A tough walk to Sgor Gaoith

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Continuing warming up from the depths of lockdown 2, I thought a trip to Sgor Gaoith (meaning peak of the wind) would stretch the leg muscles quite a bit. I was right.

Date started:23/04/21
Distance:9.9 miles
Ascent:867m
Descent:867m
Time taken:22860
Moving time:5:20
Average speed:1.86mph
Maximum speed:3.66mph

Sgor Gaoith

I remembered the path up from Achlean was pretty grim, with superfluous steps, drains, and just poorly built. But when on it, it's soul destroying. If only it was an old stalkers path rather than a knee damaging slog.

Overall the day was fantastic, it was so good to be out and about. The only trouble I had was my guts taking issue with my lunch and wanting to pass it through in a very IBS like manner. Thankfully a couple of Immodium settled it.

The following couple of days, however, I was very tired and achy.

Glen Feshie stretching away into the distance
Glen Feshie stretching away into the distance

Skye having fun on the way up to Sgor Gaoith
Skye having fun on the way up to Sgor Gaoith

Interminable path full of steps and obstacles to Sgor Gaoith
Interminable path full of steps and obstacles to Sgor Gaoith

Looking south west to the Drumochter munros
Looking south west to the Drumochter munros

Sgor Gaoith from Carn Ban Mor
Sgor Gaoith from Carn Ban Mor

Carn na Criche, Sgor an Lochain Uaine, and Cairn Toul in the distance
Carn na Criche, Sgor an Lochain Uaine, and Cairn Toul in the distance

Southern end of Loch Einich from Sgor Gaoith
Southern end of Loch Einich from Sgor Gaoith

Glen Einich from Sgor Gaoith
Glen Einich from Sgor Gaoith

Sgoran Dubh Mor from Sgor Gaoith
Sgoran Dubh Mor from Sgor Gaoith

The way back over Carn Ban Mor from Sgor Gaoith
The way back over Carn Ban Mor from Sgor Gaoith

Loch Insh and Strathspey
Loch Insh and Strathspey

Tags: munro, outdoor, scotland Written 24/04/21 

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