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Sgor Gaoith.

Sgor Gaoith.


Postby railton22 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:47 pm

Route description: Sgor Gaoith, from Glen Feshie

Munros included on this walk: Sgor Gaoith

Date walked: 20/07/2012

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 14.5 km

Ascent: 969m

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This was more difficult than we expected, not least because of the long uphill slog that just got steeper and steeper. However all was worth it once we reached the plateau. First impressions were a bit samey but once we walked closer to the edge of the plateau the views were awesome. It looked as though a giant slice had been taken out of the mountain with what appeared to be an amost vertical drop 1000s of feet below to Loch Einich. Some great crags stuck precariously on the side of Sgor Gaoith made for fab photo opportunities. All three of us agreed that every arduous step was WORTH IT for such great views.We also bagged demoted Munro, Sgoran Dhub Mor (now a Top). Cracking way to end a fortnight in the Highlands.....but all took a turn for the worst when we returned home to find our son had lost his £150 (not so)Smartphone in the burn at the bottom of our garden. Sarah (29),David(29) and Alice(26)
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On Sgoran Dubh Mor.
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On the edge......Sgor Gaoith summit.
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Sgor Gaoith summit with Loch Einich waaaaaaay below.
Last edited by railton22 on Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:17 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Sgor Gaoith.

Postby skuk007 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:50 pm

Nice one railton, is that your partner showing no fear at the 1000 foot drop?
I think I'd need a rope to stand out there. :)
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Re: Sgor Gaoith.

Postby scoob999 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:56 pm

Hahaha brill pics
It's a dramatic hill that one for the fact that nothing much happens till you get to the cairn :shock:
It's also a good one if anybody asks for a summit pic to say, back a bit, a wee bit more :lol: :lol:
Fun on the hills EPIC :D
Noo git doon aff o there afore ye faw! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Sgor Gaoith.

Postby railton22 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:42 pm

Thanks both for the comments....I'm Railton's wife...and I'm kinda worried that he's recently renewed my life insurance policy...........
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Re: Sgor Gaoith.

Postby hills » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:36 pm

This is an under rated hill, those views are simply stunning, must go back some day,... 8)
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Re: Sgor Gaoith.

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:42 pm

Smashing pics - brave woman there - but someone has actually insured you?? :crazy: :crazy:
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