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Loch Quoich Munro, a fine short Winter hill

Loch Quoich Munro, a fine short Winter hill

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:01 pm

Route description: Sgurr a' Mhaoraich, Loch Quoich

Munros included on this walk: Sgurr a'Mhaoraich

Date walked: 03/12/2016

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 10.3 km

Ascent: 992m

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I have a question, who can tell me when Loch Quoich became Loch Cuaich as spelt on my most recent OS Landranger Map purchased in 2013?
The Saturday of the Annual AMC Christmas Meet had arrived and as my walking buddy Martin had agreed to do Ben Tee with me the previous day it only felt right and fitting to do one of these easy Munros with him today, and this it certainly turned out to be, a good walking path for most of the way, no sinking thigh deep in wet slippy heather, just a canny gentle climb with nothing steep at any time along the route.

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Starting off at about 9.30 am from the roadside parking area with Loch Quoich behind
A good path from the word go, and reasonably dry to boot
Continuing up on the good path with the Autumn colours on either side
Gairich and Loch Quoich
Looking back at Gairich (left) and the Corbett Sgurr an Fhuarain
Martin telling Lynne how it's done
Just follow the excellent path, no need for gaiters today
Slightly steeper and rockier just keep an eye on the path now and again
Coming to the end of the first climb Gleouraich (munro) in the background
Just about hitting a feint snow line 550 m , time for a pose
The snow at this point able to take our weight but there were signs of yesterdays footprints sinking in quite deep, were they yours?
Start of the down climb between the two tops
There is a stone dyke to cross over heading towards the bealach
Now for the final climb
The summit is in line with the ledge route below the crags on the left. If there was any build up of hard icy snow this would be the place you may feel you want to put on some foot protection as a slip here would not be nice especially on the way back down
On the ledge route
Summit cairn in view
View over Loch Hourn, Ladhar Bheinn and Beinn Sgritheall
Summit group photo, I just made the timer in time
Lynne happy to have logged another Munro
On the way back down
Near the stone dyke between the two tops
Off the hill with plenty of time to spare
This wee chap didn't want to move from the road on the way home
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