The 5 Sisters of Kintail is one of the classic ridge routes in Scotland, it takes in 5 peaks, 3 of them Munros and offers magnificent views (apparently).
The weather was looking promising as Rick and I shuffled our cars around to save a long walk back along the road but the heavens opened just as we were about to set off – it didn’t last too long – by the time we’d messed around and put our jackets on it had pretty much stopped.
It was quite tough getting up to the ridge but was over fairly quickly so we could start enjoying the ridge. All 5 summits where shrouded in cloud but we got a few glimpses of views as we headed along – to be honest, we were going so fast we hardly had chance to look around!
A lot of the ridge isn’t conducive to fast (or slow) running – quite rocky and windy, few bits of fairly deep snow to sink in but there a couple of nice long sections and the final section down from Beinn Buidhe and along the Allt a Chruinn was great.
I thought we’d done well, 3 Munros and 16 km in 3 hours 15 minutes that is until I checked Stephen Pyke’s Blog for an update on his continuous Munro attempt – he’ll be doing these three in a couple of weeks….along with another 9 Munros further along the Glen at the same time, still…. everybody’s got to start somewhere.