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Sgorr Ruadh

Sgorr Ruadh

Postby kenny3760 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:30 pm

Route description: Sgòrr Ruadh, Achnashellach

Munros included on this walk: Sgòrr Ruadh

Date walked: 12/02/2013

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 15.5 km

Ascent: 990m

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Haven't been out on the hills for a while, in fact, looking at my hill log, it was October 22 last year when I was last out. With the forecast looking good for Tuesday I got up nice and early to what looked like a promising day.
I drove over to Achnashellach to find 5 other cars already parked up, with occupants in various states of getting ready. A few hellos while I grabbed my pack and I was off. Up past the station to Corie Lair. I decided to walk in, up to the pass at the top of Coire Lair and then climb Sgorr Ruadh from there. Up a fairly steep bit to the plateu and then up the ridge to the cairn.
The views from here were magnificent all around. From here a walk down towards Fuar Tholl and then followed the path out and across the River Lair and back down to the car park.

Heres a few pictures, hope you like them

Beinn Liath Mhor (2).JPG
Beinn Liath Mhor

Coire Lair.JPG
Coire Lair

Maol Chan-dearg.JPG
Maol Chean-dearg

Sgorr Ruadh Summit.JPG

Loch Torridon.JPG
Loch Torridon

Laithach (2).JPG

Fuar Tholl.JPG
Fuar Tholl

Loch Coire Lair.JPG
Loch Coire Lair
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Re: Sgorr Ruadh

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:34 pm

Lovely stuff, had a great day doing a round up here last summer. Cheers :D
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Re: Sgorr Ruadh

Postby Border Reiver » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:53 pm

Enjoyed the report and pics. The Coulin Forest is a favourite place of mine, I've explored the area lots.
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Re: Sgorr Ruadh

Postby robertphillips » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:13 pm

Nice one good photos. 8)
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Re: Sgorr Ruadh

Postby PeteR » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:18 pm

Very nice indeed :D Great hills these and enjoyed seeing them covered in snow :D Looks like you had a great day
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Re: Sgorr Ruadh

Postby kevsbald » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:45 am

What's not to like - fabulous.
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Re: Sgorr Ruadh

Postby JBD364 » Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:36 pm

From JBD364. Has anybody used a bike to get from Achnashellach Station to the col between Sgorr Ruadh and Beinn Liath Mhor? How feasible would it be? Thanks
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