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Sgiath a'Chaise

Sgiath a'Chaise

Postby CannyCanine » Sat Dec 18, 2021 11:10 pm

Fionas included on this walk: Sgiath a' Chaise

Date walked: 26/09/2021

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 9 km

Ascent: 647m

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The day after Beinn Each and Stuc a'Chroin, I returned to the same area to tick off the Graham, Sgiath a'Chaise, on the west side of Glen Ample. Less than 200m north of the Ardchullarie Burn, another forest track runs NW then doubles back, and provides a slightly different starting point. Happily, the rain held off until the afternoon. The track gave out, and getting onto the hillside below Creag a'Gheata involved going between the trees and then through a ruined deer fence.
26227 Creag aGheata wood.jpg

It was steep beyond there, and littered with forestry brash which made for tough going.
26228 Creag aGheata felled trees.jpg

After a band of bracken, it was good to finally get onto the rough grass of the hill itself.
26229 Creag aGheata Perdy.jpg

An hour and a half got me to the top of Creag a'Gheata (558m) with a small cairn and a view down to Loch Lubnaig.
26230 Creag aGheata view S Pardy L Lubnaig.jpg

The next objective was Meall Mor, 800m north
26231 Creag aGheata view N Meall Mor.jpg

From Meall Mor (565m), the summit of Sgiath a'Chaise was still more than 1.2km away, along the ridge.
26232 Meall Mor view N Sgiath aChaise.jpg

The 645m summit of Sgiath a'Chaise doesn't have the largest of markers.
26233 Sgiath aChais summit Perdy.jpg

Across the valley, yesterday's peak of Stuc a'Chroin was still lost in cloud.
26235 Sgiath aChaise view NE.jpg

I returned half way to Meall Mor along the ridge.
26234 Sgiath aChaise view S.jpg

And then made a steep descent from Creag a'Mhadaidh, opposite yesterday's Corbett Beinn Each.
The summit of Sgiath a'Chaise is visible from the high point on the main track.
26237 Sgiath aChaise fr Glen Ardchullarie.jpg

Following yesterday's excursion, the track was getting familiar, and after 1.8km, a short cut across the Ardchullarie Burn provided some variety and linked to the out-route. It probably didn't shorten the distance, but it avoided a bit of road-walking.
26239 Ardchullarie Burn pipe bridge Perdy.jpg

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