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Glen Strathfarrar Circuit

Glen Strathfarrar Circuit


Postby valmar1965 » Tue May 29, 2012 8:36 pm

Route description: Glen Strathfarrar Munros circuit

Munros included on this walk: Carn nan Gobhar (Strathfarrar), Sgurr a'Choire Ghlais, Sgurr Fhuar-thuill, Sgurr na Ruaidhe

Date walked: 27/05/2012

Time taken: 9 hours

Distance: 20.2 km

Ascent: 1578m

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gates open at 9am we were told that they were closed at 7pm((dad said to the gatekeeper "we will be back long before that") famous last words) :(
parked at the large grassy area and headed off
a great walk beautiful views but in hindsight was just to hot (we were well prepared with fluids/suntan cream etc & plenty of lovely cold burns topup the water bottles in :D )
strangest sight(sorry no pics) groups of 15/20 deer up on other hills all just lying on snow patches to cool down(this really should have told us humans that it was going to be hot :lol: )
i would really recommend the you either drop off a bike where you come to estate road as you come down or if you are lucky enough have a vehicle at each end (we were so happy when a very kind man gave us a lift the final 3-4k back to our car otherwise i think we may have been lock in the estate for the night)
even if you are not a walker i would recommend a vist to glen strathfarrar it is one of the most beautiful well maintained areas i have been to
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Just after the start a small dam
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With hindsight if i had known how hot it was going to get i may just have sat here for a few hours
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First view of Munro No3
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Sgurr a' Chorie Ghlais
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do you think we might just get a light rain shower to cool us down
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Carn nan Gobhar From No1 Sgurr na Ruaidhe
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from No2 Carn nan Gobhar towards Sgurr a' Chorie Ghlais
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No3 Sgurr a' Choire Ghlais (26c last 2 bottles of water) Sgurr Fhuar-thuill ahead
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looking towards Sgurr na Fearstaig from No 4 Sgurr Fhuar-thuill
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Loch Toll a' Mhuic & the long hot walk back to the car
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valmar1965
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