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Sgurr a'Mhadaidh and Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh via An Dorus

Sgurr a'Mhadaidh and Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh via An Dorus


by Bod » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:31 pm

Route description: Sgurr a Mhadaidh and Sgurr a Ghreadaidh

Munros included on this walk: Sgurr a'Ghreadaidh, Sgurr a'Mhadaidh

Date walked: 07/07/2012

Time taken: 7.25 hours

Distance: 9.5 km

Ascent: 1023m

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Re: Sgurr a'Mhadaidh and Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh via An Dorus

Postby Bod » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:05 pm

Stuart Angus wrote:Be a long time before you catch me near the cuillin but enjoyed reading that a lot, top man Bod 8)


Hi Stuart, there are two or three mountains that you could consider to give you a real taste of the Cuillin. Check out Bruach na Frithe, Sgurr na Banachdich and maybe Sgurr nan Eag. Even just walking up into the corries offers wonderful walks :D :D :D
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Re: Sgurr a'Mhadaidh and Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh via An Dorus

Postby Collaciotach » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:09 pm

Into the hard stuff now Bod :clap: :clap: ... grand report and pics ..just grand :clap:
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Re: Sgurr a'Mhadaidh and Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh via An Dorus

Postby dogplodder » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:22 am

Fantastic report and I think in a situation like that I wouldn't have been too bothered about the colour of my hat! :lol:
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Re: Sgurr a'Mhadaidh and Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh via An Dorus

Postby Bod » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:27 pm

dogplodder wrote:Fantastic report and I think in a situation like that I wouldn't have been too bothered about the colour of my hat! :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol: It's always good to have something to giggle about and be the topic of some good craic!!! A useful distraction if anyone is fearing the worst :shock: :D :D
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Re: Sgurr a'Mhadaidh and Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh via An Dorus

Postby Lenore » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:47 pm

Love all the action shots, Bod! Looks like a good day :D
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Re: Sgurr a'Mhadaidh and Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh via An Dorus

Postby Morecambe Monkey » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:23 pm

Some great photo's there Bod,the mist gives it even more of an atmospheric look about it. Not that it needs it! Be nice to get back to Skye some day,last time i was there you still had to get the ferry across!
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Re: Sgurr a'Mhadaidh and Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh via An Dorus

Postby Graeme D » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:24 pm

Braemar is going to be rather tame by comparison Bod! Some ride that looked like, and sage words to go along with the fantastic photos. One of your finest I'd say! :clap:
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Re: Sgurr a'Mhadaidh and Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh via An Dorus

Postby Phil the Hill » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:18 pm

Enjoyed that - and some sensible advice too. The Harvey map is definitely the one to use, as it's not obscured by crag symbols. After seeing it on the wall at Skye Mountain Rescue I bought a copy before my next visit. (We were helping with the rescue as my friend is a doctor, rather than being rescued, I hasten to add.)

I remember scrambling back down to An Dorus from Ghreadaidh and passing a party coming up roped up, and wondering whether a safety rope might not have been a bad idea.

Didn't know about Eag Dubh. It looks fun. That basalt dyke is almost like a staircase in your pictures.
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Re: Sgurr a'Mhadaidh and Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh via An Dorus

Postby jonny616 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:43 pm

Brilliant. well done to all great pics report & advice :clap:
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Re: Sgurr a'Mhadaidh and Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh via An Dorus

Postby Stuart Angus » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:44 am

Bod wrote:
Stuart Angus wrote:Be a long time before you catch me near the cuillin but enjoyed reading that a lot, top man Bod 8)


Hi Stuart, there are two or three mountains that you could consider to give you a real taste of the Cuillin. Check out Bruach na Frithe, Sgurr na Banachdich and maybe Sgurr nan Eag. Even just walking up into the corries offers wonderful walks :D :D :D


Think I'll do a couple of drive-by's before I even do that Bod.................I'm in no hurry can you tell! :lol: 8)
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Re: Sgurr a'Mhadaidh and Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh via An Dorus

Postby MarilynMunro » Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:32 pm

Fantastic report, really conveys the excitement of your day, and the phots are great. Some of these TR maybe as close as I ever get, but seeing your advice to Stuart I may venture that way one day.
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Re: Sgurr a'Mhadaidh and Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh via An Dorus

Postby ChrisW » Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:14 pm

Great stuff Bod, really brings home the emotion of the day too, cracking pics with beaming smiles all round...brilliant :D
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Re: Sgurr a'Mhadaidh and Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh via An Dorus

Postby Bod » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:25 pm

MarilynMunro wrote:Fantastic report, really conveys the excitement of your day, and the phots are great. Some of these TR maybe as close as I ever get, but seeing your advice to Stuart I may venture that way one day.


You must do MM, get in there and play. Try a walk up to Coire Lagan :wink: :D :D
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Re: Sgurr a'Mhadaidh and Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh via An Dorus

Postby danielsutherland » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:51 pm

Thanks for that report, been thinking of this route for a while and really good to see pics of eag dubh... :D :D
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Re: Sgurr a'Mhadaidh and Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh via An Dorus

Postby rockhopper » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:14 am

Enjoyed that Bod - some very dramatic and scary looking shots as well - cheers :D
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