Sunday 29th September Maps LR41 and EX384 Glen Coe
The Isobel Bytautus Memorial Walk.
Isobel, our member and friend was killed by a lightning strike whilst walking with a Ramblers Group in the Mamores on 8th June 2019. We greatly admired her sense of adventure, her strength and enthusiasm as a hill walker, and appreciated her as a competent, knowledgeable and trustworthy companion on the hill. She intended to do this route sometime this summer, so we are doing it for her.
All her walking friends and fellow members of her clubs are welcome to join us as our guests on this day. Contact details for our club are on page 1 of this programme and full details of our
procedures will be found at nevishillwalking.club. Please note that this is not a led or guided walk.
Aonach Eagach – the Notched Ridge:-
Am Bodach (943m, Munro Top) – The Old Man
Meall Dearg (953m, Munro) – Red Hill
Stob Coire Leith (940mex, Munro Top) – Peak of the Grey Corrie
Sgorr nam Fiannaidh (967m, Munro) – Peak of the Fian Hunters
A classic traverse, one of the finest in Scotland. It includes some scrambling at grade 2 level, some of which is exposed. See route 27 in Noel Williams’ “Scrambles in Lochaber”. ***Those who wish
to avoid the scrambling can have a great day out with fantastic views by climbing the final Munro, Sgorr nam Fiannaidh from the W end of the Aonach Eagach. Everyone can meet up at the
conveniently close Clachaig Inn afterwards.
Start from the lay-by on the A82 at NN174566, just W of Allt-na-reighlr. Climb steeply on a good
path up the SE ridge of Am Bodach. From the summit descend W to a sudden and exposed drop of about 20m and scramble down this on good holds. A path continues along the narrow crest and a
rocky slope leads to Meall Dearg. Continue W keeping mainly to the crest. Most of this section involves scrambling on sound rock, not technically difficult, but exposed in places. The scrambling ends at the col E of Stob Coire Leith. Ascend to its summit and continue W to Sgorr nam Fiannaidh. *To descend, head W along the relatively level summit ridge to NN134582. Descend the rocky slopes of the NW ridge and pick up a path, which continues W down to meet the well-worn Pap of Glencoe path. Turn left and follow this down to cross the Allt a’ Mhuilinn below its gorge and NW along a level track. Follow this across a bridge and SW down to the Old Glencoe
Road. Follow this or a parallel footpath to the CP at NN107587.
Transport required, 10 mins from start.
**An alternative descent from Sgorr nam Fiannaidh finds a faint footpath forking left about 0.5km along the ridge W of its summit. Follow it, curving S down into Coire an t-Sidhein. The path is soon lost but continue descending SE aiming to converge with the W tributary of the Allt an t- Sidhean at NN138576, alt 480m. Cross both W and E tributaries here. Turn S and head down a steep ridge close to the E side of the burn. A faint path may be found that leads down to the A82 at its junction with the Old Glencoe Road.
Transport required, or walk W along the old road to the Clachaig Inn.
***To climb Sgorr nam Fiannaidh only, ascend by one of the descent routes described above and descend by the other.
*9Km, 1140m ascent
**8km, 1080m ascent
***6km, 950m ascent