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The Pap of Glencoe, Scotland.


Known in Gaelic as Sgorr na Ciche, the Pap of Glencoe is a familiar landmark around the lower end of the glen and Loch Leven.

(The Pap from the village of Glencoe)

It is a Steep and boggy climb on a very eroded and rough path to the ridge; the final ascent of the Pap is rocky and almost a scramble.

(Steep path looking back to Glencoe)

(Breaking into the snow line)

(The rough summit of The Pap)

pap5(Winding up to the top the views to The Nevis range are superb)

pap6(Yours truly dug into a snow hole about to have a spot of lunch!)

(View from the summit looking back down into Glencoe)

(View from the summit)

It is a sensational viewpoint and gives a short (5 miles) but steep and very rough hillwalk.


Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly.


For a list of Ian Cook's photography and TravelGumbo contributions, please click on this link


Images (8)
  • The Pap of Glencoe
  • Rought trail leading up The Pap of Glencoe
  • Snow line, The Pap of Glencoe
  • View of the summit, The Pap of Glencoe
  • The Pap of Glencoe
  • Ian Cook settling down for a tasty lunch!
  • Views of Glencoe from The Pap of Glencoe
  • Views from the summit of The Pap of Glencoe

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