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Sgurr a Mhaoraich

Sgurr a Mhaoraich

Postby blanchie » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:20 pm

Route description: Sgurr a' Mhaoraich, Loch Quoich

Munros included on this walk: Sgurr a'Mhaoraich

Date walked: 01/07/2012

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 1120m

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Weather: Cloud on tops, mainly clear otherwise. W wind, warm, tho' cold on top. Clouds cleared on descent, as usual!
Route: From bridge over Loch Quoich spur
Company: Self
Wildlife: Dotterel, hinds, frog at 3000', aggressive ptarmigan
Notes: Great stalkers path, half point off the big 5 because of cloud on tops. But a potentially stunning walk. Nearly savaged by charging ptarmigan presumably protecting her nest. Came within 3' of me, snarling and snapping away! Would do this walk again on a clearer day for views to S Shiel ridge and Knoydart. No. 50!
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Dotterel dot

Loch Quoich towards dam

MacPhee's Island

Landing strip or ancient sign?

Dykes to stop sheep nipping over the marches

Hinds in corrie

Cloudy prospect

Glimpse of top

Big Five-O

Knoydart Panorama

I'm a bit calmer now

Ok, sorry I didn't really mean it.
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