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Mullardoch in May ?

Mullardoch in May ?


Postby rockhopper » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:48 pm

Just having a think about possible trips - wondered if anyone would be interested in Loch Mullardoch 12 ?

Possibly mid to late May, prefer to keep a wee bit flexible (don't want to go in bad weather), prefer after snow away (so as not to have to carry winter gear). From mid May, sunrise 0500hrs, sunset 2130hrs, ie 16.5hrs daylight - longer at end May. I'm fine with plodding along all day on long days (I don't go fast) but others maybe not ?

Complete round from the east is approx 56km and 4,600m-5,000m ascent (approx). If say 4km/hr + 600m/hr, this gives 23hrs plus stops, ie two long days or 2.5 days. Water sources could be few and far between - map suggests not many sources but need to investigate further. Most seem to go clockwise.

Two options may be:

Anticlockwise:Day1 - very early start, north and down to far west of loch, water supplies at Gobh-alltan then climb to a bit north of Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan (967m) and stop for night. Day 2 - very early start, complete south and back to start. Slightly longer day 2, slightly more ascent day 1.

Clockwise: Part day on Day1 - climb to 951m west of Toll Creagach (or further west to cut down Day2, carry water supplies ?) and camp (about 1000m and 9km). Day2 - rest of south and stop at west of loch at Gobh-alltan (about 2000-2500m and 27km). Day 3 - north and back to start (about 1800km and 20km).

or something else ?
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Re: Mullardoch in May ?

Postby malky_c » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:17 am

Not sure if I'll be allowed out camping so soon after the last time, but this has been on my radar ever since I moved to Inverness. Originally as a 1 day thing, but now I have a tent I can actually carry, I'd consider it as an overnighter too :)

So depending on the details, I'd definitely be interested.
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Re: Mullardoch in May ?

Postby basscadet » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:24 am

I did this last year.. over 3 days, although the last day was only about 5 hours.. could of squeezed it into 2, but that would of been a fair amount of effort, and I'm lazy :lol:

I wouldn't contemplate doing it clockwise.. The heather is very very deep heading up from the dam, and would be a complete nightmare to go uphill in.. It was a nightmare downhill ffs! :D

As for water.. The northern 4 arent so big that you cant carry enough to get over them.. On the affrick side, you follow a burn all the way up to the ridge, then there isnt more until Carn Eighe bypass path, and you will also get some from a wee stream that comes east off the ridge, just before the final ascent of finlay.. Nice camping there too if it isnt too windy..

Would definately be up for doing it again.. Dont know if I would be free when you are going though.. but keep Leithy or me informed and maybe we could fit it in :D
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Re: Mullardoch in May ?

Postby john928 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:15 pm

Might well be interested in this as these are on my hit list. I'm off the last week in May so providing the weather is fair and most of the snow has gone I might be up for it. I was originally planning to do the Alder 6 that week but this is very tempting.

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Re: Mullardoch in May ?

Postby kevsbald » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:36 pm

Last week in May would be a good time for me - would be happy to have a go at this. A veritable WH meet in the clouds!
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Re: Mullardoch in May ?

Postby Meatball » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:18 pm

I'm in!
I'm free from 11th to 17/18th...I'm in Skye 20th-22nd.
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Re: Mullardoch in May ?

Postby mini1mini2 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:46 pm

Will keep an eye on this as its the way to go,cant commit till nearer the time due to work,heres hoping :) Gordon
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Re: Mullardoch in May ?

Postby wevster12 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:44 pm

deff on my list, free most of may only a couple of dates i would struggle with, if you can me posted please
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Re: Mullardoch in May ?

Postby rockhopper » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:23 pm

Taking BC's advice, it sounds as though anticlockwise is the better direction.
I'm thinking about Fri 24 May - Sat 25 May with dawn starts but may need to extend into Sun 26 May but will wait until very near the time to see weather forecast. However, if the weather is very good the previous weekend then may go Fri 17 May - Sat 18/Sun 19 instead.
Either way don't plan to go if weather isn't good, will extend into third day if proving too hard going for 2 days with full packs and hope that the snow's gone to avoid carrying winter gear.
I appreciate that this may be too flexible for people (I'm too used to walking solo :roll: ) but if you're interested, please PM me - cheers :)
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Re: Mullardoch in May ?

Postby billrattray » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:14 am

rockhopper wrote:Taking BC's advice, it sounds as though anticlockwise is the better direction.
I'm thinking about Fri 24 May - Sat 25 May with dawn starts but may need to extend into Sun 26 May but will wait until very near the time to see weather forecast. However, if the weather is very good the previous weekend then may go Fri 17 May - Sat 18/Sun 19 instead.
Either way don't plan to go if weather isn't good, will extend into third day if proving too hard going for 2 days with full packs and hope that the snow's gone to avoid carrying winter gear.
I appreciate that this may be too flexible for people (I'm too used to walking solo :roll: ) but if you're interested, please PM me - cheers :)


Rockhopper, I always go solo on the hills but would be seriously interested joining up if it was 17-19, provided you guys are happy for me to join you. I could possibly make the following week, but join up with anglo-celt friends who do a long distance trek (well actually a leisurely pub crawl) every May, which kicks off on 26 May.

I'll keep checking on here for updates.
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Re: Mullardoch in May ?

Postby Meatball » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:37 pm

billrattray wrote:
rockhopper wrote:Taking BC's advice, it sounds as though anticlockwise is the better direction.
I'm thinking about Fri 24 May - Sat 25 May with dawn starts but may need to extend into Sun 26 May but will wait until very near the time to see weather forecast. However, if the weather is very good the previous weekend then may go Fri 17 May - Sat 18/Sun 19 instead.
Either way don't plan to go if weather isn't good, will extend into third day if proving too hard going for 2 days with full packs and hope that the snow's gone to avoid carrying winter gear.
I appreciate that this may be too flexible for people (I'm too used to walking solo :roll: ) but if you're interested, please PM me - cheers :)


Rockhopper, I always go solo on the hills but would be seriously interested joining up if it was 17-19, provided you guys are happy for me to join you. I could possibly make the following week, but join up with anglo-celt friends who do a long distance trek (well actually a leisurely pub crawl) every May, which kicks off on 26 May.

I'll keep checking on here for updates.

I definitely cannot do the second week.
Weather permitting I'll probably try the earlier dates...if that suits anyone else?
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Re: Mullardoch in May ?

Postby Kevin29035 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:04 pm

I did it in 2 days last summer from the dam. Though I'm busy with hills in May so couldn't make it.

I did it anti-clockwise and would probably do it this way again. The first 4 are big but it feels good to reach the half-way river quick (even though Ceathreamhnan is the real half way!)

Water sources aren't great. Me and my pal went the second day sucking the water out of apples which was stupid. But I couldn't face descending into a coire to get water at the start of day 2. We bivvied on An Socach but for the extra weight of my 1 man tent (like a kg) I really should have just done that instead of waking up in the wee hours with cold ran on my face. Hmm!
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Re: Mullardoch in May ?

Postby dawnfoth » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:24 pm

Hiya, I will keep an eye on this link if you want to post nearer the time when you are going. I understand this will probably be last minute due to the weather, which is fine by me. Me going is dependent on being able to maintain my fitness amongst other things and likewise I will not be going if the weather is minging :D

Cheers, Dawn
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Re: Mullardoch in May ?

Postby mountain thyme » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:50 pm

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Re: Mullardoch in May ?

Postby Meatball » Mon May 06, 2013 4:33 pm

Any updates?
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