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Sgurr Dubh

Sgurr Dubh


Postby litljortindan » Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:57 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Sgùrr Dubh

Date walked: 23/08/2021

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 16 km

Ascent: 700m

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After giving the midges their breakfast I followed the Achnashellach right of way up to the ford marked on the OS map that coincides with the second obvious gully on Sgurr Dubh's western slopes.

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Bits of cloud here and there.

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Some steep ground sends me north.

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There are good views of Liathach and Ben Eighe.

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Soon enough I am at the gully I probably should have ascended.

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Then I pass the small lochan directly west of the summit.

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I see there is an inversion beyond Ben Eighe. I had driven through some fog en route so this was not a great surprise and it had been forecast on mwis.

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Eventually I see it is time to stop contouring and start ascending again.

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Loch Bharranch visible below.

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Coire Dubh Mor.

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Lochan an asgair.

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Loch Clair.

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View WNW from summit.

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View east.

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After some debate I decide to make a loop walk. I hadn't actually checked on the stalking situation so, in retrospect, probably not a sensible decision but at least I would be out of the way fairly quickly. As it turned out, I didn't see any signs of stalking activity but reminder to self -check first. It turns out the route was fine for that day.
The descent started on what looked like a path through the scree but this petered out, or I lost it, at the first lochan to the south.

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I cut east earlier than planned but I thought the earlier the better. There is some steep ground but not bad and I can see the path I expect to join.

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Descent slope.


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Re: Sgurr Dubh

Postby gaffr » Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:37 pm

In good fine dry weather we combined this top with the other Corbett Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine when staying at the Ling Hut. The descent from Sgurr Dubh required quite a bit of patience and Jinking about between the broken rock terraces to get a reasonable way down. :)
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Re: Sgurr Dubh

Postby litljortindan » Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:06 am

gaffr wrote:In good fine dry weather we combined this top with the other Corbett Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine when staying at the Ling Hut. The descent from Sgurr Dubh required quite a bit of patience and Jinking about between the broken rock terraces to get a reasonable way down. :)


I must admit that part of the reason I went round in a loop is that I wasn't that keen on descending the sort of terrain I'd ascended though I might have changed my mind about that if I hadn't found such an easy way down the eastern slopes. Excellent views from the top though! And I'll definitely return to visit Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine.
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