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Càrn Ghluasaid and Sgùrr nan Conbhairean

Munros: Càrn Ghluasaid, Sgùrr nan Conbhairean

Date walked: 02/08/2022

Another good weather forecast drew me back to the hills only a short time after my previous visit. My choice of route was once again influenced by wanting at least part of the way to be on a decent path. Not enough time to bag three Munros but I'm not sure Munro bagging is very high on my list of life's priorities. On the other hand, what if I decide later in life that I do want to bag Munros as a priority?

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Interesting morning mist as seen from the car park. It is 2 Celsius (!) according to the car.

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Very easy going on the track and then path with just the odd bit of bog to sidestep.

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The stalkers' path is interrupted by a cairned crossing of a slabbed area.

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Nice morning light on the saddle.

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And a neighbour.

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I find the zig zags up the steep southern slopes highly entertaining.

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Grateful for the path!

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Decent view of the loch but cloud still stubbornly capping some of the summits.

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Gairich just visible through the cloud to the south. Another hill on the radar.

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Getting to the top of the zig zags is a little uninspiring as I am presented with the sprawling and plain western slopes.

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Better view to the east.

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And south.

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But at least the ridge beyond the first Munro is visible.

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Cloud lifting a wee bit to the west.

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It isn't in my script that the summit should cloud over but that is what is being threatened.

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It is quite a dramatic moment to reach the summit and its attendant crags after the relative monotony of the large, flat summit area.

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It is pretty cold at this point as I decide to wait out the cloud skirting the next summit.

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In the end I am glad I waited a bit before proceeding as I would otherwise have summited the next hill in cloud.

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I wander up and down the cliff edge at the first summit, waiting to see of the second summit will clear convincingly. Didn't have to wait an eternity for that.

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After a forty minute wait there is a definite general lifting of the cloud base and I decide to proceed with the rest of my planned walk.

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Sgurr na Ciche I assume.

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A grassy bypass path gives way to a stony descent but it is quite pleasant underfoot.

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The last few metres to the second summit. As usual I am on a schedule for returning home but, unusually, I am feeling quite energetic and I ascend the final slopes fairly easily.

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View east.

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View southish.

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East again with summit cairn in view. Fairly narrow summit area makes for an entertaining short tour of the views in all directions.

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North west.

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Northeastish.

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Sgurr na Ciche on the horizon again.

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Ciste Dubh?

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Time to descend.

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Back on the grassy bypass path.

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Peep peep peep!

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Watery Fowls.

All in all a very enjoyable walk and quite dramatic when the cloud was breaking over the summits.



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Distance: 206.75 km
Ascent: 16700m
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Distance: 73 km
Ascent: 5261m
Munros: 4
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Distance: 55 km
Ascent: 3917m
Grahams: 3
Sub2000s: 1

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Distance: 22 km
Ascent: 2200m
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 1

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Distance: 24.5 km
Ascent: 2194m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 1

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Distance: 24 km
Ascent: 3189m

2007

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Distance: 31 km
Ascent: 1896m

2006

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Distance: 37 km
Ascent: 3730m

2004

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Distance: 44 km
Ascent: 2706m
Corbetts: 1

2003

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Distance: 50 km
Ascent: 5760m
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 2

2002

Trips: 3
Distance: 29 km
Ascent: 2449m

2001

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Distance: 46 km
Ascent: 4245m
Munros: 2

2000

Trips: 1
Distance: 16 km
Ascent: 1300m
Munros: 3

1999

Trips: 1
Distance: 28 km
Ascent: 900m
Corbetts: 1

1998

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Distance: 8 km
Ascent: 1055m
Munros: 2

1997

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Distance: 27 km
Ascent: 1400m
Grahams: 1

1995

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Distance: 80 km
Ascent: 4322m
Munros: 3
Grahams: 1

1994

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Distance: 35.5 km
Ascent: 2477m
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 1

1993

Trips: 1
Distance: 10 km
Ascent: 1100m

1992

Trips: 2
Distance: 46 km
Ascent: 2345m


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