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Moruisg: sunrise, snow,wind & views, quick visit in Torridon

Moruisg: sunrise, snow,wind & views, quick visit in Torridon


Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:34 am

Route description: Moruisg and Sgurr nan Ceannaichean

Munros included on this walk: Moruisg

Date walked: 31/10/2018

Time taken: 4.15 hours

Distance: 7.7 km

Ascent: 780m

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I needed to be back home early afternoon on wednesday...but I needed to climb a mountain ! Especially when the snow finally covered the hills :D
Checked the weather forecast, most of the areas rain,snowing on the tops, wind, mist and poor / very poor visibility, but the East of Torridon offered very good visibility, still windy and freezy temperature which would be helpful for the boggs on the bottom of Moruisg :) The forecast also showed a change around 10:00 - 11:00 - coming snow, mist, no views. Counted the possibility about trip timing I decided to go for it ! :D 8) :D with hope that the traffic will be ok on my way back to catch the time back home :crazy: :) :roll:
Decision made, prepared all my stuff incl. the winter gear finally, I could not wait to enjoy the snow as I love winter hillwalking / climbing more than the summer's ( no midges, no sweat, fresher air, hard ground-frozen boggs, clear cnow-no mud, no crowds, more exercise-effort and of course the mountains looks beautiful covered by snow ) :D 8) :D
The only minus is shorter daylight ( not talking about the safety, avalanche risk, special winter equipment, careful planning and estimating and the harder walking/climbing ) and in my wednesday's case the limited time for the trip.


Here it was by the numbers: :)

Woke up at 00:30 am ( checked the forecast again, prepared plan B & C just in case and prepared fresh food & coffee )
Started after 02:00 am
4 hours driving to Torridon area
Started the climb at 07:00 am
Driving back home @ 4 hours
Back home at 15:30

Great and fresh day in the mountains ! :D 8) :D



The Route:


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The Movie:




In the movie you will see more views and more mountains visible ( incl. Slioch, Fannichs, Beinn Eighe, Beinn Liath Mhor, Sgorr Ruadh, Fuar Tholl etc. which is not in the photos :wink:


Some Photos:

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Arriving...
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Parked
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The footbridge
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Under the railway...
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Initial walk, fortunately harder boggs
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2nd gate, the 1st one was just next to the road
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Towards East
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Deer fence gate with the views towards Fuar Tholl
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Fuar Tholl, Sgor Ruadh & Beinn Liath Mhor
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I love the morning's colours
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Ascending
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Looking back down
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On the top
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The summit
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As the forecast said...starting the change, time for descending
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Looking back, getting clearer again
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Good bye Moruisg
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Petr Dakota
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