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Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan

Route: Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan

Munros: Sgurr nan Coireachan (Glenfinnan), Sgurr Thuilm

Date walked: 04/05/2011

Time taken: 9.5 hours

Distance: 23km

Ascent: 963m

After camping overnight at Portnadoran campsite in Arisaig we started off for Glenfinnan to do Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan with the sun beaming down. At first we thought "this is a nice wee walk in" but that soon changed when we turned a few corners and saw how far we had to walk just to reach the hills. :(
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The long road in..
Quite an impressive bunch of mountains lay ahead of us.
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What lay ahead
:D Wasnt too long before we passed the old cottage of Corryhully, great wee bothy.
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Corryhully Bothy
As usual we missed the the track up the front of Sgurr Thuilm but managed to join up with it again about a third of the way up, was a steep wee climb and my face was already the same colour as my top!
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steep wee start to the hill
:shock: Met a few wee friends on the way up...
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Freddy....
Larry....
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Larry
and Katie...
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Katie
:lol: Found it a bit of a struggle getting up the steep part as I hadnt walked for 8 weeks but eventually the views started appearing so we knew we didnt have far to go for the first summit.
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finally the views started appearing
So 3.5 hours and we were at the summit of Sgurr Thuilm, tired but excited at the prospect of doing the next one!
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First summit of the day, Sgurr Thuilm
We were so lucky to have such a clear day, could see Rhum and Eigg and Knoydart,(I think, but not sure)
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Views to Eigg & Rhum
After having a 10 minute stop for some lunch (which as always tasted amazing!) we headed off for the next summit, Sgurr nan Coireachan. We fired on stopping frequently to look back and congratulate ourselves at what we had just done (we need a LOT of encouragement when doing the Munros lol)
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What we had just done
This ridge seemed to go on forever ....
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What we had ahead!
Finally 5 hours 45 minutes into the walk we reached the 2nd summit of Sgurr nan Coireachean
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Finally 2nd summit reached!
:clap: Views were stunning and the sun was still high in the sky.
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wow!
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and more views...
The way down was quite steep and lots of scree so it was a slow and painful descent.
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steep on the descent
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hard work!
Felt like it was up and down for hours but finally we were heading for home. Such a longggg way back wish we'd brought the bikes! :crazy:
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oh no! Look what we gotta walk back...
Can't begin to tell you how happy we were to get back down onto the pathway but looking back it felt all worthwhile.
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What we just did.
Thought we were never gonna reach the Glenfinnan Viaduct no wonder Gordon was grinning like a Chesire cat cos we knew it was only 15 minutes till we got to the car! :o
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Thank God we can see the Glenfinnan Viaduct!
We had walked all 9.5 hours and hadnt seen one deer then literally 4 minutes from the car....
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Congrats from the locals!
So it was the perfect ending to a hard but rewarding day. That's numbers 15 & 16 in the bag! yipee!! :clap:

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 26/02/2011
Distance: 14km
Ascent: 933m
Comments: 10
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Date walked: 01/02/2011
Distance: 12km
Ascent: 931m
Comments: 3
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Date walked: 05/06/2010
Distance: 11km
Ascent: 1110m
Comments: 15
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Attachment(s) Corbetts: The Cobbler
Date walked: 24/04/2010
Distance: 11km
Ascent: 884m
Comments: 16
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Attachment(s) Grahams: Ben Venue
Date walked: 17/04/2010
Distance: 11km
Ascent: 729m
Comments: 6
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Duncolm Hill, Old Kilpatrick

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Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Duncolm
Date walked: 28/02/2010
Distance: 12km
Ascent: 401m
Views: 1750

Taraloo


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Ideal day out: Doing a munro in NICE weather and finishing with a large wine in a walkers pub!
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2011

Trips: 3
Distance: 49 km
Ascent: 2827m
Munros: 3

2010

Trips: 4
Distance: 45 km
Ascent: 3124m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 1


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