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Maol Chean-dearg

Maol Chean-dearg


Postby Bod » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:01 pm

Route description: Maol Chean-dearg ascent, Coulags

Munros included on this walk: Maol Chean-dearg

Date walked: 05/07/2011

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 15 km

Ascent: 908m

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It is now Tuesday morning two days after our Mullardoch adventure and the boots are on again with several options in mind? We head from Inverness to Achnasheen and follow the road SW down towards Loch Carron stopping at Coulags for the start of our walk. Marty and Sandy had been up this before and promised us an interesting and fun Munro - it sure was, ably guided by Marty (poor Sandy had to work today). Valerie and I were delighted again to see the weather fairing up more and more as we drove west from our campsite base near Inverness :D
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And off we go.....
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Following up the burn Fionn abhainn to the footbridge.
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Approaching the MBA bothy called Coire Fionnariache.
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Marty and Valerie in the living room....wonderfully looked after and welcoming.
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Clach nan Con-fionn where apparently hunting hounds were tethered to during early days of the Celts.
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Nearing the Bealach.
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Marty and I looking happy back in the mountains again.
I was very impressed by An Ruadh Stac (a fine Corbett) to the west of Bealach a' Choire Ghairbh, and I think a return visit will be required for what looks like a fun scramble with fantastic outlook! :shock: :D :D We turn NW west now from the Bealach and head for our summit.
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Leading up the shoulder to Maol Chean-dearg. Valerie and Marty noticing the steeper incline.
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Maol Chean-dearg (We spent more than 50 minutes enjoying this amazing mountain top!)
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Cracking view north with the Horns of Alligin, Liathach and Loch an Eion below.
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One final shot of An Ruadh Stac as we descend, impressive!
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Safe back down in the glen. Would love to come back a spend a night here...
Another fine day out enjoying thrilling Scottish landscape, and as always when I am in sight of car I savour the moment of "boots off and crocs on".......stopped for chips in Beauly on the way back to camp. What could be next?
Last edited by Bod on Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:27 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: Maol Chean-dearg

Postby malky_c » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:59 pm

Another great hill in a great area :D

Might see about doing this one again in the near future. Approached from Annat near Torridon last time.
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Re: Maol Chean-dearg

Postby rockhopper » Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:04 pm

You've certainly been busy :D enjoyed reading this one and your report on Loch Mullardoch 4 - haven't walked any hills in this area yet but they certainly look great from your photos :thumbup:

do I sense 100 coming up ? :think:
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Re: Maol Chean-dearg

Postby kevsbald » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:24 pm

Named after me of course. Fantastic stuff there chaps .
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Re: Maol Chean-dearg

Postby Bod » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:33 pm

Yes you do.....I am probably going to do something about this soon, cheers the noo :lol:
rockhopper wrote:You've certainly been busy :D enjoyed reading this one and your report on Loch Mullardoch 4 - haven't walked any hills in this area yet but they certainly look great from your photos :thumbup:

do I sense 100 coming up ? :think:
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Re: Maol Chean-dearg

Postby JonetCol » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:49 pm

Nice one, good luck for the 'ton'
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Re: Maol Chean-dearg

Postby Redrock » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:33 am

Good one, Bod! 8) I particularly liked the photo of Val and Marty "noticing the steeper incline". You must have run on ahead of them to get that pic! :lol: :lol: I see you and Val are still practising balancing on arêtes. :lol: :lol: :lol: Let's go for the 100th! 8)
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