Sat, 10 Dec|
Kingussie PH21 1NH
Get On Yer Hike 12
Sgòr Gaoith is a distinctive peaked summit on the eastern edge of an area of vast, rolling plateaux. It has an amazingly dramatic location right on the edge of a huge wall of broken crags which collapse down to Loch Einich, and makes for one of the finest shorter hillwalks in the Cairngorms.
Time & Location
10 Dec 2022, 08:00
Kingussie PH21 1NH
About the Event
Sgòr Gaoith, from Glen Feshie
Sgòr Gaoith gives a superb, fairly short hillwalk when approached from Glen Feshie. The ascent passes through some magnificent pinewoods before climbing the bare upper slopes to reach a vast plateau. The summit is extremely dramatic perched on the very edge of the vast broken crags that plunge down to Loch Einich; the views are superb.
Excellent constructed approach path; terrain higher up is mostly fairly easy going on short moss, but difficult navigation in poor visibility. Some boulders on the Geal Chàrn ridge, which is pathless.
Fitness and Safety
Please note we will be climbing 913m with some steep terrain. Distance will be 14 km. You will need a reasonable level of fitness and walking ability to be able to complete this.
Please do assess your own level of fitness to ensure you are confident you will be able to complete the hike. If you want to build up to this level and would like some shorter hikes let us know and we will see if we can arrange this.
Get On Yer Hike is a community group. By coming on these hike you agree to take full responsibility for your own safety. You will have and require the correct kit and knowledge to navigate munros safely without causing harm to yourself or others. There will be people on the hike who know the route but you agree to take full responsibilty for your own safety.
Distance: 14 km
Walking will be around 7-9 hours and include climbing some steep terrain.
Only 12 spaces availabe so book fast.
Ensure you appropriate kit with you. See kit list in menu for a list of desired equipment for hiking. Boots suitable for walking, warm clothing, waterproofs and water bottle essential. As we are now into autumn and approaching winter please be prepared with your kit for winter weather.
Where to Meet
Please be at Car park Kingussie PH21 1NH, kitted up and ready to leave for hike at 7:30am. Please don't be late as we don't want people waiting around in the cold.
Google Maps location of car park.
Wild Camping - no wild camping on this occasion.
If you prefer you can choose to wild camp near the car park the night before. Please join our Whatsapp group to be kept informed of details for wild camping. If you are doing so please follow this guidance on wild camping.
Dealing with emergency poo situations in the outdoors
Please bring toilet paper, a disposable bag and hand sanitiser (a backpaking trowel can come in handy for digging a hole). Please read this advice for dealing with emergency poo.
Download the free OS Locate app to help you find your grid reference if needed. Some helpful apps for navigation here.
Learn how to avoid and treat ticks here.
No midges at this time of year. Learn how to avoid midges here.
Get On Yer Hike Shop
See our online shop for emergency bivvy bags and tick removers.
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The suggested donation for these events is £10. This donation will go into a Get On Yer Hike fund to buy essential kit for safety etc
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The suggested donation for these events is £10. This will go into a Get On Yer Hike fund to buy essential kit for safety etc
+£0.25 service fee0
The suggested donation for these events is £10. However if you are currently not working or unable to donate this amount you can select this option for FREE. Donations go into a Get On Yer Hike fund to buy essential kit for safety etc