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Celticclimber
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PostSun May 14, 2023 1:10 pm 
A trip to Lewis starts with a Cal Mac ferry from Ullapool. (150pds Car + 2 people) To Stornoway We spent 2 days there in a Hostel. On Sundays everything (except churches) shuts down. So we figured this would be a good day to do Clismas. As we were driving out. The fog was lifting.Sun showing itself. No wind. up.gif Great! Then a half mile from the TH: this happened.
The fog came back.The wind blew at 20 to 25mph. And the rain came down: sideways. (which is the only way I think it ever rains in Scotland) And it never let up!
There really isn't any real path here. Just boggy traces of something to follow. By the time we reached the ridge.We were soaked to the skin (gore tex only works for so long)
After an hour and a half and 3 foggy false summits we could go no higher. Coming down was mostly a matter of just going down.... After some 'wandering around' we were quite happy to see the car.
When we drove by it the next day it looked like this huh.gif Figures. = =

Live every day like you will die to-marrow. For some day that will be true.

Nancyann, awilsondc, RichP
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PostSun May 14, 2023 2:12 pm 
Dreich day for sure. Not sure where Clismas is but at 733m it must be on Harris. The highest point on Lewis is up near Uig. Mealaisbhal 574m. (stayed at Uig a few days last time) The border between Lewis and Harris is rather nebulous. I'm thinking it might be actually the high point on Harris, what the map shows as An Cliseam 799m. One route starts at the bridge crossing going up the valley and a more direct route leaves the A859 closer to Tarbet. Your view the next day is from the A859

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