pm

another good trip, PD - certainly a nice area in which to walk despite the clag - have to return here some time having seen nothing but summit cairns in the clag :roll: - cheers :)
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Re: The Ring of Steall - Classic & Popular

Postby BoyVertiginous » Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:34 am

Always appeals this one when TRs appear, not managed it yet. Does look like one to save for a clear day.
:clap:
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Re: The Ring of Steall - Classic & Popular

Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:15 pm

Huff_n_Puff wrote:Thanks for this :clap: - its another trip on the list for this summer so I found the photos really helpful - its good to have an idea of the terrain. Loved the photo showing how to balance on the wire bridge ... now can I :shock: :lol:

You are welcome and I'm glad that it's helpful for you :) I wish you nice trip there in the summer 8)
...and about the wire bridge...I'm sure you can :wink: :D Thank you :)
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Re: The Ring of Steall - Classic & Popular

Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:20 pm

rockhopper wrote:another good trip, PD - certainly a nice area in which to walk despite the clag - have to return here some time having seen nothing but summit cairns in the clag :roll: - cheers :)

thank you :) and hope some day the view will be clear :wink: 8)
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Re: The Ring of Steall - Classic & Popular

Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:25 pm

BoyVertiginous wrote:Always appeals this one when TRs appear, not managed it yet. Does look like one to save for a clear day.
:clap:

Thank you :) I wish you to manage it in the right time, in a clear day the views are sure spectacular 8)
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