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Five Sisters of Kintail – [# 184 – 186]

Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m); Sgurr na Carnach (1002m); Sgurr Fhuaran (1067m) Pronunciation:              Skoor nuh Keeshta Two-yer; Skoor nuh Karnach; Skoor Ooweran Translation:                   Peak of the Dark Chest; Rocky Peak; Wolf Peak Total distance:              14.6km Total time:                     6hrs 17mins Total … Continue reading

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The South Shiel Ridge – The Magnificent Seven – [# 177 – 183]

Creag a’ Mhaim (947m);  Druim Shionnach (987m); Aonach air Chrith (1021m); Maol Chinn-dearg (981m); Sgurr an Doire Leathain (1010m); Sgurr an Lochain (1004m); Creag nan Damh (918m) Pronunciation:             Krayk er Vime; Drime Hyunoch; Ernoch ur Chree; Merle Heen Jerrack; Skoor … Continue reading

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Crossing the Loch Quoich dam – [# 176]

Gairich (919m) Pronunciation:             Garreech Translation:                  Roaring (probably relating to stags’ autumn rut) Total distance:             15.9km Total time:                     5hrs 1mins Total ascent:                 977m Weather:                        Started off very misty but soon brightened into a generally sunny day with only light winds at … Continue reading

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Also to the north of Loch Quoich – [# 175]

Sgurr a’ Mhaoraich (1027m) Pronunciation:             Sgoor uh Vurr-eeth Translation:                  Peak of the Shellfish Total distance:             11.9km Total time:                     3hrs 42mins Total ascent:                 983m Weather:                        A lovely warm bright day. Mainly high clouds with sunny intervals. Start / end location:   On … Continue reading

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To the north of Loch Quoich – [# 173 – 174]

Gleouraich (1035m); Spidean Mialach (996m) Pronunciation:              Glorich; Speedyan Meealloch Translation:                   Peak of the Roaring; Peak of the Louse Total distance:              12.7km Total time:                     4hrs 14mins Total ascent:                  1198m Weather:                         The … Continue reading

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The Grey Corries – [# 169 – 172]

Stob Ban (977m); Stob Choire Claurigh (1177m); Stob Coire an Laoigh (1116m) & Sgurr Choinnich Mor (1094m) Pronunciation:              Stob Ban; Stob Horrer Clowree; Stob Korrer an Lui; Skoor Chorneech More Translation:                   White Peak; Peak of the Clamouring Corrie; Peak of … Continue reading

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Approaching the Rough Bounds of Knoydart from the east – [# 166 – 168]

Sgurr nan Coireachan (953m); Garbh Chioch Mhor (1013m) & Sgurr na Ciche (1040m) Pronunciation:             Skoor nern Korrachun; Garav Cheeyerch Voar; Skoor nuh Keechya Translation:                  Peak of the Corries; Big Stony Breast; Peak of the Beast Total distance:             26.9km Total time:                    … Continue reading

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Bagging ‘The Ben’ in brilliant weather – [# 164 & 165]

Carn Mor Dearg (1220m); Ben Nevis (1343m) Pronunciation:              Karn More Jerrack; Ben Nevis; Translation:                   The Big Red Cairn; Origins unknown – possibly Venomous; Total distance:              18.4km Total time:                     6hrs 36mins Total ascent:                 1540m Weather:                        Beautiful warm sunny day. A little … Continue reading

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Most easterly Munros on the Mamore Range – [# 161 – 163]

Sgurr Eilde Mor (1010m); Binnein Beag (943m); Binnein Mor (1130m) Pronunciation:              Skoor Edge-yer More; Beenyan Bayk; Beenyan More Translation:                   Big Peak of the Hind; Small Peak; Big Peak Total distance:              23.1km Total time:                     8hrs 12mins Total ascent:                 1769m Weather:                        Rather … Continue reading

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The Ring of Steall – [# 157 – 160]

An Gearanach (982m); Stob Coire a’ Chairn (981m); Am Bodach (1032m); Sgurr a’ Mhaim (1099m) Pronunciation:              Un Gearahnoch; Stob Korrer a Charn; Am Bottoch; Skoor uh Vime Translation:                   The Complainer; Peak of the Corrie of the Cairn; The Old Man; … Continue reading

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