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Sgor Gaoith and Sgoran Dubh Mor...

Sgor Gaoith and Sgoran Dubh Mor...


Postby wilkiemurray » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:56 pm

Route description: Sgor Gaoith, from Glen Feshie

Munros included on this walk: Sgor Gaoith

Date walked: 04/01/2014

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Ascent: 970m

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Headed up to the Cairngorms as the forecasts suggested this may catch the best of the weather, which turned out to be true! Decided on the WH route up and round Sgor Gaoith, when I did this last time I was disappointed not to get a view from the summit so I was hoping for some views today :o



Left the car at 09.00 and headed up the excellent path through the Feshie forest onto the hill side. The weather wasn't looking great with cloud on the summits and a keen wind blowing.

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Wasn't feeling too confident of getting a clear summit however forecast did suggest the weather to be at its best around midday. Head up the WH route in an anticlockwise direction and just as we reached the plateau the cloud lifted and the views across the Cairngorms were superb! Getting the summit clear did not disappoint, a cracking summit.

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Headed down and decided on slight detour up Sgoran Dubh Mor, with the view back from here perhaps even better than on Sgor Gaoith! :D

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Headed back down the ridge to the path to see numerous gliders up and about- something I wasn't expecting given the breezy conditions!

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Re: Sgor Gaoith and Sgoran Dubh Mor...

Postby pigeon » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:44 pm

You're third pictures a beauty wilkie :thumbup: You did well,we were over in Glen Clova on Glen Clova on Saturday and seen nowt!
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Re: Sgor Gaoith and Sgoran Dubh Mor...

Postby Collaciotach » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:09 pm

Superb photos and vid . :clap:

Must go over and climb the Cairngorm's in the snow this year :D
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Re: Sgor Gaoith and Sgoran Dubh Mor...

Postby litljortindan » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:09 pm

Excellent stuff. Like the zoom out from the pines at the start and the first summit view. Looks a fantastic walk all round. One for us in the spring or summer maybe.
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Re: Sgor Gaoith and Sgoran Dubh Mor...

Postby L-Hiking » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:35 pm

Enjoyed this one

smashing photos and the video is great

Brought back memories

Thanks for posting
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Re: Sgor Gaoith and Sgoran Dubh Mor...

Postby wilkiemurray » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:43 pm

pigeon wrote:You're third pictures a beauty wilkie :thumbup: You did well,we were over in Glen Clova on Glen Clova on Saturday and seen nowt!


Thanks Pigeon, we did notice that on way down round the Drummochter hills were clagged in too - we got lucky me thinks :)
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Re: Sgor Gaoith and Sgoran Dubh Mor...

Postby wilkiemurray » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:44 pm

Collaciotach wrote:Superb photos and vid . :clap:

Must go over and climb the Cairngorm's in the snow this year :D


Thanks - a beautiful place - even more so in the snow
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Re: Sgor Gaoith and Sgoran Dubh Mor...

Postby wilkiemurray » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:45 pm

litljortindan wrote:Excellent stuff. Like the zoom out from the pines at the start and the first summit view. Looks a fantastic walk all round. One for us in the spring or summer maybe.


Thanks - it is a great walk.I had done it years ago (2006 I think) taking in the second munro and starting further down the road in Glen Feshie - but tis WH route is superb and fits a biggy Cairngrm peak into to a manageable winters outing :)
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Re: Sgor Gaoith and Sgoran Dubh Mor...

Postby Jock McJock » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:56 pm

Great stuff, loved the video. Looking for a shortish winter jaunt sometime this month, might be this now I've seen this, cheers!
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Re: Sgor Gaoith and Sgoran Dubh Mor...

Postby pollyh33 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:01 pm

Brilliant :clap:

Loved the video and photographs, every one is superb.

Hope to get similar conditions when I head up there in a couple of weeks. 8) 8)

Can't wait :D :D :D
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Re: Sgor Gaoith and Sgoran Dubh Mor...

Postby Emmanuelle » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:56 am

Did this walk in October under quite different conditions (no snow, claggy summit although the weather cleared on Sgoran Dubh Mor). Hoping to go up Mullach Clach a'Bhlair this weekend if I can spare the time. The forecast looks good for Saturday! :D
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Re: Sgor Gaoith and Sgoran Dubh Mor...

Postby Hill-loving lady » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:53 pm

Brilliant video...was up there twice in a week last winter, and saw nothing both times. In fact the second time it was dark at the summit - will return and hope for a day like you had. A wonderful summit in the snow. Thanks for sharing :clap:
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Re: Sgor Gaoith and Sgoran Dubh Mor...

Postby spiderwebb » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:26 pm

Agree with earlier comment pic 3 is a cracker, but I cant complain had sun shine with a beautiful view across to the main Cairngorms on my first visit, the second two not such views :lol:
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Re: Sgor Gaoith and Sgoran Dubh Mor...

Postby wilkiemurray » Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:27 pm

Jock McJock wrote:Great stuff, loved the video. Looking for a shortish winter jaunt sometime this month, might be this now I've seen this, cheers!


Thanks Jock

I can recommend it :D cracking wee outing
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Re: Sgor Gaoith and Sgoran Dubh Mor...

Postby wilkiemurray » Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:28 pm

pollyh33 wrote:Brilliant :clap:

Loved the video and photographs, every one is superb.

Hope to get similar conditions when I head up there in a couple of weeks. 8) 8)

Can't wait :D :D :D



Thanks Polly

hope the weathers good for you when you get up there :D
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