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Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach
by gman » Sat May 25, 2013 2:32 pm
Route description: Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach
Munros included on this walk: Gleouraich, Spidean Mialach
Date walked: 24/05/2013
Time taken: 5 hours
Distance: 12 kmRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Did these on the holiday friday, left the house about quarter to 6 and had a nice quiet A82 on the way up. Signs up for road works after Ardlui starting on 28th May for...60 weeks Turn off for single track road is about 5 miles after Invergarry, then it's 15 miles on this road but there's good visibility ahead so you don't have to crawl along. There's construction work just before the parking space, and materials have been stored in the space so get there early.
I did this anti-clockwise but everyone else I met was going the other way. Started along the road and missed the start of the path, so I just cut off upwards and joined it. On the path now:
View ahead, bit of a trek at the start, muddy in places and the best views are behind you but it's probably better to get this bit over with now rather than have to do it at the end.
Bit rocky higher up with soft snow on the steepish grass. Wee Loch Fearna, big Loch Quoich and Gairich on the other side.
Top of Spidean Mialach.
On the ridge now, not much more ascent.
View east from the cairn, Lochs Loyne and Garry.
Rest of the ridge.
Spidean Mialach from further along, there are ridges leading up from the north side that look a bit more interesting.
Another cairn and Loch Quoich.
Next hill is Creag Coire na Fiar Bhealaich.
Easy descent, bit rockier on the way up with path or short scrambles.
Gleouraich from the top, looks further than it is and not as much descent/reascent this time.
Steep down the north side towards Glen Loyne.
Spidean Mialach from the top of Gleouraich.
3 shots of the South glen Shiel ridge starting from the west:
Ridge veers to the south, great views today.
Gairich and the boggy walk in.
Onwards, there's more parking down at the bridge.
Good path the rest of the way back to the car.
Anti-clockwise was the least popular route today, but you get the boggy walk in done at the start and the best views are ahead as you walk along the ridge - also, there would be a steep descent from Spidean Mialach going the other way.
by Collaciotach » Sun May 26, 2013 8:48 am
by gman » Sun May 26, 2013 10:18 am
Collaciotach wrote:Great photos and grand hills ,one of my favourite places Glengarry
Cheers, it is a bit special - just been looking at routes from Kinloch Hourn to Knoydart
by kevsbald » Mon May 27, 2013 12:03 pm
Thanks for posting.
by PeteR » Mon May 27, 2013 12:09 pm
by rockhopper » Mon May 27, 2013 8:07 pm
by Fudgie » Tue May 28, 2013 3:05 pm
by HighlandSC » Tue May 28, 2013 5:07 pm
I also did this anticlockwise. Was one of my favorite hill days - the views are amazing.
by ScottishLeaf » Tue May 28, 2013 5:22 pm
We went to do the route anti-clockwise as well. However, we got turned back in a whiteout after summiting Spidean Mialach. Got to go all the way back up there for just Gleouriach now!