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Ben Klibreck

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Munros: Ben Klibreck
Date walked: 30/03/2014
Distance: 11.2km
Ascent: 792m
Views: 10


Quinag

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Corbetts: Quinag - Sail Gharbh, Quinag - Sail Gorm, Quinag - Spidean Coinich
Date walked: 29/03/2014
Distance: 13.7km
Ascent: 1197m
Views: 12


Meall a'Chrasgaidh, Sgurr nan Clach Geala and Sgurr nan Each

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Munros: Meall a'Chrasgaidh, Sgurr nan Clach Geala, Sgurr nan Each
Date walked: 28/03/2014
Distance: 18km
Ascent: 1103m
Views: 8


Sgor Mor

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Corbetts: Sgor Mor
Date walked: 22/03/2014
Distance: 20.75km
Ascent: 544m
Views: 10


Beinn Sgulaird

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Munros: Beinn Sgulaird
Date walked: 01/03/2014
Distance: 13km
Ascent: 1240m
Views: 15

Fionn Bheinn and Meall a'Chaorainn

Munros: Fionn Bheinn
Grahams: Meall a'Chaorainn (Achnasheen)

Date walked: 08/02/2014

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 11km

Ascent: 1050m

Since the forecast was alright in the North-West I decided to head to Achnasheen for a walk up Fionn Bheinn. Depending on the weather and timings, I thought about adding on the Graham, Meall a’Chaorainn, and fortunately things went to plan and I managed to make a nice circuit.
There was a beautiful sunrise as I set off just after 8am and it was good to see the surrounding hills light up in the morning light.
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There’s a new bulldozed track at the start where there were some workmen who I saw going up the hill later on. The walker’s route avoids the new track by heading over the bridge on the right and after reaching some nice waterfalls, I branched off up Creagan nan Laogh to the summit of Fionn Bheinn.
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I saw red deer, grouse and a flock of small birds which looked like yellowhammers or it might have been a mixed flock.
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There were cornices forming on the corrie and the mist cleared at times at the top to give glimpses of the Torridon hills and it was very atmospheric.
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It was quite steep coming down Fionn Bheinn towards Meall a’Chaorainn and I needed my crampons since the snow was firm. Luckily the cold weather meant that it wasn’t too boggy heading up Meall a’Chaorainn but I imagine that the peat hags wouldn’t be much fun in the rain.
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On the way down there’s a faint track on the west side of the river which I used rather than the new bulldozed track which was pretty muddy from being churned up by the diggers.
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Another great day out in a brilliant area – although it was a bit misty at the top, these hills make an excellent viewpoint :)

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Stob Coire Sgriodain and Chno Dearg

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Munros: Chno Dearg, Stob Coire Sgriodain
Date walked: 12/01/2014
Distance: 13km
Ascent: 928m
Views: 55


Carn Ealasaid

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Corbetts: Carn Ealasaid
Date walked: 04/01/2014
Distance: 11.5km
Ascent: 450m
Views: 52


Ben Newe

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Sub 2000s: Ben Newe
Date walked: 04/01/2014
Distance: 3.75km
Ascent: 239m
Views: 64


Geal Charn

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Corbetts: Geal Charn (Dorback)
Date walked: 26/12/2013
Distance: 15km
Ascent: 578m
Views: 65

jenniferc6


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Location: Lonmay, Aberdeenshire
Activity: Walker

Munros: 142
Corbetts: 23
Grahams: 7
Sub 2000: 25
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Statistics

2014

Trips: 9
Distance: 115.9 km
Ascent: 7543m
Munros: 8
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2013

Trips: 38
Distance: 764.6 km
Ascent: 44433m
Munros: 62
Corbetts: 10
Grahams: 2
Sub2000s: 3

2012

Trips: 35
Distance: 279.55 km
Ascent: 16026m
Munros: 41
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 2
Sub2000s: 10

2011

Trips: 26
Distance: 272.45 km
Ascent: 7922m
Munros: 23
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 2
Sub2000s: 9

2010

Trips: 12
Distance: 116 km
Ascent: 4230m
Munros: 9
Corbetts: 2
Sub2000s: 2

2009

Trips: 5
Distance: 7 km
Ascent: 70m
Munros: 1
Sub2000s: 2


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