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Sgurr a'Mhaoraich

Sgurr a'Mhaoraich


Postby bigbertie » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:03 pm

Route description: Sgurr a' Mhaoraich, Loch Quoich

Munros included on this walk: Sgurr a'Mhaoraich

Date walked: 31/01/2009

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On 27 Jan we headed up Glen Quoich to tick another Munro. The weather was better than expected and we stopped at the dam to take pics of Gairich in snow.
The usual view of Gairich, but in snow this time.jpg

We stopped shortly after the bridge, where a stalkers path leaves the road, and were quickly surrounded by deer who seemed to think we were a meals on wheels service.
The locals were out in force.jpg

The climb up Bac nan Canaichean to the top of Sgurr Coire nan Eiricheallach was straightforward, with most of the snow fairly shallow.
On Bac nan Canaichean.jpg

The ridge across to the main summit was a bit more exciting, with a bit of a climb onto the rocky towers.
On the rocky connecting ridge.jpg

And so to the summit. Unfortunately the views had disappeared by this time. My strange pose (see pic) is because I was using a 10 sec delay on the camera and had just run back!
Summit photo.jpg

We descended by the ridge which runs south from the summit, which is the quickest way back to the road.
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Re: Sgurr a'Mhaoraich

Postby maddjock » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:16 am

bigbertie wrote: My strange pose (see pic) is because I was using a 10 sec delay on the camera and had just run back!


haha, I have a few of those strange pics on my hard drive... whilst on Ben Klibreck, I had forgotten my wide angle lens, and had to make do with a 50mm focal length... it meant I had to run a lot further in the 10 seconds just to get into the shot... took about 6 attempts before I gave up.... hope nobody was watching me from below... seeing someone running back and fore across the summit

:lol:
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