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Sgor na h-Ulaidh, Beinn Fhionnlaidh & Beinn Sgulaird

Sgor na h-Ulaidh, Beinn Fhionnlaidh & Beinn Sgulaird


Postby rockhopper » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:08 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Fhionnlaidh, Beinn Sgulaird, Sgor na h-Ulaidh

Date walked: 01/07/2011

Time taken: 13 hours

Distance: 32.2 km

Ascent: 2750m

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After my last couple of trips spent largely in rain / clag / hailstones / snow, I vowed not to go back out again unless good weather was guaranteed. :lol: Then only two days after returning from my last claggy outing the forecast suddenly looked up for the weekend. Not sure though if the family could put up with my being away again for a second weekend in a row. :wink: Undaunted, discussed it with my better half and we did a deal. I then booked a day’s annual leave which would give me 3 days and 2 nights away – to spend around Glen Etive.

Glen Etive – day 1 of 3 – Friday 1 July 2011


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Now really looking forward to this, left Glasgow early loaded up with kit for 3 days. Parked in the wee parking space just north of Invercharnan. Weather a bit overcast but looking good with no wind.

Full of enthusiasm, I jumped out of the car eager to go when……BAM….the midges hit me and I jumped back in the car to reconnoitre and plan my next move. Copious quantities of smidge and deet spray duly applied, I set off up the track through the woods from Invercharnan close to the Allt nan Gaoirean – cycled part of the way then locked up the bike.

Good track up until I emerged from the woods. From then on I found faint tracks in places but the going wasn't difficult – just rather boggy in a lot of places which wasn’t surprising given the recent rain.

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Re: Sgor na h-Ulaidh, Beinn Fhionnlaidh & Beinn Sgulaird

Postby kinley » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:23 pm

Wow - big walk - with some great views.

Still got a few plans over this terrain so nice to get a description.

Look forward to part 2 8)
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Re: Sgor na h-Ulaidh, Beinn Fhionnlaidh & Beinn Sgulaird

Postby malky_c » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:34 pm

That's some route :D . I think I've seen a report for something like this once before, but I wouldn't imagine most people would think to do this. Nice photos as well. Must've started to grate on the knees a little by the end...
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Re: Sgor na h-Ulaidh, Beinn Fhionnlaidh & Beinn Sgulaird

Postby Del246 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:36 pm

Fantastic report and pics.
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Re: Sgor na h-Ulaidh, Beinn Fhionnlaidh & Beinn Sgulaird

Postby davetherave » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:05 pm

I agree with the above, really enjoyed that report, pics are fab also.

We did a route up there last year, tough couple of days it was. As for the midgies try high level camping, should help greatly.

What plans have you got for your 100 th Munro?
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Re: Sgor na h-Ulaidh, Beinn Fhionnlaidh & Beinn Sgulaird

Postby gammy leg walker » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:08 pm

Nice one again rockhopper,you are fairly racking up the long routes & your munro count,have you got a plan in mind for your 100th.
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Re: Sgor na h-Ulaidh, Beinn Fhionnlaidh & Beinn Sgulaird

Postby monty » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:56 pm

Outstanding Rockhopper. I was looking at a route round these so this report is gold dust. :D
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Re: Sgor na h-Ulaidh, Beinn Fhionnlaidh & Beinn Sgulaird

Postby ndhudson » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:04 pm

Wow...wonderful!!!
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Re: Sgor na h-Ulaidh, Beinn Fhionnlaidh & Beinn Sgulaird

Postby jonny616 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:07 pm

Fantastic walk there Rockhopper.

I did sgulaird on its own in snow & loved it. was looking to link the other two in this report so a realy good read for me. Was wondering about a two car approach starting in glen coe & ending in etive
For a while there you & i were on a similar munro count, but you've had a spurt recently!

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Re: Sgor na h-Ulaidh, Beinn Fhionnlaidh & Beinn Sgulaird

Postby rockhopper » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:36 pm

gammy leg walker wrote:Nice one again rockhopper,you are fairly racking up the long routes & your munro count,have you got a plan in mind for your 100th.


davetherave wrote:I agree with the above, really enjoyed that report, pics are fab also.
We did a route up there last year, tough couple of days it was. As for the midgies try high level camping, should help greatly.
What plans have you got for your 100 th Munro?


ahh but plans imply some time in the future :lol: been very busy at work - still have days 2 and 3 to write up :wink:
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Re: Sgor na h-Ulaidh, Beinn Fhionnlaidh & Beinn Sgulaird

Postby dooterbang » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:41 pm

Hey Rockhopper i did a similar route 4 weeks ago solo.

What a slog to the 3rd munro :shock: Loved the challenge of this walk.

Great effort.

I will post my TR next week at some point ,as just a slight variation on the route.

Well done on an epic route :D
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Re: Sgor na h-Ulaidh, Beinn Fhionnlaidh & Beinn Sgulaird

Postby rockhopper » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:51 pm

Thanks for all the comments :D

malky - knees were OK; it was the balls of my feet which started to feel the pounding at the end of day 3

jonny - no doubt you'll soon overtake me - having a break until (hopefully) the Cairngorms at the end of the month

dooter - will look out for your report - no doubt you'll do it in half the time
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Re: Sgor na h-Ulaidh, Beinn Fhionnlaidh & Beinn Sgulaird

Postby DEADEVEN » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:29 pm

Great report and some fantastic photos!
Think i'll be doing these over 2 days but well done!
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Re: Sgor na h-Ulaidh, Beinn Fhionnlaidh & Beinn Sgulaird

Postby ChrisW » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:04 pm

WOW - fantastic effort rockhopper and some beautiful pics as a reward for all your hard work, how the hell do you keep going without suffering some sort of leg collapse :shock:

Your 'Bernie the bolt' comment made me laugh so much remembering the guy who called in from a phone box and couldn't see the TV :lol:
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Re: Sgor na h-Ulaidh, Beinn Fhionnlaidh & Beinn Sgulaird

Postby bobble_hat_kenny » Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:49 pm

My word, thon's an epic trip :clap: ! Impressive. I knew it was possible to do h-Ulaidh and Fhionnlaidh together, but hadn't heard of anyone going for the hat trick and throwing in Sgulaird as well :o ... lovely photos too :D . Very jealous - I'd never get permission from my wife for this much of an epic :mrgreen: !
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