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Postby Orosay » Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:30 pm

Route description: Càrn Eige and Mam Sodhail

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Fhionnlaidh (Càrn Eige), Càrn Eige, Mam Sodhail

Date walked: 19/09/2020

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 23 km

Ascent: 1100m

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Glen Affric is lovely and the big mountains above it to the north looked great from Toll Creagan last year, so I had always fancied going back. It was a lovely day.
Across Loch Affric
Had a nice walk along the loch for about 4or5 km
Nice tree
. The big hills in Kintail came into view off to the left
Mullach Fraoch Coire
and about half way along the loch we turned up the glen. This is a long path, although never very steep, we had been walking for a few hours before passing a ruin in a beautiful situation and then began to see Mam Sodhal ahead
Up the allt coire leachavie
Stopped at lunch at the head of the corrie in a very remote place, but we did get overtaken here by another couple who were making their way up
Head of the corrie at Ciste dubh
Good zig zag path up the head wall, then a wee steep pull to a very fancy summit cairn
. What views! Off to the north in particular, with hundreds of hills! Then off along the very long ridge of sgurr nan lapach
Sgurr nanllapach ridge
On the way there were nice views back to Mam Sodhal and Carn Eighe
Mam Sodhal and Carn Eighe
Great views, especially down to the left, where the stags were bellowing at full volume
Corrie below
. It was a looonnngg ridge, but eventually we reached the cairn
Lapach cairn
and got great views of Loch Affric below
Affric below
It had already been a fairly long hot day and the very steep climb down from sgurr nan Lapach was very hard on the knees, followed by a bit of a bog fest to reach the path, then down the track to the loch side and then walking a few km back to the car, quite tiring! But really enjoyed this, what a feel of remoteness as we walked and walked without seeing another soul, heaven!
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