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Loch Quoich paddle 'n' hike

Loch Quoich paddle 'n' hike


Postby Mrs Scoob » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:28 pm

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

Munros included on this walk: Gairich, Sgurr Mor (Loch Quoich)

Corbetts included on this walk: Sgurr an Fhuarain

Date walked: 12/08/2017

Time taken: 10.4 hours

Distance: 23.9 km

Ascent: 1755m

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Not a detailed trip report, but thought I'd share this one on the public forum as it's a slightly different route :)
Awesome adventure 8) Late start without an alarm, as we didn't think this route would take too long :? given we were cutting short the walk in/out by paddling across the loch :D Avoided the worst of the rain by doing this too, setting off in the sunshine late morning 8) Scoob liked the water crossing about as much as I like the bumpy off-road mountain biking we often do :roll: :lol: All in though, a great day out and we made it back just before sunset :D
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midges were out in force as we took time to get the kayak blown up
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fairly calm crossing (was a bit more choppy on the way back)
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landed safely, heading along the low beach towards SMor
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steep climb up SMor from this side too
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Sgurr Mor summit at last :)
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full route from SMor summit - 2 more to go then the paddle back across
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steep route down from the Corbett, losing most of the height we'd gained
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almost as steep climbing back up Gairich, now in passing showers
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Gairich summit looking over to our starting point across the loch
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happy man, back on dry land :D
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Re: Loch Quoich paddle 'n' hike

Postby Mal Grey » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:35 pm

Nice one!

Funnily enough, we were talking about a possible Loch Quoich canoe-into-the-hills trip on Saturday night round the campfire.
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Re: Loch Quoich paddle 'n' hike

Postby malky_c » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:30 pm

Cheers for posting that - was interesting to see. I never watch Youtube videos for some reason, so if Scoob had posted I would have missed it!
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Re: Loch Quoich paddle 'n' hike

Postby Mrs Scoob » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:08 pm

Mal Grey wrote:Nice one!
Funnily enough, we were talking about a possible Loch Quoich canoe-into-the-hills trip on Saturday night round the campfire.
Thanks Mal - highly recommend it! :thumbup:
malky_c wrote:Cheers for posting that - was interesting to see. I never watch Youtube videos for some reason, so if Scoob had posted I would have missed it!
Thanks Malky :wave: He's months behind on videos anyway (side tracked with the new van) but will soon catch up and get back to spamming :lol:
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Re: Loch Quoich paddle 'n' hike

Postby Coop » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:02 pm

Looks a good trip

Well in :clap:
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Re: Loch Quoich paddle 'n' hike

Postby rockhopper » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:26 pm

Nice start to the day...other than the midges :roll:
Paddling does look an interesting option but think I still prefer cycling :wink: - cheers :)
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Re: Loch Quoich paddle 'n' hike

Postby Alteknacker » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:01 am

I thought Mountainlove had set the precedent that this crossing has to be swum? :lol:

What brilliant hills though, and what a great day you had for it...
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Re: Loch Quoich paddle 'n' hike

Postby Mrs Scoob » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:34 pm

Coop wrote:Looks a good trip
Well in :clap:
Thanks, it was :)
rockhopper wrote:Nice start to the day...other than the midges :roll:
Paddling does look an interesting option but think I still prefer cycling :wink: - cheers :)
Worst midges we've been in this year! Cycling's great when there's a nice, smooth track :lol:
Alteknacker wrote:I thought Mountainlove had set the precedent that this crossing has to be swum? :lol:
What brilliant hills though, and what a great day you had for it...
Only for swimmers though :crazy: ... I'm more of a kayaker and Scoob's a cyclist :lol: :lol: :lol: Yep, great hills :)
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Re: Loch Quoich paddle 'n' hike

Postby Mountainlove » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:23 am

Must say the paddle across Loch Quoich is certainly the best way to do it! But the midges :shock: :shock: :shock:
Great effort guys!!
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Re: Loch Quoich paddle 'n' hike

Postby kaiserstein » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:58 pm

Nice guys :clap: . Good alternative way to do these hills. I just missed you by a couple of days as was there on Tue & wed before doing the 4 corbs and sgur mor with a summit camp. Been looking at inflatable kayaks as really want to do Ben Aden and Sgurr a'Choire-bheithe this way. You guys any plans for that?
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Re: Loch Quoich paddle 'n' hike

Postby Mrs Scoob » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:27 pm

Mountainlove wrote:Must say the paddle across Loch Quoich is certainly the best way to do it! But the midges :shock: :shock: :shock:
Great effort guys!!
Thanks ML :wave: I loved the paddle! Waited a long time for such a calm, clear day on a weekend! :lol:
kaiserstein wrote:Nice guys :clap: . Good alternative way to do these hills. I just missed you by a couple of days as was there on Tue & wed before doing the 4 corbs and sgur mor with a summit camp. Been looking at inflatable kayaks as really want to do Ben Aden and Sgurr a'Choire-bheithe this way. You guys any plans for that?
Thanks Dave! :wave: Didn't realise you'd been so recently; we're just weekenders though. Will definitely use the kayak for those corbs too :thumbup: Scoob will manage fine since we don't need to cross the loch and can stay along the shore :lol: Give us a shout when you're going - we have a spare kayak 8)
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Re: Loch Quoich paddle 'n' hike

Postby Jaxter » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:39 pm

Ooooh that looks awesome 8) 8)

It did make me laugh at your GPS track going across the water :lol:
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