Ring of Steal

Today was the second day of the Fort William walking weekend for Lake District Walker.  Myself, Nicola and Frank made our way down Glen Nevis and emerged to look at the spectacular Steall Waterfalls, probably the biggest I’ve seen it.  After dicing with the Steall bridge we then had the obstacle of getting over the river below the waterfall which proved more difficult due to the high level of flow.

We then made our way up the zig zags towards An Gearanach, our first peak, with good views across to Ben Nevis and Aonach Beag.  From the top we were in the cloud and rain most of the way round the horse shoe.  Nicola and Frank enjoyed the scrambling and we made good progress around the ridge to Am Bodach and then Sgurr an Lubhair at 1001m.  At that point I made the decision to head off the ridge early and into Altt Coire a’ Mbusgain due to the high wind and tired legs with 3/4 of the ring of steall complete.

With an interesting walk out following the river passing quite a few snow sculptures over the main channel we made it back to the car at Lower Falls, with only a short drive back to the Steal car park at the end of the road, all wet and tired.  8 hours in all, and a good adventure all round.

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