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Dawn til Dusk in Glen Dessary

Dawn til Dusk in Glen Dessary


Postby LeithySuburbs » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:23 pm

Route description: Sgurr na Ciche: 3 Munros from Loch Arkaig

Munros included on this walk: Garbh Chioch Mhor, Sgurr na Ciche, Sgurr nan Coireachan (Glen Dessary)

Date walked: 19/10/2009

Time taken: 10 hours

Distance: 26 km

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Saturday 17 October, weather - perfect!

I'll keep this report short as it has been covered a few times but wanted to share a few photos.

Suffice to say that this was a near perfect day on the hills. I set off from the end of Loch Arkaig at 8:35am and didn't return until 6:20pm just as light was fading. I don't think I could have done it much quicker and the number of cars that were still there as I drove away suggested a fair few folk would be finishing in the dark (although I am sure not all of them were returning that same day). This was a wonderful walk and even the very boggy and slippy descent off Sgurr na Ciche couldn't dampen my spirits at the end of a long day.

PS. If I have mis-identified any hills, please let me know!

Glen Dessarry 002.jpg

Garbh Chioch Mhor and Sgurr na Ciche.jpg

Sgurr Mor L, Sgurr nan Coireachan middle R, Garbh Chioch Mhor ridge near.jpg

Loch Nevis 1.jpg

Meall Buidhe middle L, Luinne Bheinn middle R, Ladhar Bheinn far R.jpg

Ben Aden near, Sgurr a' Choire-bheithe middle, Beinn Sgritheall far.jpg
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Re: Dawn til Dusk in Glen Dessary

Postby kinley » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:32 pm

Lovely 8)

No hassles with Glen Dessary stalking?

They've not been the most welcoming traditionally :?
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Re: Dawn til Dusk in Glen Dessary

Postby LeithySuburbs » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:40 pm

kinley wrote:No hassles with Glen Dessary stalking?


No, I nodded my head at a couple of stalkers I passed and they reciprocated so no complaints there.

There was an obvious sign at the gate at the start showing the acceptable routes to take. Just the usual stuff about sticking to the path and staying out the corries.
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Re: Dawn til Dusk in Glen Dessary

Postby kinley » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:43 pm

LeithySuburbs wrote:
kinley wrote:No hassles with Glen Dessary stalking?


No, I nodded my head at a couple of stalkers I passed and they reciprocated so no complaints there.

There was an obvious sign at the gate at the start showing the acceptable routes to take. Just the usual stuff about sticking to the path and staying out the corries.


The acceptable path - does that now include the ridge?

Problem with Glen Dessary last few years is they accept your presence on the low-level rights of way but not the ridge lines :?
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Re: Dawn til Dusk in Glen Dessary

Postby LeithySuburbs » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:49 pm

Yes, the ridge was included in the routes shown.
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Re: Dawn til Dusk in Glen Dessary

Postby kinley » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:04 pm

LeithySuburbs wrote:Yes, the ridge was included in the routes shown.


Excellent - will remember that for next year :D
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Re: Dawn til Dusk in Glen Dessary

Postby Alan S » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:08 pm

Cracking pics
What a view 8) 8)
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Re: Dawn til Dusk in Glen Dessary

Postby mountain coward » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:07 am

Some superb pics there... especially like the second spiky one!
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Re: Dawn til Dusk in Glen Dessary

Postby Mrs T » Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:48 am

Lovely pics! The views from these hill really are spectacular, and this route is my joint best hill day ever (so far). We also had a cracking weather, and as we were staying in Glen Dessary (rented the lodge for a week) we were actually allowed to drive all the way to Upper Glen Dessary house, so the day wasn't even horrendously long.
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Re: Dawn til Dusk in Glen Dessary

Postby gillybaby81 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:48 pm

Fantastic pictures, considering doing these this weekend but slightly scared by how big a day it is ...
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Re: Dawn til Dusk in Glen Dessary

Postby Meatball » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:31 pm

Did you walk in or take the bike in?
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Re: Dawn til Dusk in Glen Dessary

Postby LeithySuburbs » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:54 pm

Walked in but you could easily bike to Upper Glendessary (I think... it was 3 years ago). Bike would probably save an hour and I lost another half hour when I left my poles behind after a break :? .
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