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A fine day on Slioch

A fine day on Slioch


Postby Beery Hiker » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:21 pm

Route description: Slioch, near Kinlochewe

Munros included on this walk: Slioch

Date walked: 23/04/2014

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This is an old set of pictures from our Kinlochewe trip in April 2014. We left the cars in the car park at Incheril, and set off on the long approach walk. Soon we lost our first casualty, HalfManHalfTitanium, who was suffering severe knee pain. The remaining three of us pressed on, and got some scenic views:

ImageDSCF6452 by HH, on Flickr

ImageDSCF6453 by HH, on Flickr

Eventually we started the climb, and the views south opened up.
ImageDSCF6466 by HH, on Flickr

ImageDSCF6468 by HH, on Flickr

Soon another of our team turned back, and there were only two of us by the time we reached the lochan on the south ridge:
ImageDSCF6482 by HH, on Flickr

Here my last remaining companion decided to remain, but I was reluctant to turn back so made a quick dash for the summit, pausing to look back to the lochan:
ImageDSCF6483 by HH, on Flickr

It was windy but clear on the plateau, where I attempted a summit selfie:
ImageDSCF6499 by HH, on Flickr

The views over Loch Maree were spectacular
ImageDSCF6520 by HH, on Flickr

as was the view back to Kinlochewe
ImageDSCF6521 by HH, on Flickr

On reaching the summit, I attempted to create a full panorama, and later stitched these together. First and best, the view north over the Great Wilderness:
ImageSlioch1 by HH, on Flickr

The view west over Loch Maree and out to sea:
Imageslioch3 by HH, on Flickr

And the view south over the trig point towards Beinn Eighe
ImageSlioch4 by HH, on Flickr

Then I set off back to the lochan, and joined my last companion at the lochan for the long and tiring walk back to Incheril.
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Re: A fine day on Slioch

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:45 am

Great report and some wonderful views... love the panoramas!
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