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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.
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Path to Chalamain Gap

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Looking back along the track to Sugar bowl.

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

Arrived at Braeriach summit at 8am.
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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.
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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.
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Laraig Ghru

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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.
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Corrour Bothy

Looking back at the Devil's Point.
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Devil's Point
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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.
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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.
MarkeyD
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