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Skye: Sgurr na Banachdich; Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh; Sgurr a' Mh

Skye: Sgurr na Banachdich; Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh; Sgurr a' Mh


Postby jonathan - norfolk » Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:08 am

Munros included on this walk: Sgùrr a' Ghreadaidh, Sgùrr a' Mhadaidh, Sgùrr na Banachdich

Date walked: 24/08/2009

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 14.7 km

Ascent: 1350m

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24.08.09
Sgurr na Banachdich 3167; Sgurr Thormaid 3040; Ghreadaidh (South top) 3180; Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh 3197; Sgurr a' Mhadaidh 3010

There were four of us on this trip, including a guide who knew the ridge well. I'd been on the ridge before a couple of times but had retreated each time due to poor weather conditions. These conditions were scarcely much better, but having good knowledge of the ridge in the party was the game-changer.

We approached this section from Coir an Eich and then followed the main ridge northwards towards Sgurr Thormaid and Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh.
web Skye Day 1 Banachdich Ghreadaidh & Mhadaidh 01.jpg
Sgurr na Banachdich

web Skye Day 1 Banachdich Ghreadaidh & Mhadaidh 02.jpg

web Skye Day 1 Banachdich Ghreadaidh & Mhadaidh 04.jpg


Beyond Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh we continued on to Sgurr a' Mhadaidh and on over the three peaks on the ridge to the Bealach na Glaic Moire before descending into the Coir a' Mhadaidh.
web Skye Day 1 Banachdich Ghreadaidh & Mhadaidh 05.jpg
Very steep ground to negotiate! Third Peak beyond Sgurr a' Mhadaidh

web Skye Day 1 Banachdich Ghreadaidh & Mhadaidh 09.jpg
Retrospective of the descent route form Coir a' Mhadaidh.



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Length: 9.13 miles 14.7 km Ascent: +1342m -1354m Naismith: 5h 10m (7h 30m is more realistic)

Weather: cold for time of year; wet; poor visibility, most of the photographs were taken in the brief periods when the clouds lifted. As it turned out, it was probably the best weather we had during the whole week.
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