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Tom a'Choinich and Toll Creagach

Tom a'Choinich and Toll Creagach

Postby Bod » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:28 am

Route description: Tom a' Chòinich & Toll Creagach, Glen Affric

Munros included on this walk: Toll Creagach, Tom a' Chòinich

Date walked: 08/04/2011

Time taken: 6.75 hours

Distance: 15 km

Ascent: 1063m

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Time for new territory and Glen Affric here we come. Made it to the pub in Cannich many moons ago.......
Glen Affric
A bonnie forest track
Well worth a dodge off the track for a fine angle on what lies ahead.
Now up out of the glen and starting the southeast approach.
What I think is a finger print for Tom a'Choinich.
Gaining height, April snow remains and I'm falling behind Valerie, hope she knows where she's going? Because I'm stopping soon for a coffee!
Wow! What a spot for a snack and a chance to take in respect for new surroundings.
Would have been interesting here 6 weeks ago!
A view up Gleann nam Fiadh, future plans......
More wows, how's this snow holding on.....
A hint of plateau appears and provides a fine stroll.
Views towards Carn Eighe and Mam Sodhail.
A great view back from whence we came, so lucky!
The summit! And so rewarding!
Now thinking of Toll Creagach, Tom a'Choinich has been so focused on our minds up till now!
A slightly awkward descent close to the summit, as snow had covered the normal path.
I reckon we have 100+ deer below!
A bonnie ptarmigan, and friendly too!
I always enjoy my lochan shots.
A rare view of the west end of Loch Mallardoch!
Two summits, a large cairn and a the trig point - which is the top? We went to both and chilled out!
My 75th Munro, though not a pure "bagger" felt great! Been up many several times...heeeehee
A very interesting drop over fun and sculptured ledges, decided to keep due south and revisit the approach track near our earlier falls.
What a day, with a fine view back to Tom a'Choinich.
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Re: Tom a'Choinich and Toll Creagach

Postby Border Reiver » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:59 am

Thanks for sharing your pics, I love Glen Affric and it's a while since I was up there, so to see your great pics has been a good reminder of how nice it is. The first time I climbed these two was in 1994, after Sgur na Lapaich, and Mam Sodhail and Carn Eighe on a perfect July day. A couple of years later I was in the area on 6th March and had a wander up Tom a' Choinnich and there was less snow then than on your photos.

Gleann nam Fiadh, with Sgur na Lapaich, Mam Sodhail and Tom a' Choinnich 3rd March 1996

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Re: Tom a'Choinich and Toll Creagach

Postby monty » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:22 am

Another nice report. Again excellent pictures. Love the fingerprint :D

Re: Tom a'Choinich and Toll Creagach

Postby ChrisW » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:17 pm

Great report and some cracking pics - love the posing Ptarmigan :D
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Re: Tom a'Choinich and Toll Creagach

Postby LeithySuburbs » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:51 pm

I've only been low level in Glen Affric but these 2 look a great intro to the high hills. Great pics and read :D .
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Re: Tom a'Choinich and Toll Creagach

Postby Redrock » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:16 pm

Great pictures on what looks like a great day for the hills! I'm glad to see that you did get your coffee, Bod - and what a view you must have had. The shot looking up the ridge of Tom a'Choinich - with Valerie in the foreground - really captures the atmosphere of the place. Thanks for sharing. 8)
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