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I started the route proper on 6th July 2013 at 11am. I'm adding to this diary as the walk progresses.

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19th May 2016

I reached Crianlarich yesterday evening, and, slightly damp, have been relaxing at the youth hostel.

After a week of mainly sunshine, Tuesday rained from 13:30 until 04:00 the next morning - without interruption, I think, although I slept through some of it. I camped quite high, at the col between Ben Lui and Ben Oss, immersed in the fog. Wednesday was somewhat better, but still misty above 600m, but the ground was sodden by then - so my feet were too.

Still, a successful 9 days hike. Another 150km done, a few bonus summits climbed, some lovely views had, and my knees held up (though not without a few minor complaints).

2016/05/19 09:31 · David Edgar · 4 Comments

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January 2018

1st August

Slowed down, mainly by poor weather for the past few days since Kinlochewe. Made it through to Glen Shiel yesterday evening. Looks like a *really* wet day today… contemplating a rest day. The north ridge to Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg was quite something though… A sharp ridge. Concealed by the cloud, but still quite a walk / scramble. Cloud lifted as I approached Glen Shiel, so a good view in the evening. It's quite a place, steep sides and dramatic ridges reaching down from the summits.

Discussion

Roy, 2013/08/01 08:46

Sounds like quite a ridge there. And now you would appear to be experiencing the “Cluanie Curtain”, a meteorological phenomenon where a veil of rain and low cloud can remain stationary over the area days on end.

David Edgar, 2013/08/01 15:18

I'm hoping it will look a bit nicer tomorrow. Weather forecast is somewhat better… Spent the morning helping two Spanish women with a broken-down rental car… (by speaking to call-centres). Repaid with lunch. Lazy afternoon. Stuff still drying out in room.

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