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Beinn na Muice & the Strathfarrar Munros

Beinn na Muice & the Strathfarrar Munros


Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:54 pm

Route description: Glen Strathfarrar Munros circuit

Munros included on this walk: Carn nan Gobhar (Strathfarrar), Sgurr a'Choire Ghlais, Sgurr Fhuar-thuill, Sgurr na Ruaidhe

Grahams included on this walk: Beinn na Muice

Date walked: 19/08/2011

Time taken: 7 hours

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Arrived at the locked gate just before 9, got my pass then drove to the power station where i dropped off the bike for the return leg along the road back to the car. I then drove the 6km to where i'd start the walk, taking the track that goes around Beinn na Muice,which soon becomes a path. I stayed on the path till just after the waterfall, where i left it to climb up onto Beinn na Muice's east ridge, a steep climb but thankfully not a long one and once you're on the ridge it's a pleasant walk to the summit. I took some photos of the great views then made my way back down to the path, which takes you all the way up to the ridge between Sgurr na Fearstaig & Sgurr Fhuar-thuill.It was now a short walk to the first Munro, then onwards along the ridge over the 1030m top and upto the second Munro, Sgurr a' Choire Ghlais. There are two large cairns on this summit along with a trig point, i visited all 3 just to make sure but the trig point appears to be the true summit. It's not clear from the summit which route you take to the third Munro as it looks to be steep all round but a quick look at the map shows the north east ridge is the way to go. So off i headed following the ridge to Carn nan Gobhar, where i had lunch before making my way to the final Munro. The route to the final Munro is down the broad ridge towards shabhach and then up Sgurr na Ruaidhe north west ridge. It's on this ridge that the path disappears, up till now it was path all the way, and could be difficult in bad weather. From the summit you head south west down the initially ok but then becoming very muddy and boggy till you reach the track that takes you to the finish. I met a guy who was doing the route in reverse but i'd recommend the route i took as, with the exception of Beinn na Muice, the path is better at the start. Think you're better having soggy feet at the finish rather than the start.

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Waterfall

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On way up to the Graham

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Nearing the summit

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Strathfarrar Munros

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View east from the Graham

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Mullardoch Munros

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On the path to the Munros

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More of Mullardoch

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The point you reach the ridge


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The ridge along to the top to the 1st Munro

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Munro no.1

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A look back along the ridge

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The route up

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Munro no.2

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A look back

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Onwards to no.3

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Munro no.2 from no.3

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The ridge from the 1st Munro

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Munro summit no.3

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The final Munro from no.3

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Enroute to no.4

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The summit of the 4th Munro

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Munro no.2

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The way down

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Get out the Glen before 5 or you get caught in rush hour
Last edited by Johnny Corbett on Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:49 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Beinn na Muice & the Strathfarrar Munros

Postby rockhopper » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:37 pm

Some excellent photos and views of the route there johnny - very useful for those of still to get to these hills :thumbup: You certainly picked the right day weatherwise for this walk. Interesting variation to add the graham in on the way to Sgurr na Fearstaig. :D
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Re: Beinn na Muice & the Strathfarrar Munros

Postby Bod » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:15 pm

Mmmm.....yes, agree with Rockhopper, one my Mrs has been planning. I think she is intrigued with the locked gate!
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