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Mamores cracker With the Clag

Mamores cracker With the Clag


Postby quoman » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:07 pm

Munros included on this walk: Binnein Mor, Na Gruagaichean

Date walked: 21/03/2012

Time taken: 5.25 hours

Distance: 15.71 km

Ascent: 1231m

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Got a text of nobabody on tuesday night are we going tomorrow (wednesday) i was still abit stiff ( in ma legs :lol:) from the walk on monday. So hurried to get ma gear together scot was driving another break for me magic see you at 6am
Up the road no bother well apart from the big stag that just about ran infront of us at the bridge of orchy OHHHH it was close that would have wiped the car out and us probably :shock:

Driving through glencoe was magical all the tops with there white scarfs on we mist The turn for marmore lodge a quick turn then up the single track away we set of at 8.30am

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up the track then skirtted round the stalkers cottage not much to say about the walk in but it was enjoyable we mist the cairn that marks the start of the climb going to far on the lochside,so just went sraight up till we hit the path 10 mins maximum once on the RIGHT path just followed till the other wee cairn at the 705mtr mark you can carry on round the path to the back of the hill if you want but the path round there is steep.
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the right path
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waterfall in Alt Coire Eilde Mor
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Blackwater reservoir in the back ground


So we set off up the zig-zag path steep but good going we hit a bit of snow on the way up started to go over it but scot slipped on his arse :lol: at the start of the snow so we skirted round it it felt like 30minutes or so and we were on the flatter bit of the hill that was at 920mtr then it was a nice walk to the cairn wich sends you to Binnein Mor sat at the cairn and had a banana and some juice.Started the walk along the ridge not that SCARY but the clag hid the drops most of the time
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the ridge
plus the wind had calmed down which wasn't that bad to start with it could be a bit hairy if the wind was blowing though :lol: made the summit
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summit Binnein Mor
moved 10 feet of the summit to have our lunch and a blether about the walk so far the conclusion was magic so far even in the clag sat for 20 mins and of we went back across the ridge and the wind picked up still ok got back to the cairn and set of for Na Gruagaichean lovely ridge walk this would be :lol: after about ten mins the clag started to lift not much but enough
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scot wi crags
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look back along the ridge to BM
After what seemed like no time we were on the pull up the summit of Na Gruagaichean about 50ft from the summit this was there
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only 15ft away and it never moved till we moved nice. up to the summit
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summit Na Gruagaichean
Only stopped to take one pic then of picked our way through the boulders didn't take long then walk down till we hit the edge of Leachd na H-Aire.Turned NW down the Uillt an Ruigh Bhric
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way down
Me with the majestic Aonnach Eagach Ridge in the back ground
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Made our way down the steep coire slipping and sliding on our arse's a goog few times
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pano of the A.E.R
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loch leven
we hit the deer fence and followed it till the sheep pen and went through the gate back down the track to the car it was a magic day even in the CLAG :lol: The stats
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pic taken in the house
OHH i nearly forgot this wee beastie
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P.S Sorry pigeon for stealling your title.
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Re: Mamores cracker With the Clag

Postby skuk007 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:03 pm

Nice report Quoman, am hoping to get up that way in the summer.
Is the route down off Leachd na h-Aire pretty straightforward? It looks do-able but isn't the normal route off Na Gruagaichean.
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Re: Mamores cracker With the Clag

Postby pigeon » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:07 pm

Shame about the clag quoman,hopefully it'll have cleared up for next time you visit the Mamores :lol:
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Re: Mamores cracker With the Clag

Postby PeteR » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:08 pm

Nice report quoman :D And some great pictures despite the clag :D It can often add to the atmosphere, especially in an area like the mamores :D
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Re: Mamores cracker With the Clag

Postby basscadet » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:17 pm

Och aye - good report.. Nice pics for a claggy day :thumbup:
Gonna do these in a couple of weeks time :)
Catching up wi me :lol:
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Re: Mamores cracker With the Clag

Postby jonny616 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:09 am

Nice one quoman. Did these back in November & found the descent back to the track a real pain in the a**e :lol: :lol:
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Re: Mamores cracker With the Clag

Postby quoman » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:44 am

skuk007 wrote:Nice report Quoman, am hoping to get up that way in the summer.
Is the route down off Leachd na h-Aire pretty straightforward? It looks do-able but isn't the normal route off Na Gruagaichean.


Hi Skuk.
the route down was pretty steep and slippy underfoot we fell about half dozen times each. Thats the only way we could see.
The farmer has put what looks like a new deer fence up so had to follow it till we hit the sheep pen and the gate.


pigeon wrote:Shame about the clag quoman,hopefully it'll have cleared up for next time you visit the Mamores :lol:


Aye pigeon plenty hills up there for us to visit.

PeteR wrote:Nice report quoman :D And some great pictures despite the clag :D It can often add to the atmosphere, especially in an area like the mamores :D


Cheers Peter. The atmosphere in the clag erie especially when you get a glimps of the drop off's when on the ridge.

basscadet wrote:Och aye - good report.. Nice pics for a claggy day :thumbup:
Gonna do these in a couple of weeks time :)
Catching up wi me :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol: That's me out of action for a while as ma ZIMMER broke on the way down.


jonny616 wrote:Nice one quoman. Did these back in November & found the descent back to the track a real pain in the a**e :lol: :lol:


Thanks jonny. We were on our Arse more than our feet :lol:
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Re: Mamores cracker With the Clag

Postby ChrisW » Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:21 am

lovely stuff Quoman, shame about that damn clag it would have been stunning up on that ridge......probably :lol: anyway, you were out there and had a great day, that's what matters. Love the Ptarmigan shot too :D
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Re: Mamores cracker With the Clag

Postby quoman » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:34 am

ChrisW wrote:lovely stuff Quoman, shame about that damn clag it would have been stunning up on that ridge......probably :lol: anyway, you were out there and had a great day, that's what matters. Love the Ptarmigan shot too :D



Cheers Chris.
Even in the clag we still enjoyed the walk, and the ridge would have been a quality to walk along on a clear day.
The dird never moved it just sat there eying us up :lol: there was three of them 2 jumped down abit lower.
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Re: Mamores cracker With the Clag

Postby nobabody » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:55 pm

i forgot about that "death wish" dear and that wee bird you fancied.......for dinner :)
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Re: Mamores cracker With the Clag

Postby Jockstar » Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:04 pm

Looked a cracking walk despite the clag with a great ridge walk. :D One for the future for me :D
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Re: Mamores cracker With the Clag

Postby quoman » Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:40 pm

nobabody wrote:i forgot about that "death wish" dear and that wee bird you fancied.......for dinner :)


Aye the deer was a close yin i didny fancy wearing its antlers as a new head :lol:

Jockstar wrote:Looked a cracking walk despite the clag with a great ridge walk. :D One for the future for me :D


Hi Jockstar
It looked a superb walk and it was, you will enjoy it.
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