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Three on the North of Loch Quoich

Three on the North of Loch Quoich


Postby ianmcr » Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:42 pm

Munros included on this walk: Gleouraich, Sgurr a'Mhaoraich, Spidean Mialach

Date walked: 08/08/2020

Time taken: 10 hours

Distance: 26 km

Ascent: 2200m

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After a slow but pleasant drive, parked up just over the bridge. At 12:15 headed west along the road for a bit then turned uphill following a great path all the way with great views opening up all round.

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Summited at 14:30 (Sgurr na Mhaoraich). Fantastic views of the backside of the South Glen Sheil Ridge, Ladhar Bheinn and the Knoydart hills and out to sea.

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I dallied on the summit for 45 minutes then retraced my steps back to the car, arriving 17:00.

Drove 4km back east along the road to a fine viewpoint to set up camp overlooking the loch to the West. Two cans of Punk IPA, a packet of cous cous and a tin of mackerel and dinner was had.

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Woke at 5:00, dropped tent and was on hill again at 5:45. 15 minutes later the sun shone golden on slopes of Sgurr na Ciche and the Knoydart hills.

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One of the best ever stalkers path zig zagged up towards Gleouraich, summiting at 7:40!!!

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Continued along the ridge towards Spider Mialach, With some mild scrambling and a big drop to the bealach, reached the second summit of the day at 9:10.

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Shortly defended a rather boggy grassy path prior to picking up a good stalkers path ending in a tunnel of Rhododendrons to the road. Back to car 11:00.

A fantastic weekend :)
ianmcr
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