Date: Wednesday 18th May 2005
After our week in Glen Affric we shifted round for a week based in Shiel Bridge. Not as good a week weather wise, but still with a lot of walking. The best day was the Wednesday and we drove along to the Cluanie Inn for a shorter walk up Ciste Dhubh.
Parked up shortly after sunrise, with the munro sunlit to the north.
Headed up the glen with the surrounding hills bathed in sunshine, I always find it irksome to be in the shade looking at sunny hills.
Headed up An Caorann Beag, eventually in the sunshine at Bealach a Choinich, heading due north up Ciste Dhubh. Behind us the Corbett Am Bathach which we’d bypassed.
Easy walking terrain and nice to be in the sun. The Cluanie Inn was lit in sunshine by this point.
Although a short walk for the single munro the geology is rather impressive.
To the south Ben Nevis peeked out above Creag a Mhaim.
To the SW Coire nan Eun runs up to the Brother’s Ridge between Aonach Meadhoinand Sgurr a Bhealaich Dheirg.
Approaching the summit, to the north the remote Munro Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan was on view, I was still trying to work out how to visit that one.
H was playing catch up, nice day for me to stand around and wait. 😉
Up to the summit and a break for some food. A rather characterful little hill. 14 years later and still not revisited!
Started back to the car – despite being an easy summer walk the hill has dramatic looks.
Then back the way we’d come, probably should have returned via Am Bathach but we had been rather active for the previous 10 days.
Nice hill – really should revisit one of these days.