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Better late for clag-free Fannaichs
by Huff_n_Puff » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:16 pm
Route description: Sgurr nan Clach Geala, near Braemore
Munros included on this walk: Meall a'Chrasgaidh, Sgurr nan Clach Geala, Sgurr nan Each
Date walked: 26/07/2012
Time taken: 8 hours
Distance: 18 km
Ascent: 1103mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
After some messing about we set off into the hills trying to work on the positive thinking and willing the cloud to lift – it didn't seem to be working and nearly caused us to bypass the first munro of the day.
After a quick adjustment to the route we were soon at the cairn on Meall a'Chrasgaidh, where we were joined by the first of two walkers from Manchester.
But the weather gods had heard us and the clag was lifting. The photos are still a bit hazy though.
So doubts allayed we press on – no Biggles not that way
As we started on the Sgurr nan Cleach Geala ridge the last of the cloud lifted and we could see what a superb mountain it is and what a joy the ridge itself is.
From here on the day was a delight.
As we came down Sgurr nan Cleach Geala we met Duncanandsooz and family heading the other way – on their very impressive route over 7 of the Fannaichs. Hummm not sure if we're serious here!!
Sgurr nan Each gave wonderful, if hazy views,
and the route down a delightful walk along side the Allt Breabaig. (Once the boggy bits at the top of the descent had been passed that is.)
Ambling back to the car we heard someone shouting for us – Roger had dropped his fleece and the walker from Manchester we'd met several times during the day had found it, run down the track to hand it over and then run back to his partner. Not only was that amazingly kind – but at this time of day I wouldn't have been up for running anywhere. A big thank you.
I'm becoming a real Fannaichs fan – the mountains themselves give great walking and the views of the surrounding mountains are stunning. We'll be back soon.
by dogplodder » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:26 pm
Great you got your fleece back.
by mrssanta » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:37 pm
by Huff_n_Puff » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:41 pm
mrssanta wrote:lovely pictures, the second one is my favourite.
Thank you - at that point we were still wondering if MWIS would be right - and it was!
by PeteR » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:24 pm