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Too wonderful not to share! Sail Mhor :) :) :)

Too wonderful not to share! Sail Mhor :) :) :)


Postby Bod » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:38 pm

Route description: Sail Mhor, from Ardessie

Corbetts included on this walk: Sail Mhor

Date walked: 12/04/2016

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 10.7 km

Ascent: 809m

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Following our fantastic walk into the Coigach last Monday, Tuesday offered another spectacular day in the northwest. The Corbert called Sail Mhor is south of Ullapool and just northwest of the super majestic An Teallach. This was the day's target and what a reward it was, despite some prevailing strong summit winds.
Bags were packed, boots were on and we were parked up at Ardessie on the shores of Little Loch Broom:
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The first 20 minutes of the walk is packed with simply stunning waterfalls and rock formations :)
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The falls of Allt Airdeasaigh and Sail Mhor towering above :)
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A view back over Little Loch Broom below :)
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Rising up now into the vast streams and bowls forming foothills of An Teallach, and an ideal spot to look back over the sea and enjoy a fly cup :)
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Sail Mhor from the side now, as we are skirting up and round the back before ascending to the summit :)
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River crossing the Allt :)
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Swinging up into lower Sail Mhor and looking over southwards now to An Teallach and beyond into Fisherfield :)
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The lower summit Rugh Mheallain with the lochs to south, Loch an Eich Dhuigh and Loch Mor Bad an Ducharaich :)
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Final approaches with myself looking over the edge and Valerie trying to keep her feet on the ground LOL ( I did make sure she felt safe and secure :) )
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On top of Sail Mhor south cairn :)
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Some shelter and exhilarating panoramas all around :)
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Lunch spot number 2 slightly below the summit and what a joy!
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Sail Mhor and the Minch horizon :)
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An Teallach backgrounds now dominate the downwards path :)
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My favourite part of the day picking our way down glorious slabs and pebbles taking great care not to disturb anything in waiting, be it plant life or wildlife. This is why we do it, legs stretched, lungs exercised plenty time left and more snacks in the pac, and oh! Look at the views :)
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Dropping off Sail Mhor following Valerie, her wee double steps to my single strides LOL
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If I can be doing this, affording supper and a wee dram for at least several days of my holidays, I'll be happy forever ~:) :) :)
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Sgurr Ruadh :)
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Time to exercise river crossing skills once more :)
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Ready, steady ..... LOL
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Go! He he .... :)
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A beautiful lone tree on the slopes back down near the shores :)
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A boulder in limbo, and a seriously big one too :)
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Friendly faces wait to greet us, safely back down off the mountain to finish off what has been an incredibly special and fulfilling mountain day :) :) :)
Last edited by Bod on Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Too wonderful not share! Sail Mhor :) :) :)

Postby Jaxter » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:51 pm

Wow amazing :clap:
Where has all the snow gone?! :shock:

That river crossing photo is amazing :lol: All my river crossing pictures have me quaking in me boots :lol:
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Re: Too wonderful not to share! Sail Mhor :) :) :)

Postby jupe1407 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:49 pm

That's looks amazing Bod. Lovely stuff and fab pictures. :D
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Re: Too wonderful not to share! Sail Mhor :) :) :)

Postby onsen » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:48 am

Enjoyable read, makes me want to head for the hills..... 8)
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Re: Too wonderful not to share! Sail Mhor :) :) :)

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:16 am

This is a brilliant hill did it at the WH meet in November last year, did it slightly different from you headed up West side of burn cut up to a wee scramble to reach the summit and came down the way you went up. But overall stunning views all around and one to be kept for a clear view day. Oh the lovely Corbetts those that chose to miss them out are truly missing out :wink: :D
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Re: Too wonderful not to share! Sail Mhor :) :) :)

Postby Mal Grey » Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:37 am

Superb, great report, great photos.

Every time I see this hill in a report I want to go and sit by those waterfalls.
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Re: Too wonderful not to share! Sail Mhor :) :) :)

Postby BobMcBob » Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:07 pm

I must have been driving past you as you were coming down :) It was a lovely day, I spent a lot of it on the beach though, didn't get as good a view as you did :) Looks spectacular up there, nice report.
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Re: Too wonderful not to share! Sail Mhor :) :) :)

Postby jmarkb » Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:27 pm

Great report! Yes, it's a grand wee hill.

As I commented on Rodmiester's TR http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=55122&p=291041#p291041 the scouring from the August 2014 flash flood is amazing: compare your first shot with this one (not mine) from 2012 :
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Re: Too wonderful not to share! Sail Mhor :) :) :)

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:25 pm

Valerie the boulder in limbo was made for dancing, how come you not try it, lol.
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Re: Too wonderful not to share! Sail Mhor :) :) :)

Postby Petr Dakota » Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:55 pm

Looks like great wee hill with superb views ! Fabulous photos Bod :clap: :thumbup:


Must be the one in the backlground - shots from An Teallach, September 2015: :D
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Re: Too wonderful not to share! Sail Mhor :) :) :)

Postby ancancha » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:25 pm

The water falls and slabs do look fabulous 8)
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Re: Too wonderful not to share! Sail Mhor :) :) :)

Postby Bod » Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:37 pm

Petr Dakota wrote:Looks like great wee hill with superb views ! Fabulous photos Bod :clap: :thumbup:


Must be the one in the backlground - shots from An Teallach, September 2015: :D
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Yes, thanks for that view across to Sail Mhor from An Teallach. Thanks everyone else to for feedback and comments too, lovely to be back writing forum reports. Next question, where's next for exploring and sharing :D :D :D
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