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3 Fanny's in the Fannichs

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Attachment(s) Munros: An Coileachan, Meall Gorm, Sgùrr Mòr
Date walked: 08/05/2021
Distance: 27km
Ascent: 1588m
Views: 4

Glen Kingie Epic

Munros: Sgùrr Mòr (Loch Quoich)
Corbetts: Sgùrr an Fhuarain, Sgùrr Cos na Breachd-laoidh

Date walked: 30/04/2021

Time taken: 10 hours

Distance: 24.3km

Ascent: 2065m

After last weeks epic in the Nevis range we opted to head to the 'wild' west. Our plan was initially to tackle Sgurr Mor Sgurr an Fhuarain but on studying the GPS system I suggested to George & Parminder we may as well add on another Corbett Sgurr Cos na Breachd-laoidh and that was the plan sorted. We left Fife at 6am which as it turned out wasn't early enough as I didn't get home until 11.30pm, which meant Parminder wouldn't get home until after midnight!


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This was taken on my last visit in 2016

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Same waterfall just before you reach Loch Arkaig

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River Dessary in 2016

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View from the parking area, western end of Loch Arkaig

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Looking back to the parking area, quite a few vehicles

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Stunning area, looking west along the River Dessary

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Looking back after a bit of height has been gained

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Our first target on the left, we would attack it from the right - just to be different

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Not Sgurr na Ciche as some folk think, similar profile but a wee bit smaller

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Spot the water

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Glen Dessary Lodge, looked very empty, no vehicles or sign of life

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Looking back to the good track that starts off the walk

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If you are doing Sgurr Mor & Sgurr an Fhuarain, you head up there and down the other side

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Interesting

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Could be used as an emergency shelter

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Looking back down, Parminder loving the tough terrain

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Looking back from higher up

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And again from slightly higher, good excuse to stop

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We are now on the ridge of Druim a'Chuirn and going to head along to our first summit

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Parminder is happy now, he loves fence posts

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Our next targets are now in view, Sgurr Mor and on the right Sgùrr an Fhuarain

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Parminder with a tiny rock to add to the cairn

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Admiring his handy work

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Looking W, superb views

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The descent down to the bealach

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Interesting construction, dam or a bridge or neither

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Looking back uphill to what we had just come down

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Looking down the glen opposite Glen Kingie

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My colleagues posing, not sure what is wrong with Parminder

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A very dry Glen Kingie

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Rather than climb up and over An Eag, we opted to traverse along the southern slopes

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This is proper social distancing, looking back whilst traversing

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Looking back to our first hill Sgùrr Cos na Breachd-laoidh

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The way ahead, the first lump is Sgurr Beag which is a tough up and down the other side before the ascent of Sgurr Mor

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Our first view of one of my favourite loch's, Loch Quoich

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Here we go, the ascent of Sgurr Beag & it's zig zag path

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Looking back at what we traversed & our first hill again

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A feast for the mountain lovers, the pointy one is the obvious one

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Looking SE across Glen Kingie

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Arty shot of Sgurr na Ciche

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Western end of Loch Quoich

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Parminder in concentration mode

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How many summits can you count? Awesome

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A few showers in the distance - NW

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George trying to smile

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Cairn on Sgurr Mor

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Looking west from the summit

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The gorgeous Loch Quoich

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Looking east to our final summit with Gairich behind

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Video looking north along Loch Quoich

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Video looking south along Glen Kingie and beyond

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The broad grassy ridge that will take us to Sgùrr an Fhuarain

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The path to Sgùrr an Fhuarain

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Looking back up to Sgurr Mor

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George getting his camera ready for Parminder's arrival

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Parminder getting excited - he hasn't seen a real trig for months

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Parminder zooming in on the trig number

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George's photo

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Casual pose or hide & seek

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Video taken on the summit of Sgùrr an Fhuarain

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Descending down the grassy slope off the bealach between the 2 hills towards the River Kingie

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Looking back up, we have been up & down much steeper stuff

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The River Kingie probably like you have never seen it

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George hopping across

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Now on the other foot

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Parminder wanting to make a splash to try out his new boots

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This is how you do it

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Even got time to smile

The River doesn't have much water in it but we still had to find a suitable crossing point, the problem was most of the stones or rock were covered in green slimy stuff. I would imagine once the river fills up the slimy stuff will be washed away.

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Looking back at what we descended whilst climbing up through the mush into Glen Dessary

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Had to take a photo of this again, got a few more holes since my last visit 5 years ago

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Plenty of herds of deer in this area

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Camera shot of Dessary Lodge

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Camera shot of a herd in Glen Kingie

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Bonus photo taken by George of the western end of Loch Quoich and a small feeder lochan slightly higher

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Another excellent zoomed shot by George

Another fantastic day in another stunning area of Scotland, for anyone who has yet to visit the Loch Arkaig area be sure you are ready and prepared. The drive from the Commando Memorial takes almost an hour and you are rarely above 30mph. We will be returning soon with Parminder at the wheel, we may even take bikes when we tackle the other 3 monsters. Bring it on.

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Turned out to be another epic

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Munros: Aonach Beag (Nevis Range)
Date walked: 23/04/2021
Distance: 16.1km
Ascent: 1561m
Views: 25


At long last, Tumps are history

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Munros: Beinn Mhanach
Date walked: 16/04/2021
Distance: 19.6km
Ascent: 895m
Views: 25


Fences and Gates a plenty

Attachment(s) Date walked: 10/04/2021
Distance: 17km
Ascent: 634m
Views: 161


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Attachment(s) Date walked: 02/04/2021
Distance: 12.2km
Ascent: 617m
Views: 149


Lockdown task complete - well almost

Attachment(s) Date walked: 26/03/2021
Distance: 17.6km
Ascent: 455m
Comments: 2
Views: 289


A couple of Clatto's and 9 more Tumps

Attachment(s) Date walked: 20/03/2021
Distance: 15.2km
Ascent: 488m
Comments: 3
Views: 185


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Attachment(s) Date walked: 14/03/2021
Distance: 23km
Ascent: 942m
Comments: 2
Views: 190


13 North Fife Tumps, forests, fences & gorse

Attachment(s) Date walked: 04/03/2021
Distance: 23.3km
Ascent: 901m
Views: 121

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Location: Guess?
Occupation: Retired
Interests: Driving, cycling & music
Activity: Munro compleatist
Pub: None in particular
Mountain: The last one
Place: Knoydart
Gear: Walking poles
Member: Scottish National Trust
Camera: Sony
Ideal day out: Anywhere as long as the weather is half decent
Ambition: To stay safe
Munro rounds: 1

Munros: 201
Corbetts: 49
Grahams: 24
Donalds: 50
Hewitts: 2
Sub 2000: 121
Islands: 5



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2021

Trips: 18
Distance: 343.6 km
Ascent: 15755m
Munros: 6
Corbetts: 2
Sub2000s: 1

2020

Trips: 39
Distance: 684.95 km
Ascent: 39742m
Munros: 28
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 13
Donalds: 44
Sub2000s: 19

2019

Trips: 40
Distance: 587.45 km
Ascent: 38667m
Munros: 43
Sub2000s: 39

2018

Trips: 43
Distance: 722.9 km
Ascent: 45363m
Munros: 59
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 40

2017

Trips: 32
Distance: 491.3 km
Ascent: 29918m
Munros: 35
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 15
Donalds: 14
Sub2000s: 15

2016

Trips: 55
Distance: 938 km
Ascent: 56940m
Munros: 44
Corbetts: 9
Grahams: 14
Donalds: 57
Sub2000s: 6
Hewitts: 2

2015

Trips: 61
Distance: 1027.1 km
Ascent: 64822m
Munros: 84
Corbetts: 12
Grahams: 2
Donalds: 12
Sub2000s: 4

2014

Trips: 47
Distance: 742.3 km
Ascent: 45170m
Munros: 58
Corbetts: 9
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 7
Sub2000s: 12

2013

Trips: 11
Distance: 199.65 km
Ascent: 11664m
Munros: 21
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 1

2011

Trips: 1
Distance: 14 km
Ascent: 614m
Munros: 1

2007

Trips: 4
Distance: 53.5 km
Ascent: 4251m
Munros: 7

2006

Trips: 4
Distance: 60.5 km
Ascent: 3543m
Munros: 4

2005

Trips: 1
Distance: 7 km
Ascent: 800m
Munros: 1

2004

Trips: 3
Distance: 86 km
Ascent: 5885m
Munros: 3

2003

Trips: 1
Distance: 24.25 km
Ascent: 1436m
Munros: 2

2002

Trips: 3
Distance: 48 km
Ascent: 2261m
Munros: 4

2001

Trips: 7
Distance: 104.5 km
Ascent: 6383m
Munros: 10

2000

Trips: 10
Distance: 133.75 km
Ascent: 9525m
Munros: 17

1999

Trips: 11
Distance: 189 km
Ascent: 11976m
Munros: 27

1998

Trips: 2
Distance: 27 km
Ascent: 1823m
Munros: 5

1997

Trips: 3
Distance: 51 km
Ascent: 2515m
Munros: 7

1996

Trips: 4
Distance: 47 km
Ascent: 3950m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 1

1995

Trips: 2
Distance: 11 km
Ascent: 1350m
Munros: 2

1994

Trips: 5
Distance: 56 km
Ascent: 4188m
Munros: 6


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