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by sid0995 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:05 pm
Route description: Stac Pollaidh ridge and circuit
Grahams included on this walk: Stac Pollaidh
Date walked: 02/06/2010
Time taken: 3 hours
Distance: 4 kmRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Arrived at the car park and easily found myself a space at 0900hrs. "Shes looking as described in the brochure" I said to myself.
So up the well constructed new path and through a couple of gates I went.
I decided to take the clockwise route around and folled the path.
On may way up looking back I got good views south east around Loch Lurgainn.
Once on the plateau I could see most of Cul Mor to the east with the usual topping of cloud.
Soon after a more level path there is a sharp increase where the clockwise and anti-clockwise paths meet and this takes you up to the cairn.
Looking over my shoulder north was Loch Sionascaig in front of Suliven.
The cairn was reached in an hour and I felt at least 4 pints of last nights cider was exorcised!
The wind was gusting a bit but hey you only live once, so I scrambled and clambered up the western side of Stac Polly.
As I got a strong signal at the summit but pretty much nowhere near the car so I phoned a couple of folk and checked my emails up there! (what has happened to this world) haha!
I was aware of the popularity of this hill, but the scale no. I passed around 40 people on the descent round the eastern side and back to the car park. Evidence of this popularity is shown here at 1100hrs when its gridlocked!
Here endeth my report on whats a hill well worth doing if in the area.
by HighlandSC » Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:03 pm
by sid0995 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:32 pm
by HighlandSC » Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:04 pm
- mountain coward
by Graeme D » Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:08 pm
sid0995 wrote:Quite a straight forward walk this one and the kind of one suitable for a thumping hangover
Is this just a casual observation, as in if one happened to have a "thumping hangover" or are you actually speaking from bitter first hand experience after the cider?
by sid0995 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:40 pm
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