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

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Heading up the start of the Five Sisters ridge

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Navigating to Sgurr nan Spainteach

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Soaked on Sgurr nan Spainteach

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

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

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Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe

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Enjoying the view of Loch Duich

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Next two Munros reveal themselves

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Enjoying the big mountain scenery

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Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe ridge

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Descending Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe

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Next Munro - Sgurr na Carnach

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Heading west - always seaward

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Negotiating another snow field

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Third Munro - Sgurr Fhuaran - highest point of the day

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Happy on Sgurr Fhuaran

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Slithering down

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Taking care...

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And falling though - again!!

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Majestic Sgurr nan Saighead

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Descending to the sea at last

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Sunday - climbing Sgurr an Fhuarail

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Admiring Loch Cluanie

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First sight of the top of Sgurr an Fhuarail

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Trying hard to stand straight in the gale

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

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So lunch in the blizzard in the steamy storm shelter

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Walking out - was it really that bad up there?

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Sodden, but happy again - nearly home

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