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Sgurr a'Mhaoraich from Kinloch Hourn

Sgurr a'Mhaoraich from Kinloch Hourn


Postby snowdonia7 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:44 pm

Munros included on this walk: Sgùrr a' Mhaoraich

Date walked: 21/04/2019

Time taken: 4.3 hours

Distance: 7.3 km

Ascent: 975m

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On hearing the road to Kinloch Hourn had re-opened we decided to head that way to finish the munros round Loch Quoich.
We drove all the way down to Kinloch Hourn to approach Sgurr a'Mhaoraich from the west.
Initially we followed a stalkers track that zig-zagged up the broad west shoulder offering a great view back to Kinloch Hourn and the loch beyond.

Back towards Kinloch Hourn.jpg


At around 500 metres we left the track to move a little northerly to get out of the wind that was increasing in intensity. Once we reached the summit of Sgurr a'Mhaoraich Beag the route ahead was clear for the final ascent to Sgurr a'Mhaoraich.

Sgurr a Mhaoraich1.jpg


The wind chill meant that staying around at the summit wasn't appealing and we set off back down following our route of ascent.
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Re: Sgurr a'Mhaoraich from Kinloch Hourn

Postby goingforawii » Sat May 11, 2019 8:18 pm

Hi SD7 -

Great that the road is open again. Were there any signs showing weekday closures still - or did it seem completely open?

Thanks!
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