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Five Sisters of Kintail

Five Sisters of Kintail


Postby dooterbang » Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:28 pm

Route description: Five Sisters of Kintail

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

Date walked: 27/03/2010

Time taken: 11 hours

Distance: 15 km

Ascent: 1850m

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Five Sisters of Kintail completed Saturday March 27th. Weather was mixed, dry for first 7hours then rain. Contrast in weather made for a great adventure. Plenty snow still on the hills, crampons and ice axe where required. Great effort for all who completed the walk.

Below is a vid of the walk...watch this in 720p or 1080p, and in full screen. If your connection can handle it, as vid is HD.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxl2O7Qes8Y[/youtube]
Last edited by dooterbang on Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:25 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Five Sisters of Kintail

Postby skuk007 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:01 pm

Another great video, must admit I could never walk in those conditions. I would be well outside my comfort zone!
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Re: Five Sisters of Kintail

Postby dooterbang » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:04 pm

Well i think with a 1 day winter skills course you would be fine.

It is strange at first walking with crampons and 4 season boots but you quickly adapt. More strength is needed, especially when doing epic amount of hours.
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