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General Wade through the Monadhliath Bog

General Wade through the Monadhliath Bog


Postby jonny616 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:29 pm

Route description: Geal Chàrn, Monadhliath

Munros included on this walk: Geal Chàrn (Monadhliath)

Date walked: 28/02/2012

Time taken: 4.45 hours

Distance: 13.3 km

Ascent: 625m

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A solo effort for the mid week sneaky peak club again this week. Plumped a longer drive & a shorter walk.
The parking area for this walk can’t be missed as it is at the road end right before the bridge. It’s said to have been built by General Wade, but I think this is incorrect & is so named because once across it you have to generally wade through boggy sh*t* for about 4 hours. My boots still haven’t dried out yet. :lol: :lol:
Once across the bridge take a right down the track & then over the new bridge which takes the construction traffic. Then immediately left along a fence, cross the fence & walk along the Feith Talagain until you come to a gap in it, in front of you. After the gap the path veers away from the river & takes you to another fence with a style. In the notes it says ‘ the route soon reaches the Allt Coire nan Dearcag, which may be difficult to cross in spate’. Imagine my delight! :clap:
In reality it was fine waded through gaiters kept the water out.
Not long after this I lost the rough path, but followed my bearing up the heather slope to the broad ridge were I picked up the path again. Looking back I realised I had mistaken the path for a small burn. Silly me. :lol:
By this point I was in the clag where I remained until my return. This was as forecast but at least it was dry. Well from the head down anyway.
Continued uphill past what looks like a piece of old shelter or wall till the summit plateau were I came across a smallish cairn. Visibility meant that I could not see anything higher. No visible path leading away from this cairn, but defiantly not the big cairn in the picture so I continued on my bearing for another 10 mins, low & behold a large cairn. A quick photo & off back down.
I enjoyed my day, but would recommend a -4C day not +12C.
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Garva Bridge
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View back to the construction bridge
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View ahead
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Gap in the fence
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Style
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Allt Corie nan Dearcag
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Stone shelter?
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We're not the only ones wondering were the snow has gone!
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Not the summit
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Summit Geal Charn
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Re: General Wade through the Monadhliath Bog

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:34 pm

I salute you General :thumbup:
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Re: General Wade through the Monadhliath Bog

Postby ChrisW » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:19 pm

Dammit Johnny, that first paragraph had me spitting my breakfast out :lol: :lol: I always say any day in the hills is a good day but 4 hours of splodging might challenge that :wink: Still a great effort mate and at least you were out there :D
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Re: General Wade through the Monadhliath Bog

Postby quoman » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:46 pm

Aye it wasnt braw yesterday a see what you mean nae views same as me :lol: the only two mad yins out

Atleast i never had a 4hr bog trot :lol:
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Re: General Wade through the Monadhliath Bog

Postby SusieThePensioner » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:54 pm

jonny616 wrote:A solo effort for the mid week sneaky peak club again this week


You seem to be getting used to these solo efforts now :lol:

I enjoyed "wading" (sorry!) through your report and love the photos even though the weather wasn't great. Particularly like the one
jonny616 wrote:Allt Corie nan Dearcag
:thumbup:
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Re: General Wade through the Monadhliath Bog

Postby andy millar1 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:29 pm

Well done squadron leader.two weeks an i'll be back out with you!!
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Re: General Wade through the Monadhliath Bog

Postby pigeon » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:02 pm

Aw naw jonny,doing this with my good lady in a couple of weeks,thought it would be an easy hill for her second munro :( Still might dry up a bit between now and then.Hotel booked and everything :lol:
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Re: General Wade through the Monadhliath Bog

Postby Collaciotach » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:17 pm

haha great title and good warning report :lol: .... i ll leave this one till next Winter or a dry Summer :D
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Re: General Wade through the Monadhliath Bog

Postby monty » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:27 pm

Nice one Johnny. The lower part was a bog fest in September last year but its a nice wee hill. :D
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Re: General Wade through the Monadhliath Bog

Postby luckyguy68 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:31 pm

need to mind an pack ma wellies when doing this one :lol: :lol:
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Re: General Wade through the Monadhliath Bog

Postby gammy leg walker » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:37 pm

Another fine solo effort once again mate,bog & clag right up my street,must do soon.

PS..........you seam to have a huge carbunkle growing out of your head in one of your picture,best get seen too
before it gets much bigger. :lol:
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Re: General Wade through the Monadhliath Bog

Postby Alan S » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:28 pm

Great report jonny 8)
Love your Gammy inspired summit pic :lol:
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Re: General Wade through the Monadhliath Bog

Postby jonny616 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:54 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:I salute you General :thumbup:

Cheers Johnny
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Re: General Wade through the Monadhliath Bog

Postby jonny616 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:56 pm

ChrisW wrote:Dammit Johnny, that first paragraph had me spitting my breakfast out :lol: :lol: I always say any day in the hills is a good day but 4 hours of splodging might challenge that :wink: Still a great effort mate and at least you were out there :D


Thanks Chris. Glad i could bring a smile to breakfast.
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Re: General Wade through the Monadhliath Bog

Postby jonny616 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:57 pm

quoman wrote:Aye it wasnt braw yesterday a see what you mean nae views same as me :lol: the only two mad yins out

Atleast i never had a 4hr bog trot :lol:


When you gotta go you gotta go Quoman
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