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Sgurr nan Coireachan to Sgurr na Ciche
by TIM_H » Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:54 pm
Munros included on this walk: Garbh Chioch Mhor, Sgurr na Ciche, Sgurr nan Coireachan (Glen Dessary)
Date walked: 23/11/2010
Time taken: 10.5 hours
Distance: 26 km
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Snow conditions are good for the west coast, and there is quite a lot of hard-packed stuff already. In places, especially the descent to Feadan na Ciche from GCM, I could have done with my spikes.
Boots. I bought the aforementioned Scarpa Manta with winter in mind. They are a lovely boot, and I had a serious discount when I bought them which made them even more attractive. However, they have a full shank sole and are very rigid, and just not suited to my style of walking away from snow. My old pair of Reichle boots are giving up the ghost, and I didn't trust them enough to wear them. Does anyone have any recommendations for heavy-duty winter boots which are half-shank but have similar uppers to Manta?
by malky_c » Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:21 pm
That sounds like an excellent day out - the description pretty much matches my memory of the first time up Sgurr na Ciche. One of the best summits in the UK, particuarly in the winter
As for the boots, I don't tend to comment much on gear as I don't really spend much time thinking about it. However, a couple of years back I was all ready to buy a pair or Scarpa Mantas, but in the end went for something slightly lighter, as I don't do as much serious winter stuff these days. I ended up with these: http://www.craigdonmountainsports.com/asolo-mens-power-matic-500-gv
although I certainly didn't pay that much for them! They are a little bit more flexible, but still take crampons and are fine for low grade winter mountaineering/walking. They've done me a pretty good couple of years, but could possibly do with re-soling soon.
I'd post up in the gear section if I were you, as there are lots of forum members who know loads more about gear than me, and could give you a decent recommendation.
by LeithySuburbs » Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:24 pm
- mountain coward
by TIM_H » Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:33 pm
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