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Carn Eige & Mam Sodhail including Beinn Fionnlaidh
by Greigers » Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:11 pm
Route description: Càrn Eige and Mam Sodhail
Munros included on this walk: Beinn Fhionnlaidh (Càrn Eige), Càrn Eige, Mam Sodhail
Date walked: 23/06/2012
Time taken: 12 hours
Distance: 28 km
Ascent: 1727m2 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
We parked up at chisolm bridge near the clan cairn and set off around 07:15 taking path to right of the bridge and so the long walk in with a long walk out to match begins Shadow was in high spirits and quickly lead the way and about maybe quarter of a mile in Shadow runs through what he believes to be a puddle on the track which he quickly disappeared into, it made me laugh so it was onward bound weather was kind up to this point but it was going to become very mixed later on. then the going gets a little tougher you will find yourself following your own path towards the shoulder leading up the bealach towards ridge leading to Carn Eige at top of the bealach you start climbing the steep ridge that will eventually take you to the summit its quite a long walk along ridge to finally reach the trig point we passed a chimney on route we got a very nice view of our remote neighbour Beinn Fionnlaidh over to the right (north side) as you aim for Carn Eige summit and it looked great! and we finally reached summit of munro number 1 for the day i was set to aquire 3 munros and poor Mackenzie only need Beinn Fionnlaidh so he passed on a photo at summit so only my mug to see we stopped had a bite to eat replenish the energy and we were ready to go get our remote neighbour upon leaving Carn Eige north northwest bearing and begin the steep descent from Carn Eige leading to the bealach between Eige and Fionnlaidh just follow path that takes you all the way to the cairn on top of Beinn Fionnlaidh our views were horrible at this point a rain cloud decided to drift over our heads and it dumped all its moisture on us we didnt hang around on Beinn Fionnlaidh and did a U turn and promtly descended and decided to skirt around Eige rather than fully re-ascending more gradual until we hooked up with the path leading up to Mam Sodhail weather at this point was terrible we finally reached the big cairn on mam sodhail climbed inside and had another bite to eat wont show photo of the state we were in after our bite to eat in the cold we decided to go for the final slog of the day but was a worth while slog the views across the ridge were amazing when the clag let us have a peak and reveal a very distant sgurr na lapaich was a gradual ascent up to the summit staying just above the geological feature until you finally reach the summit we took a couple mobile phone shots before heading back down to finish off the walk descent from sgurr na lapaich was slow going and pretty steep in places but views were great we just headed down aiming for the man made track in the distance with the mentioned U shaped bend and thats your target the just simple follow it to affric lodge then join a new track on level ground taking you to the tarmac road then follow that to reach chisolm bridge and finish of a very long walk! not sure if photos uploaded correctly and my appologies for poor grammar all photos courtesy of Mackenzie!!!
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