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A bike ride with Munro thrown in!

A bike ride with Munro thrown in!


Postby PathfinderPaul » Tue Sep 06, 2022 10:02 pm

Route description: An Sgarsoch and Càrn an Fhidhleir

Munros included on this walk: An Sgarsoch, Càrn an Fhìdhleir (Càrn Ealar)

Date walked: 14/07/2022

Time taken: 10 hours

Distance: 43 km

Ascent: 2747m

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The good weather as we stayed in Braemar meant it was time to do these two :) Once on the bike I discovered there was a head wind :crazy :( and there was some drizzly rain.

However once I’d negotiated the burn the rain stopped and brighter weather started. I parked the bike by the old ruin and got the poles ready & was on my way.
Image4C0468AA-9D4B-4BEC-806A-0CEC0356509F by Paul Howard, on Flickr
As the route describes there was a good stalkers path, until you reach the gulley between the two mountains. Very rounded hills.
Image7631A80E-9611-463C-B8EB-CED022D49803 by Paul Howard, on Flickr

ImageFF623A6B-8EB0-4CCD-BF91-519D4CE5B924 by Paul Howard, on Flickr

ImageDD8BC498-B161-425B-97EE-74535B794CD1 by Paul Howard, on Flickr

ImageF0E0F32D-4169-4721-9C04-5A4D15C50171 by Paul Howard, on Flickr
Once past the gulley you lose the path & although using the route on the gps , any path is difficult to keep track of. Fortunately it was very dry so no real problem with the peat hags :) A bit of a grind in the heat to gain the ridge to the first stop, but then a good path. A rather understated summit :roll: :roll:

Image6F2B4A05-EA5E-4C92-AA8C-BEEB7F73DF1C by Paul Howard, on Flickr
Then onto the the second top, & a good path along the ridge, before a sharp descent to the valley for lunch. Then onto find the path again up the second hill of the day. So far seen no one, only parked bikes on the way up. :)

Views back to the last Munro.

Image719C1448-FFCA-4E3D-A98E-5CED5156CA63 by Paul Howard, on Flickr

ImageF064FFEE-5ED0-4B1A-8AB6-5A4C59CCD265 by Paul Howard, on Flickr
Soon at the summit :)

ImageB0F45205-8257-40B9-86A1-D2D8F8402AB7 by Paul Howard, on Flickr
A good path to start down & then quick progress before the path petered out for a while until I regained the stalkers path. I was caught up by Jenny from Carlisle for the walk back to the bikes. She very kindly sent me two photos of me crossing the Geldie Burn :) :)
Glad it was dry and it was not in spate :D

Image87351388-7430-4FE4-966A-C2C8C2400C2C by Paul Howard, on Flickr

Image10FFC4B0-B2DB-4667-839F-CD093FCD0E82 by Paul Howard, on Flickr

Then a very fast bumpy bike road back, keeping the brakes on :crazy:
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Re: A bike ride with Munro thrown in!

Postby KeithS » Wed Sep 07, 2022 8:57 pm

Well done on a great walk into some very remote Munros. Wish I had a bike when I did them, saves a long walk in and out. Nice to read your report.
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