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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: Càrn nan Gobhar (Strathfarrar), Sgùrr a' Choire Ghlais, Sgùrr Fhuar-thuill, Sgùrr 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
With hindsight if i had known how hot it was going to get i may just have sat here for a few hours
First view of Munro No3
Sgurr a' Chorie Ghlais
do you think we might just get a light rain shower to cool us down
Carn nan Gobhar From No1 Sgurr na Ruaidhe
from No2 Carn nan Gobhar towards Sgurr a' Chorie Ghlais
No3 Sgurr a' Choire Ghlais (26c last 2 bottles of water) Sgurr Fhuar-thuill ahead
looking towards Sgurr na Fearstaig from No 4 Sgurr Fhuar-thuill
Loch Toll a' Mhuic & the long hot walk back to the car
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