Sunday, 5 July 2009

Fort William and Glen Coe

The Pap

pap-and-cottage.png Distance: 6.50 miles
Ascent: 638 metres
Duration: 3 hours 36 minutes

Walk 15: Pap of Glencoe

One side-effect of my coastal walking is that I'm not accustomed to climbing hills. I find it very hard to judge height gained on a walk and consequently spent much of this ascent of the Pap of Glencoe stopping to admire the view.

from-the-pap.pngThere was no doubt when we reached the summit. The Pap (Sgorr na Ciche) stands proud of most other hills and commands a wonderful view from its 742m summit cairn. To the north we could easily identify Ben Nevis and Carn Mòr Dearg behind the Mamores; to the south-east were the hills of Glen Coe while Loch Leven led the eye west out to sea with Mull in the distance.

The route is fairly straightforward, although involves a tiny amount of scrambling near the summit.

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