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A windy Sgor Gaoith

A windy Sgor Gaoith


Postby Ian Bayne » Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:24 pm

Munros included on this walk: Sgor Gaoith

Date walked: 01/11/2014

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 17.5 km

Ascent: 750m

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Me Steve and the dug. Started off from the achlean carpark at 0830hrs . Suprise the wind picked up immediatly with the chill it was a nice reminder that winter was here . The plan of the day was from the farm pick up the path up to Carn Ban Mor Sgor Gaoith then ontoMullach Clach a Bhlair. Us being mere mortals know that plans can change .
Once you pick up the path nicely sign posted thru the woods then out into the open this is where the wind made its mark great path takes you up to the bealach where there is a cairn with a junction of paths take the left hand path this takes you up to carnB M a nice wee wind break The summit of Sgor G was in and out of theclouds seeing we had the hill to ourselves we decided to drop the packs on with the wind proofs camera and map and made our way up to the summit . Got to the top at 1130hrs once more the wind made its presence felt so a quick photo then back down .
The hill started getting busy we passed 8 people on the way down and 4 more at the wind break we soon had the break to ourselves and we had our lunch Stevie soon found some extra weight in his pack at least a stone half a mountain to be precise , it appealed to my sick squadie sense of humour but not Stevies a group of four with red jackets and a ginger beard got the blame .
Now onto the second target Mullach . This is where it went aw tae pot we got up to the 1029m point . 7ks to the hill and head long into the wind its 1300hrs and the light is already fading decision made head back and get the hill another day . Trudged back to the crossroads then headed down dodging bikers got back to the carpark at 1430 hrs and had a can of aldis finest german pilsner!! A good day out pity weve to come down this road again.
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Re: A windy Sgor Gaoith

Postby litljortindan » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:01 pm

Good stuff. Definitely sounds/looks like winter's on its way.
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Re: A windy Sgor Gaoith

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Aye, i guess the last place you want to be when the wind picks up is in the Cairngorms :crazy: I've been on Sgor Gaoith twice, both windy and both with no views :(
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Re: A windy Sgor Gaoith

Postby Ian Bayne » Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:54 pm

litljortindan wrote:Good stuff. Definitely sounds/looks like winter's on its way.

It was a good walk Time to get the ljs out
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Re: A windy Sgor Gaoith

Postby Ian Bayne » Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:56 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:Aye, i guess the last place you want to be when the wind picks up is in the Cairngorms :crazy: I've been on Sgor Gaoith twice, both windy and both with no views :(

Definatley no cover up there Every time Ive been in the Gorms its either been blawin a gale or the heavens have opened up joys!
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Re: A windy Sgor Gaoith

Postby Silverhill » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:37 pm

Brrr, that looks cold, even though there is no snow in sight! In the second photo Jake seems to have a fascination for Steve’s fluffy head gear! :wink:
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Re: A windy Sgor Gaoith

Postby simon-b » Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:30 pm

It sounds like you made the right decision to turn back when you did, Ian. It looks as if you got a decent walk in anyway.
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Re: A windy Sgor Gaoith

Postby baggervance » Sat Nov 08, 2014 3:54 pm

Hi
I done this and Mullach on Wed 5th in snow from just below the bealach. Amazing the difference a few days make. Cracking walk mind you

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Re: A windy Sgor Gaoith

Postby spiderwebb » Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:35 pm

I think windy is the norm :lol: great hill loved reading your report :D
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