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Am Faochagach

Am Faochagach

Postby kenny3760 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:15 pm

Route description: Am Faochagach

Munros included on this walk: Am Faochagach

Date walked: 14/08/2012

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 15 km

Ascent: 700m

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Started from the A835 and crossed the flat bog to the Allt a' Gharbhrain.
Beinn Dearg from the A835.JPG
Beinn Dearg from the A835

This was easy to cross as it was very low, there were several routes across on stepping stones. Crossed some flat bog and then picked up the Allt nah-Uidhe which I followed as I headed towards the low point on the ridge above. Got some nice pictures on the way up.

Beinn Dearg and Cona' Mheall (2).JPG
Beinn Dearg

Looking into Choire Ghranda.JPG
Looking into Coire Ghranda

Loch a' Gharbhrain (3).JPG
Loch a' Gharbhrain

As I reached the ridge the rain closed in and it was on with full waterproofs for the walk to the summit dome.

I waited here for the weather to clear up a bit so that I could get some more pictures of the Ullapool hills. I also managed to get some atmospherice pictures of the clouds all around me.

Low Clouds.JPG

Rain is here.JPG

Beinn Dearg through the cloud.JPG
Beinn Dearg

Rain Coming (2).JPG
Cloud closing in

Beinn Dearg.JPG
Beinn Dearg

Seana Bhraigh (2).JPG
Seana Bhraigh

Summit 2.JPG
Summit Cairn

Beinn Dearg, Cona' Mheall from Am Faochagach.JPG
Beinn Dearg, Cona' Mheall from Am Faochagach

After a bit of lunch I headed back down stopping again to get some views of Choire Ghranda and The Fannich Hills.

Choire Ghranda.JPG
Coire Ghranda

Loch a' Choire Ghranda.JPG
Coire Ghranda

The Fannichs (2).JPG
The Fannichs

Am Faochagach (2).JPG
Am Faochagach

Beinn Dearg, Meall nan Ceapraichean and Cona' Mheall.JPG
Beinn Dearg, Cona' Mheall

Back across the bogs and back at the car in lovely sunshine again.

Overall it's a bit of a slog up some very wet and boggy ground, with little to break the monotony of the climb. The views however would be outstanding on a clear day. Even with the poorish weather I had it was worth the effort.
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Re: Am Faochagach

Postby dogplodder » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:33 pm

Good to see Beinn Dearg from top as the day we were there it was thick clag. Had to wade the river - and the bogs come to that! :? All in all not my favourite hill! :lol:
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