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Sgurr an Fhidhleir - Ben More Coigach.

Sgurr an Fhidhleir - Ben More Coigach.


Postby Norman_Grieve » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:43 am

Grahams included on this walk: Ben Mor Coigach, Sgurr an Fhidhleir

Date walked: 14/04/2012

Time taken: 6.33 hours

Distance: 10.3 km

Ascent: 895m

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Scaled Sgurr an Fhidhleir, combined with a reascent of Ben More Coigach on Saturday.
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Re: Sgurr an Fhidhleir - Ben More Coigach.

Postby Avocetboy » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:00 pm

Got any Photos Norman? Doing this in 4 weeks time
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Re: Sgurr an Fhidhleir - Ben More Coigach.

Postby Norman_Grieve » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:25 am

Avocetboy wrote:Got any Photos Norman? Doing this in 4 weeks time


Dear boy, mebbe hae a treat in store 4u, 'cos ah finally got around tae using ma wee bro's digital camera. Thus as the visibility was amazing, ah couldnae help mesen and took no less than 42 photies.

However, ma bro's generosity didnae extend tae a memory card so's ah'll noo hiv tae work oot hoo tae get said photies [& even a coupla videos], ontae yon PC... :?
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Re: Sgurr an Fhidhleir - Ben More Coigach.

Postby gaffr » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:03 pm

Until Norman gets sorted with his card....maybe he would let me send a couple of much less than perfect images from the days before digital was invented but they are all I have :lol: Look forward to the digital ones.
BM Coigach and Stac Pollaidh.jpg
probably from the top of Fhidhleir
Copy of The Fiddler Ben Mhor Coigach.jpg
From above the lochan between Fhidhleir and Beinn an Eoin.
What happened to Beinn an Eoin Norman?
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Postby Norman_Grieve » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:16 am

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Re: Sgurr an Fhidhleir - Ben More Coigach.

Postby malky_c » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:38 am

Wow - digital and large photos too 8)

I was going to offer you a lift when I eventually got around to these ones, but you can't halt progress (or the completion of the Grahams) :wink:
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Tha's cheatin'!

Postby Norman_Grieve » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:51 am

malky_c wrote:Wow - digital and large photos too 8)

I was going to offer you a lift when I eventually got around to these ones, but you can't halt progress (or the completion of the Grahams) :wink:


Jaysus - ah hadnae even finished loadin' 'em yet - go back & peruse the rest - ah left the best 'til last. :wink:
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Re: Sgurr an Fhidhleir - Ben More Coigach.

Postby Avocetboy » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:43 pm

Cheers Norman. A wonderful set of photos that have got my mind racing in anticipation of doing this in 3 weeks time. We are staying at the cottage in your 3rd from last photo, with the red roof, so I shall be making my way up to the slopes of Sgurr an Fhidhleir from there. I am hoping to walk the ridge from Coigach to Gharb Choreachan, but much will depend on my nerves and the exposure!
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Re: Sgurr an Fhidhleir - Ben More Coigach.

Postby Norman_Grieve » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:08 am

gaffr wrote:Until Norman gets sorted with his card....maybe he would let me send a couple of much less than perfect images from the days before digital was invented but they are all I have :lol: Look forward to the digital ones.
BM Coigach and Stac Pollaidh.jpg
Copy of The Fiddler Ben Mhor Coigach.jpg


What happened to Beinn an Eoin Norman?


gaffr, what happened tae all those you took between the foot & top o' the Fiddler's Nose.? :shock:

By the way, here's a link tae ma snowy ascent o' Beinn an Eoin, fae a coupla winter's back:-

http://www.scottishhills.com/html/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=7353
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Re: Sgurr an Fhidhleir - Ben More Coigach.

Postby Norman_Grieve » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:45 am

Avocetboy wrote:Cheers Norman. A wonderful set of photos that have got my mind racing in anticipation of doing this in 3 weeks time. We are staying at the cottage in your 3rd from last photo, with the red roof, so I shall be making my way up to the slopes of Sgurr an Fhidhleir from there. I am hoping to walk the ridge from Coigach to Gharb Choreachan, but much will depend on my nerves and the exposure!


Boy, I reckon most folk quit the end o' the WSW ridge o Speicein nan Garbh-choireachan to the right afore reaching the steep, exposed scrambling leading tae the foot o' the nose of Garbh-Choireachan.
Probably nothing worth losing much sleep over should you decide to follow follow suit & bail out, exit stage right. :wink:
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Re: Sgurr an Fhidhleir - Ben More Coigach.

Postby gaffr » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:10 am

No, it's not what you are thinking :lol: So, unfortunately, no further images of that grand area of rock. The intention, was, many years back, to ascend the nose, but the rain got in the way of a wee climb up the greasy pole. So we ended up sneaking away down to Reif to spend the rest of the day on some fine sandstone beside the sea......never got back to the Nose. :( Our way up to the two Elsies was much the same as yours up some pleasant sandstone outcrops to the higher ground. The views out from here and from Eoin and it's neighbour are very fine.....but that was on another occasion from the road down to Stac Pollaidh. Not many of our days out were planned in any way....we just kind'of bumped into things on the way to somewhere else....the good thing about random and unplanned visits to the high ground is that you have to return to many fine areas of the highlands many times over. :D Got a bee in my bonnet about Corse at the moment....it's lasted for nearly five years now. :)
I wish that I had one of those digital cameras all those years ago...your images are crisp and clear. Yon 'image shack' site makes it difficult for the viewing of your images....you are bombarded with all that advertising stuff. :( Currently I am trying to get one of those Global Nav. Satellite Systems to speak to me in digits that I am familiar with....it insists on speaking with Latitude and Longtitude stuff....I am not a sailor. I need to have the grid digits....the food of the hillfolks. :lol:
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Re: Sgurr an Fhidhleir - Ben More Coigach.

Postby BoyVertiginous » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:47 am

Norman_Grieve wrote:
Avocetboy wrote:Cheers Norman. A wonderful set of photos that have got my mind racing in anticipation of doing this in 3 weeks time. We are staying at the cottage in your 3rd from last photo, with the red roof, so I shall be making my way up to the slopes of Sgurr an Fhidhleir from there. I am hoping to walk the ridge from Coigach to Gharb Choreachan, but much will depend on my nerves and the exposure!


Boy, I reckon most folk quit the end o' the WSW ridge o Speicein nan Garbh-choireachan to the right afore reaching the steep, exposed scrambling leading tae the foot o' the nose of Garbh-Choireachan.
Probably nothing worth losing much sleep over should you decide to follow follow suit & bail out, exit stage right. :wink:

Great pictures, Norman, wonderful land and seascapes.

AB, stop and pick me up on your way up there!
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Re: Sgurr an Fhidhleir - Ben More Coigach.

Postby yellowbelly » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:53 pm

Thanks for sharing these Norm. I did these two back in '84 and don't think I kept any old photo prints. Still looks as good as ever - must go back some time.
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Re: Sgurr an Fhidhleir - Ben More Coigach.

Postby mrssanta » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:58 pm

these are smashing pics of a gorgeous day
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