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Sgor Gaoith and Mullach Clach a' Bhlair

Sgor Gaoith and Mullach Clach a' Bhlair


Postby soulminer » Mon May 28, 2012 11:54 am

Munros included on this walk: Mullach Clach a'Bhlair, Sgor Gaoith

Date walked: 27/05/2012

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Off again on our travels. Doogz driving again, with Nelson, Mags and yours truly as passengers. Another hot day, windows down and it is only early :shock: :)
Arrived at Achlean, after an altrication with a tourist who didn't want to reverse less then 50m to a passing place, but would rather have someone else reverse up hill to a blind corner- PRAT !
Water intake required, after all that shouting :roll:, and the application of suncream- then off down the track. It wasn't long before the heat hit hard- just after leaving the shady forest :shock: It was going to be another tough toil today. Just have to take the usual rests and rehydration stops- there would not be a lot of chances to sit in the shade today :crazy:

The view back from top of the forest, and Glen Feshie;

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Heads down and place one foot in front of the other. It was a sun-trap all the way up the path , with little in the way of a respite breeze. instead of heading to the top of the Carn Ban Mor path, we decided on a rising traverse towards Sgor Gaoith, to met the path again just before the summit.

Sgor Gaoith from the traverse route;

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The path reached Mags and Nelson set off towards the summit, whilst Doogz and I headed for the edge for some photos.

Walker on top of summit;

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Zoomed;

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Mags and Nelson just before the summit;

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Zoomed;

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A wee break in the filming :lol:

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A transcendental moment,

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Buddha Da at it again :lol: ;

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Doogz shaking his head in disgust :lol: ;

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A fair time on the summit taking on fluids and eatables :) then off for the wander across the Great Moss.

Time for some photos on route;

Doogz;

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Mags;

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Only a small part of the 'Massif' Braeriach;

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We trudged along the extremely dry Moine Mhor, thinking that where we are is now a tinderbox, rather than the usual slushy bog. Everys stream crossing was used to wet hats and buffs, to stave off the effects of the suns' rays. We crossed the usual path, and took a more direct route towards the Landrover Track- only because of the conditions underfoot.Walked along the track and split off,after a stream crossing, heading for the summit direct.

Some views behind;

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Sgor Gaoith and Braeriach in the distance;

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The summit now in sight, the hard work done :D

Nelson, Doogz and Mags( I was in enough photos earlier :lol: );

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We had a damn good laugh at the summit party, boots off as well- ah a Bisto moment :lol: You see some strange sights on some summits, but today it was not us :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: I have never seen Nelson shocked till today- Priceless That is for us to laugh at and you all to wonder :wink: :lol:

Last view before we leave, zoomed;

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The path looked a long way down, and the heat haze didn't make it look any better, Again any chance of a breeze we took it :)

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On and on till the River Feshie came into full view- awesome- not just the sight,but the chance to cool off a bit :lol:

The last pic of the day;

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More dipping of buffs and hats in the coolling River, and Nelson sneaking up on Mags and wringing out hif buff on her head and back :lol: we like a laugh, did I tell you ?
More hot walking ahead, head down and off to the car park for the homeward journey.
Brilliant walk today, slightly too hot- beat it with a bit of Scottish grit though.
Finished Wednsday, back tomorrow. In that time, Walked Ben More and Stob Binnien- Rois Bheinn round, and Sgor Gaoith and Mullach Clach a'Bhlair- now that is what I call a holiday 8) Cheers to Doogz for all the driving and company,and also to Mags, and of course Nelson for the company and fun. Cheers
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Re: Sgor Gaoith and Mullach Clach a' Bhlair

Postby Alastair S » Mon May 28, 2012 1:26 pm

Nice (if hot) one :thumbup: Don't quite fancy such strenuous stuff in this heat but good to see the hills in all their summer glory.
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Re: Sgor Gaoith and Mullach Clach a' Bhlair

Postby jonny616 » Mon May 28, 2012 4:34 pm

Another fine day with great photos 8)
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Re: Sgor Gaoith and Mullach Clach a' Bhlair

Postby soulminer » Mon May 28, 2012 5:20 pm

Cheers guys :clap:
So much for the temp going down today- 29 deg, i could have been out gettin' burnt :lol:
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Re: Sgor Gaoith and Mullach Clach a' Bhlair

Postby L-Hiking » Mon May 28, 2012 7:54 pm

Great pic of the Buddah :lol:
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Re: Sgor Gaoith and Mullach Clach a' Bhlair

Postby soulminer » Mon May 28, 2012 8:20 pm

Your Karma has now been placed on a higher plain :lol: Cheers.
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Re: Sgor Gaoith and Mullach Clach a' Bhlair

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon May 28, 2012 8:20 pm

Great stuff again :thumbup: Twice i've been up Sgor Gaoith and seen nothing :(
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Re: Sgor Gaoith and Mullach Clach a' Bhlair

Postby soulminer » Mon May 28, 2012 8:24 pm

There have been a few like that for me, but two less now :lol:
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