We found a better way down and along the ridge back towards Meall a’Choire Dubh (eventually keeping to the right (south) as much as possible) and worked our way to the foot of the north east ridge of Sgurr na Ciche where we found a welcome stream burbling down from above. Er führt entlang eines Sees und durch schönen Wald. This would involve a 340m (1,100ft) loss of height and slightly more on the re-ascent. Tents soon up, dinner was cooked, tea made and I (for one) was glad to lie down and recover. I had last been along this section of the ridge (between Garbh Chioch Mhor and Sgurr Mor) in June 2000. It was approaching 3pm and daylight hours are not long at this time of the year. Leave a reply. Across the Loch Sgurr na Ciche glowed in the morning sun. It is also possible to climb the mountain from the south, starting at the road end by Loch Arkaig at Strathan at grid reference NM986915 and following an old right of way to Tomdoun in Glen Garry as far as the Kinbreack bothy in Glen Kingie. Descending from the summit of Sgùrr a’ Mhaoraich, the high-level cloud that had blighted much of the day slowly began to disperse. Views opened up back over Loch Quoich. This last shot also shows Garbh Chioch Mor, Ben Nevis on the distant horizon and where we were to camp on the north east ridge of Sgurr na Ciche (where the shadow cuts across the ridge just to the right of the bump). 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). I had spotted an alternative stalker’s path marked on the map which led up the eastern slope of Meall a’Choire Dubh. Kjelder Denne sida vart sist endra den 12. mars 2013 kl. The Munros Almanac, Neil Wilson Publishing, 1991, Cameron McNeish, This page was last edited on 14 October 2018, at 06:48. This is a relatively easy hill in a wild and isolated setting. Eventually I lost sight of her. 15:48. Beyond Lochan an Fhigheadair I left the path and ascended the Tump, Meall a’ Chait. View looking north along Glen Quoich from Creag Bhaig, Mar Lodge, Deeside, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, April 2016. This is the classic view down the south west ridge to Loch Nevis. Le sentier longe un lac et sa difficulté est évaluée … Also you can built a route (driving/walking/cycling) near Lake Loch Quoich. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. It's typical Western Highland desolation. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts.A copy of the license is included in the section entitled GNU Free Documentation License. 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. It was, of course, just a very large fluffy dog. Gairich, Loch Quoich. The Kinbreack bothy in Glen Kingie is a useful base for climbing the mountains in this area. With a height of 919 metres (3015 feet), Gairich qualifies as a Munro by just four metres. It can be approached via the Dam at the end of Loch Quoich or from the stalkers paths at Strathan, at the head of Loch Arkaig and has fine views in every direction. His car was not at the dam when we finally ended the day. Descent is via the north ridge where there is a stalker’s path. We made short work of the final 200m (660ft) of ascent. In the process Glen Quoich Lodge was destroyed. It takes us 30 minutes to walk the 1km between the two. Rafe and Jim cross Quoich Dam: There is a locked gate at the end of the dam by the road so we climbed it and flopped over and walked the final 30 metres to the car. We stopped for 20 minutes for some refreshment and to decide which way to tackle Ben Aden which now stood just beyond but still 630m (or over 2,000ft) above us. A number of options had been mooted, mostly north-west initially, but I settled on a return to one of my favourite spots in Britain, the beautiful Loch Quoich. Download this stock image: Glen Garry, looking across Loch Quoich to Gairich, lichen-covered rock boulder - AX06GJ from Alamy's library of millions of high … Upper Loch Quoich looking West Looking over to Gairich.The path zig zags nicely down to the car park among the trees on the loch side. To the south was Sgurr na Ciche; to the north was the long ridge of Sgurr a’Choire-bheithe. From there to the top of Meall a’Choire Dubh there ground was very broken and this continued all the way along the broad ridge to the final climb to Ben Aden. Unfortunately the path ends where it is shown as doing so on the map, shortly beyond a cairn two thirds of the way up. And The (distant) Saddle and surrounding hills. I had seriously considered whether or not it would be possible to miss out Gairich, but the alternative routes looked as bad as going over the top of it! That provided a handrail for further progress and once on the rim the gradient eased. Back to Sgurr na Ciche, the pyramid shape of which would ever so slowly recede from us during the day. But I had in the car some Pringles and dips. December 2011. Unfortunately some cloud was coming in. Shoreline of Loch Quoich with Gairich beyond A fine spring evening for a walk along the southern shore of Quoich. ... Drummond Beattie and Val Kemp also enjoyed an excellent day on Gairich with amazing views in all directions. On Friday Jonathan, Julia and I headed up in to Coire na Banachdich and on up Sgurr Dearg with Jonathan and I taking in … The Walk while I was away sweating up the side of mountains,the nephew had been relaxing at a mini Spa he stumbled upon during his own walk. From Loch Quoich dam, as others have said soggy boggy approach. rhalstead: 27/06/2015: Spidean Mialach, Gleouraich and Sgurr a'Mhaoraich followed by Gairich.
Day 53 of 59 for all Munros. 34km, +/ … The next top was the Corbett, Sgurr an Fhuarain. We followed a wall up most of the ridge. This would also avoid the sometimes horrendously boggy approaches to Gairich on the normal route from the dam on Loch Quoich. Some careful balancing on rocks enabled a dry shod crossing to be made. Gairich from Loch Quoich ist ein 9.7 Meilen langer Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Invergarry, Highland, Schottland. Although the mountain is seen as a conical peak when viewed from the Quoich dam this is quite misleading as the actual summit plateau extends westward for almost two kilometres culminating in the subsidiary top of Gairich Beag with a height of 730 metres before descending into the a' Mhaingir glen. We could not hang around for long though. An opportunity arose towards the end of October to meet up with Tzvetie whom I had met on my Elbrus trip a few months earlier. Spidean Mialach ( 996m, 3267ft ) and Gleouraich ( 1035m, 3396ft ) in Knoydart. From Invergarry (A87) travel W 9km then left on minor road and continue W along the northern shore of Loch Garry, to the dam at the eastern end of Loch Quoich. It was now 1pm. And the way on, showing An Eag, Sgurr Beag, Sgurr Mor and Sgurr an Fhuarain respectively. Of course we should have been going east, but that way is blocked by steep broken slopes. But there are two smaller ones at the west end that take the Loch over the natural watershed. Only part jokingly I suggested we set up camp here and finish in the morning. We had then set off and walked the ridge between Garbh Chioch Mhor and Sgurr Mor arriving at Sgurr Mor after midnight having no views from any of the summits. The Loch surface was raised about 33m (100ft) in height and the surface area increased from 7.7 to 18 sq kilometres (3 to 7 sq miles). At first we missed the start of this path because through lack of use it is indistinct. It was my third time up Sgurr na Ciche and the first one where I had a view! And we could see now actually where our walk would end. But it was 7 hours since we had set out by the time we arrived, an indicator of the rough nature of the ground. ... With an arm of Loch Quoich hundreds of metres below your feet, the view along the length of the main part of the loch is majestic, with the rest of … Sue then bagged another Munro on the Sunday before I drove back home the same evening. The Loch surface was raised about 33m (100ft) in height and the surface area increased from 7.7 to 18 sq kilometres (3 to 7 sq miles). Gairich is a lonely Munro sitting to the South East of Loch Quoich. 210m (690ft) higher we found somewhere suitable. Loch Quoich and Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach from Gairich in Knoydart. It would then be possible tocanoe back across the loch and add Sgurr a‘ Mhaoraich to the day’s tally. We returned to the car at 3am as the sun was rising, crashing there to grab 3 hours sleep before being woken up by sheep rubbing against the car. Munro: Gairich. The way off Gairich to the east involves an initial steep section with a little bit of minor scrambling. This might sound strange but it is a relic of the time when Loch Quoich was being dammed. Again we stopped for 10 minutes in the dark for more water. The following morning was foggy and so we made our way carefully to the minor road that leads 22 miles further on to a dead end at Kinloch Hourn. If day 1 had been hard, then day 2 was to be epic! View south from the mountain Gleouraich towards Gairich with Loch Quoich below. Gairich (919m) over Loch Quoich (Loch Chuaich), Glen Garry, Highland Region, Scotland, UK. This last picture also captures much of the rest of the route that day and indicated how much further we had to go as Tzvetie’s car was parked out of sight at the far end of the Loch. First Luinne Bheinn and Mell Bhuidhe, remote Munros on the Knoydart peninsula. I knew by now that we would be finishing in the dark. Introduction. If we then felt up to it we would then do a separate walk up Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach. These two munros are connected by a high ridge and are commonly climbed together from the south using the network of stalker's paths. Descending from the summit of Sgùrr a’ Mhaoraich, the high-level cloud that had blighted much of the day slowly began to disperse. As can be seen from the photo above, the track is deteriorating and was quite wet in places. Unfortunately the path stopped where it was shown to on the map, at a small cairn. It is about a 16km (10 mile) walk to the summit of Ben Aden from the start. This would also avoid the sometimes horrendously boggy approaches to Gairich on the normal route from the dam on Loch Quoich. At the col before the rise to Sgurr Beag a stalker’s path joins from both sides of the ridge and it continues up and over Sgurr Beag and on to Sgurr Mor. Having taken so long to get there (and we were a little weary) it merited a sit down and appreciation of the location. Panorama of the peaks to the north of Loch Quoich from Gairich in Knoydart. Loch Quoich, Sgurr A'Mhaoraich and South Shiel Ridge from Gairich in Knoydart Panorama of the peaks to the north of Loch Quoich from Gairich in Knoydart South Shiel Ridge Date walked: 27/09/2008. Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach. This was to be one of our targets for the following day. The Loch is dammed at both its east and its west ends. Loch Quoich from bac nan Canaichean - geograph.org.uk - 983307.jpg 640 × 480; 134 KB Loch Quoich from Gairich summit.jpg 1,717 × 1,227; 138 KB Loch Quoich from Gleouraich - geograph.org.uk - 310303.jpg 640 × 480; 59 KB The guidebook route would have avoided much of this. From the Robert Moyes Adam Scottish Landscape Photography Collection Collection Collection Part of RM Adam half plate negative series Parent record level Series. The High Mountains of Britain and Ireland, Diadem, 1993.  Glen Kingie itself can be a difficult barrier when approaching Gairich from the south with the River Kingie being an impossible obstacle when it is in spate and needing wading at other times because of the absence of bridges. We still could not see the end point of our walk which was still 11km (almost 7 miles) away as that crow flew and probably half as much again for us to walk. Gairich Loch Quoich. We were able to leave our rucksacks here and enjoyed a lightweight final clamber to the top. Sunday 29th October 2017 10:08. Hamish’s Mountain Walk, Baton Wicks, 1996, Hamish Brown. There is a good view of the day's objective, Gairich, across the waters of the loch, its craggy northeast face looking impressive. View south from the mountain Gleouraich towards Gairich with … Light was fading. In 1961 it was a staggering 520cm!" Here is the ridge between An Eag and Sgurr Beag. Gairich Above Loch Quoich . The final section to the summit is a steep climb with one tricky narrow bit. The mountain was initially named Scour Gairoch on the original 1891 list of Munros and is still occasionally called this, however it is now referred to generally as Gairich which translates from the Gaelic as “roaring” or Peak of Yelling” and is believed to refer to the roaring of stags in the rutting season. © Roger Vander Steen We were aiming for the stalker’s path that leads up the western slopes of Gairich Beag. Choose a map and press a button for detailed view of terrain near Loch Quoich. The ridge was now grassy. The pyramid of Sgurr na Ciche attracts the gaze. 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. At the end of the ridge we dropped down to some woodland. From Loch Quoich dam: kdbennett: 19/11/2017: Red Deer
very wet underfoot especially on the flat walk to the start of the ascent at NN065 996. The short section of scrambling near the summit was easy enough, back climbed it on way down
No views in cloud from the start of the … Loch Garry dawn. So we returned to our packs and continued down to the Feadan na Ciche which is quite a narrow notch. We walked a couple of hundred metres back along the road to the dam where we had to climb over a gate to access the rampart. We were still following the wall but the ground became less rocky. Here we left Tzvetie’s car and then we drove a further 20 minutes past the northern arm of the Loch to the point where the road leaves the Loch before it plunges down to Kinloch Hourn. You can find details of that trip using the Tags and the Archive below. The dams were constructed in the mid 1950’s. A perfect winter day rewarded all 24 members and guests who attended this bus meet. It would then be possible tocanoe back across the loch and add Sgurr a‘ Mhaoraich to the day’s tally. It is drained by the Allt a' Choire Leith which flows northwards into Loch Quoich. North West Highlands, Scotland, UK. It was 4.55pm when the Gairich summit cairn was finally reached – 3 hours from Sgurr an Fhuarain. 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. climb Gairich would be to canoe across the loch and climb the hill by its broad north ridge. It would then be possible tocanoe back across the loch and add Sgurr a‘ Mhaoraich to the day’s tally. It can be approached via the Dam at the end of Loch Quoich or from the stalkers paths at Strathan, at the head of Loch Arkaig and has fine views in every direction. There were a couple of steeper and narrower sections. There followed a 170m (560ft) steep ascent up Garbh Chioch Mhor. Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach are the big hitters, while Gairich rises steeply to its 919 metre summit on the south side of Loch Quoich. The dams were constructed in the mid 1950’s. The best place to wade the Kingie is near the bothy, Gairich can then be ascended by its western flank passing over Gairich Beag to reach the summit. 2. As part of my preparations for my trip to Antarctica I wanted to do an extended trip to improve fitness and resilience, preferably an overnighter, therefore carrying some weight over a couple of days. Loch Quoich and Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach from Gairich in Knoydart. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als schwierig einzustufen. Rafe and Jim cross Quoich Dam: We crossed the dam - many photographs were taken of the reflections - before we arrived at the celebrated … I made my way over to the corrie rim. With Saturday looking nice we headed for another hill at Loch Quoich – Gairich. Loch Garry was looking rather serene as we headed for Loch Quoich. It is rare that I make a second visit to a Corbett, but I had previously been here, alone, in February 2013 on (weather-wise) the most perfect of winter days. By the time you pass the dam, you are completely alone in an empty and harsh land. The dams were constructed in the mid 1950’s. Whether that was the fight decision I do not know – possibly not. Guidebooks suggest that one should follow a path towards Lochan nam Breac and then make one’s way into the rough corrie of Coire na Cruaiche. I was on the top by 8.15am with a view down to the mist filled Glen Dessary and the wall. gairich in a sentence - Use "gairich" in a sentence 1. "' From there the dam wall is crossed and a path is picked up which goes south for 2.5 kilometres to reach the lower part of the east ridge. Your email address will not be published. Loch Quoich from Gairich summit. © Roger Vander Steen Dad-of-two Dean said: "There must have been about 16 to 18 stags - … Even in October you lose a lot of fluid. View hierarchy View IIIF manifest We toyed with the idea of leaving our packs on the ridge but it was so broad with ups and downs we feared we would not find them again. Once past the Abhainn Chosaidh there was a further 5 kilometres (3 miles) to the western dams. The usual ascent of Gairich starts at the car park at the Loch Quoich dam at grid reference NH070024. Across Loch Quoich to Sgurr a' Mhaoraich. Eventually we reached the bottom of the path. Gairich from peat bog crossing. I have previously been here twice, both times with Louise, and climbed the three Munro's on the north shore of the loch. Gairich er eit fjell i Skottland som ligg på sørsida av Loch Quoich mellom Glen Kingie og Glen Garry i Lochaber i Highland, 25 km nordvest for Fort William. Jonathan near the summit of The Inn Pinn. Our final peak of the day is hidden behind Sgurr an Fhuarain. Thank you for taking the trouble to read this blog. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching. Gairich is a lonely Munro sitting to the South East of Loch Quoich. Loch Quoich is a lonely loch on route to Knoydart. Remarkably cheerful considering that we still had this hill to do – Gairich. Across Loch Quoich to Sgurr a' Mhaoraich. It was stunning. The eastern ridge descends for four kilometres from the summit ending near the Quoich dam and is used in ascending the mountain from that direction. Now the going under foot varied between firm and soggy with plenty of ups and downs. Tzvetie then drove back to my car. It is seen as a conical peak when viewed from the Loch Quoich dam (see picture). Ascent: 871m. The dam at the east end is by far the largest one. The dam at the east end is by far the largest one. I travelled north on a Wednesday afternoon arriving in Fort William for an overnight stay a bit later than I had hoped. Sunday, 16 March 2008. Western Loch Quoich Learn how your comment data is processed. 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