Moderator:Admins. Sgurr Mor, a rocky and steep peak between Loch Quoich and lonely Glen Kingie, must rank amongst the remotest Munros. 16. Meall Buidhe . 946m/3104ft. Help please. Post Nov 27, 2011 #1 2011-11-27T21:11. 00:05. Munros: 129 Corbetts: 6 Grahams: 5 Donalds: 0 New Donalds: 0 Sub 2000s: 19 : Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:44 pm Post subject: Summer Sun over Loch Quoich: TRIP REPORT: Show trip details. Ladhar Bheinn . A view to The Saddle. The weather was a lot kinder than on that occasion with some sun and good visibility. The Route . Geo-Trips:: Climbing Trevor's final Munro - Sgurr a'Mhaoraich Sgurr a'Mhaoraich A walk from Loch Quoich, Sat, 12 Apr 2014 by Richard Law. The route was interesting with good views back across Loch Quoich into the Rough Bounds of Knoydart, the hills climbed a month earlier. 7 posts Loch Quoich Canoe and Munro bashing trip Loch Quoich Canoe and Munro bashing trip. Climbed with a party of 5 on 2/9/06. 31/5/2013 and 1/6/2013 . The area around Loch Quoich, just west of Glen Garry, has the distinction of being one of the wettest places in Scotland. The fifth Munro, Sgurr Mor on the South West of the Loch, was going to be saved for a second visit or bagged in conjunction with the Glen Dessary Munro’s at a later date. Guided by Richard Kermode for Steven Fallon. We made pretty good time on these two peaks, a classic ‘Munro pair’ with a pleasant ridge connecting the two. Date walked: 13/05/2009. Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach above Loch Quoich. The Start of The Stalkers Path and a Warning About Disturbing Deer. The views were stunning. Ascent: 976m. Problem is hubby has an badly injured arm (fell on a mountain in NZ) and doesn't want to carry a big/full camping pack so we need somewhere 'nearish' to the car. Excellent stalkers path encourages speedy start and quickly reach summit (Good signage re stalking requirements) descended to N bealach and out via Am Bathaich and descent via grassy wet stalkers path to meet track back to loch Quoich. Gairich is a mountain in Inverness-shire, which reaches a height of 3,015 feet at its summit, and so it qualifies as a Munro. After a few longer outings recently we decided to tackle two Munros in Glen Garry to the north of Loch Quoich that our guidebook suggested could be climbed in just under five hours. 16. Luinne Bheinn. Sgurr Mor and Sgurr an Fhuarain, Loch Arkaig. Located in The Trossachs National Park and overlooking Loch Lomond, Ben Lomond is one of the most popular Munros for first time climbers. From the summit ridge three ridges arise, NNW turning N to Meall a' Coire Leith (437m), NNE and finally E to Druim na Geid Salaich. However with good conditions it can easily be accessed via canoe or kayak across loch Quoich. Apr 29, 2019 - Taken on a Munro bagging micro adventure on the west coast of Scotland. Travel. The list has grown and shrunk over the years – currently totaling at 282 Munros. Today we were climbing the third (and final) Munro on the north side of Loch Quoich – after having completed the other two a couple of days ago. A little way along the road lies another magnificent Munro, Sgurr a' Mhaoraich. Was hoping to be up there around sunrise - got up 1020m/3346ft. The ... Glen Shiel to Loch Hourn and Loch Quoich: No Routes to this summit - yet! Sgurr Mor is steep and rocky remote Munro with quite a long hike to get to from whichever direction you approach it. Loch Quoich and Gairich Loch Quoich, Sgurr an Fhuarain and Sgurr Mor Druim Seileach. Panorama of the hills of Knoydart to the south of Gairich. time taken . For all its wetness, the Loch Quoich area, and its Munros, remains a great favourite amongst hill bashers. We are planning on tackling the 3 Munros north of Loch Quoich (Glen Garry/Kinlochourn area) this coming weekend. 123: Beinn Eighe – Ruadh-stac Mor: 1010: 3314: Loch Torridon to Loch Maree: No Routes to this summit - yet! Took a leisurely 6hrs. Hills of Knoydart. Munros: Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach Date: Saturday 8th June 2013 Time: 7hrs Weather: Scorchio Attendees: Mr & Mrs GDub True, it has been … The mountain situated on the southern side of Loch Quoich between Glen Kingie and Glen Garry, 16 miles north of Fort William. Saturday 14th August 2010. This is more deceptive than it looks from below and gives a final, short, sporting clamber along the edge of its eastern corrie rim. Loch Quoich . Time taken:4 hours. Despite standing at an impressive 3,195 ft, it’s ascent is one of the least daunting of all the Munros as it has a … Explore. It has moderate to steep slopes rising to crags below the summit ridge which runs SW to NE, with two peaks, Gairich and Gairich Beag (730m). Apr 29, 2019 - Taken on a Munro bagging micro adventure on the west coast of Scotland. Roamin. Originally there were 283 Munros. Having previously climbed Sgurr a’Mhaoraich, I was keen to clean up around Loch Quoich, and the first couple of days of the trip were dedicated to this. Gairich, 3015ft/9l9m, stands in splendid isolation on the south side of the loch, gazing across the neck of water towards the Glengarry twins of Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach. Gleouraich from Coire Mheil. On the first day we climbed Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach. The obvious Munros were Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach and/or Sgurr a’Mhaoraich. North America Travel . It is seen as a conical peak when viewed from the Loch Quoich dam (see picture). Walking Scotland's Lesser Known Hills. 00:00. Given the overcast and very showery weather forecast the prospect of a much shorter day was much more appealing. I’m always on the hunt for good canoe trips coupled with climbing some good quality hills. Lack of funds and logistics dictate camping (which I enjoy anyway). The Munros are mountains in Scotland over 3,000 feet (914.4 m). Loch Quoich Canoe and Munro bashing trip. Apr 29, 2019 - Taken on a Munro bagging micro adventure on the west coast of Scotland. Breakfast over we drove the short distance to just beyond the bridge over the northern arm of Loch Quoich. Fingers crossed all week that the good weather would remain until the weekend. MORE REPORTS: View all trip reports by this author. Introduction. Distance: 16 km. Member. Hidden amongst the rhododendron bushes is the start of one of the best stalker’s paths in the Highlands. Knoydart . Gairich ( 919m, 3015ft ) - a Munro above Loch Quoich in Knoydart. Cloud which had been covering the tops lowered and I was soon engulfed by it. Named after Hugh Munro, who was the first person to compile a list of them in 1891. The path took me to just west of Sgurr Coire nan Eiricheallach and I took a slight diversion to include the summit of this Corbett Top. The next day we canoed just over a mile further down the Loch, then walked three munros and canoed back to the tent before doing the customary drinking and some burning. First Luinne Bheinn and Mell Bhuidhe, remote Munros on the Knoydart peninsula. 00:00. 3 of the Loch Quoich Munros on 4 & 5 November 2017. Gairich is located between Glen Kingie and Loch Quoich. Sandwiched between the wilderness of Knoydart to the west and Glen Garry to the east, Loch Quoich’s solitude is part of its charm. Glen Quoich. Panorama of the peaks to the north of Loch Quoich from Gairich in Knoydart. This is what we saw. Roamin. Share. Loch Quoich . date climbed. This solitary Munro in the remote area around Loch Quoich has a good stalkers path for the ascent and is a very fine viewpoint. I compromised with her by agreeing that we would not try to combine all three Munros! Munro: Sgurr Mor. Date: 09/10/2016 Categories: Hills Tags: Comments: 0. From the blog. Time: 5 - 7 hours Gaelic pronunciation and meaning. 124: Beinn Dearg: 1008: 3307: Glen Tromie to Glen Tilt : No Routes to this summit - yet! the other three munros on the north side of Glen Dessarry so adding a Corbett was the last thing that came to mind! An ascent of the Munros,Gairich and Sgurr Mor and the Corbett, Sgurr an Fhuarain. The single-track road that we drove westwards along the north … Cheers. 939m/3081ft. Once I got to Loch Quoich dam I continued driving around the loch for 5 kilometres and crossed the steel bridge. Gairich Seen From The Tomdun Hotel. Even a distant Ben Nevis seen in this zoomed shot. From Bac nan Canaichean looking WNW to Sgurr Coire nan Eiric. And finally Sgurr na Ciche. A direct descent denied by the waters of Loch Quoich sees the majority of approaches by a long eastern ridge which suddenly rears upwards to the summit. Photograph source: John D Burns. In December 1954, 10 inches of rain fell in a 22-hour period and the annual average is in the region of 135 inches. Although the walk in from the north was a fair bit longer it avoided the much longer drive down Loch Arkaig – a joy as David found out. On The Side of Loch Quoich an Ancient Tree Root is all That's Left of a Once Vast Forest . Gairich is an isolated summit with a superb viewpoint. Travel Destinations. Then a zoomed shot of Beinn Sgritheall above Arnisdale on Loch Hourn. The mountains in Scotland over 3,000 feet (914.4 metres) in height are called the Munros. We then paddled up and down and up Loch Quoich for about ten miles before pitching our tent on top of an island in the dark and having our dinner. Sgurr a' Mhaoraich translates as 'Peak of the Whelk' or 'Peak of the Shellfish', and at 1027m high, is Munro no 104, well into the top half of the round of the Munros. Knoydart. Gairich ( 919m, 3015ft ) Gairich ( 919m, 3015ft ) Gairich ( 919m, 3015ft ) Gairich. Home; About; Hill Index; Archive; Scotland's Hills. This is the way I summited this Munro. Planned to head up to Loch Quoich for Spidean Mialach and Gleouraich on the Saturday but Friday's forecast suggested Sunday would be better. Share with: Link: Copy link. (I Should be so Lucky) Maybe It Will Clear up Later . A Little Bit of Colour From an Orchid on an Otherwise Grey Day. Terrain: Straightforward mountain ascent on a stalker's path; the descent via Am Bathaich is steep and rocky but the return can be made by the route of ascent if preferred. https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevenfallon/albums/72157647768573149 A big thanks to all who supported us this year in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland, especially under the current situation. Lonely Glen Kingie and Loch Quoich dam I continued driving around the Loch Quoich the south of Gairich and/or! On a Munro bagging micro adventure on the first day we climbed Gleouraich and Spidean.. 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