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2 Sgurrs from Loch Arkaig

2 Sgurrs from Loch Arkaig


Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:08 am

Route description: Sgurr Mor and Sgurr an Fhuarain, Loch Arkaig

Munros included on this walk: Sgurr Mor (Loch Quoich)

Corbetts included on this walk: Sgurr an Fhuarain

Date walked: 23/08/2013

Time taken: 8 hours

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We were a bit like the walking wounded this morning as we set off for this walk after yesterdays long day. Jimmy took a bad knock to his knee the previous, i had a wee strained ankle and Mo not wanting to be left out complained of a sore knee as well. We set off along the same track as yesterday turning right just before Glendessary Lodge where they have shooting practice. We missed the start of the main path but i can confirm it is just after the first bridge and goes through the ferns. We eventually got on it a wee bit further up. This path takes you up and over the col and carries onto Kinbreack. We left it just after its highpoint to make our way down to the river before climbing the steep slopes to the ridge at Braigh a Choire Bhuidhe. Mo was struggling with her knee at this point and whinging away while Jimmy and i just got on with it. Nothing to do with the amount of Vodka you drank the previous night eh Mo? So once on the ridge Mo decided to give the Corbett a miss so Jimmy and i left the rucksacks with Mo and carried onto the Corbett which was an easy walk from the ridge. We returned to Mo, had a bite to eat then headed to the Munro. The Munro was also fairly easy from this point. From the summit we returned to the ridge, dropped down to the river and then picked up the path back to the start.
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Re: 2 Sgurrs from Loch Arkaig

Postby dogplodder » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:24 am

Great pics! :D

Can sympathise about sore legs after Mamores marathon. Two days after worse than one day after! :shock:
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Re: 2 Sgurrs from Loch Arkaig

Postby ChrisW » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:41 am

Another little belter JC, nice to hear you showing compassion for your fellow hiker ....... :lol:
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Re: 2 Sgurrs from Loch Arkaig

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

dogplodder wrote:Great pics! :D

Can sympathise about sore legs after Mamores marathon. Two days after worse than one day after! :shock:
Thanks, it was two tough but great days we had. :D
ChrisW wrote:Another little belter JC, nice to hear you showing compassion for your fellow hiker ....... :lol:
Cheers again Chris, they wouldn't have it any other way. :wink:
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Re: 2 Sgurrs from Loch Arkaig

Postby Collaciotach » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:46 pm

Grand photos again and a nice wee round .

Yet to do the Munro but still have Sgurr nan Coireachan to do so a tie in there plus Sgurr Cos na Breachd Laoigh .... best name of all the Highland hills :D

That's the plan :D
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Re: 2 Sgurrs from Loch Arkaig

Postby mgmt! » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:15 pm

nice one johnny, liked the photo,s its a beautiful area up there
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