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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 malky_c » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:38 am

Interesting stuff - I'm another person who didn't know you could descend the Eag Dubh. Some exciting looking shots there despite the cloud :)

Interesting how the Cuillin get into your mind and start messing with it - my first trip over Sgurr a Mhadaidh and Sgurr a Ghreadaidh (coming from the north over the other Mhadaidh summits) seemed quite easy. We even topped off the day by climbing the Inn Pinn 8) . The last visit - going in the supposedly easier direction - scared the hell out of me (mainly the lower summits of Mhadaidh), and we had to get the rope out a number of times. Perfect weather conditions on both occasions too, so that had nothing to do with it :?
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Re: Sgurr a'Mhadaidh and Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh via An Dorus

Postby Rudolph » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:07 am

That's a great report Bod and shows what can be done with common sense and a feel for the hills.

malky_c wrote: Interesting how the Cuillin get into your mind and start messing with it


Exactly! Now 3 months since we were there and I was beginning to think it wasn't as scary as i remember and I'd easy manage to go back. Then this report comes in and reminds me just what it was like on the tops. I'll wake up in a cold sweat again tonight...

That said, the walks into the corries are fabulous and hold no fears at all - even for me!
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Re: Sgurr a'Mhadaidh and Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh via An Dorus

Postby Bod » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:48 pm

malky_c wrote:Interesting stuff - I'm another person who didn't know you could descend the Eag Dubh. Some exciting looking shots there despite the cloud :)

Interesting how the Cuillin get into your mind and start messing with it - my first trip over Sgurr a Mhadaidh and Sgurr a Ghreadaidh (coming from the north over the other Mhadaidh summits) seemed quite easy. We even topped off the day by climbing the Inn Pinn 8) . The last visit - going in the supposedly easier direction - scared the hell out of me (mainly the lower summits of Mhadaidh), and we had to get the rope out a number of times. Perfect weather conditions on both occasions too, so that had nothing to do with it :?


Thanks malky, it truly is a facinating and thought provoking place! Very interested to hear of your experiences there......now that I have explored many key obvious parts of the Cuillin, it's going to be fun and challenging linking them together more (the lower summits of Mhadaidh might figure there soon, also considering the Dubh slabs! :shock: :D :D ).
Many years of thrills and adventure to look forward too :D
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Re: Sgurr a'Mhadaidh and Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh via An Dorus

Postby BEAR1873 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:56 pm

Great report and pics. Great site and interesting to see others views on routes etc. Only really started climbing these magnificent hills this year. Guess I am now realising how fortunate I am to live on Skye, and to venture into the hills whenever the weather is half decent. Think I will be stuck on 11 Munros forever, unless I decide to go further afield- ie Blabheinn.
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