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Three different days in the Sgorans during the past week.

Three different days in the Sgorans during the past week.


Postby gaffr » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:34 pm

Route description: Sgor Gaoith, from Glen Feshie

Munros included on this walk: Sgor Gaoith

Date walked: 10/02/2010

Distance: 12 km

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The Sgorans are my local hills and it is just a twenty minute drive to reach a starting place at several locations in Glen Feshie. Not been out much recently so had to get the legs going again. Last Thursday was an wee afternoon trip up the old stalkers trail from Balnascriten which gives access to the Carn Ban Beag group which I followed to the wee slot after .783...fierce wind from the South here... so got on the lee side and traversed back to the stalkers trail. On Sunday afternoon I journeyed up from the Allt Ruadh to the top of the big west facing slope of Sgor Gaoith in very poor light ....traversed after the descent of the slope to Meall Tionaill and passed the time of day with some skiers who had descended from .1053....later I watched their descent from .976. Today I waited for the new snow to subside and the light to improve....so didn't get out of the motor until 1115...bad practice, but I am glad I did. On approaching the top of Sgor Gaoith from the western slopes a complete clearing happened at around 1400.
1 Sgorans from Carn Ban Beag area 4th Feb..jpg
2.  skiers descending into Coire na Cloiche from 976.jpg
3. skiers descending  from Geal Charn.jpg
The only folks that I met on Sunday were skiers and three overnight snowholers from Dunblane.
4.Two of the Braeriach coires from Sgor Gaoith.jpg
5. all the way to Cairngorm.jpg
6. Give these a wide berth.jpg
7. Sgoran dubh mor and a headless shadow.jpg
8. the snow is so good and can allow everyone to made their own route.jpg
9. The claws can be put on at the Coire na Cloiche burn and kept on until returning.jpg
10. Path down to Glen Feshie now free of snow.jpg
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Re: Three different days in the Sgorans during the past week.

Postby Milesy » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:46 pm

lovely snow up there :)

what is the wee peak on your avatar? Is it the Stob Garbh top up Cruachan ?
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Re: Three different days in the Sgorans during the past week.

Postby Milesy » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:48 pm

The same as this? Looks positively Alpine!

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Re: Three different days in the Sgorans during the past week.

Postby gaffr » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:53 pm

Hello Milesy,
Your usually so good with picture recognition on this site....I looked at many of them in the wee competition that you all run...even after having been in many of the areas I still fail to recognise the images. :lol: No this one is in Foreign parts...the final wee arete on Castore ....just inside Italy.
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Re: Three different days in the Sgorans during the past week.

Postby gaffr » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:56 pm

Well! that looks very tastey....I give in ...as usual :(
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Re: Three different days in the Sgorans during the past week.

Postby Milesy » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:57 pm

Looks cracking should get some pictures up.

That wee top on Cruachan is popular for pictures as it looks so dramatic if taken in the right context :)
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Re: Three different days in the Sgorans during the past week.

Postby malky_c » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:30 pm

Spectacular views over Glen Einich there! Wish I'd taken a day off now...would have been much better than the weekend. I once picked my way up the crags from Loch Einich onto Sgoran Dubh Mhor (was in the summer though). May post a report sometime. You're local - you must know of some interesting routes on that face?
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Re: Three different days in the Sgorans during the past week.

Postby audreywaugh » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:29 pm

Photos are excellent, loved the view from Sgor Gaoith over to the corries on Braeriach :D
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