Moruisg

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201810131132321
20192634115189531
202017331
2021141111
20223321

You have climbed 97/282 munros.

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You have climbed 10/221 Corbetts.

After the failure to get up a hill near Braemar a few weeks ago I thought it was about time to get a success. Moruisg is south of Achnasheen on the way into Glen Carron. Whilst the short summit ridge is scattered with rock the approach is across moorland with a large side order of peat bog. It also includes a section of steep ground much of which is also wet, the ground didn't dry out at all until close to the top.

Moruisg means the big water in Gàidhlig. I have a feeling it's nothing to do with the loch(s) near it but the amount wet ground around and on it.

Date started:10/09/22
Distance:4.5 miles
Ascent:785m
Descent:786m
Time taken:17100
Moving time:3:49
Average speed:1.17mph
Maximum speed:3.38mph

There are 3 cairns on the summit ridge of which the easterly tall 'beehive' is the most impressive. The west cairn, the summit, is rather less significant. I visited all of them just to be sure. I didn't continue to the corbett of Sgurr nan Creannaichean as I figured I needed an easy success, it doubles the distance and add 250m of ascent, and the return is even more boggy than the ascent. I'll do it when I fancy at the end of a looong dry spell.

Upper Glen Carron from a bridge over the River Carron
Upper Glen Carron from a bridge over the River Carron

Looking to Loch Sgamhain, Glen Carron
Looking to Loch Sgamhain, Glen Carron

View towards Beinn Liath Mhor and Glen Carron
View towards Beinn Liath Mhor and Glen Carron

Beinn Eighe in the distance over Coille Bhreac
Beinn Eighe in the distance over Coille Bhreac

Steep boggy slope to Moruisg
Steep boggy slope to Moruisg

Skye on the east cairn of Moruisg
Skye on the east cairn of Moruisg

Summit cairn of Moruisg
Summit cairn of Moruisg

Sgurr nan Ceannaichean from Moruisg
Sgurr nan Ceannaichean from Moruisg

On the way back from Moruisg
On the way back from Moruisg

Looking up to Moruisg
Looking up to Moruisg

Tags: munro, outdoor, scotland Written 11/09/22 

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