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Glen Affric 2009

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:06 am
by The_Greenman2000
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.

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.
Toll Creagch

Loch Mullardoch Munros

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

The fantastic ridge to Carn Eige.
Carn Eige ridge

Carn Eige in the mist.
Jasper on Carn Eige

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

Next day up to Mam Sodhail......
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.
Mullach na Dheiragain

and then back up the great NE ridge of Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan to the summit.
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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Re: Glen Affric 2009

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:22 pm
by hills
56km :shock: Wow, thats quite a walk, you must have been very pleased with that. :D

Re: Glen Affric 2009

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:23 pm
by The_Greenman2000
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

Re: Glen Affric 2009

PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:34 am
by maddjock
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....?

Re: Glen Affric 2009

PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:19 pm
by The_Greenman2000
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.