Posted by & filed under Mountains & hills, February 21 2008.

I spent last weekend walking in Glen Shiel and did 4 Munro summits; Sgurr nan Conbhairean and Carn Ghlusaid on the Saturday and Creag a’Mhaim and Druim Shionnach on the Sunday. The latter are at the eastern end of the South Glen Shiel ridge which I walked on previously in 1996, but inexplicably I missed out the summit of Creag a’Mhaim that time so this was a new summit for me.

I missed out on all the great weather of the previous week but it was still dry during the weekend. The snow cover was very patchy and most of the ridges were clear of snow so the walks were pretty easy – the conditions were more like spring than mid-February. You can see the pictures I took on my website here.

On the Saturday evening I stayed at the Cluanie Inn which is an excellent place to stay – I love the fact that you can have a great cooked breakfast and then literally walk out of the front door and go straight up lots of mountains. It makes a change from my usual routine of getting up at 5am and driving for several hours before the walk starts, and having a cold breakfast (usually a cereal bar) whilst I put my boots on.

One Response to “Glen Shiel”

  1. mum

    ed, that looks wonderful, you had a great day for climbing. also tell leslie I liked her boots!


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