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sgurr gaoith cairn

sgurr gaoith cairn


Postby munroseeker » Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:26 pm

Date walked: 06/07/2013

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:? Just back from a few days in the Gorms and wondered about summit cairn on Sgurr Gaoith above Glen Feshie. In the walkhighlands Munros guide there is a lovely two-page pic of a walker on the summit with a small cairn at his feet. Last week (in pretty thick mist) there was a single upright granite boulder on my high point. GPS said I was in right place and gave me a height of 1120 metres. So was I on the summit or not?
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Re: sgurr gaoith cairn

Postby jmarkb » Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:48 pm

It had a cairn a few weeks ago, but it's small enough to have been dismantled: see this report: http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=32348
There is a lower top about 50m to the south, but the visibility would have to be terrible to mistake it for the true summit.
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Re: sgurr gaoith cairn

Postby Meatball » Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:58 pm

Hope that helps
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Re: sgurr gaoith cairn

Postby munroseeker » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:33 am

Just adds to my doubts but since I'd climbed Gaoith before years ago it doesn't matter much in the wider scheme of things!
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