Key information: Adams Peak
- This charismatic spire of a peak sits in gorgeous landscape in the south-west Highlands.
- An ancient place of pilgrimage.
- Steps, steps, steps. Actually, there are better walking experiences to be had as a result.
- Walkopedia rating85
- Natural interest15
- Human interest10
- Negative points5
- Total rating85
- Note: Neg: Endless steps
- Length: 14km
- Maximum Altitude: N/A
- Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
This is a charismatic spire of a peak, in gorgeous landscape in the south-west Highlands. It is an ancient place of pilgrimage, as the place where Adam first arrived on earth after his expulsion, and (as Sri Pada), where the Buddha left a print en route for Nirvana.
It is usually climbed at night in time to be there for dawn. And the dawn is a marvel on a good day, as the country around comes to light and the mountain's shadow returns to its base.
The downside is that it is around 5,200 steps to the top, and the same on return. Your legs will hate you. Actually, there are better walking experiences to be had as a result.
14km/5-8hrs, potentially longer if at pilgrimage time or a busy weekend.
Access from Dalhousie.
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