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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
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Dotterel dot

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Loch Quoich towards dam

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MacPhee's Island

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Landing strip or ancient sign?

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Dykes to stop sheep nipping over the marches

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Hinds in corrie

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Cloudy prospect

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Glimpse of top

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Big Five-O

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Knoydart Panorama

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I'm a bit calmer now

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Ok, sorry I didn't really mean it.
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