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Best walking day

Best walking day

Postby Kerspink » Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:57 pm

Route description: South Glen Shiel Ridge: 7 Munros

Munros included on this walk: Aonach Air Chrith, Creag a'Mhaim, Creag nan Damh, Druim Shionnach, Maol chinn-dearg, Sgurr an Doire Leathain, Sgurr an Lochain

Date walked: 01/09/2020

Distance: 26.75 km

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415 am wake up and think are we crazy? Well yes we probably are. A nice two and half hour drive up to the parking area near Loch Cluanie which is already quite full! We start off walking up well made track which leads to Tomdoun. We decided not to take stalkers path and head for the zig zags which was tough in very windy conditions! First summit Creag a mhaim reached by 10am and so we are up! Quick stop for pics and food meet a few others at first summit & we are on our way again. Summit number two beckons where being brave, I’m scared of heights and have vertigo, decide to go over crest on ridge rather than bypass it!. Summit number 2 in 40 mins . Now we on to number 3 . The views are stunning and I’m hardly believing I’m here! More scrambling and we are heading to Maol Chinn-dearg. Number 4 was most fun to get to!! Again token selfies and we are now heading for number 5 by now we have picked up the pace for sone reason!! And we are heading to Sgurr an Lochain which looks awesome , we bypass minor top and head for Creag Nan Damh. Final Munro of the day complete we now start our descent. By now I’m pooped and we decide to drop in to the gully just off the summit and pick our way back down. We meet up with the track and head back to the road. We then had long long walk back to the car. And by now sun is out and we are roasting. Back to car 12 hours after starting and not looking forward to drive home . But weirdly can’t take the grins off our faces!!
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