Aborted attempt

Route: The Pap of Glencoe

Grahams: Pap of Glencoe

Date walked: 16/05/2012

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 4km

Attempted this walk on a grey, rainy day in mid-May 2012. Based on the walk description, figured it would be a relatively easy and safe walk. Given conditions (rain with some of the highest peaks around Glencoe obscured by cloud), thought it would be the best option for the day. Path started out fine for the first say 20 minutes but then quickly became very boggy and difficult to follow. After crossing the described stream, could not find the path at all and ended up taking what was assumed to be the path (which was wrong - found the real path on the way down). Further ahead, fresh biggish gravel had been laid down along very steep parts, making it very difficult to get a footing. Ended up aborting the walk about half way through since it was getting too difficult to find the path and too difficult to climb without sliding back. Didn't feel the walk was worth the effort - views were OK, but not the greatest. Also could hear lots of car noise from the road below which kind of took away from the experience quite a bit. Wouldn't recommend and definitely wouldn't attempt this walk again unless I knew the conditions (and path) were improved.

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Comments: 11


Activity: Walker
Mountain: Half Dome Yosemite
Place: Glen Clova
Gear: walking shoes
Member: none
Ideal day out: Not too much climbing, nice animal and flower sightings, views of water.

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Trips: 1
Distance: 4 km
Grahams: 1

Joined: May 20, 2012
Last visited: May 20, 2012
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