Sgurr Mor and Sgurr Mhurlagain,

between Loch Arkaig and Loch Quoich in the wild bounds of  Knoydart, miles from everywhere

22 - 23rd March 2003.  

No bigger pics this time.

Preparation and planning on Friday night at the pool table not pictured, but you get the idea.  Saturday we set off for Loch Arkaig around 7, and left the reasonably full carpark at the end of the road just after 9 a.m. to see where we would get to.

First view of Sgurr Mor on the left - our planned conquest.

Nearly at Kinbreack bothy (beside the river down there) in the wild and remote Glen Kingie.  This bothy is about four miles and a climb of some 450 metres from the car park. 

On the way up to Sgurr Mor (in the background)  Mark had to stop for some last minute adjustments.  Sgurr Mor is just about 4 miles from the bothy, a climb of some 800 metres vertical

From the Cadha Riabhaich corrie below Sgurr Mor looking back to Kinbreack, which is past the shoulder of the Bidean Mhic Iain Ghlais, a long way back down there! 

And another vista from the Cadha Riabhaich corrie.  From the right we see Mark, Drum a Chuirn, Froach Bheinn and tomorrows climb, Sgurr Mhurlagain.

And from the top, looking West to North, we see Sgurr nan Correachan with Garbh Chioch Mhor and Sgurr na Cluairtich poking up behind, plus Ben Aden above Loch Quoich's long Western finger.  And loads of other hills too.

The peak, overlooking Loch Quoich.  We could see Gleouriach and the South Glen Shiel Ridge from here, but the camera didn't quite pick them up.

Contemplating the way back down.

And down we go.

The way down.  Kinbreack bothy is in the middle, at the foot of Sgurr Mhurlagain, the next days challenge.

Gathering wood on the way back, with Sgurr Mor peaking over the Doire nan Cluainean ridge.

Luxury.  A warm bothie, a wee dram and some company - St Kilda was quite a place apparently.

Morning time, getting ready for another day.

And farewell.

Last view down Glen Kingie, with Garich on the left.

Lunch time, at the Bealach between Strathan and Kinbreack.

Looking down on Loch Arkaig from the shoulder of Sgurr Mhurlagain.

And at the top, looking at more big hills.

Strathan, with from left to right Streap, Sgurr Thuilm and some more.  Still plenty to climb anyway.

Nearly home now.

Oh look, there are some hills we missed!!!

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