The Five Sisters of Kintail

Date: 14/05/2004
Height: 1527m
Distance: 16 Km
Grid: NG98401490 (Sgurr na Ciste Duibh), NG97801670 (Sgurr Fhuaran), NG97701590 (Sgurr na Carnach)
Companions: Dougie
Weather: Downright miserable. Heavy rain, wind and completely clagged in.

Left the car at Glen Sheil battle site car park, headed through an old (felled) forest for 200 – 300m then contoured West and up onto the shoulder and on to the ridge. Almost turned back after 30 minutes as the weather was so bad – wind, sheet rain…

The ridge looks like it would be good in better weather, as there were 1000ft drops in places – very spectacular.

Followed the ridge over the munros and the route off the final munro was not very good (due to our route finding I think). We contoured around the South of the ridge a bit before dropping down and coming out at the bridge over the river just at Sheil Garage.

Pitched the tent, got changed and headed to the Cluanie Inn for a well deserved meal and pint.

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