Ascent of Pap of Glencoe on 2006-07-18
|Date:||Tuesday, July 18, 2006|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
|Peak:||Pap of Glencoe|
| Elevation:||1640 ft / 499 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe Gaelic namne for this summit is Sgorr na Ciche. I remember looking up at the fog-shrouded summit thinking to myself “I hope the fog doesn’t lift by the time I get up there.” Definitely a case of “Be careful what you wish for….you just might get it.” My solo assent started out fine making good progress following a trail the disappeared and reappeared. I could see Loch Leven to the east and the town of Ballachulish in the distance. The higher I climbed the less visibility I had. I met two English guys who camped out on the summit the night before. They had seen a golden eagle on the summit. When they saw I was hiking solo they suggested I turn around. I said I wanted to push on but after 30 minutes I could only see 10 feet in front of me I decided to take their advice.
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| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Start Trailhead:||Glencoe village |
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