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Glen Shiel | by Scotland's Mountains
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Glen Shiel



Waking with sore legs, my mood was lifted as I realised I was in the mountain Inn at Claunie and not in my one man tent. A leisurely start and a full Scottish Breakfast soon got us going after our long day the day before.


The forecast wasn’t looking good with Gale force winds for the summits and a weather front due to hit by midday! So we decided on a nice wee leg stretch up the Munro Carn Ghluasaid. Only a couple of kilometres from the car park, this was the ideal target to bag before the storm hit Glen Shiel!


As we drove the short distance to the start of the walk we could see the clouds were moving quickly over the tops, however they were OVER the tops which was a good sign , unlike the previous day!!.


An excellent stalkers path zig zagged its way up the mountain and before we knew it we were on the ridge leading to the broad summit plateaux. The cloud base was still above the summits and the views were magnificent, even in the wind that was trying its best to blow us over!! To be honest this felt more like a shoulder of Sgurr nan Conbhairean than a summit in itself!! Anyway it was good to see a view as when I did the round of three many moons ago it was in wet driech conditions with views of nothing!!


A few summit selfies and we about turned and set off back to the car before the rain came. For once – and unexpectedly – our timing was perfect as the heavens opened about ten minutes after we reached the car. Another fine outing 

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Uploaded on November 22, 2018