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Loch Quoich double

Loch Quoich double


Postby Coop » Wed May 31, 2017 9:44 pm

Route description: Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach

Munros included on this walk: Gleouraich, Spidean Mialach

Date walked: 31/05/2017

Time taken: 5.666 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 1130m

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Had plans to do Gleouriach 1st but changed my mind when I got there. Weather was to get better as the day went on so I thought there would be better views if I ascended Spidean 1st then descended Gleouriach- and it turned out well.
Good walk up to Spidean Mialach and the "trig" is a nice touch. Bit hazy but still there were good views all round which only got better as I went on. Round the corries/ cliffs which were quite impressive. If only I was 20 years younger and a climber I'd have a go at them I thought.
Up to Gleouriach and didn't hang around as the midgies must have been waiting, laughing at me knowing I was walking straight into their ambush. Onslaught isn't the word.
View across to SGS ridge was superb as were the views into Knoydart.
Met a rather " eccentric " gent as I left the summit. Normally I do all the taking about experiences, hills climbed, hills I'm going to climb etc etc, but I couldn't get a word in.
It was good talking to you my friend hopefully you got down ok.

As for the stalkers path on the descent - well, say no more.

Apart from the great path which zig zags all the way down. The loch looked superb with the odd cloud reflection on it. View to the bridge and dried up stream opened up and view back along the whole route I'd just come round

Cap doffed to Spidean Mialach and Gleouraich

Cheers
Coop
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