A straightforward out-and-back climb from Glen Affric Youth Hostel, although there's a lengthier route option going round to the north-west side via Gleann Gniomhaidh and traversing the top.
This is an large and attractive mountain at the head of Glen Affric, with several subsidiary tops. We were fortunate to have a glorious sunny day with splendid views to the distant mountaintops in all directions. It was one of those days when it just feels great to be alive. Highly recommended!
- I'll remember this route for the dramatic mountain scenery throughout
- The best bit was reaching the first top
- There wasn't a worst bit
- The funniest bits were seeing sleepwalkers on top, and then a bunch of elderly women on the way back
- We were surprised to see a helicopter rescuing someone from a distant summit
- The only slightly tricky sections were finding the route for the climb and descent via the steep eastern prow of the mountain, and then up one of the steep grassy slopes on the ridge.
Contributed by Andrew Llanwarne< Back to Scotland page for links to other stories
|Location||At the head of Glen Affric in the Western Highlands of Scotland|
|Date walked||15 May 2007|
|Walk type||High hills and mountain hikes|
|Difficulty||Requires stamina and hillwalking skills|
|Distance||18 km / 11 miles approx|
|Height climbed||830m apprix|
|Time taken||8 hrs|
|Map used||OS Landranger 1:50,000, No 33, Glen Shiel|
|Walk source info||Munro book and the map|
|Getting there||From Glen Affric youth hostel|
|Places to stay||Glen Affric youth hostel|