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
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