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Loch Quoich wild camp & 4 Munros

Loch Quoich wild camp & 4 Munros


Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:08 pm

Munros included on this walk: Gairich, Gleouraich, Sgurr a'Mhaoraich, Spidean Mialach

Date walked: 06/06/2011

Time taken: 15 hours

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DAY 1
Arrived at Loch Quoich at 2 o'clock and decided to camp just before the dam. We would climb Gairich, then pitch the tents on our return. We set off at 2.30 across the dam and over the boggy path leaving it just before the forrest and climbing up the Druim na Geid Salaich ridge and onto Gairich. It was a easy enough route with a easy scramble near the summit. The views were superb from the summit, the best i've seen so far from any summit. After a cuppa and some photos we headed back down the route we came up, back to the "campsite" to set up camp. The weather was cloudy with perfect visibility. 5hrs to complete.
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Gairich

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Mo & Jimmy on Bac nam Foid

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Jimmy & myself on the summit

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View from the summit

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More views from the summit

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Me on the summit

DAY 2

On the 2nd day we climed Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach, by the path beside the Allt Coire Peitireach. There is a sign on the road indicating the start of this walk. The path went all the way to Gleouraich then round the ridge to Spidean Mialach. We left Spidean Mialach on a path that was boggy in places, keeping to the west side of Loch Fearna and following the Allt a' Mheill back down to road with a 1km walk back to the car. The weather was cloudy with the odd drizzle and occasional low cloud. Visibility was good. 5hrs 30 mins.
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Jimmy on the zig zag path

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Loch Quioch

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Loch Quioch again

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Mo & I on Gleouraich

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South Glen Shiel Ridge

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Spidean Mialach

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Loch Quioch & Gairich far right

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The view over to Ben Aden amongst others

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Mo & I on the summit of Spidean Mialach

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South Glen Shiel Ridge from the summit of Spidean Mialach

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The view as we get closer to the road

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Our camp with Gairich in the background

DAY 3

Day 3 we climbed Sgurr a' Mhaoraich, which also had a path straight to the summit and a marker post at the side of the road indicating the start of the walk. We went up and down the same route, via Bac nan Canaichean and Sgurr Coire nan Eiricheallach. 4hrs 30mins.
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Couple of stags on way up

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The route up

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Looking back along the ridge

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The summit

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The route down

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The South Shiel Ridge again

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Lunch spot
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Re: Loch Quoich wild camp & 4 Munros

Postby rockhopper » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:54 pm

Looks like you all had a great time and the weather held up fairly well. Nice picture looking to Loch Quoich and the wispy clouds. :D
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Re: Loch Quoich wild camp & 4 Munros

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:50 pm

Thanks Rockhopper, we were lucky with the weather. I'd recommend when you come round to climbing Gairich to do it on a clear day, the views all the way to the Cuillins are superb.
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Re: Loch Quoich wild camp & 4 Munros

Postby monty » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:50 pm

Excellent reprot. Done much the same two years ago with Gairich in appaling weather. Good camping though. :D
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