NN2081 : Running Fairy Steps at the start of the Spean gorge

taken 14 years ago, near to Highbridge, Highland, Great Britain

Running Fairy Steps at the start of the Spean gorge
Running Fairy Steps at the start of the Spean gorge
Fairy Steps is the first rapid of real significance on the descent of the River Spean from Spean Bridge to Mucomir - the classic Spean Gorge trip. Despite the overcast and rain, the snow on the hills had barely started to thaw, so this was run at a low level, when the river is more technical, but perhaps swims less serious than in higher water. Fairy Steps still had some powerful cross-currents and eddies and I don't think anyone took exactly the line they had visualised at the top (except myself - I visualised walking round it, and did exactly that).
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 January, 2004   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 11 January, 2010
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Rapids   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 2023 8169 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:53.4970N 4:57.1662W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NN 2016 8173
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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