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Glen Affric 2009

Glen Affric 2009


Postby The_Greenman2000 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:06 am

Munros included on this walk: An Socach (Affric), Beinn Fhionnlaidh (Carn Eige), Carn Eige, Mam Sodhail, Mullach nan Dheiragain, Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan, Toll Creagach, Tom a'Choinich

Date walked: 14/09/2009

Time taken: 72 hours

Distance: 56 km

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Big long ridge walk undertaken over 3 days in Glen Affric climbing 2650m.
Parked up at Chisholme Bridge after the long drive up on Monday 14th and walked up the track a few km up onto a sholder of TollCreagach to camp.
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Woke on the 15th to a sea of midges....packed and ran up to get into a breeze. Once off of the steep heathery slopes the climb wasn't too back and the summit soon reached with great views of the Loch Mullardoch Munros.
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Toll Creagch

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Loch Mullardoch Munros

Now off along the ridge to Tom a' Choinich.
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Tom a' Choinich

The fantastic ridge to Carn Eige.
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Carn Eige ridge

Carn Eige in the mist.
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Jasper on Carn Eige

Now off to Beinn Fhionnlaidh via Belach Beag (is you find a small rubber water filter hose here its mine!).
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Jasper on Beinn Fhionnlaigh

Now back to camp in the belach between Carn Eige and Mam Sodhail. Uncomfortable and noisey thanks to the rutting stags, but great views.
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Next day up to Mam Sodhail......
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Mam Sodhail

......and on along the ridge via Belach Corie Ghaidheil to An Socach before dropping down past Loch Corie nan Dearcag for the thankless long ridge walk of Mullach na Dheiragain.
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Mullach na Dheiragain

and then back up the great NE ridge of Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan to the summit.
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Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan

Camping on the E ridge before the ball achingly dull, spirit crushing hike out back to the car.
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Last edited by The_Greenman2000 on Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:22 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Glen Affric 2009

Postby hills » Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:22 pm

56km :shock: Wow, thats quite a walk, you must have been very pleased with that. :D
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Re: Glen Affric 2009

Postby The_Greenman2000 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:23 pm

Aye...t'was magic! And that was 'as the crow flies' so was probably a little more. Great walk...ridges nearly all the way. Was stinking afterwards though...a nicer shower I have not had
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Re: Glen Affric 2009

Postby maddjock » Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:34 am

ouch... from Socach to Mullach na Dheiragain... and back again to Ceathreamhnan....!
I prefer the camp spot on the other side of Mam Sodhail, by the old OS building...
fantastic area though and especially the hike from Tom a'Choinich to Carn Eige...
did you find the hidden stairs up Sron Garbh....?
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Re: Glen Affric 2009

Postby The_Greenman2000 » Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:19 pm

Ouch indeed, the dog was wasted every night!
ah, is that what that building is.....we did wonder. What was it an old survey building?
As for the stairs, well I think we did, I commented that we were walking up some steps and I knew there was some, but if it was 'the stairs' then I would say there was only 15-20 of them, but they were perfectly made.
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