March 2008 Bus Meet Report: Loch Quoich. There is now a network of stalker’s paths that plunge down into the Loch, though many are being taken over by nature as they are no longer used. Across Loch Quoich to Sgurr a' Mhaoraich. Even a distant Ben Nevis seen in this zoomed shot. You can find details of that trip using the Tags and the Archive below. Parking by the Loch Quoich dam, we splish-sploshed our not-so-merry way across the sodden moorland for an hour to access the broad shoulder of Druim na Geid Salaich which gives access to the peak from the E. There was a path, but it seemed academic such was the amount of groundwater. Thank you for taking the trouble to read this blog. Loch Quoich on GoogleMaps. 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. Now the going under foot varied between firm and soggy with plenty of ups and downs. 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. 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. 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, +/ … Eventually I lost sight of her. The final section to the summit is a steep climb with one tricky narrow bit. This would also avoid the sometimes horrendously boggy approaches to Gairich on the normal route from the dam on Loch Quoich. The next kilometre was tortuous as we navigated our way across rough boggy ground. Also you can built a route (driving/walking/cycling) near Lake Loch Quoich. In the process Glen Quoich … Loch Quoich and Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach from Gairich in Knoydart. This would involve some remote country, including one of the most remote Corbetts, Ben Aden. The southern flank of the mountain descends steeply into the lonely Glen Kingie, this precipitous slope has a large impressive gully on it which is drained by the Allt am Fhamhair. Hasselblad XPan 45mm. But there are two smaller ones at the west end that take the Loch over the natural watershed. And the way on, showing An Eag, Sgurr Beag, Sgurr Mor and Sgurr an Fhuarain respectively. Start at the dam at the E end of Loch Quoich, NH069024. View in 3D. Time taken: 4 hours. The name is one of many associated with hunting and like several others suggests the presence of yelling or roaring stags. It is about a 16km (10 mile) walk to the summit of Ben Aden from the start. Light was fading. As we crossed the dam we began to feel the warmth of … The length of the dam was probably over 400m and is one of the components in the overall Loch Quoich / Loch Garry hydropower generation scheme. We had another break part way along the ridge and contemplated our location and that final climb. Indeed you can see where we were to camp that evening on the levelling of the ridge just above the cloud. Loch Garry was looking rather serene as we headed for Loch Quoich. On the ascent of Sgurr Mor Tzvetie stormed on ahead. View hierarchy View IIIF manifest Here is the ridge between An Eag and Sgurr Beag. We spent a good half hour on the summit. Parked up at the Loch Quoich dam and then headed across the dam. It was stunning. The usual ascent of Gairich starts at the car park at the Loch Quoich dam[8] at grid reference NH070024. Loch Quoich on OpenStreetMaps ... Sgurr nan Ceathramhnan, Aonach Meadhoin, Aonach Buidhe, Gleouraich, Gairich, Maol Chinn-dearg, Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg, Saileag, Sgurr an … Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach. 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 Loch Quoich is in the Western Highlands and literally surrounded by Munros. The Kinbreack bothy in Glen Kingie is a useful base for climbing the mountains in this area. View south from the mountain Gleouraich towards Gairich with Loch Quoich below. 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. Here there is plenty of space to park and, indeed, there was a campervan there when we arrived. 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 Looking a Lot Nearer Now. © Roger Vander Steen Once found, it was obviously a beautifully constructed path but now unused and unmaintained. After that we would follow the long ridge between Sgurr na Ciche and Gairich, another set of relatively remote peaks. Ben Aden lies at the west end of Loch Quoich in the western highlands about 25 miles north west of Fort William as the crow flies, but probably twice the distance to the start point for the approach. Remarkably cheerful considering that we still had this hill to do – Gairich. 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. Dad-of-two Dean said: "There must have been about 16 to 18 stags - … It was helped by the fact that our first summit was only 150m (500ft) above us, but it would involve over 24km (15 miles) of walking and 2,150m (7,000ft) of ascent. The first section is across what sometimes forms the bed of the Loch. I had been with Sue as she was mopping up some final Munros before her “compleation” a week later on the Isle of Mull. Soon after we met the main path along the east ridge. North West Highlands, Scotland, UK. On the way back today I took the opportunity to nip up Gairich on the south side of Loch Quoich. The walk begins from a parking area just west of the Loch Quoich dam, on the south side of the road. We discussed whether or not to take two cars (which we would) and what time we would leave… early! Gairich over Loch Quoich: About an hour and a half later we were jumping out of the car beside the Quoich Dam, in light rain, but with the cloud rising and the mountains appearing - Gairich's snowy cone reflected in the mirror that was Loch Quoich. OpenStreetMaps. The stags blocked a single track road, with Munro Gairich looming on the horizon, and Loch Quoich in the foreground. Distance: 15 km. But the views were still nice if a bit gloomy. The guidebook route would have avoided much of this. Med ei høgd på 919 meter over havet har Gairich status som munro. ... Drummond Beattie and Val Kemp also enjoyed an excellent day on Gairich with amazing views in all directions. We stopped for a bit in the cloud for food and drink before moving on. The track that we were now on was created to transport materials to create the western dams and then was largely submerged when the Loch was filled. Only once did we each manage to lose a foot in the bog. It was a relief to see the dam! It will not be visited that often. 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. - E9DXPG dalla libreria Alamy di milioni di fotografie, illustrazioni e vettoriali stock ad alta risoluzione. When the late afternoon light eventually broke through I was still high enough above the cloud inversion to take advantage of some well-earned winter light across these remote hills. First Luinne Bheinn and Mell Bhuidhe, remote Munros on the Knoydart peninsula. View south from the mountain Gleouraich towards Gairich with … With Saturday looking nice we headed for another hill at Loch Quoich – Gairich. climb Gairich would be to canoe across the loch and climb the hill by its broad north ridge. 15:48. Tents soon up, dinner was cooked, tea made and I (for one) was glad to lie down and recover. In fact looking at the map as I write this, we had only covered 1/3rd of the day 2 distance by the time we reached Sgurr Mor. © Roger Vander Steen Dammed in the 1950's, only the road on the north side of the loch gives good access to the surrounding rugged peaks. Gairich is a lonely Munro sitting to the South East of Loch Quoich. 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. Of course we should have been going east, but that way is blocked by steep broken slopes. Along the southern shore of Loch Quoich Looking roughly eastwards towards the Munros of Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach. Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach above Loch Quoich. As we descended the cloud level began to lift above the surrounding peaks and we were soon rewarded with a little warming sunshine and some good views WSW to Gairich, Sgurr Mor and Sgurr nan Coireachan, all of which sat above the southern shore of Loch Quoich.. We followed a faint path from the summit, which improved as we rounded the north side of a small peak (614m) to the west of Loch … At first we missed the start of this path because through lack of use it is indistinct. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als schwierig einzustufen. It was 7.45am when we set off on our adventure, about 1½ hours after leaving Fort William. I had warned Tzvetie that the next section was notoriously boggy. Parts were still supported by little embankments with dressed stonework. As became common during the course of the day Tzvetie slowly but surely pulled away from me on the extended climbs. Our spell of settled weather continued but we were to finish in the dark. It was here where we saw our one and only other person of the day. I was keen to get through this section before the light finally went. Loch Quoich is a lonely loch on route to Knoydart. If we then felt up to it we would then do a separate walk up Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach. "A rain gauge at the west end of Loch Quoich (prior to the raising of the loch's level) used to give an average annual reading of about 400cm. Munro & Corbett routes incl Sgurr na Ciche, Sgurr Mor & Gairich Land entrances to the Knoydart peninsula are guarded by rugged mountains and long glens. Along the southern shore of Loch Quoich Looking roughly eastwards towards the Munros of Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach. This area is affectionately known as The Rough Bounds of Knoydart and comprises many hills surrounding Glen Dessarry, Glen Kingie and Loch Quoich (now correctly named Loch Cuaich on newer maps). It's typical Western Highland desolation. After another 3½km (2 miles or so) we were faced with what can be a major obstacle. This would involve a 340m (1,100ft) loss of height and slightly more on the re-ascent. We were past it. The dams were constructed in the mid 1950’s. Gairich has two notable corries on its slopes. I knew by now that we would be finishing in the dark. And The (distant) Saddle and surrounding hills. It is seen as a conical peak when viewed from the Loch Quoich dam (see picture). By the time you pass the dam, you are completely alone in an empty and harsh land. I think the experience can be classified as Type 2 on the Fun Scale (Google it if you do not know what this scale is). 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. Route … Descending from the summit of Sgùrr a’ Mhaoraich, the high-level cloud that had blighted much of the day slowly began to disperse. 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. Beyond, although we struggled to find it at first because we stayed too close to the lochside, there is an old vehicle track. Here is a panorama back along our route from the top of Sgurr Beag. Sunday 29th October 2017 10:08. Gairich: Hill number: 741: Height: 919m / 3015ft: RHB Section: 10B: Knoydart to Glen Kingie: County/UA: Highland (UA) Region test: HW16 Ciche-gairich: Catchment: Ness: Class: Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo, Yeaman (Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,M,Mur,Y,P500) Grid ref: ... From Loch Quoich dam: kdbennett: 19/11/2017: Red Deer hairy ubit ptarmigan frogs 2 ravens very … I travelled north on a Wednesday afternoon arriving in Fort William for an overnight stay a bit later than I had hoped. We were aiming for the stalker’s path that leads up the western slopes of Gairich Beag. But in the end it was not too bad. Tomorrows Hills Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach to The North of Loch Quoich . Water might not be available at any camping spot we found so we filled up our water bottles and I drank about ½ litre of water to attempt some re-hydration. It had taken us almost 3 hours to reach this point. Across the Loch Sgurr na Ciche glowed in the morning sun. This is what we saw. 2. Gairich Munro, marilyn: Gairich sett frå Loch Quoich… The northern corrie of Gairich provides a pleasing shape to the way ahead. To the south was Sgurr na Ciche; to the north was the long ridge of Sgurr a’Choire-bheithe. Gairich is a mountain in Scotland situated on the southern side of Loch Quoich between Glen Kingie and Glen Garry in the Lochaber district of the Highland Council Area, 25 kilometres north-northwest of Fort William. That provided a handrail for further progress and once on the rim the gradient eased. We followed a wall up most of the ridge. Neither of us felt like cooking. There is a good view of the day's objective, Gairich, across the waters of the loch, its craggy northeast face looking impressive. climb Gairich would be to canoe across the loch and climb the hill by its broad north ridge. 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. This would also avoid the sometimes horrendously boggy approaches to Gairich on the normal route from the dam on Loch Quoich. Er führt entlang eines Sees und durch schönen Wald. Gairich from Loch Quoich - geograph.org.uk - 4249.jpg 640 × 330; 123 KB Gairich from Quoich dam.jpg 1,268 × 907; 155 KB Loch Quoich from Gairich summit.jpg 1,717 × 1,227; 138 KB There followed a 170m (560ft) steep ascent up Garbh Chioch Mhor. View looking north along Glen Quoich from Creag Bhaig, Mar Lodge, Deeside, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, April 2016. This is a relatively easy hill in a wild and isolated setting. Gairich is a Scottish mountain situated on the southern side of Loch Quoich between Glen Kingie and Glen Garry in the Lochaber district of the Highland Council Area, 25 kilometres north-northwest of Fort William . Ascent: 871m. Loch Garry was looking rather serene as we headed for Loch Quoich. 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 This was a wall that we would follow for some 5km (3 miles). But there are two smaller ones at the west end that take the Loch over the natural watershed. Required fields are marked *. I was on the top by 8.15am with a view down to the mist filled Glen Dessary and the wall. 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. Volcanic Seven Summits: Defining the Continents. This topic has been archived, and won't accept reply postings. We decided to make bee-line towards the promontory directly opposite. And we were safely down to the western end of the long, long (3km/2m) east ridge before the light finally went. It was not as wet and glutinous as I had feared. We made short work of the final 200m (660ft) of ascent. The way off Gairich to the east involves an initial steep section with a little bit of minor scrambling. 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