Saturday, 12 November 2016


South Cluanie Ridge and Loch Cluanie

The final top

Sail Chaorainns Northern corrie still holding snow

Late afternoon ridge walking

The team on the summit of Carn Ghluasaid

Sail Chaorainn

Looking down Glen Shiel

The Munro summit of Carn Ghluasaid

Autumn colours

Showers passing around all day

Carn Ghluasaid
The temperatures soared through the night, coupled with heavy which rain left the Glen Shiel hills robbed of snow this morning. The snowline yesterday was around 600m, today it had virtually depleted all the summits. Just the Northern and Eastern corries holding some snow and the odd patch on high plateau. Looking on the bright side, the winds had eased right back and the tops were clear by late morning. We had just the odd light shower through the day and even glimpsed the odd bit of sun. The temperature did drop slowly by the afternoon and any showers high up were falling as snow. We had a lovely day up on a couple of Munros on the north side of Glen Shiel. Carn Gluasaid and Sail Chaorainn are easy Munro summits to attain with a good stalkers path running up to the first mountain. Easy, undulating slopes then march across the high ridge line with only small ups and downs along the way. We were only looking across to these hills less than 24 hours earlier and they were completely plastered in snow, now just bare. A great couple of days in this wonderful area with so many Munros to choose from and some of the finest ridge walking in the Highlands. Wet and warm next  day or so before it cools down once again and more snow forecast by the end of the week.

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