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Quinag

Quinag


Postby scottishkennyg » Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:29 pm

Route description: Quinag: three Corbetts

Corbetts included on this walk: Quinag - Sail Gharbh, Quinag - Sail Gorm, Quinag - Spidean Coinich

Date walked: 07/08/2014

Time taken: 4.5 hours

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Toss of the coin, heads for shopping, or tails for a short walk and unsurprisingly tails won. I drove up to Sutherland to walk Quinag which was a hill on my radar. The route has been well reported on WH so I’ll just post some images (click to enlarge) and a short video showing the route experienced.
I started from the large car park off the A894 at 1030 and walked in a clockwise direction.
Useful information sign at start of walk.
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Walk ahead
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A steady ascent over stony ground led to Spidean Coinich summit cairn with steep rocky cliffs and grand views.
Some people visible on the summit as the dark clouds gather.
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I followed the obvious ridge with many ups and downs.
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Views back up SC
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Two people visible ahead as the clouds cleared.
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A view back towards Cul Mor Suilven and Canisp.
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Back down to road
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I headed over to the stony ridge of Sail Gharbh and trig point.
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View across to Sail Ghorm and Lochinver.
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Back to SC from summit of Sail Gharbh
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Back over Quinag and down to the wee exposed cliffs
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Down to Kylesku Bridge
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Across to cliffs of Sail Gharbh and two people close to edge.
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then along to the summit of Sail Ghorm
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Back over route.
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South and the iconic profile of Suilven..
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Sail Ghorm summt
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A wee ravine on the decent
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I headed back down glen and followed the boggy path to reach the car park at 1530.

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Then a pleasant drive back to Ullapool for a decent fish supper then home for 1800 to complete a round trip of 175 miles.
A final view of Quinag from Loch Assynt
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A short video (apologies for music and reduced quality of image imposed by you tube)
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Re: Quinag

Postby dogplodder » Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:56 pm

Stunning part of the country well captured here. :D
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Re: Quinag

Postby rockhopper » Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:25 am

Good day for it, kenny - you've got some excellent photos :thumbup: On my (rather long) to do list - must be nice being so close - your round trip is somewhat shorter than my one way :roll: - cheers :)
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Re: Quinag

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:17 pm

Great walk this and a cracking day you got. 3 Corbetts in under 5 hours, don't think there's another trio you can do in that time. :D
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Re: Quinag

Postby scottishkennyg » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:25 pm

dogplodder wrote:Stunning part of the country well captured here. :D


Thanks dogplodder..scenery was amazing and I'm looking forward to going back.
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Re: Quinag

Postby scottishkennyg » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:29 pm

rockhopper wrote:Good day for it, kenny - you've got some excellent photos :thumbup: On my (rather long) to do list - must be nice being so close - your round trip is somewhat shorter than my one way :roll: - cheers :)


Thanks Neil, I know what you mean about the distance and the big list..and we are very lucky to be based so close to some nice hills..still the tables will be turned when I start going back down south.. :? Cheers
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Re: Quinag

Postby scottishkennyg » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:30 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:Great walk this and a cracking day you got. 3 Corbetts in under 5 hours, don't think there's another trio you can do in that time. :D

Cheers JC, I had the wind at my back and there were great paths.. :wink:
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Re: Quinag

Postby litljortindan » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:07 pm

Excellent pics and like the video -different from the usual.

P.S. Curious to know where your profile picture is from.
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Re: Quinag

Postby BlackPanther » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:22 am

Brings back memories... The best mountain of Assynt (maybe except from Suilven). How did you manage it in just over 4 hours? I took almost seven, couldn't resist climbing every rocky outcrop, every little top, explored every hole in the ground, took about 500 photos :roll: Big playground for adults :lol:
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Re: Quinag

Postby scottishkennyg » Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:23 pm

litljortindan wrote:Excellent pics and like the video -different from the usual.

P.S. Curious to know where your profile picture is from.


Thanks LJ..the image is of the aurora borealis somewhere up North and I came across it whilst surfing the web..
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Re: Quinag

Postby scottishkennyg » Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:25 pm

BlackPanther wrote:Brings back memories... The best mountain of Assynt (maybe except from Suilven). How did you manage it in just over 4 hours? I took almost seven, couldn't resist climbing every rocky outcrop, every little top, explored every hole in the ground, took about 500 photos :roll: Big playground for adults :lol:


Thanks BP , I had a good wind...and you are spot on it is a cracking ridge with lots of interesting rock formations with superb views. I have Suilven on the to do list too..
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