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Loch Arkaig to Sgurr na Ciche and back :) :) :)

Loch Arkaig to Sgurr na Ciche and back :) :) :)


Postby Bod » Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:40 pm

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: 31/08/2014

Time taken: 11.5 hours

Distance: 26.6 km

Ascent: 1523m

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This is it! In my opinion one of the very best munro days out there, what a place to be! We all loved it and waiting for the Sunday weather was so worth it despite the very late home time. The West Highlands at their best :)

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Scoob, Andy, Fi and Valerie crossing the bridge at Strathan before entering the forest where we visited A'Chuil Bothy too :)
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Emerging out of the Glen Dessarry forest and greeting the slopes of Garbh Chioch Mhor and Beag.
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Glen Dessarry rocks!
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Access to Sgurr na Ciche
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A look down over our approach
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The beautiful Loch Nevis, a very favourite place of mine .... I did not want to climb Sgurr na Ciche again without seeing this very special view :)
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Sgurr na Ciche summit cairn
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The boys!
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Loch Nevis and Inverie Bay appearing too :)
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Looking back again to Sgurr na Ciche from above the lochan on Garbh Chioch Mhor :) :) :)
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Onwards now heading back eastwards enjoying the mountain grandeur, above, below and all around :)
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That dry stane wall that twists and turns and incredibly fills all sorts of wee gaps along the way.
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Loch Quoich in clear sight :)
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The rough bounds of Knoydart ..... amazing!
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Fi and Valerie loving our traverse of Garbh Chioch Beag :)
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Love ma Lochans, as I always say :)
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On now to Sgurr nan Coireachan, third munro summit of the day.
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Our route down ..... though Scoob and Fi divert for an extra Corbett and we meet back in the valley :)
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What a place .... we bid our fairwells and drop back into Glen Dessarry.


Delighted with our day, it's not without further fun getting back to the carpark. A wee detour to Upper Glendessary involved a bog trot and some delays on the track meeting the Highland coos (lovely beasts that they are) and a final 15 minutes of rain to get us right drookit before driving out for a last orders supper in Roybridge.
Last edited by Bod on Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Loch Arkaig to Sgurr na Ciche and back :) :) :)

Postby Silverhill » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:00 pm

And another appetizer for next summer! Looks like you all had a great day! Great pictures as always :D
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Postby PeteR » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:02 pm

I have to agree with you Bod. Three superb hills :D You certainly had the day for it 8)

But what's with the bikes? :lol:
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Postby gammy leg walker » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:12 pm

Awesome set of pictures Bod,be next year before I venture here.
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Postby scoob999 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:10 pm

Nice report of a great day out :clap: Doesn't get much better :D
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Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:16 pm

Great stuff Bod and good to see you guys showing Andy some Scottish hospitality :D
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Postby simon-b » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:41 pm

Superb, Bod. What excellent views you all had. Definitely one of the rounds on my 'to do' list I'm most looking forward to.
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Postby Mrs Scoob » Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:08 pm

Fantastic day it was too... even with the endurance test on the way out :roll: :lol:
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A 'Bods eye view' :D
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Postby Scotjamie » Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:07 pm

Excellent report of a great looking day, Bod :clap:
Inspiring stuff - well done all, except...... a lochan without Ritchie??
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Postby rockhopper » Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:33 am

That looked a good bike 'n hike, Bod - and a nice day for it too - well done all - cheers :)
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Postby scottishkennyg » Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:15 am

Cracking day there Bod and well captured with the images.
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Postby jonny616 » Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:51 am

For once i can say i visited this fine mountain area on a glorious day also. I too found it breathtaking and will certainly return sometime. :clap: Great photos.

I must say though bikes! :crazy:
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Postby londonwalker » Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:23 pm

Hi Bod great pictures will add some of my own. This was a top day out, a fantastic walk and Fi and Scoob bringing the weather and a bike for me, Thanks you all for making a super day, All said and done one of my best days in the hill

It has raised a few questions though.
Have you got Valerie a new bike?
Will she ever follow you on a short cut again?
Is Sgurr na Ciche the best looking munro out there?

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Scoob looking like he's just about to do a bank job
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At the Bothy
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Quick snack break
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Ohh what a poser!!!
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Decent View
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Decent view with people
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Lovely couple
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Postby 2manyYorkies » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:56 pm

Looking at your photos Andy, you seem to be morphing into Eco-Dave from the Fast Show.... :?
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Postby Fife Flyer » Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:53 pm

Nice one Bod, some great photo's :clap: :clap:

That area will have to wait till next year, hopefully with the same weather you had :lol:
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