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Sgurr a'Mhaim in the clag

Date walked: 08/02/2015

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 5km

Ascent: 1064m

I stayed at the Glen Nevis Youth Hostel after my ascent of Sgurr Eilde Mor:

http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=59276.

I woke the next day with legs stiff and aching, even after carefully applying some internal lubrication the night before.

No hills today!

It was another fine day which I spent driving to Mallaig, walking slowly on the beach, drinking coffee and reading the paper. On the way back I stopped at Glenfinnan for this frankly ridiculous sunset.

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Glenfinnan Sunset


That night I thought that maybe tomorrow would be fine again and my restored legs would speed me up any hill I chose.

Unfortunately I woke to lowish grey cloud. I decided to go up Sgurr a’Mhaim, close by and near the road. I drove up Glen Nevis to the first car park and was walking by 9.00.

The path starts right by the road, through a gate, follow the clear boggy path by the Allt Coire a’ Mhusgain and then up the north west ridge over the Sron Sgurr a’Mhaim to the summit.

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From the ridge


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Summit


The top three or four hundred metres were in the clag. It was steep, pretty quick and really dour! A shame because the views are said to be fantastic.

Then down the same way and back to the car by 2.00.

99 to go.

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Attachment(s) Munros: Sgurr Eilde Mor
Date walked: 06/02/2015
Distance: 12km
Ascent: 1010m
Comments: 2
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Distance: 3km
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Pub: Old Forge Inverie
Mountain: Ben Cruachan
Place: St Kilda
Gear: Hipflask
Ideal day out: Multi day backpack with Bothies and wild camping

Munros: 282
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 1
Wainwrights: 16
Hewitts: 9
Sub 2000: 7
Islands: 24



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Statistics

2015

Trips: 2
Distance: 17 km
Ascent: 2074m
Munros: 1

2010

Trips: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2009

Trips: 1
Distance: 24 km
Munros: 4

1996

Trips: 1
Distance: 3 km
Sub2000s: 1

1994

Trips: 1
Distance: 1 km
Sub2000s: 1

1990

Trips: 1
Distance: 1 km
Ascent: 172m
Sub2000s: 1


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