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A wee saunter into Fisherfield

A wee saunter into Fisherfield

Postby Coop » Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:30 am

Munros included on this walk: A' Mhaighdean, Ruadh Stac Mòr, Sgùrr Bàn

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn a' Chlaidheimh

Date walked: 11/06/2021

Time taken: 27.09 hours

Distance: 63.3 km

Ascent: 2760m

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Aye right!
Here we go. I slept in the motor at Corrie Hallie and Chris turned up about 20 past 8 in the morning .
Suited and booted - fisherfield here we come.
And you know those 2 unmistakable cairns for the cut off to Shenavall- we walked past them and realised after about 500 going down. Rather than go back to the junction or cut over x country to rejoin the path we carried on for the longer circuit. Eventually got to the "stream" which wasn't really any bother then made our way through the swamp of doom heading for the hut on the other side .
Now we were up against a proper river!!. Decided to stay on this side and followed it upstream to the point where we wanted to cross and set up camp. Got across - wet feet! And set up camp.
Insoles wrung out, change of socks tent up, kit stowed in tent.
About half 2 !!
Off we go for A' Mhaighdean and Ruadh Stac Mhor.
Oor wee pitch on the wee cropped grassy bit at the junction of where the two streams meet

And after about 2km - top of the falls really Chris wasn't feeling to hot due to his diabetes and didn't think he'd make it round before it got dark I plodded on giving myself a cut off time before I head back.
All was OK as I was on the summit of A'mhaighdean at 1830 and knew it'd be ok.
Past this lochan en route to the beallach

Views getting better the higher I went

Summit of A'mhaighdean. Been a long day so far and made to work for this. Ya beauty

Down again and a couple of quick scrambles up the scree and onto Ruadh Stac Mhor at 1930

From the summit it was along a few hundred metres and pick a way down- pathless, to between the 2 lochans. At this point I was just making a line for the descent path I'd been on a couple of hours earlier.
Back on the path and time to slow it down and just get back and get something to eat and sort my feet out - as the underneath of my right foot was starting to hurt and it would stay like that for the next 2 days.
Heading back to my hoose for the night

Back down past a couple of herds of deer and got to the tent at half 9. Boots off compeed and tape applied, jetboil out, food eaten and sleep.
Day 2 and a big day was planned
Set off for the Corbett and the other 3 munros about 10 past 8.
Headed up Glean na Muice to where the burn coming down from the lochan meets. Crossed here and stayed left of the burn up steeply past the lochan and into the corrie bearing left onto the ridgeline.
The lochan- left at the top for the Corbett- right for Sgurr Ban

Headed up towards the Corbett Beinn a'Chlaidheimh and Chris started feeling drained. He said he thought he could only manage this one.
Time for a breather

Got to the summit ( not much to see)

and he'd perked up a little where I managed to persuade him to come to Sgurr Ban as well. TBF my feet and right knee were playing up as well at this point. Seeing as we'd now agreed on coming down after Sgurr Ban there was no rush up - many a break was had now, and it was up over the boulders to the summit plateau.
Heading up Sgurr Ban now and looking back to Beinn a'Chlaidheimh

Took our time enjoying the views and had a wee break up top before retracing our steps back to camp.
Sgurr Ban Summit


Walked out the next morning only this time carried on a few hundred metres past the cottage where the river crossing was easier over a pebble bed. Over the " dead marshes" from Lord of the rings again and a wee nosey in Shenavall before the long trudge uphill and back.

Felt a but disappointed at the time not doing the 6 over the weekend but when I thought about it, it's too good an area not to return to.
I'll come in from Incheril for another camp sometime and get up high ftom lochan Fada.
A remote fantastic area is fisherfield.
One or 2 tips , keep hydrated , only carry in what you need, dont carry in what you don't need.
Don't underestimate Fisherfield and most of all - enjoy and savour it.

Walk into fisherfield  11 June 5hr 15.7km
A" Mhaighdean Ruadh Stac Mhor 11th June 6hr50min 18.24km
Beinn A'Chlaidheimh  Sgurr Ban 12th June
10hr56min 17.58km
Walk out 13th June 11.8km 4hr 23min
Ascent - felt like lots and lots - approx 2760m
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