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3 Glen Dessarry Munros

3 Glen Dessarry Munros


Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:41 am

Route description: Sgurr na Ciche: 3 Munros from Loch Arkaig

Munros included on this walk: Garbh Chioch Mhor, Sgurr na Ciche, Sgurr nan Coireachan (Glen Dessary)

Date walked: 22/08/2013

Time taken: 9.3 hours

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Started from the new car park at the end of the public road, taking the track as far as Upper Glendessary where a signs points the way to Inverie. We were now on a path that leads you to the river, there is a bridge downstream if in spate. Once over the river we continue on the path to a small marker cairn and the path leading upto Sgurr nan Coireachan. The SMC books calls it " a relentless 750m climb", which is exactly what it was. After the first summit the going becomes easier over the ridge Garbh Chioch Mhor with some fine views along the way. From Garbh Chioch Mhor we drop down to the col and then it's a fairly easy climb to Munro number three, Sgurr na Ciche. We now return to the col and follow the stream down, which would be difficult in spate conditions, before picking up the right of way path back to the start. Rather than stay on this path which was quite boggy on the way in, we decided to take the track through the forest thinking it would give better walking, it didn't and i don't think it saved us anymore time either, so probably advise to stay on main path. When we returned to the car we drove back along Loch Arkaig to find a camping spot for the night as we would be walking again the following day.
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Re: 3 Glen Dessarry Munros

Postby mountain thyme » Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:10 pm

Shorts are oot!! Beautiful pictures there... Looks as though you have a new camera!
Good to see Jimmy still leading the way in some of the pictures :D
Whats he doing in the one hes lying back?? Praying ? :)
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Re: 3 Glen Dessarry Munros

Postby PeteR » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:55 pm

These three still have to be amongst my best hillwalking days :D

You have some superb photos there too JC :D And a great day for them :D

Thanks for posting
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Re: 3 Glen Dessarry Munros

Postby ChrisW » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:26 am

What a fantastic day JC, great photos, love that first one but that early river crossing looked a bit dodgy :shock: :lol:
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Re: 3 Glen Dessarry Munros

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:24 pm

mountain thyme wrote:Shorts are oot!! Beautiful pictures there... Looks as though you have a new camera!
Good to see Jimmy still leading the way in some of the pictures :D
Whats he doing in the one hes lying back?? Praying ? :)
Cheers MT. Same camera just no need to mess about with photos now. Aye i sometimes give a chance to lead. He's on his tomb. :D
PeteR wrote:These three still have to be amongst my best hillwalking days :D

You have some superb photos there too JC :D And a great day for them :D

Thanks for posting
Cheers Pete, it was a superb walk :D
ChrisW wrote:What a fantastic day JC, great photos, love that first one but that early river crossing looked a bit dodgy :shock: :lol:
Thanks Chris it was a fantastic day. As for the river crossing, it was no bother. :D
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Re: 3 Glen Dessarry Munros

Postby Collaciotach » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:50 pm

Among the finest this lot :D
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Re: 3 Glen Dessarry Munros

Postby rockhopper » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:57 pm

like Pete, I also had a great time in these hills - excellent views and a great walk - cheers :)
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Re: 3 Glen Dessarry Munros

Postby pigeon » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:09 pm

Great pics Johnny,think i picked the worst day of last summer to do these ,**** down all day,i was crapping myself coming down that gorge from Sgurr na Ciche :lol: :lol: :lol: Must return :D
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