Sgurr na Stri from Kilmarie
by pwilkinson » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:40 pm
Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Sgùrr na Strì
Date walked: 07/07/2010
Time taken: 5 hours
Distance: 14 km
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This was a great route with spectacular views.
I set off in the morning from the layby just south of Kilmarie on the road to Elgol. The track starts directly opposite the layby.
Pretty simple following the track over to Camasunary. When you reach the top of Am Mam, you get a hint of the views you'll see later on:
Then I headed across the bay and then the river, which was fairly easy to cross as it hadn't really rained for weeks.
From here I followed the river north on the west bank before heading up beside a stream in the col between Sgurr na Stri and Sgurr Hain on a patchy path. It was quite wet in places underfoot here and must get very boggy when it's been raining.
Bla Bheinn from a little way up the hill following the stream:
On reaching the ridge the views started improving exponentially.
As I passed a couple of pools complete with small newts.
It was a fairly easy scramble along the ridge to the summit. Not really much of a path but I just kept heading towards what looked like the highest bit!
Some views from the top...
Sgurr a Ghreadaidh & Sgurr a Mhadaidh
Flower near summit.
Loch nan Leacdh
And now the money shot...
For a larger version, click here.
From the top I took a pretty similar route back to the way I came up, before driving down to Elgol and waiting for the sun to set...
Really have to do this again.
by FloozySuzie » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:27 pm
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by Jock McJock » Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:01 am
by TrotternishMidge » Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:19 am
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Where you say it was easy scrambling along the ridge to the summit, what I always need to know is more whether it was exposed scrambling?
And you've even managed to make Blaven look friendly in your pic -I usually think it looks monstrous!
- mountain coward
by gaffr » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:03 am
by pwilkinson » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:33 am
mountain coward wrote:Where you say it was easy scrambling along the ridge to the summit, what I always need to know is more whether it was exposed scrambling?
Not exposed at all, and could probably just be walking if you were more careful with route choice and didn't just straight line it to the top.
Gaffr, it was on Sat 19th June. Nice and sunny but a fairly strong wind most of the day, especially at the top.
Gaffr - what was the route up it from Coruisk like out of interest?
- mountain coward
by kevsbald » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:30 am
by malky_c » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:34 am
Can't believe I still haven't climbed this hill though
by Scotjamie » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:39 am
1.post a report soon on our own coruisk walk 2 years back.
2. set fire to my £80 canon sureshot
- mountain coward
by pwilkinson » Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:02 pm
kevsbald wrote:Excellent stuff - though I suspect you are a professional photographer, with those shots.
Afraid not, still waiting for the call from National Geographic! Currently finishing off a PhD in high frequency receivers.
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