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From Seana Bhraigh to Am Faochagach with an overnighter

From Seana Bhraigh to Am Faochagach with an overnighter


by rockhopper » Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:55 pm

Route description: Beinn Dearg - the Four Munros circuit

Munros included on this walk: Am Faochagach, Beinn Dearg (Ullapool), Cona' Mheall, Eididh nan Clach Geala, Meall nan Ceapraichean, Seana Bhraigh

Date walked: 12/04/2012

Time taken: 19.5 hours

Distance: 40.6 km

Ascent: 2690m

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Re: From Seana Bhraigh to Am Faochagach with an overnighter

Postby dooterbang » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:53 pm

Had me in fits of laughter that you had to get back to Glasgow to pick up the wife, surreal stuff and not a situation i think many will find themselves in :lol: :D 8)

Well done on making it to Glasgow...that drive must have been hard!

Another incredible report...you got some stamina to knock all them off after being out the 2 days previous.

What next, where do you go from here...the mind boggles :shock:

I think your loving these wild camping expeditions :)

Thanks for the route info...i shall use it to knock these of in a day, im far too young to have such stamina for a 2 day trek with a wild camp :D

Well done - what an adventure.
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Re: From Seana Bhraigh to Am Faochagach with an overnighter

Postby basscadet » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:58 pm

Oh that was a joy to read. That walk is a long one! Very well done Rockhopper :thumbup:
I did a very similar route last August, and it was the only time my tent has been beaten by the wind! It was harsh!
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Re: From Seana Bhraigh to Am Faochagach with an overnighter

Postby ChrisW » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:03 am

A fantastic finish to your week in the hills RH, some wonderful photos - the panoramic shots are beauties. Glad to hear the age old practice of giving a lift to us poor hill stragglers is still alive and well. I think it would have been a bloody hard session for a 'do it in one', and you would have missed out on a night under the stars/clouds :D
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Re: From Seana Bhraigh to Am Faochagach with an overnighter

Postby Stretch » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:26 am

Awesome, awesome, and more awesome. One of your finest Rockhopper! :thumbup:
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Re: From Seana Bhraigh to Am Faochagach with an overnighter

Postby rockhopper » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:31 pm

Collaciotach wrote:Not surprisingly i'm pleased you mentioned the famine wall ,along with the destitution road's these show the true suffering of the Gaidheal in "An Giorta Mor" in the 1840's .
Thanks. I knew a bit about the wall before I went but have looked into it further since returning. Despite having been over in Gairloch and Poolewe many times in the past, I didn't also know that the section of the A832 from Dundonell to Braemore is known as the Destitution Road for similar reasons. I gather there are other road sections similarly named serving as past reminders.
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Re: From Seana Bhraigh to Am Faochagach with an overnighter

Postby yokehead » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:38 pm

Brilliant stuff, very enjoyable on all counts, cheers! :D
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Re: From Seana Bhraigh to Am Faochagach with an overnighter

Postby Bod » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:41 pm

Great report, loved that. Well done rockhopper ... great read and very fine pictures :D :D :D
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Re: From Seana Bhraigh to Am Faochagach with an overnighter

Postby jonny616 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:44 am

Wow, tremendous 8)
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Re: From Seana Bhraigh to Am Faochagach with an overnighter

Postby Graeme D » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:24 am

...... and this from the man who, when I bumped into him some 18 months ago at the top of Ben Oss and informed him that I'd just camped the previous night on top of Fiarach and had had to scrape the ice off the inside of the tent in the morning, looked at me like I was deranged! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Rockhopper, you've contributed some fine reports to this site over the last few years, but I think this is undoubtedly your finest hour! Superb stuff! 8)
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Re: From Seana Bhraigh to Am Faochagach with an overnighter

Postby kevsbald » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:35 am

Imitation is the best form of flattery - I think I may have to do something similar to you here. Want to take in the lovely top of Seana Braigh though...
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Re: From Seana Bhraigh to Am Faochagach with an overnighter

Postby rockhopper » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:21 pm

Thanks to everyone who posted comments - they are much appreciated. I'd like to echo Graeme D's very apt comments in one his WRs about the reasons for doing reports which mean you can then go back to them months/years later and relive the events - even better when people are so supportive in their comments. Cheers :D

...and Graeme, I very much remember meeting you on Ben Oss and thinking you were off your rocker ! Think I've changed a fair bit since then :lol:
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Re: From Seana Bhraigh to Am Faochagach with an overnighter

Postby SunnyAdventure » Sun May 07, 2017 9:06 pm

Great Report Rockhopper, very helpfull. Planning to do this end of this Month the bank holiday weekend.
I wonder how could I plot your route into My View Ranger App so I can find the way easier, Your help will be very appreciated. Thank you. Hope to hearing from you soon, not sure how to PM you on this site. Cheer
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Re: From Seana Bhraigh to Am Faochagach with an overnighter

Postby rockhopper » Mon May 08, 2017 9:22 pm

SunnyAdventure wrote:I wonder how could I plot your route into My View Ranger App

Hi SA. I'm afraid I don't use view ranger so don't know how it works - I record my route on a garmin etrex. However, if you look below the route at the start of the report to the left you'll see "12-13apr2012t.gpx Open map in GPS Planner". If you click "12-13apr2012t.gpx", it'll download the gpx file to your PC (yes, I still use a desktop). If you click "Open map in GPS Planner", it'll open the track on the WH gps planner. Don't think you can do anything with the latter but the former gives you a gpx file which you may able to upload to view ranger ? Just watch though, I initially followed the track on the north of the allt for about 0.5km from NH204853 before turning back which you wouldn't want to repeat. You'll also see that I had a wee bit of farffing about on the bealach below Beinn Dearg for photos and a camping spot. You may also be able to find a more direct route down from Cona' Mheall as (hopefully) you won't have the snow and ice which I was trying to avoid. Hope you have a great time - cheers :)
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Re: From Seana Bhraigh to Am Faochagach with an overnighter

Postby montie » Tue May 09, 2017 9:38 am

Superb stuff. Great photaes. Brings back some good memories of these hills :-)
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Re: From Seana Bhraigh to Am Faochagach with an overnighter

Postby mike hunter » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:24 pm

What an amazing trip,i've been looking into how to do these Munros in one go ,so thanks for your walk report.
I will follow your route and take 2 nights camping to do it as I'm not a fast walker
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