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First ridge walk - and I was hooked!
by dogplodder » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:19 pm
Route description: South Glen Shiel Ridge: 7 Munros
Munros included on this walk: Aonach Air Chrith, Creag a'Mhaim, Druim Shionnach, Maol chinn-dearg
Date walked: 17/07/20044 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
View east to Loch Loyne
Moira, David and Andrew on stalker's path up Creag a' Mhaim
View south from Creag a' Mhaim across Glen Quoich to Spidean Mialach (left) and Gleouraich
View west to lochan below Druim Shionnach
Moira at Creag a' Mhaim summit
The amazing thing about this Saturday in July with perfect weather was that we only met one other pair of walkers all day!
View north from Druim Shionnach to the Brothers Ridge
View west along Glen Shiel to the Sisters Ridge
Andrew and David just dots on the skyline
This was my first ridge walk. Given the perfect weather (warm but not too hot with a pleasant breeze), fabulous views all round and the sheer exhileration of walking a ridge like that, I found it a mind blowingly wonderful experience and was totally hooked from that day on!
I don't remember which summit this was but am guessing it's Aonach air Chrith, with Ben Nevis visible above Spidean Mialach
Loch Quoich from Maol Chinn-Dearg
Moira reaching the summit of Maol Chinn-Dearg
The descent was down the north east ridge, the Drum Coire nan Eirecheanach which I don't remember presenting any difficulties. We picked up the car and drove back the short distance to the Cluanie Inn where we had a most enjoyable meal.
I forgot to take a pic of the ridge that day but here's one from A'Chralaig taken earlier in the year when there was still snow about.
Cluanie Inn and South Glenshiel ridge
And because I didn't have the dogs on the South Glen Shiel ridge here's a pic for those who like a dog fix!
Jack and Tess on A'Chralaig with South Glen Shiel ridge behind
by kev_russ » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:29 pm
by mrssanta » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:12 pm
by Paula Hubens » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:21 pm
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by dogplodder » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:32 pm
kev_russ wrote:Looked a cracking day there. Stunning pics
Thanks Kev, it was a stunning day.
by dogplodder » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:40 pm
mrssanta wrote:Can't wait to get up there on a lovely day like that one
I think it's worth waiting for a good day. We did the other half of the ridge with a bunch of friends in cloud and rain. Still enjoyed it and had a good laugh but got no views at all!
South Glen Shiel ridge in the clag
by dogplodder » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:44 pm
Paula Hubens wrote:Wow, what a day! Lovely weather, good company, stunning ridge walk and 4 munros in the bag. You had it all! You're certainly wetting my apetite for these with pictures like that. Top stuff
Thanks Paula. You're right we had it all that day!
by Johnny Corbett » Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:12 pm
by dogplodder » Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:18 pm
Johnny Corbett wrote:Another fine report Dogplodder and good to see the dogs even though they missed out, but where's the horse?
He couldnae mak it - busy on horse stuff!
by dogplodder » Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:53 pm
Loch Quoich from South Glen Shiel ridge
by macq23 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:26 pm
by dogplodder » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:28 pm
dogplodder wrote:About the only view we got the day we did the second half of the ridge was this one of Loch Quoich.
I tell a lie. One of the group when we did the west end of the ridge in 2006 took this photo with sun shining clearly at the top. Just shows how selective and unreliable memory can be!
by Hill-loving lady » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:34 pm