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Sgurr Mor

Sgurr Mor


Postby litljortindan » Sun Aug 29, 2021 8:59 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Liath Mhòr Fannaich, Sgùrr Mòr

Date walked: 28/08/2021

Time taken: 9 hours

Distance: 16 km

Ascent: 1000m

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Had to drive really slowly to find the car park in the dark and fog. After that a very easy ascent of Creag Dhubh Fainnich; the track up was dried out and quite springy under foot. Watched the sunrise then looked forward to an easy continuation to Beinn Liath Mhor Fainnich but was surprised to find a bit of a boulder field in the way. Tuned out not bad though with little shoogliness. I recall that the approach from Loch Droma didn't feature any such problem.
Could not directly descend from Beinn Liath Mhor Fainnich in the direction of Sgurr Mor. Instead, I had to head north a bit to pick up the path that bypasses to the northwest. Then it was an easy walk to the foot of Sgurr Mor's final slopes whilst all the time admiring the inversion to the north and unfolding views of Sgurr Mor's modest crags..
The ascent of the last slope took a while as the views were so absorbing.
Quite still at the summit but not much in the way of biting insects. Spent a pleasant half hour there and then made an uneventful descent. Descended Beinn Liath Mhor Fainnich more to the east which cut out most of the boulder hopping.

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Sunrise from Creag Dhubh Fainnich.

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Stac Pollaidh and Cul Beag to the north.

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Mist at the head of Loch Glascarnoch.

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View north from Beinn Liath Mhor Fainnich. Slightly surprised by how bouldery the last part of the ascent was. The route from Loch Droma I recall as being boulder free but that was in winter so not a direct comparison.

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View south east from east ridge of Sgurr Mor.

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Looking north again.

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Ben Mor Coigach and Cul Beag.

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Just a shadow of myself.

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Beinn Liath Mhor Fainnich from near the top.

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Inversion to the west: Ben Alligin & co.

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Ben Eighe.

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Sgurr nan Each.

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Summit crags.

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Slioch beyond Sgurr nan Clach Geala.

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Zoom beyond Sgurr nan Each to Beinn Liath Mhor and Sgurr Dubh.

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View north to An Teallach.

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View south.

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View north east to Beinn Dearg and Conna Mheall with Ben Klibreck just visible beyond.

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An Teallach again and its rising inversion.

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Zoom of the Fisherfield Deargs.

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Zoom south.

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Zoom west.

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Sgurr Dubh again.

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Spot the cheesecake.

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Ben Alligin again.

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The Torridon triptych+

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Feathered cloud in the direction of Cona Mheall.

Last edited by litljortindan on Mon Aug 30, 2021 8:33 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Sgurr Mor

Postby R1ggered » Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:48 pm

Great post and fantastic photos. What a day you had. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Sgurr Mor

Postby litljortindan » Mon Aug 30, 2021 9:53 pm

R1ggered wrote:Great post and fantastic photos. What a day you had. :clap: :clap:


Thanks! Wasn't a bad day at all.
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