Stay at home
Scotland is under national lockdown. People are asked to stay at home except for essential purposes.
Click for details
Glen Strathfarrar Four
by GariochTom » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:26 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
Date walked: 18/09/2011
Time taken: 8 hours
Distance: 17 km
Ascent: 1440mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
After a short while we caught up with the others who had been dropped off a little earlier.
We squelched through saturated and boggy ground for longer than we would have liked, on the approach to Coire Mhuillidh.
Fortunately, once we had veared to the right to head up Sgurr na Rhuaidhe, the ground became a little drier and we gained height more quickly.
Although the views to the southwest were still fairly clear, the rolling top of Sgurr na Rhuaidhe was in cloud. We made a slight descent before the ascent to the top.
It was not long before we reached the second munro, Carn nan Gobhar, after a short rocky section and a gentle slope. There were good views north to Glen Orrin and the Strathconan Forest, and the third, more picturesque munro of the day could be seen.
We headed over the rocks and then steeply down to Bealach Sneachda.
It was then a tiring ascent up the sharp ridge to Sgurr a' Choire Ghlais - and into the cloud again.
Creag Gorm a' Bhealach was the next target.
After taking in fine views through the clouds, we headed up to the fourth munro, Sgurr Fhuar-thuill.
The steep face of Sgurr na Muice and Loch Toll a' Mhuic below made a particularly impressive scene, as we descended south.
On our descent we passed some falls on the Allt Toll a' Mhuic, and faced a number of burn crossings before we eventually reached the track that led back to the car.
by BoyVertiginous » Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:18 pm
by soulminer » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:13 am
- Posts: 804
- Joined: Mar 18, 2010
- Location: Johnstone
by GariochTom » Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:13 pm
BoyVertiginous wrote:Very nice GT, cracking photos.
soulminer wrote:Glen Strathfarrar is a stunning place We walked back out, long but very scenic -found the Mansion House to be slightly 'out of place'- more suited to Dallas
I agree completely! Rather you than me, walking back out of the glen - I thought it was a long way just driving it!
Walkhighlands community forum is advert free
Can you help support Walkhighlands and the online community by donating by direct debit?