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Glenfinnan pair

Glenfinnan pair


Postby pigeon » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:46 pm

Route description: Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan

Munros included on this walk: Sgurr nan Coireachan (Glenfinnan), Sgurr Thuilm

Date walked: 06/10/2012

Time taken: 9 hours

Distance: 23 km

Ascent: 1444m

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No a lot of words needed for this fine pair o hills.Set along the track just before 8 with Kev ,Ian ,Jake the dug and newcomer to the gang Chris(Berty Boots).Chris is fairly new to this hillwalking caper so we plunged him in at the deep end on this walk but the boy done good,says he might even come again :lol: .
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Ian and Kev
Sgurr Thuilm first,up steep boggy path to the Druim Coire a' Bheithe where the slope eases a bit and the going improves all the way to Sgurr Thuilm.
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Berty Boots on the first steep pull
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Bit chilly up here and the waterproofs were out whilst we sat at the top waiting for Kev.
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spot the geese
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the squad on Sgurr Thuilm
Kev was no sure if he was going to continue but we talked him into it and we set off back down to the fenceposts then West along the ridge to Beinn Gharbh then over Meall an Tarmacain before the final pull up to Sgurr nan Coireachan.
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looking back to Thuilm
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Glen Pean
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route ahead to Coireachan
The walk along the ridge and over the tops is brill,the conditions were great and views over Glen Dessary and out to Rum and Eigg were good,we could also hear the roaring stags down in the glens.
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Coireachan and Coire Thollaidh
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Jake and Berty
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chopper
Sat at the trig for a bit and were joined by a party of 5 walkers coming in the opposite direction,these were the only folks we seen all day.
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Loch Morar and out to Rum and Eigg
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Ian Chris and Jake on Coireachan
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good view down Loch Arkaig
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a mighty effort sees Kev make it up to Coireachan
Then it was steeply down toward Sgurr a Choire Riabhaich on a sometimes wet and boggy path before meeting the track again and heading back past the bothy ,under the Harry Potter viaduct and at the cars in 9 hours dead.
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the bold Jake
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Glefinnan
Chris and Kev had done great on this fine hike,glad we went anti clock wise though which was a good shout by Kev .Liked these 2 ,looking forward now to going back up for Streap and Gulvain :thumbup: .
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Sgurr Thuilm ,Streap and Gulvain in the background
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steep descent
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Corryhully bothy
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Re: Glenfinnan pair

Postby soulminer » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:56 pm

Enjoyed reading that Pigeon :) I had a ball on these two. We were staying in a cottage in Roshven with our previous dog- Brodie. It was us two that day, early start - cracking walk :D
Indeed a fine, and historical, pair of hills.
Cheers.
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Re: Glenfinnan pair

Postby Collaciotach » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:24 pm

Grand photos and a good day ,fine hills these two among my favourites :D
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Re: Glenfinnan pair

Postby gammy leg walker » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:33 pm

Jings,very nice indeed even if I do say so.
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Re: Glenfinnan pair

Postby rockhopper » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:40 pm

Very nice pigeon and glad to see that you got a good day for this walk :thumbup: - did you have a look in the bothy - seemed fairly "posh" to me with electricity and a kettle ! - cheers :)
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Re: Glenfinnan pair

Postby rjpatyou » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:06 pm

great report just makes me wont to get my boots on now :) and head north
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Re: Glenfinnan pair

Postby Gavin99 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:28 pm

A great day you had for it , sure is a cracking round . Did you have soup?
:D
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Re: Glenfinnan pair

Postby Ian Bayne » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:01 pm

Good report Dave the pictures on the ball Great Day out
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Re: Glenfinnan pair

Postby PeteR » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:28 pm

Nice one pigeon :clap: Some very nice photos there :D

I remember these two from a couple of years or so ago. Didn't quite enjoy the views you had though. Blue sky at the start and snow on the second summit, followed by a howling gale on the walk back out:shock:

I do seem to recall this was quite a tough walk as well, but it's a good day out all the same.
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Re: Glenfinnan pair

Postby Frigate » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:36 pm

Good day in the end, if it wasn't for that motorway delay you'd have got to the Ashman on time.

Managed some Glenlivet medicine later
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Re: Glenfinnan pair

Postby pigeon » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:46 pm

soulminer wrote:Enjoyed reading that Pigeon :) I had a ball on these two. We were staying in a cottage in Roshven with our previous dog- Brodie. It was us two that day, early start - cracking walk :D
Indeed a fine, and historical, pair of hills.
Cheers.
Collaciotach wrote:Grand photos and a good day ,fine hills these two among my favourites :D
gammy leg walker wrote:Jings,very nice indeed even if I do say so.
Thanks guys,feared the worst on Sgurr Thuilm when the rain and cloud moved in but it soon cleared up and we had a smashin' day :thumbup:
rockhopper wrote:Very nice pigeon and glad to see that you got a good day for this walk :thumbup: - did you have a look in the bothy - seemed fairly "posh" to me with electricity and a kettle ! - cheers :)
Aye no sure how the electrics passed the inspection though RH :lol: :lol: :lol:
rjpatyou wrote:great report just makes me wont to get my boots on now :) and head north
Go for it,great hills up that way :wink:
Gavin99 wrote:A great day you had for it , sure is a cracking round . Did you have soup?
:D
Nae soup yet Gavin,defo next time packin' the stove as it's getting chilly now :roll:
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Re: Glenfinnan pair

Postby pigeon » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:49 pm

Frigate wrote:Good day in the end, if it wasn't for that motorway delay you'd have got to the Ashman on time.

Managed some Glenlivet medicine later
Don't tell no one about the roadworks incident :oops: :lol: :lol: :lol:
PeteR wrote:Nice one pigeon :clap: Some very nice photos there :D

I remember these two from a couple of years or so ago. Didn't quite enjoy the views you had though. Blue sky at the start and snow on the second summit, followed by a howling gale on the walk back out:shock:

I do seem to recall this was quite a tough walk as well, but it's a good day out all the same.
Don't fancy these in the snow pete :( tough enough on a good day :wink:
Ian Bayne wrote:Good report Dave the pictures on the ball Great Day out
Yep,another cracker Ian :thumbup:
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