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Glen Affric 2009
by 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 na Dheiragain, Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan, Toll Creagach, Tom a'Choinich
Date walked: 14/09/2009
Time taken: 72 hours
Distance: 56 km1 person thinks this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
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.
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.
Now off along the ridge to Tom a' Choinich.
The fantastic ridge to Carn Eige.
Carn Eige in the mist.
Now off to Beinn Fhionnlaidh via Belach Beag (is you find a small rubber water filter hose here its mine!).
Now back to camp in the belach between Carn Eige and Mam Sodhail. Uncomfortable and noisey thanks to the rutting stags, but great views.
Next day up to 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.
and then back up the great NE ridge of Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan to the summit.
Camping on the E ridge before the ball achingly dull, spirit crushing hike out back to the car.
by hills » Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:22 pm
by The_Greenman2000 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:23 pm
by maddjock » Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:34 am
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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by The_Greenman2000 » Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:19 pm
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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