Loch Mullardoch Munros V South Glen Shiel Ridge
by evethmsn » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:22 pm
We did the South Glen Shiel Ridge last week - LONG, tough day on the hills to say the least. Especially the walk back - thought it was never going to end.
Signed up to do the four Loch Mullardoch Munros this weekend (going by boat).
Has anyone done both sets that can give a comparison?
by jmarkb » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:04 pm
by Driftwood » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:10 pm
The path back was probably the roughest part of the Mullardoch circuit - or, second to the section east of Sgurr na Lapaich, but much longer, and tougher due to the steep, eroded slopes dropping to the loch. Without that, I'd say they were easier, and quicker, than the South Glen Shiel group - though they do involve a longer descent, and ascent, in the middle of the four. I felt fine after the hill part, but if you were tired from that, I can imagine that path feeling terrible - and well worth taking the boat to avoid.
I haven't experienced the slog alongside the road through Glen Shiel - which looks very unappealing to cover on foot alongside the traffic. From memory their rougher parts are at the western end, which may be from descending them in a dash to beat some approaching rain - I might compare the routes differently if I had done them the other way around.
by malrobb » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:23 pm
by prog99 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:00 pm
Karl used to do pickups from the western end , not sure f the new guy does (he's a pretty decent guy so might but it'll be expensive).
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by Nigels3011 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:13 pm
Loch Mulladoch north side Munros took me 8 hours from the hotel to the river crossing at the other end. But I didn't walk back. I headed straight up the other side and bivvied just below the summit of Mullach na Dheiragain ready to do the 8 Munros on the south side the next day. Starting at 6 in the morning it took me 15.75 hours to get back to the Mullardoch hotel. It was a long day and I wouldn't really advise it. The weather was good so I just kept going forgetting that I was so high and had a hard descent at the end of the day. Should have been the planned three days, not two. Oh, well, lesson learned.
by malrobb » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:00 pm