A parting gift from the old year
by jmarkb » Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:22 pm
Grahams included on this walk: Ben Mor Coigach, Sgurr an Fhidhleir
Date walked: 31/12/2015
Time taken: 6.5 hours
Distance: 13 km
Ascent: 1050m6 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
We drove round to Culnacraig and set off, heading for the Garbh Coireachan ridge. This gives some nice (but entirely optional) scrambling. Higher up, some overnight fresh snow made us more cautious, and we stuck to the path on the left hand side of the ridge. Beyond the first summit the path remained a bit icy, but we were soon beyond the narrow section and heading for the main summit. A chilly east wind meant we didn't stop long, but we found some better shelter behind one of the knolls on the main ridge line for a quick sandwich.
Then onwards round the ridge, with great views of the Coigach and Assynt hills, their juxtaposition ever changing as we traversed the remaining tops. The WH route suggests a direct return from Sgurr an Fhidhleir, but including the rest of the tops is well worthwhile, with both the walking and the views remaining top notch. What a great way to end 2015 on!
Moon over the Summer Isles
An Teallach to Torridon
Torridon to Trotternish
Loch Broom and the Fannichs
Sgurr an Fhidhleir
Garbh Coireachan ridge
Stac Polly to Cul Mor
Summit of Speicien
Looking back at Speicein
A wider angle...
Fannichs and An Teallach
Cul Beag and Cul Mor
Stac Polly and Suilven
Beinn nan Caorach north top (point 648m) - another fine viewpoint...
...and the view!
Cul Beag close-up
Sgurr an Fhidhleir
Stac Polly, Suilven, Quinag
Last photo of the year!
by martin.h » Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:20 pm
Thanks very much for sharing.
by BobMcBob » Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:12 pm
by katyhills » Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:55 pm
Thanks for sharing that jmarkb
by Jaxter » Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:15 pm
Here's hoping for some more decent weather
by jupe1407 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:52 pm
by ancancha » Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:25 pm
by jmarkb » Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:12 pm
It's a great walk in a fabulous location, and a suitable length for autumn or winter days when it's at its best - I can't recommend it highly enough....