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by Alastair S » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:17 pm
Route description: An Teallach, Dundonnell
Munros included on this walk: Bidein a'Ghlas Thuill (An Teallach), Sgurr Fiona (An Teallach)
Date walked: 14/04/2012
Time taken: 8.5 hours
Distance: 16.8 km
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This was a Granite City Hillwalkers meet staying at the Forest Way Bunkhouse near Ullapool. And for once the weather was excellent if a bit nippy. I'll let the pictures do most of the talking. I did this hill with Andrew who has under 20 Munros to complete. He was fairly sure he had done this one before but wanted to be absolutely sure and in any case wanted to do this iconic mountain in decent weather. As the day worn on he realized he had done both of the tops before but in pants weather. As you can see we didn't tackle the pinnacles but I dare say I'll be back now that I know what's involved. I struggled for fitness most of the day having not done anything for a couple of weeks due to a bad back. This took a bit of my enjoyment of the day but none the less it was a great experience. The conditions were pretty good - there was hardly any wind but when it did occasionally pick up it cut right through you. Our major concern was if there was any ice about but thankfully the snow was newish powder. Ice axes did come in handy for the Sgurr Fiona top though. Hope you like the piccies
An Teallach from its southern (954m) peak of Sail Liath. This is a stitch of two landscape shots.
Beinn Dearg Mor From An Teallach
The Corbett of Beinn Dearg Mor from the Sail Liath bit of An Teallach. To its right (west) is Beinn Dearg Bheag and between them is a Loch Toll an Lochain. I say "a" because if you look the other way there is another Loch Toll an Lochain nestled beneath An Teallach impressive crags. Loch na Sealga is the loch visible in this shot.
Its A Long Way Down
Loch Toll an Lochain just visible from the bealach between the Sail Liath and Cadha Gobhlach tops of An Teallach.
An Teallach [Cadha Gobhlach] Panorama
View SW from the Cadha Gobhlach bit of An Teallach. On the left is the top Sail Liath which is the way we came. Loch na Sealga on the right. Stitch of 8 portrait shots encompassing over 180°.
Loch na Sealga
Loch na Sealga from the Cadha Gobhlach bit of An Teallach.
An Teallach Bypass #1
The route round the western slopes of An Teallach that bypasses the Corrag Bhuidhe & Lord Berkeley's Seat pinnacles.
An Teallach Bypass #2
An Teallach Bypass #3
Lord Berkeley's Seat
From just short of the Sgurr Fiona summit of An Teallach. Beinn Dearg Mor on the right.
Sgurr Fiona Summit
View SSW along the most interesting bit of An Teallach's many ridges.
Descent From Sgurr Fiona
With our next target - Bidein a' Ghlas Thuill - in view.
One of the two Munros of An Teallach, taken from part way up the side of Bidein a' Ghlas Thuill, the other Munro. Part of Loch Toll an Lochain down below.
Sgurr Fiona From Bidein a' Ghlas Thuill
A snow shower envelopes Sgurr Fiona as we summit Bidein a' Ghlas Thuill.
Bidein a' Ghlas Thuill Lollipop
View from Bidein a' Ghlas Thuill (at 1062m the highest point of An Teallach) back to Sgurr Fiona and various pinnacles. Someone had stuck a stick in the top of the trig point (they must have brought it a long way) and the weather had turned it into a lollipop.
The bealach between Bidein a' Ghlas Thuill and Glas Mheall Mòr. Our initial plan was to descend these very steep head wall but as you can see it was filled with hard icy old snow. So we carried on over the Munro Top of Glas Mheall Mòr.
An Teallach And Beyond
Taken from the Munro Top of Glas Mheall Mòr and looking across the Glas Mheall Liath and Sail Liath ridges of An Teallach to the Fisherfield Munros in the distance (probably Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair).
Flickr set over here.
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