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Skye you having a laugh and its MAY ???????? Part 2

Skye you having a laugh and its MAY ???????? Part 2


Postby stomper » Sat May 28, 2011 8:43 pm

Route description: Southern Cuillin and Coire Ghrunnda

Munros included on this walk: Sgurr Dubh Mor, Sgurr nan Eag

Date walked: 28/05/2011

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The views from the top were not too bad but could be better on a clear day
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Gars-bheinn I think???


Our next objective was Sgurr Dubh Mor. Once we returned to our rucksacks we followed just below the ridge till we came face to face with the next munro SDM i comented to our guide Bloody hell thats only a mound. Well believe me the mound had the last laugh as i struggled to reach the summit as a bit of scrambling was needed to reach the top. Sorry no photo's as this part of the walk was well i'll just say i can put a photo of a whit piece of paper on but need to save time. :lol: :lol:

Our 3rd Munro of the day was (Sgurr Alasdair) was a little bit more of a challenge tha the last 2. we walked again just below the ridge and passing the TDG on the right. After 100/200yrds we came to a hault. The next thing i knew we were scrambling up this very steep wall which i thought we would be roped up. But no no no we had to just follow our guide my heart going BOOM BOOM BOOM with every step i was making up this steepish headwall. Eventually we reached our 3rd munro SG. Don't worry here are some photo's from the top
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you can just figure out the baggers walking on the ledge route to do Sgurr Connich Mor
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a little bit closer
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Looking back towards the route we came up from


Because we had bags of time our guide thought we could include SCMor to our final day's bagging
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Heading down at the start of the stone shoot ( with the dreaded inn pinn just above centre of the photo)
After bagging SCM we retraced our steps to the stone shoot and headed down a long way down to our waiting cars in a time of 11.30 mins
Sorry white paper came into play no photo's
stomper
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Re: Skye you having a laugh and its MAY ???????? Part 2

Postby foggieclimber » Mon May 30, 2011 11:24 am

Bit confused with references to Sgurr Choinnich Mor - do you mean Sgurr Mhic Choinnich?

Hard scrambling to go from Sgurr Alastair out to Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, via Sgurr Thearlaich.
Seems a bit mad to reverse that back to top of Great Stone Shoot when you could just have descended the An Stac screes much more easily?
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Re: Skye you having a laugh and its MAY ???????? Part 2

Postby stomper » Mon May 30, 2011 2:16 pm

foggieclimber wrote:Bit confused with references to Sgurr Choinnich Mor - do you mean Sgurr Mhic Choinnich?

Hard scrambling to go from Sgurr Alastair out to Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, via Sgurr Thearlaich.
Seems a bit mad to reverse that back to top of Great Stone Shoot when you could just have descended the An Stac screes much more easily?


Sorry yes i do mean SMC got a bit wrong there :( As for the route back we only headed back as far as the bottom end of stone shoot and turned right down the screes
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Re: Skye you having a laugh and its MAY ???????? Part 2

Postby stomper » Mon May 30, 2011 2:20 pm

foggieclimber wrote:Bit confused with references to Sgurr Choinnich Mor - do you mean Sgurr Mhic Choinnich?

Hard scrambling to go from Sgurr Alastair out to Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, via Sgurr Thearlaich.
Seems a bit mad to reverse that back to top of Great Stone Shoot when you could just have descended the An Stac screes much more easily?


Its the way our guide took us but didn't find it all that difficult and time was also on our side
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