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My First Munro!

My First Munro!


Postby Dolwolfian » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:30 pm

Route description: Sgor Gaoith, from Glen Feshie

Munros included on this walk: Sgor Gaoith

Date walked: 11/01/2018

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 16 km

Ascent: 1200m

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For my first Munro as a rookie I got a beautiful winter sunny day after a very foggy start :D

I did good use of my new crampons and ice axe from the start as without them don't even think about as would be simply suicidal :shock:

As I'm not very good in word and rather post some pictures to document this amazing day out :D

I did add Sgoran Dubh Mor Summit on the original road as too tempting :lol:

Oh be careful after the Geal-Charn summit on the way down as quite very steep and rocky with deep snow accumulation especially when dark :crazy:



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Foggy Start.jpg
Foggy Start
Crampons Already ON!.jpg
Crampons already on!
Icy Start.jpg
Icy Start!
First View Of The Mountain.jpg
First View Of The Mountain
View Back To The Valley.jpg
View Back To The Valley
Getting Steeper.jpg
Getting Steeper
Getting Higher.jpg
Getting Higher
    Panorama Of The Valley.jpg
    Panorama Of The Valley
    On The Way Up.jpg
    On The Way Up
    The Main Course.jpg
    The Main Course
    The Plateau.jpg
    The Plateau
    The Plateau Bis.jpg
    The Plateau Bis
    Summit In View.jpg
    Summit In View
    First Look Of The Loch Eanaich.jpg
    First Look Of The Loch Eanaich
    Panorama of Am Bodach.jpg
    Panorama of Am Bodach
    Modadhliath Mountains.jpg
    Modadhliath Mountains
    Sgor Gaoith Summet.jpg
    Sgor Gaoith Summet
    Loch Eanaich.jpg
    Loch Eanaich
    View Of Sgoran Dubh Mor.jpg
    View Of Sgoran Dubh Mor
    Sgoran Dubh Mor Summit.jpg
    Sgoran Dubh Mor Summit
    Am Bodach.jpg
    Am Bodach
    Look Back To Sgor Gaoith Summit.jpg
    Look Back To Sgor Gaoith Summit
    Panorama From Sgoran Dubh Mor Summit.jpg
    Panorama From Sgoran Dubh Mor Summit
    I'm Not Alone.jpg
    I'm Not Alone
Dolwolfian
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Re: My First Munro!

Postby rockhopper » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:47 pm

Well done on #1 :thumbup: A rather gloomy start weatherwise but nice conditions once up high - makes it all worth it. Good view over Loch Eanaich - one of my favourite mountain biking routes out there from Coylumbridge - cheers :)
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Re: My First Munro!

Postby ancancha » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:52 am

Think you got the best of that one at the top :!: Clear blue sky and pure white snow 8)
A nice part of the world for your first adventure :clap:
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Re: My First Munro!

Postby Alteknacker » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:41 pm

And what a day for your first Munro - it doesn't get much better than that!!!
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Re: My First Munro!

Postby Dolwolfian » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:34 pm

Thank you rockhopper :D
rockhopper wrote:Well done on #1 :thumbup: A rather gloomy start weatherwise but nice conditions once up high - makes it all worth it. Good view over Loch Eanaich - one of my favourite mountain biking routes out there from Coylumbridge - cheers :)
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Re: My First Munro!

Postby Dolwolfian » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:36 pm

Thank you ancanchar :D
ancancha wrote:Think you got the best of that one at the top :!: Clear blue sky and pure white snow 8)
A nice part of the world for your first adventure :clap:
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Re: My First Munro!

Postby Dolwolfian » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:40 pm

Rookie luck I guess :lol: Alteknacker
Alteknacker wrote:And what a day for your first Munro - it doesn't get much better than that!!!
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