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Braeriach via the Chalamain Gap

Braeriach via the Chalamain Gap


Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:16 pm

Munros included on this walk: Braeriach

Date walked: 01/06/2011

Time taken: 7 hours

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Headed off from the car park up the path, towards and through the Chalamain Gap. From there we carried on the path, crossed the Lairig Ghru and headed up towards Sron na Lairige and then round the curved ridge and up to Braeriach.
This was a long walk, but fairly easy going. Conditions for the walk were windy, but not cold, then drizzly rain on way down.

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On the way up

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The good path

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Almost at the Chalamain Gap

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The rocky Chalamain Gap

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Making our way through

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Almost through the Gap

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View down the Lairig Ghru

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The view north

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Further up looking north

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Heading up to Sron na Lairige

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Long way down to the Lairig Ghru

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Rocky section

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Braeriach in sight

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Views not so good now

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Lunch on the summit

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On our way down

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Still going down

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A little climb after crossing the Lairig Ghru

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Almost home
Last edited by Johnny Corbett on Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Braeriach via the Chalamain Gap

Postby Alastair S » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:08 pm

Good effort. Shame about the clag at the top but good to see the rest of the route when its not feet deep in snow. Snow was definitely blessing through The Gap. Looks like most of the way is on decent paths.
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Re: Braeriach via the Chalamain Gap

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:37 pm

Just read your report Alistair and you wouldn't believe it was the same mountain. You had some day for it but you did get it easier going through the Gap :D
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Re: Braeriach via the Chalamain Gap

Postby mgmt! » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:43 pm

well done jc, good to see the cairn !! it was covered in snow when we done it
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Re: Braeriach via the Chalamain Gap

Postby Paul Webster » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:47 pm

Nice one. I'm heading for Braeriach tomorrow, but will do the circular via Whitewell; it looks set to be a scorcher 8)
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Re: Braeriach via the Chalamain Gap

Postby ken reid » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:47 pm

dun this one twice now and still havent seen the cairn walked over it twice but in 0 visibility ( white out ) conditions nice to see the c/gap withought the snow thanks for posting :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: Braeriach via the Chalamain Gap

Postby ChrisW » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:27 pm

Great report JC, looks damn steep in some of those pics and pics don't usually do it justice....don't think I'll be going near this one just yet :D
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Re: Braeriach via the Chalamain Gap

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:24 pm

Thanks guys, glad you enjoyed. Chris, the walk is a long one with a few ups and downs but mostly pretty gradual and after the little steep sections there is a level bit to get your breath back, so i'd say go for it, you won't regret it it's a superb walk.
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Re: Braeriach via the Chalamain Gap

Postby Alastair S » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:29 pm

Paul Webster wrote:it looks set to be a scorcher 8)

Certainly is if today is anything to go by. Going to need plenty of water and/or a water filter. The knee must be on the mend which is go news :)
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