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Carn Ghluasaid, Sgurr nan Conbhairean and Sail Chaorainn

Carn Ghluasaid, Sgurr nan Conbhairean and Sail Chaorainn


Postby The Mighty Midge » Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:05 pm

Route description: Sgurr nan Conbhairean, Carn Ghluasaid and Sail Chaorainn

Munros included on this walk: Carn Ghluasaid, Sail Chaorainn, Sgurr nan Conbhairean

Date walked: 21/10/2010

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 20 km

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Now then, we did this walk at the start of september. Weather was bloody marvellous. This was the first day of our trip, we drove to glen affric to tackle Tom'a'Choinich and Toll Creagach the next day.
I was well impressed with this route, stunning 360 views all round with the clear air. Great hills, not hard but nevertheless an enjoyable walk. We camped at a spot not far from the cluanie dam, a perfect area of flat grass near the river. Our visit had been surpisingly midge-free, nothing like the previous horrors we had endured on slioch and ben alligan. That was, of course, until the morning. Oh yes, the boys were back in town. So out came the tropical strength DEET.
Anyway enough rambling, on with the piccies.
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Re: Carn Ghluasaid, Sgurr nan Conbhairean and Sail Chaorainn

Postby kinley » Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:20 pm

Nice set of piccies.

Didn't get much visibility doing these :(

Cheers :)
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Re: Carn Ghluasaid, Sgurr nan Conbhairean and Sail Chaorainn

Postby Phil the Hill » Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:34 pm

We didn't get any visibility on Sgurr nan Conbhairean either. Did it in winter in a whiteout. If I recall correctly, its name translates as "hill of the dog men", implying werewolves. On the summit ridge we came across bootprints that strangely changed into dog paw prints :shock: I'm not making this stuff up!

Bailed out from doing Sail Chaorainn due to the weather, but later did it in summer when camping in Glen Affric and did get views like this.
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Re: Carn Ghluasaid, Sgurr nan Conbhairean and Sail Chaorainn

Postby mountain coward » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:31 pm

Those are about the only Kintail hills I'm looking forward to! :lol:
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Re: Carn Ghluasaid, Sgurr nan Conbhairean and Sail Chaorainn

Postby LeithySuburbs » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:16 pm

brings back happy memories from a couple of weeks ago :D . Looks like a great day out for you :) .
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