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Sgurr a' Mhaoraich, Loch Quoich
by gman » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:15 pm
Route description: Sgurr a' Mhaoraich, Loch Quoich
Munros included on this walk: Sgurr a'Mhaoraich
Date walked: 29/04/2014
Time taken: 4.5 hours
Distance: 15 km
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Forecast was for cloud at various levels that might clear in pockets, and that sums up the day. Parked just over the bridge & walked along the road to the other parking spot then took the path upwards.
Good path but it's a pretty tough slog up initially.
Top appears through a break in the cloud:
Snow band higher up which I bypassed to the right. Snow was slushy and the grass around it was still damp and flattened by the recently thawed snow, so was slippy in places.
Feels more like a Kintail ridge up here.
Over a drystane wall:
Descent route from Am Bathaich:
Path led to the left of the ridge and crossed more snow so I stuck to the ridge top.
A few easy scrambles.
Back to the ridge:
Bealach to Am Bathaich:
There's a rough scree path down to the bealach.
Then pick a route up the other side - grassy bits or scrambling (some loose handholds though).
At the top:
Then a walk along the ridge.
Descent is a bit steep but there are ATV tracks zig-zagging down the hill. Gets a bit boggy further down.
Back to Am Bathaich:
Crossed a burn here, stepping stones were a bit far apart so I put the camera in my pack and threw it over to the other side before jumping across. The pack landed OK...but then started bouncing and rolling back towards the burn. Luckily it came to rest on a ledge and just got a bit damp but I was watching in slow motion as all this happened - camera, phone, car keys etc could have floated away with me splashing about after them
Path leads to land rover track.
And onwards to the Loch Quoich bridge.
Stopped for a quick pic of Loch Garry on the way back:
by ilovescotty » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:31 pm
by Silverhill » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:20 pm
Love the last picture of Loch Quoich.
by BlackPanther » Thu May 01, 2014 8:07 am
We climbed Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach on Thursday and had similar conditions - cloud hovering just around the summits. G and SM feel even more like South Glen Shiel ridge, sheer drops to the north and quite a lot of snow still hiding in the corries.
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