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Over Loch Quoich

Over Loch Quoich


Postby revmartin » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:47 pm

Munros included on this walk: Gairich

Date walked: 03/07/2011

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Drove over from Arbroath and made camp on a great little ledge on the north shore of the loch, pretty much opposite Gairich. A beautiful evening with the sun going down over Knoydart and just enough wind to negate the midge problem!
Next morning, me and my 10 year-old son, canoed across the loch in our inflateable - less than 15 minutes - and from the south shore climbed Gairich by the north ridge. Reckoning that most people climb the hill from the dam we felt like intrepid explorers right off the beaten track! And, of course, there was no track but the going was easy and we were at the summit within 90 minutes. Great views to Lochaber and to the west and north. The view to the east marred by a wind farm on a distant hill.
Back down to the loch, paddled over, struck camp and home for tea. Now isn't that what 10 year-olds should be doing rather than PlayStation?
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Re: Over Loch Quoich

Postby GraemeMac » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:55 am

Great stuff, Ive been meaning to get an inflatable for ages now, can imagine its great for wee crossings and what have you.
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Re: Over Loch Quoich

Postby bootsandpaddles » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:06 am

I have recently bought an inflatable kayak - great fun.
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Re: Over Loch Quoich

Postby dooterbang » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:31 am

Superb.

Your spot on....every kid should be doing this, fantastic adventure :)

Got to get one of them dingys.
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Re: Over Loch Quoich

Postby bootsandpaddles » Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:24 pm

Kayak, please!
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Re: Over Loch Quoich

Postby Gordon Ballantyne » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:33 pm

I've been plotting to do Sgur an Fuarain & Ben Aden across the loch for some time now, but have been procrastinating - now it's a trip to Costco, then Quoich, here we come, thanks to you !
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Re: Over Loch Quoich

Postby monty » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:48 pm

Excellent getting the young man out into the hills. He will never forget this trip. :D
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