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The 5 Sisters

The 5 Sisters


Postby tombombadilio » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:20 am

Route description: Five Sisters of Kintail

Munros included on this walk: Sgurr Fhuaran, Sgurr na Carnach, Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe

Date walked: 15/04/2018

Time taken: 12 hours

Distance: 25.3 km

Ascent: 2049m

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0621: Set-off after standard faff aboutImage

0720: Ridge reachedImage

Ridge ahead to westImage

Followed by sunriseImage

ShadowsImage

More ridgeImage

Cornice edge guessingImage

Sgurr nan Spainteach?Image

SunburstImage

0829: Sgurr nan Spainteach summit?Image

Summit panoImage

From whence I cameImage

SnowImage

Bit of scrambling to Sgurr na Ciste DuibheImage

0925: First Munro of the day, SnCDImage

SnCD summit eastImage

Looking to South Glen Shiel ridgeImage

Another panoImage

Ahead to Sgurr na Carnach and Sgurr FhuaranImage

First bum slide of the dayImage

From whence I cameImage

1033: Second Munro of the day, Sgurr na CarnachImage

SnC to the eastImage

West to Loch DuichImage

Approach to Sgurr FhuaranImage

1133: Third Munro, SFImage

East from SFImage

Descent west to Ault a'ChruinnImage

Conditions too soft for further bum slidingImage

Sgurr nan SaigheadImage

Bit of care needed, axe to handImage

Last view of the snowImage

East Cliffs of SnSImage

SnS summitImage

Back to SFImage

Beinn BhuidheImage

BB summitImage

Down into Glen Shiel, return route to carImage

Gleann LichdImage

Sgurr na Moraich summitImage

Picnic conditions, but long return walk aheadImage

Loch DuichImage

StileImage

Ridge time, not including road returnImage

1824: Back at car, hitch-hike failImage

Summary:
Perfect conditions, perfect time of year. Enough daylight to enjoy a long day. Winds light but refreshing. One couple met all day, at start on Sgurr nan Spainteach, going other direction. Enough snow to warrant winter kit, only axe needed. Sun block needed for face. Views: ridiculous. One of those days. Hell of a walk back, feet in bits but happy.
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