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Sgurr a’Mhaoraich on a great Good Friday
by PeteR » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:54 pm
Route description: Sgurr a' Mhaoraich, Loch Quoich
Munros included on this walk: Sgurr a'Mhaoraich
Date walked: 29/03/20132 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).
And well worth it it was too
This little beauty had been on my to-do list for some while, with a recent attempt not even getting beyond the main road on account of an icy looking single track road I didn’t fancy attempting to write my car off down
And the extra few days delay was well worth the wait Oh yeah, this is a special hill, with great views all over the place. North, south, east and west
And really there is not much else to say. Hopefully the photos will say it all But here’s my summary of the day
Weather – excellent........but the photos will demonstrate that
Route – an excellent stalkers path up to the ridge and then a pleasant stravaig over to the3 final (steep) climb to the summit. Needed crampons eventually for the final climb as the ice was pretty interesting on the steep ground
Scrambly bit on the ridge - not technically difficult, but I still managed to heave myself over the last couple of steps with all the grace and poise of a Hippo
Views – just stunning, and hopefully the photos will show that
Smile on my face – from ear to ear....but thankfully the photos won’t show that
So, after much thought and discussion and debate with MrsR here are the 25 photos I thought best encapsulated the day
A short summit video panorama
by rockhopper » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:51 pm
by dogplodder » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:40 am
I loved this hill and it's so good to see it again with its winter coat on!
by kevsbald » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:47 am
by BlackPanther » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:35 am
We had a short debate, standing below the scrambly section - should we do it? should we not? We watched another person tackling the tricky bit and he managed all right, so we decided to follow. It looked worse than it was.
Hope you don't mind me adding a couple of pics (snapshots from video cam, so quality not as good):
- Somebody beat us to the scrambling experience...
- ...and he is doing pretty well!
- Looking down at the "mini-pinnacles" :lol: :lol: :lol:
I think snow did thaw a bit from Friday to Monday. But it snowed again since, so now the ridge must be white again
by pigeon » Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:36 pm
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