Monday, 27 March 2017


The summit ridge of Sgurr a' Mhaoraich

Loch Hourn from Sgurr a' Mhaoraich summit

Sgurr a' Mhaoraich

South Cluanie (Glen Shiel) Ridge to Ben Nevis views

Am Bathaich

Ian enjoying the summit of Sgurr a' Mhaoraich

Early evening light on Am Bathaich

The locals out number the visitors here abouts

Ben Nevis crystal clear

More summit views

Loch Quoich and Knoydart

Sgurr a' Mhaoraich from Am Bathaich
The temperatures rose again today in The Highlands. With another forecast of wall to wall blue skies, no wind and hot sun it was off to the fabulous North West Highlands for Ian and I. Ian is slowly nudging toward completing his Munros, only one on his hit list today, but oh what a stunning one. Sgurr a' Mhaoraich lies to the North of Loch Quoich on the twisting, single track road that runs to that wonderful land that is Knoydart. Before you get to that remotest of areas there is a wealth of stunningly beautiful mountains with long ridges and grand views. Sgurr a' Mhaoraich is a Munro summit standing in isolation. It was non stop photography along this most scenic of roads even before we got parked up.The Red Deer population out number humans in these parts, they love just hanging about the road side and posing. Eventually we got walking, the height soon gained via the excellent stalkers path running up to the ridge line. There is still snow in the north corries and a few patches on the crest but by the time we reached these it had all softened in the sizzling sun. We lingered on the summit with clear views of Ben Nevis, Knoydart and Glen Shiel Munros to name but a few. The afternoon lazily wore on as a steep descent and re ascent up to Am Bathaich, a lower hill to complete a horseshoe ridge walk. It was still t-shirts weather even at 6pm. Another photography encounter on the roadside with the deer again to end a brilliant day.

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