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Sgiath Chuil 2012 The hill of the rainbow.

Sgiath Chuil 2012 The hill of the rainbow.


Postby JonAksel » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:15 am

Munros included on this walk: Sgiath Chùil

Date walked: 16/09/2012

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 14.4 km

Ascent: 951m

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This is the route. It would be nice to have one telescopic leg on the descent from Sgiath Chuil.

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The weather was a bit unpredictable this weekend. But I needed some fresh air. So I drove to the nearest Munro
that I hadn't climbed yet.
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You have to pass these animals on your way to Sgiath Chuil.
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Many rowan berries means much snow in winter.
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Two lovely Munros. Meall Glas and Sgiath Chuil.
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Rowan tree growing on rock.
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Loch Essain.
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Good old Challum lifting the hat.
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Loch Essain II
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Waterfall from Sgiath Chuil.
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Loch Lubhair.
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Ben More and Loch Lubhair.
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Crianlarich weather.
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Summit of Sgiath Chuil from the southern top.
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Rainbow I
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There is a way around.
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Rainbow II
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Pond.
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Rock.
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From summit. Weather I
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View NW, A few more Munros to go for.
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Weather II
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Weather III
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View NE.
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Weather IV
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Same time NE.
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North top view NE.
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North top view NW.
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SW. Weather V.
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The ridge.
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The East.
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Lichen
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Ben More
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Weather VI
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Ben More.
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Rainbow III
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Stream from Meall Glas
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Tree in the agricultural landscape.
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River Dochart.
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Leaves.
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That's all from a day with a lot of weather.
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Re: Sgiath Chuil 2012 The hill of the rainbow.

Postby ronofcam » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:53 am

The loch in Glen Dochart is actually Loch Iubhair, not Lubhair. Pronounced YOO-ar, it is likely to be derived from the Gaelic for yew tree loch or similar.

Important, though pedantic... :wink:
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Re: Sgiath Chuil 2012 The hill of the rainbow.

Postby quoman » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:32 am

Nice Report and Lovely photo's i never seen a thing when i did it mind it was in the winter wi snow and clag :lol: :lol:
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Re: Sgiath Chuil 2012 The hill of the rainbow.

Postby JonAksel » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:42 pm

ronofcam wrote:The loch in Glen Dochart is actually Loch Iubhair, not Lubhair. Pronounced YOO-ar, it is likely to be derived from the Gaelic for yew tree loch or similar.
Important, though pedantic... :wink:


And how is the fishing?
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Re: Sgiath Chuil 2012 The hill of the rainbow.

Postby JonAksel » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:48 pm

quoman wrote:Nice Report and Lovely photo's i never seen a thing when i did it mind it was in the winter wi snow and clag :lol: :lol:

First time I saw this hills last year, from Ben More, I was thinking they would be nice to do in winter by skiing, and the landscape is very inviting for that.
But the winter didn't bring much snow this time.
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Re: Sgiath Chuil 2012 The hill of the rainbow.

Postby davidwcroft » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:37 pm

Jon
Great photos - thanks for sharing - nice to see what it looks like having climbed Sgiath and its neighbour Meall Glas in the clag.
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Re: Sgiath Chuil 2012 The hill of the rainbow.

Postby basscadet » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:59 pm

Waterfalls and rainbows? You do know how to make a lassie happy :lol:

Nice report.. Haven't got round to this yet.. :thumbup:
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