The Ring of Steall (in reverse)

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Mountain Walks
Jul 17
2022

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£12.50
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10 miles (16 km) with 1676m of ascent

Are you looking for a real adventure? Then let Outdoorlads take you up the Ring of Steall!

The Ring of Steall is one of the greatest, most exciting, and most exposed ridge walks in the UK! Our plan is to follow the WalkHighlands route in the reverse direction. We will climb steeply up into the Mamore mountains, and spend the day traversing along a roller-coaster of four Munros, several Munro tops, knife-edge ridges and exhilarating scrambles. The highlight of the day comes as we cross the Devil’s Ridge, the crux of the route and a wild and airy scramble. We complete the circuit by descending back down into Glen Nevis by the spectacular Steall Falls (which Harry Potter fans will recognise as the dramatic backdrop to several scenes from the films) and cross the famous wire cable bridge over the roaring Water of Nevis to complete our loop.

Please note that this is a long day in the hills with 5500 feet of ascent, so a good level of fitness is required (for comparison, the standard route on Ben Nevis is around 4400 feet of ascent). The route also has stretches of exposed Grade 1 scrambling. You should have a good head for heights – if you have done Striding Edge, or similar, you will be fine! If in doubt, message the event leader.

We also have another classic ridge traverse planned for Saturday 16th July - Ben Nevis via the CMD Arête - why not make a weekend of it and join us for both? If doing so, you should make your own accommodation arrangements. There are various accommodation options in and around Fort William, including Glen Nevis YH, Independent Hostels and AirBnbs. Nav will be staying at the Alex MacIntyre Memorial Hut in North Ballachulish and there is also the highly recommended Corran Bunkhouse nearby.

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All photos were taken by either Douglas or Nav and are free for others to use

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Ring of Steall Group, Sep '17
Steall Falls
Water of Nevis Wire Bridge
Ring of Steall
Ring of Steall Group, Sep '17
Steall Falls
Water of Nevis Wire Bridge
Ring of Steall

Location

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