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Stac Gorm a wee gem & Stac na Cathaig

Stac Gorm a wee gem & Stac na Cathaig


Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:49 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Stac Gorm, Stac na Cathaig

Date walked: 18/08/2011

Time taken: 3 hours

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We did these 2 hills on seperate days but as they're short ones and both easily done in one day i've put them both in the one report. On the 18th we climbed Stac Gorm which is a great wee hill and full of charachter, it has a wee path from the car park all the way to the summit, though a wee bit muddy due to the recent rainfall but rocky further up. Once at the summit the walk can be extended along the full length of the ridge but as the weather wasn't the best we just visited the summit had lunch then returned to the car,stopping off at the large boulders for a wee play on the way down. We tried to get up the larger of the 2 but it was a bit wet and the hillwalking boots were just too big for the foothold though i think on a dry day it would be possible.
Two days later we returned to climb Stac na Cathaig, parking a little further along the road at the start of the track. We headed up this track till it came to a split, where i decided to go left and make our way through the trees, this was the wrong decision as we found out on our way down. If you take the track to the right after about 1km there is a break in the trees where you can make your through up to the summit. There is no path ones you leave the track. On the way back in the car we checked out the other 2 sub 2000's along the road, which we will climb once we return to this area. I'm sure the 4 of them can be climbed quite comfortably in one day, as the 2 we did are easiy done in 1 hour for each hill.
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Stac Gorm

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Claire at the huge boulder

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On our way up

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Having a wee rest

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Mum & daughter away ahead

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Thats another one done

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At the summit

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The view down

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The ridge

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In the shelter, honest she was happy to be there

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On our way down

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Having fun on the boulders

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Couldn't quite get up the big one

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The track up Stac na Cathaig

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On the summit

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And again

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On the way down

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The Loch
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Johnny Corbett
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Re: Stac Gorm a wee gem & Stac na Cathaig

Postby Stretch » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:45 pm

You sir have been a walking machine lately. Looks like a fun day out with the fam!
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Re: Stac Gorm a wee gem & Stac na Cathaig

Postby foggieclimber » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:56 pm

These are both good hills, especially Stac Gorm.
Good to see a photo of the boulder - it is indeed HUGE.

Nearby Creag nan Clag is a really good hill too.
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Re: Stac Gorm a wee gem & Stac na Cathaig

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:05 pm

Thanks Stretch, it's a hillwalking bug i've got and i just can't shake it off :D

They are immpressive hills Foggieclimber, we eyed them up as we drove home so they're on the hit list, though i dont think we'll be going up the climbers route :D
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