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Gairich to Sgurr na Ciche from Loch Arkaig

Gairich to Sgurr na Ciche from Loch Arkaig


Postby rockhopper » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:52 pm

Route description: Sgurr Mor and Sgurr an Fhuarain, Loch Arkaig

Munros included on this walk: Gairich, Garbh Chioch Mhor, Sgurr Mor (Loch Quoich), Sgurr na Ciche, Sgurr nan Coireachan (Glen Dessary)

Corbetts included on this walk: Sgurr an Fhuarain

Date walked: 07/07/2013

Time taken: 17 hours

Distance: 44.5 km

Ascent: 3170m

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Munros: Gairich, Sgurr Mor, Sgurr nan Coireachan, Garbh Chioch Mhor, Sgurr na Ciche
Corbetts: Sgurr an Fhuarain

Date: Sunday 7 July 2013
Time taken: 17hrs (including stops 3hrs 40 mins for food, sunbathing, photos, talking to other walkers, river crossing etc)
Distance: 44.5km
Ascent: 3,170m
Attendees: me

Just back from a near three week family holiday so wasn’t sure I’d be able to get out this weekend – weather forecast was a bit “iffy” for the Saturday but looked just too good to miss for the Sunday. Had originally planned this trip as an overnighter but circumstances dictated that wouldn’t be possible. My plan also suggested that the distance would be around 40km so was quite surprised when I downloaded the track to the PC and found that it was a lot further.

Had dinner on Saturday evening then drove up to the far end of Loch Arkaig. Rain on the way up but it had stopped by the time I reached my destination. Was expecting to have to park on the verge but a new car park has been built just before the gate with spaces for quite a few cars which was a real bonus. This meant I could set off around 0430hrs on the Sunday morning.

Walked through the gate and initially up the Glen Dessary path before taking a sharp right at the signpost.

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Re: Gairich to Sgurr na Ciche from Loch Arkaig

Postby simon-b » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:08 pm

That's a massive round in one day, rockhopper. Some really good pictures and a great story as ever. Sgurr na Ciche is one I'm really looking forward to for the future. It's nice to see some good weather up there at last; it's been beautiful on the Northern English hills recently, so about time NW Scotland had its share.
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Re: Gairich to Sgurr na Ciche from Loch Arkaig

Postby pigeon » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:10 pm

Another monster RH , done some of these hills,will take me 3 trips all in to do them compared to your one :lol: :lol: Great stuff again,still got Sgurr Mhor to do so hoping to get back down there soon,great area.Well done again :clap:
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Re: Gairich to Sgurr na Ciche from Loch Arkaig

Postby weaselmaster » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:59 pm

That looks a great walk - superb pics as usual and I see you manage to keep the miles walked to your usual short distance :lol:
Quite fancy that one for later in the summer :clap:
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Re: Gairich to Sgurr na Ciche from Loch Arkaig

Postby Gavin99 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:27 pm

Great stuff RH , that's a huge effort , well done , I don't know how you didn't melt in that heat !
I've done the second half of your route but I'll check out this TR when I get around to doing the rest of it .
I bet you enjoyed those chips :D
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Re: Gairich to Sgurr na Ciche from Loch Arkaig

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:28 pm

Another RH epic,just when I think you cant do something bigger or better you come up with this,brilliant as always.
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Re: Gairich to Sgurr na Ciche from Loch Arkaig

Postby SAVAGEALICE » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:44 pm

wowser! ..thats some walk! ..beautiful photos too ..well done :clap: :D
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Re: Gairich to Sgurr na Ciche from Loch Arkaig

Postby Stretch » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:10 pm

Good God man! :shock:
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Re: Gairich to Sgurr na Ciche from Loch Arkaig

Postby Bod » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:17 pm

My goodness, going to take another look at that again! :D :D :clap:
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Re: Gairich to Sgurr na Ciche from Loch Arkaig

Postby PeteR » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:24 pm

Stunning photos of a simply magical place :D As has already been said, that is some circuit.....and in that heat too :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Gairich to Sgurr na Ciche from Loch Arkaig

Postby ScottishLeaf » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:29 pm

Fantastic Rockhopper, great pictures and well done on bagging such a huge round on a brutally hot day. :D
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Re: Gairich to Sgurr na Ciche from Loch Arkaig

Postby Meatball » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:33 pm

Excellent, as always!
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Re: Gairich to Sgurr na Ciche from Loch Arkaig

Postby Collaciotach » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:22 pm

Jeezo that's a round and a half in a day and toppers of pictures :clap: :clap:

One of the finest areas in the Highlands, I ve to do Sgurr nan Coirean and Sgurr Mor yet ,going to tie the in with an overnight camp on the An Eag ridge and Sgorr Cos a ' Laoigh Bhreac in August/ Sept .

Might even go next wee know :lol:
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Re: Gairich to Sgurr na Ciche from Loch Arkaig

Postby basscadet » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:48 am

Oh wow, what a valiant effort! - Looked amazing :D Sooo jealous :wink:
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Re: Gairich to Sgurr na Ciche from Loch Arkaig

Postby malky_c » Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:45 pm

That was looking long enough before I noticed you'd added Gairich as well :shock: . Good going, and a fantastic day for it :D . Not surpised you were knackered coming back down Glen Dessary - that path beyond the forestry can be quite hard going at the best of times.
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