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Braeriach traverse.

Braeriach traverse.

Postby MarkeyD » Tue Jun 13, 2023 3:56 pm

Munros included on this walk: Braeriach, Cairn Toul, Sgòr an Lochain Uaine, The Devil's Point

Date walked: 09/06/2023

Time taken: 11 hours

Distance: 38.28 km

Ascent: 2092m

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Departed the sugar bowl car park at 5am. £4 to park for the day and it was cash only. Card reader was not working.
Took the usual route through the Chalamain gap to the Lairig Ghru.
Path to Chalamain Gap

Looking back along the track to Sugar bowl.

Decide to go Right at the fork and head for Braeriach first.
Lairaig Ghru from ascent towards Braeraich.

Arrived at Braeriach summit at 8am.
The Angels Peak and Cairn Toul from Braeraich

Did not hang around and started out for Sgor an Lochan Uaine (The Angels Peak).
Arrived at the cairn at 9:15am.
Lochan Uaine

Cairn Toul next. Drop down to the bealach and then a steep climb of about 150m over boulders to arrive at the cairn at about 10:00am.
Next up, The Devil's Point. Down over boulders initially then onto a track that leads up to the last hill of the day. Arrived at the Cairn at 11:00am. Decided to have lunch here. Wayfayrer chicken tikka was on the menu and it tasted great.Took in the views and the route back out along the Laraig Ghru over lunch.
Laraig Ghru

Laraig Ghru exended version

Lunch finished so now for the long walk back out. Left at 11:15am. Down past the Corrour Bothy and onto the track.
Corrour Bothy

Looking back at the Devil's Point.
Devil's Point
The track along the Lairaig Ghru is not great, especially after the traverse and in the heat. I really wanted to get back to the fork in the road. Stopped along the way to cool off the feet and admire the view.
One last look back.

Got back to the Sugarbowl Carpark at 4:15pm. 5 hour walk from the Devils Point. 11:15 hours in total and 4 more in the bag.
Great walk on a clear day. Well deserved beer when I got home.
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