Sunday, October 28, 2012

Knoydart and Loch Quoich: Spidean Mialach (146) and Gleouraich (97)

Walk date: 05/05/12
My Munro #'s: 232 and 233

Pronunciations - translations - heights:

Speet yan meealach - peak of wild animals - 996m
Glyawreech - uproar or noise - 1035m


Duration - 10:45 - 15:20
Distance - 12.5 km
Total ascent - 1097 m
Weather - a mixed bag with some strong winds but generally fine
Team - with Paul P

Other hikers: 5

Day 7 - Saturday
Paul P and George 'Daddy Team' Hiking Trip 2012
And so as they say, all good things must come to an end, and thank goodness for that said our legs on this day, as we hit the 16th and 17th hills of the week.  Having said that, we were surprisingly spritely following the hot tub, comfy beds, and strong coffee of the Glen Albyn Lodge.

A good clear path leads up from the car park, and only becomes a little thin as it flattens out in a grassy valley.  Once past that it's rock all the way on a constant gradient until the summit of Spidean Mialach is reached, giving more fine views along Loch Quoich.

The bealach between these hills is quite high and progress is fast, with a good path and some light scrambling.  Before long we were on the high and long crest of our final hill Gleouraich taking in splendid views but being buffeted by strong winds.  

With the strong wind a light snack was all we stopped for, and we made our way down on another good path, which comes out at the car park just a couple of minutes away from the path up.  An excellent little hike, especially because it takes in two nice hills in a short blast, quite a contrast from our Alder day!  Just the drive back to Aberdeen to deal with afterwards....

Loch Quoich looking good again:

Paul on Spidean Mialach: 

Coming up on Gleouraich:
The bealach between them:

Myself on Gleouraich:

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