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Amongst the snow and the stags on Sgurr a'Mhaoraich
by Ranger » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:31 pm
Route description: Sgurr a' Mhaoraich, Loch Quoich
Munros included on this walk: Sgurr a'Mhaoraich
Date walked: 02/12/2012
Time taken: 6 hours
Distance: 10 km
Ascent: 950m3 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Was surprised how exposed the scramble was near the top under a good dusting of snow. The standard east ridge doesn't look that exciting on the map but stick to the crest and it's a welcome bit of spice Even some Via Ferrata on a slab with some old fence posts protruding out
Will definitely return on a sunny day in the future
by heatheronthehills » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:37 pm
by McLEOD » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:43 pm
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by Ranger » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:39 am
McLEOD wrote:Love the Ptarmigan pic, good stuff
Cheers, I couldn't how placed them much better myself!
Looking it I can't believe how close Nevis looks in the image, you wouldn't think it was 25 miles away!
by robertphillips » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:34 pm
by pigeon » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:31 pm
by Lenore » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:12 pm
by simon-b » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:32 pm
by Ranger » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:45 pm
robertphillips wrote:Lovely photos of the stags good report.
Thanks! Been climbing since 1996 and this was the closest I've ever come to stags - therefore best pics. Good things come to those who wait
pigeon wrote:Great pics and report ranger ,a favourite hill of mine this one,good to see it in the snow.How was the road down there by the way,these wee roads scare me in the winter
The road was fine - always a beautiful run. Was in the area in Spring http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=21118 definitely the best time of year for a visit
Lenore wrote:Well you might not have been fully satisfied with the lighting, but I think your pictures are excellent! Some lovely moody light and the animal shots are wonderful!
Cheers, I know I shouldn't moan but I'm a fair weather walk at heart and walking along the ridge, seeing the wind-sculpted snow, KNOWING how amazing it would look in sunshine, was a wee bit annoying Too fussy by half
simon-b wrote:That looks a really good route in those conditions, Ranger, the scrambling section looks exciting. Excellent, clear pictures of the distant Cairngorms and the Ben, the CMD group looks really good. This has got me looking forward to heading back north next year and seeing more deer and ptarmigans.
The mountain is definitely under-rated: superb viewpoint, interesting ridges (the north one over Am Bathach is supposed to be good) and great stalkers paths
by pigeon » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:49 pm
by old danensian » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:44 pm
by quoman » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:55 pm
by madprof » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:44 pm
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