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Route: Ben More Coigach

Grahams: Ben Mor Coigach, Sgurr an Fhidhleir

Date walked: 30/08/2020

Distance: 10.8km

Ascent: 962m

After seeing and hearing about my earlier visits to the far north, my daughter said she definitely wanted to make an appearance as soon as possible and that time came at the end of August.
Rach had stated that Suilven was a must but due to a complete lack of hill walking (or any other walking for that matter) during this strange year we've had, I thought 20km might be a bit much straight off, so I suggested this particular walk first as I knew the views wouldn't disappoint (weather permitting) and last time I had made the decision to shorten the walk due to the direction of high winds meant I'd be blown back from the edge of the Fiddler, but the ridge on BMC could be risky. This time I was eager to do both and with just a light breeze and reasonable weather forecast I couldn't wait for Rachel to experience the area.
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Off we go

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heading up to the ridge

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ridge gained

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the weather was spot on

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looking back

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Easter Island jelly baby?

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there were some weird rocks along the way

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the ridge broadens out here

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heading up close to the summit

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Me at the summit gazing out at the awesome views

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like this

We sat and ate some lunch whilst soaking in the stunning views, chatting about what a cracking day we were having, and especially the perfect weather that we'd been gifted. After a while we continued down to the bealach, then up to reach the dramatic summit of Sgurr an Fhidhleir where the cliffs plunge down almost vertically over 1400 feet.
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At the bealach with 'Hill of the bird' behind

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summit selfie

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spectacular landscape

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that was one hell of a drop

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wishing I could stay forever

We originally intended to carry on to the next top but even on this relatively short bimble we were feeling it due to the fact that ( aside from 1 walk in Wales ) the farthest I'd walked all year was from the back door to the car :oops:
Besides, we were MORE than happy with our day, so were content with taking the gentle slopes straight down 'The Fiddler' back to the car and with the summer isles and blue skies to feast our eyes on, who wouldn't be?
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Munros: 46
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Grahams: 8
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Statistics

2020

Trips: 1
Distance: 10.8 km
Ascent: 962m
Grahams: 2

2019

Trips: 15
Distance: 202.88 km
Ascent: 16990m
Munros: 9
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 1
Hewitts: 8

2018

Trips: 3
Distance: 28.8 km
Ascent: 2713m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 1

2017

Trips: 8
Distance: 118 km
Ascent: 9553m
Munros: 10
Corbetts: 1
Hewitts: 4

2016

Trips: 5
Distance: 68.8 km
Ascent: 6691m
Munros: 8

2015

Trips: 1
Distance: 14.5 km
Ascent: 1070m
Hewitts: 3


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