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Tom a' Choinich up and down

Tom a' Choinich up and down


Postby litljortindan » Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:19 pm

Munros included on this walk: Tom a' Chòinich

Date walked: 13/09/2021

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 13 km

Ascent: 770m

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Early morning mist on Loch Beinn a' Mheadhoin.

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Sunrise light on Mullach Fraoch-choire.

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And nicely highlighting the morning's target.

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The path from the car park that joins the hydro track.

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The sight of the traumatising Meall a' Ghraidh sends a shiver down my spine.

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Toll Creagach -not today.

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After the morning light show and the easy walk to the end of the hydro track it's a short walk on the slightly boggy continuation to the foot of the zig-zagging and dry stalker's path. Couldn't miss the turn off for the south east ridge.

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Cloud on and off to the west.

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After the enjoyable but steep initial ascent the ridge levels off.

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View north to the Fannaichs.

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Don't think I'll make it to the top before the cloud from the west closes in.

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View north east.

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Looking back along the ascent ridge.

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I get to the top through a mix of descending and ascending cloud but it is still broken enough for some views.

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Not quite the summit view I'd hoped for.

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Looking north east again.

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And looking north.

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Best views are west into Kintail which seems to be getting the best of the sunshine.

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All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable walk.

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Re: Tom a' Choinich up and down

Postby Graeme D » Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:38 pm

Nice! :clap:
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Re: Tom a' Choinich up and down

Postby litljortindan » Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:33 am

Graeme D wrote:Nice! :clap:


Thank you Graeme for showing appreciation for my brief report and photos!
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