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Sgor Gaoith on a blowy January day!!!

Sgor Gaoith on a blowy January day!!!


Postby mamoset » Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:14 pm

Route description: Sgor Gaoith, from Glen Feshie

Munros included on this walk: Mullach Clach a'Bhlair, Sgor Gaoith

Date walked: 05/01/2015

Time taken: 8.3 hours

Distance: 30 km

Ascent: 1030m

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With MWIS giving a favourable weather report (which proved to be totally wrong!! :roll: ) we headed for Auchlean near Kingussie to have a go at Sgor Gaoith. The cloud was hanging low in Glen Feshie as we set off; never a sign of good times ahead :lol:
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A good 3 mile walk along the river has you warmed up nicely for the long climb up to the crossroads above Coire Garbhlach.
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With not a great deal to see, we headed straight for Mullach Clach a' Bhlair, which was easily located even with the cloud covering everything!!
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We had intended to go to Meall Dubhag on the way to Sgor Gaoith, but as we couldn't see it, decided to just head to Carn Ban Mor on the way.
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Good time was made up across the track on the Moine Mhor, as Sgor Gaoith came into view.
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We were hoping for good views of Cairn Toul and co from up here, but were to be left disappointed. With frozen ground underfoot, we soon topped Sgor Gaoith, were a ferocious wind met us. It was difficult keeping steady and peering over the edge to see Loch Einich was only a quick look :shock:
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After nipping over to Sgoran Dubh Mor, we took the overland route straight off for the long walk back to the car, which was reached in pitch darkness!!
Last edited by mamoset on Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:48 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Sgor Gaoith on a blowy January day!!!

Postby litljortindan » Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:02 pm

That looks a bit grim. Or stimulating! Certainly a lot different to when I was there on a relatively balmy August day.
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Re: Sgor Gaoith on a blowy January day!!!

Postby RicKamila » Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:08 pm

Looks a lot nicer up there in the sun :lol:

The photo of Loch Einich is great. Very dark and eerie.
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Re: Sgor Gaoith on a blowy January day!!!

Postby mamoset » Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:12 pm

litljortindan wrote:That looks a bit grim. Or stimulating! Certainly a lot different to when I was there on a relatively balmy August day.

Would have preferred the balmy day, that's for sure. Stimulated us to get round them quickly haha :wink:
RicKamila wrote:Looks a lot nicer up there in the sun :lol:

The photo of Loch Einich is great. Very dark and eerie.


Hey RicK, we were hoping for some sun, but never showed :roll:
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