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Mighty Marsco from Sligachan

Mighty Marsco from Sligachan


Postby Bod » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:56 pm

Route description: Marsco from Sligachan

Grahams included on this walk: Marsco

Date walked: 09/07/2012

Time taken: 6.75 hours

Distance: 16.5 km

Ascent: 842m

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From Runrig Lyrics, on the album 'Recovery' :D :D :D
Been singing these words for years, and finally climbed Marsco this year with Valerie, Marty and Sandy!
What a day, yet again.......we'll be back!

Nightfall on Marsco
Cuchullin in sheets
This world of Maclean's words
Around us like spirits released
I came to love you
I came to drink
Though dancing in darkness
I'm cup running over and drunk

Darkest of prisons
Oldest of nights
For the dawning round Garsbheinn
In patience we wait for the light
I am a climber
I am a thief
Oh kingdom of Gabbro
Your strong chains won't hold this love

'S tu mo Leannan, Leannan o
'S tu mo Leannan, Leannan o
'S tu mo Leannan, 'S tu mo Leannan
'S tu mo Leannan, Leannan o

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The view towards Sgurr nan Gillean.
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Glen Sligachan and Marsco ahead.
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A cracking view of Marsco from the Glen by Allt na Measarroch.
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Four in the valley of adventure!
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Harta Corrie and Lochan Dudha.
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Harta Corrie and Lochan Dudha again.
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The East side of Gillean.
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The north face of Ruadh Stac from below the Marsco ridge.
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Taking in the Cuillin Ridge.
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Nearing the top of Marsco with Bla Bheinn beyond. (Pity Clach Glas did not quite appear - there was a fleeting second of two, but missed it :(. Still can't complain, what a gorgeous day it was.)
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The Girls!
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The Boys!
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The Marsco ridge line, a cracker of a place to be :)
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Valerie leading off.......
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......and downwards we must go.....
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Sligachan hotel and a cool pint in our sights :) :) :)
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All of us well chuffed with climbing this beautiful 'Graham'! Well worth the walk along the glen and traversing the south slopes to join the ridge :)
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Marsco from Sligachan Campsite.


:D :D :D :D :wink:
Last edited by Bod on Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Mighty Marsco from Sligachan

Postby Bod » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:59 pm

A stunning walk long been in my sights (about 25 years to be precise), another special day from July this year :D :D :D :wave:
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Re: Mighty Marsco from Sligachan

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:05 pm

Great report Bod on a hill that's been in my sights for a few years now. May well have a crack at it when we next visit the worlds most beautiful island. :D
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Re: Mighty Marsco from Sligachan

Postby dooterbang » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:17 pm

Nice one Bod.

Always had a look at this when in Skye....hope i don't wait 25yrs though :shock:
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Re: Mighty Marsco from Sligachan

Postby mountain thyme » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:26 pm

I love the hills in this area. Smashing pictures especially from the campsite ... what a view :D
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Re: Mighty Marsco from Sligachan

Postby audreywaugh » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:09 am

Cheers for posting Bod! Did this from Loch Ainort a few years back after a dry few weeks. Going back up to Skye in a few weeks time and the plan is to do it again from Sligachan...can only hope we get weather like you did! :D
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Re: Mighty Marsco from Sligachan

Postby kevsbald » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:47 pm

Looks a great wee hill - some nice shots of the hills and the gals.
might combine with the Graham across the way and Glamaig.
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Re: Mighty Marsco from Sligachan

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:06 pm

Brilliant stuff once again Bod. I have to say, you're a bunch of lucky sods when it comes to Skye :clap: Let us know when you're next visit it and thats when i'll visit :wink:
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Re: Mighty Marsco from Sligachan

Postby dogplodder » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:17 pm

Fabulous photos! :clap:

We often walked up Glen Sligachen when the kids were young and I always loved the look of Marsco. After seeing your pics I'll just have to get myself up there! 8)
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Re: Mighty Marsco from Sligachan

Postby old danensian » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:07 pm

A great vote for the "Reds" - still some top class hills.

We shouldn't forget that some of the best and most expansive views of the Ridge are from further away.

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Re: Mighty Marsco from Sligachan

Postby jonny616 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:46 pm

Lovely. I need to go to Skye again soon. :lol:
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Re: Mighty Marsco from Sligachan

Postby monty » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:33 pm

Great set of photos Bod. :D
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Re: Mighty Marsco from Sligachan

Postby rockhopper » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:40 pm

lovely - what a great day for it and what a great view form the tent ! - cheers
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Re: Mighty Marsco from Sligachan

Postby Graeme D » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:23 am

Nice one Bod! Surely I won't leave Skye again with this one still not under my belt! :shock:
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Re: Mighty Marsco from Sligachan

Postby Bod » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:45 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:Brilliant stuff once again Bod. I have to say, you're a bunch of lucky sods when it comes to Skye :clap: Let us know when you're next visit it and thats when i'll visit :wink:


Will do Johnny! :D :D :D
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