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Blog for July 19th, 2018

July 19th, 2018
Mamores ridge walk
Coire an Lochain, Sgor Eilde Beag, Both Na Gruagaichean Tops

Second Day with Clients
Two days before I had walked Stob Coire nan Lochan and Bidean nam Bian (view blog) with the clients so I knew their fitness level and experience

This walks goes into the remote Mamores. Coire an Lochain nestled below Sgurr Eilde Mor allows you to be in a place that has views to Glen Coe in one direction and the Grey Corries looking the other way. Although you are at 720m with great views, Sgurr Eilde Mor and Sgor Eilde Beag tower above you
View along Loch Leven with Kinlochleven in foreground
One of many cloudberries near Coire an Lochain
View across to Buachaille Etive Mor
Lunch stop at Coire an Lochain
Sgurr Eilde Mor seen from Sgor Eilde Beag
Binnein Mor coming into view on right
Binnein Beag with Grey Corries behind
Binnein Mor seen from 1,062m spot height
Stob Ban isolated from Grey Corries
Top of Ben Nevis obscured by cloud
Starting ridge walk to Na Gruagaichean
Looking back from Na Gruagaichean to 1,062 metre spot height with Binnein Mor to left
Afternoon break on Na Gruagaichean
Loch Eilde Mor with Black Water Reservoir in background
1,062 metre spot height on right, Sgurr Eilde Mor on right
1,036 metre flat top of Na Gruagaichean with Ben Nevis behind
Looking back at Na Gruagaichean from its 1,036 metre flat top
Top of Na Gruagaichean 1,036 metre flat top with Ben Nevis in background
Ben Nevis now free of cloud
Binnein Mor
View down to Kinlochleven whilst descending
Buachaille Etive Mor on right and Glen Coe ski hills to left, pipeline intake lower right
Dead tree in glen