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Sgurr na Stri from Kilmarie

Sub 2000s: Sgurr na Stri

Date walked: 07/07/2010

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 14km

Ascent: 900m


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This was a great route with spectacular views.

I set off in the morning from the layby just south of Kilmarie on the road to Elgol. The track starts directly opposite the layby.

Pretty simple following the track over to Camasunary. When you reach the top of Am Mam, you get a hint of the views you'll see later on:
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Then I headed across the bay and then the river, which was fairly easy to cross as it hadn't really rained for weeks.

From here I followed the river north on the west bank before heading up beside a stream in the col between Sgurr na Stri and Sgurr Hain on a patchy path. It was quite wet in places underfoot here and must get very boggy when it's been raining.

Bla Bheinn from a little way up the hill following the stream:
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On reaching the ridge the views started improving exponentially.

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As I passed a couple of pools complete with small newts.
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It was a fairly easy scramble along the ridge to the summit. Not really much of a path but I just kept heading towards what looked like the highest bit!

Some views from the top...

Sgurr a Ghreadaidh & Sgurr a Mhadaidh
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The ridge:
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Flower near summit.
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Loch nan Leacdh
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And now the money shot...
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For a larger version, click here.

From the top I took a pretty similar route back to the way I came up, before driving down to Elgol and waiting for the sun to set...

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Sgurr a Mhadaidh & Sgurr a Ghreadaidh

Attachment(s) Munros: Sgurr a'Ghreadaidh, Sgurr a'Mhadaidh
Date walked: 02/07/2010
Distance: 9km
Ascent: 997m
Comments: 8
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Munros: 18
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Sub 2000: 1

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2010

Trips: 2
Distance: 23 km
Ascent: 1897m
Munros: 2
Sub2000s: 1


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