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One small step for Jaxter; a giant leap for Jaxter-kind

Route: Sgurr nan Eugallt, near Kinloch Hourn

Corbetts: Sgurr nan Eugallt
Grahams: Meall nan Eun

Date walked: 19/10/2019

Time taken: 7.55 hours

Distance: 18.27km

Ascent: 1346m

It was finally time for me to visit Knoydart! I’d been trying to get there for years and it had just never quite worked out. But with Advance Base Camp now in Inverness it was suddenly a lot more accessible 8) Although Malky had pooped all over my three day Knoydart trek (and in hindsight it was probably for the best!) we decided on a daytrip to do a walk similar to one he had done before, but slightly shortened to make it a bit more manageable for me 8)

We had an early start – I love an early start, it feels more like an adventure! We made good time and were parked at our start point near the end of the Kinloch Hourn road ahead of schedule, even after a tangle with a JCB!

Met a friend on the way down
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Sgurr na Ciche
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Parked up and ready to go 8)
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Shame I brought this idiot with me :roll: :lol:
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We headed off up the stalkers path – it had been wet overnight so it was a wee bit soggy but made for easy progress
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Looking back down the glen to Gairich
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Ahead to the ridge
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A view of the Forcan ridge 8)
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Loch Quoich
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Buidhe Bheinn and Sgurr a’ Mhaoraich
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As we climbed higher the views just got better 8)
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Sgurr a’ Mhaoraich with Gleouraich & Spidean Mialach behind
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It was getting seriously warm as we climbed steeply upwards, bumping into a guy halfway up who turned out to be MGMT who was doing a slightly odd route to climb a couple of corbetts!

Soon we were on the ridge, and we back into the wind
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We could see across to Beinn Sgritheall now 8)
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Onwards
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A wee glimpse of Loch Hourn with the Forcan and Sgurr na Sgine behind
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We carried on up the ridge and came to the final climb which required a bit of hands on (but easily bypassed)
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Sgurr na Cicheand Ben Aden
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Sgurr Mor
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A few seconds later we were at the trig point and wow…..finally got a view of Ladhar Bheinn 8)
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Loch Quoich
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The trig point wasn’t actually the summit so we dropped down over a couple of lumps and up to the true summit 8)
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Loch Hourn and Beinn Sgritheall
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Looking down into Glen Barisdale
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Eigg 8)
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Our next hill – Meall nan Eun – in the front
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Meall nan Eun and Ladhar Bheinn
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The Sgurr Mor – Sgurr na Ciche ridge
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Beinn Sgritheall
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It was an awkward descent from Sgurr nan Eugallt – slightly slippery rock on steep slopes meant care was required but the views were good ahead to Meall nan Eun and the huge cliff of An Caisteal
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Ughhh more downhill!
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At the bealach we saw a big bird – maybe someone can help identify!
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Sgurr na Sgine 8)
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Looking back to our descent
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Looking across Loch Hourn
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Sgurr Mor
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It was a steep but relatively short climb up Meall nan Eun
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Almost there
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Summit of Meall nan Eun
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We continued along the ridge to the best viewpoint 8)
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An Caisteal
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Ladhar Bheinn
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It was definitely lunchtime and we had a good break before heading back along the ridge and dropping off to Lochanan Meall nan Eun
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It was a bit of an uppy downy route but led us around
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Lochanan Meall nan Eun
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We were now on our descent ridge and were about to lose Sgurr Mor behind the bealach
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Loch Hourn
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It was a nice easy descent to start with but it did get gradually worse :roll:
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And then came the stage where we could see the path we were aiming for but it didn’t ever seem to get any closer :roll:
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Malky got there ahead of me and sat down for a wee rest :lol:
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And finally we were on the path! We had managed to drop down onto a high part of the path which meant the last 100m were on path :clap:
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There were a few wee spots of rain here and there but nothing ever came to anything
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The path overtaken by rhododendrons
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And then we were on the road – this wasn’t the end as we had a couple of km and 130m ascent up the road which felt like quite hard work :roll:
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It had been a fabulous day out but we were very relieved to be back at the car! After a good stretch out it was time for the drive back down the road and I was really relieved that Malky was driving :lol:
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Loch Quoich
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2019

Trips: 48
Distance: 933.05 km
Ascent: 51651m
Munros: 12
Corbetts: 19
Grahams: 10
Sub2000s: 35
Hewitts: 11

2018

Trips: 53
Distance: 1617.76 km
Ascent: 95123m
Munros: 47
Corbetts: 57
Grahams: 14
Donalds: 8
Sub2000s: 13

2017

Trips: 61
Distance: 1302.85 km
Ascent: 84727m
Munros: 48
Corbetts: 48
Grahams: 25
Donalds: 40
Sub2000s: 9
Hewitts: 9
Wainwrights 12

2016

Trips: 46
Distance: 821 km
Ascent: 56818m
Munros: 100
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 4
Sub2000s: 2

2015

Trips: 13
Distance: 216.15 km
Ascent: 13086m
Munros: 28

2014

Trips: 1
Distance: 20 km
Ascent: 1350m
Munros: 2

2013

Trips: 2
Distance: 40 km
Ascent: 2600m
Munros: 3

2012

Trips: 1
Distance: 18 km
Ascent: 1500m
Munros: 2

2011

Trips: 4
Distance: 45.5 km
Ascent: 4050m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2009

Trips: 1
Distance: 17 km
Ascent: 1352m
Munros: 1


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