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Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan

Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan


Postby Taraloo » Sun May 15, 2011 6:26 pm

Route description: Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan

Munros included on this walk: Sgurr nan Coireachan (Glenfinnan), Sgurr Thuilm

Date walked: 04/05/2011

Time taken: 9.5 hours

Distance: 23 km

Ascent: 963m

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After camping overnight at Portnadoran campsite in Arisaig we started off for Glenfinnan to do Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan with the sun beaming down. At first we thought "this is a nice wee walk in" but that soon changed when we turned a few corners and saw how far we had to walk just to reach the hills. :(
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The long road in..
Quite an impressive bunch of mountains lay ahead of us.
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What lay ahead
:D Wasnt too long before we passed the old cottage of Corryhully, great wee bothy.
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Corryhully Bothy
As usual we missed the the track up the front of Sgurr Thuilm but managed to join up with it again about a third of the way up, was a steep wee climb and my face was already the same colour as my top!
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steep wee start to the hill
:shock: Met a few wee friends on the way up...
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Freddy....
Larry....
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Larry
and Katie...
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Katie
:lol: Found it a bit of a struggle getting up the steep part as I hadnt walked for 8 weeks but eventually the views started appearing so we knew we didnt have far to go for the first summit.
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finally the views started appearing
So 3.5 hours and we were at the summit of Sgurr Thuilm, tired but excited at the prospect of doing the next one!
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First summit of the day, Sgurr Thuilm
We were so lucky to have such a clear day, could see Rhum and Eigg and Knoydart,(I think, but not sure)
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Views to Eigg & Rhum
After having a 10 minute stop for some lunch (which as always tasted amazing!) we headed off for the next summit, Sgurr nan Coireachan. We fired on stopping frequently to look back and congratulate ourselves at what we had just done (we need a LOT of encouragement when doing the Munros lol)
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What we had just done
This ridge seemed to go on forever ....
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What we had ahead!
Finally 5 hours 45 minutes into the walk we reached the 2nd summit of Sgurr nan Coireachean
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Finally 2nd summit reached!
:clap: Views were stunning and the sun was still high in the sky.
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wow!
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and more views...
The way down was quite steep and lots of scree so it was a slow and painful descent.
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steep on the descent
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hard work!
Felt like it was up and down for hours but finally we were heading for home. Such a longggg way back wish we'd brought the bikes! :crazy:
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oh no! Look what we gotta walk back...
Can't begin to tell you how happy we were to get back down onto the pathway but looking back it felt all worthwhile.
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What we just did.
Thought we were never gonna reach the Glenfinnan Viaduct no wonder Gordon was grinning like a Chesire cat cos we knew it was only 15 minutes till we got to the car! :o
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Thank God we can see the Glenfinnan Viaduct!
We had walked all 9.5 hours and hadnt seen one deer then literally 4 minutes from the car....
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Congrats from the locals!
So it was the perfect ending to a hard but rewarding day. That's numbers 15 & 16 in the bag! yipee!! :clap:
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Re: Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan

Postby yokehead » Sun May 15, 2011 6:35 pm

Great report and I love the photos. :D

Where, outside of Scotland, have these hills been moved to? :lol:
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Re: Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan

Postby Taraloo » Sun May 15, 2011 6:44 pm

Oh no! didnt see it was under "outside of Scotland"! Do you know how to change it? Thanks for the compliment. :D
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Re: Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan

Postby ChrisW » Sun May 15, 2011 7:35 pm

Great report and some really beautiful pics - looks like a really enjoyable walk :D I'll avoid commenting further on location as it has been done (very well) already :lol:
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Re: Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan

Postby colgregg » Sun May 15, 2011 7:55 pm

Superb report and pics. It certainly isn't Norfolk!!
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Re: Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan

Postby houdi » Sun May 15, 2011 8:32 pm

Excellent stuff. Really enjoyed this report as these two are at the very top of my 'To Do' list, providing I can find them now of course :lol:

P.S. Hope they've been moved to Devon as that would be very handy for me. :thumbup:
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Re: Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan

Postby gammy leg walker » Mon May 16, 2011 4:20 pm

Another 2 bagged :D

Great weather :D


Fine report and pictures :D


Seeing some wildlife :D


You look a very happy bunny :D
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Re: Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan

Postby kevsbald » Mon May 16, 2011 4:24 pm

Very nice. High five!
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Re: Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan

Postby rockhopper » Mon May 16, 2011 5:14 pm

Great stuff, well done :D and some very nice photos into the bargain
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Re: Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan

Postby PeteR » Mon May 16, 2011 7:49 pm

Great report and pictures of a great route. Tough though, isn't it :shock: Surprised how much it took out of me when did it. Glad to see you had views on sgurr nan Coireachan :D When I did these last year I started in glorious sunshine then ended up on the second summit in snow with no views :shock: This then turned to rain lower down and the wind picked up :( Made that walk back seem that much longer :lol:
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Re: Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan

Postby skuk007 » Mon May 16, 2011 9:12 pm

Great pics, looks like a great day.

Can just see a glimpse of the path on the walk-in. Looks like a prime candidate for the bike to take the strain. How far up does the good path go?
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Re: Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan

Postby Jockstar » Tue May 17, 2011 2:14 pm

Applause all round for the content ,the pics ,the nature trail, and the fantastic weather...well done :D :D :D
Memo - remember the bikes ! :lol:
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Re: Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan

Postby Libby Smith » Tue May 17, 2011 10:06 pm

Hi Jean, :) Great photos u got a great day for it hope Gordon enjoyed it the views were fantastic :D As Mick would say thers hills to be done :D
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Re: Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan

Postby Taraloo » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:43 pm

ChrisW wrote:Great report and some really beautiful pics - looks like a really enjoyable walk :D I'll avoid commenting further on location as it has been done (very well) already :lol:



Thanks Chris, and yeah I am a tube. Don't even know how I managed to post it on Walks outside of Scotland. :lol:
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Re: Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan

Postby Taraloo » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:46 pm

houdi wrote:Excellent stuff. Really enjoyed this report as these two are at the very top of my 'To Do' list, providing I can find them now of course :lol:

P.S. Hope they've been moved to Devon as that would be very handy for me. :thumbup:



LOL I know, I know! It was a fab day but we were shattered. Definitely recommend a bike when you do it. :D
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