Wet, Wild and Wonderful Kintail

22nd April 2013, 30 photos.

A fabulous, memorable weekend on the big mountains of Kintail. Climbed the Five Sisters on Saturday - collected at the other end by our perfect hosts, the Cluanie Inn. A very damp day, but lots of views and smiles nevertheless. Then a wee "warm down" on Sunday up Sgurr an Fhuarail - plodding up through rain and sun and wind into the wildest of blizzards at the top - then back, via lunch in the storm shelter, to the Inn for a well earned coffee and cake.

Perfect Base Camp for the Weekend


Heading up the start of the Five Sisters ridge


Navigating to Sgurr nan Spainteach


Soaked on Sgurr nan Spainteach


Descending the first Top - did we just come down that?


A view a last!! The First Munro - Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe


Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe


Enjoying the view of Loch Duich


Next two Munros reveal themselves


Enjoying the big mountain scenery


Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe ridge


Descending Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe


Next Munro - Sgurr na Carnach


Heading west - always seaward


Negotiating another snow field


Third Munro - Sgurr Fhuaran - highest point of the day


Happy on Sgurr Fhuaran


Slithering down


Taking care...


And falling though - again!!


Majestic Sgurr nan Saighead


Descending to the sea at last


Sunday - climbing Sgurr an Fhuarail


Admiring Loch Cluanie


First sight of the top of Sgurr an Fhuarail


Trying hard to stand straight in the gale


Too corniced, too windy, and too whited-out to carry on to Aonach Meadhoin


So lunch in the blizzard in the steamy storm shelter


Walking out - was it really that bad up there?


Sodden, but happy again - nearly home


22nd April 2013, 30 photos. View this album in Flickr.