Ascent of Pap of Glencoe on 2006-07-18

Climber: Peter Grealish

Date:Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Pap of Glencoe
    Elevation:1640 ft / 499 m

Ascent Trip Report

The 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.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Start Trailhead:Glencoe village  
Descent Statistics

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