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Another cracker,Fuar Tholl,Sgorr Ruadh&Beinn Liath Mhor

Another cracker,Fuar Tholl,Sgorr Ruadh&Beinn Liath Mhor


Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:17 am

Route description: Beinn Liath Mhor, Achnashellach

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Liath Mhor, Sgorr Ruadh

Corbetts included on this walk: Fuar Tholl

Date walked: 15/08/2012

Time taken: 7 hours

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Today we drove up to Achnashellach after our day out yesterday on The Five Sisters to climb a Corbett and two Munros. We parked up and took the track up and over the railway line, continueing on it till a path with a waymarked sign leads you down and along the river. We continued till we came to a path to the left, which led up towards the Corbett. We left the path just before the small Lochan and climbed up the steep slopes of the Corbett, getting to its summit from the north but we should have stayed on the path a wee bit longer to climb the scree path that leads to the Corbett. Jimmy did point this out to me but i opted for the more direct route though we did return by the scree path. We then made our way over to climb Sgorr Ruadh, it was on this summit we had lunch getting shelter from the wind behind the cairn. After lunch we made our way down following the path which led up to the next Munro, Beinn Liath Mhor. At this point we decided to give the ridge walk back a miss as the winds were picking up so we left our rucksacks where we would return to collect them after summiting. We met a lovely lady who must have been in her seventies descending the summit of Beinn Liath Mhor who told us how windy it was on the ridge, she was also carrying a full pack as she would be wild camping that night near Maol Chean-dearg. We wished her well as we parted. The climb up this Munro is scrambly and rocky but its a short climb. Once back down at the rucksacks we decided to hide Mo's rucksack before she got down and claimed the wind had blown it away, she didn't quite believe us though even though it's lighter than a feather. After we stopped fooling around we got down onto the path at Coire Lair, following it all the way back to Achnashellach. Another great day out in superb weather, even with the wind.

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Fuar Tholl

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Beinn Liath Mhor

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Fuar Tholl

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Maol Chean-dearg

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Fuar Tholl

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An Ruadh-stac & Maol Chearn-dearg

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The 2 Munros

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Fuar Tholl summit

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Fuar Tholl again

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An Ruadh-stac & Maol Chean-dearg

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View west

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Sgorr Ruadh summit

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Leaving Sgorr Ruadh

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Beinn Liath Mhor

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Beinn Liath Mhor summit

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2 Corbetts

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Liathach

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Beinn Eighe

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Sgorr Ruadh

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Fuar Tholl

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Loch Torridon

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Coming back down Beinn Liath Mhor

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Mo searching for her rucksack

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On our way down
Last edited by Johnny Corbett on Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:57 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Another cracker,Fuar Tholl,Sgorr Ruadh&Beinn Liath Mhor

Postby dogplodder » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:15 pm

Naughty boys hiding Mo's rucksack. :lol:

That was a big day you had even without the ridge - must be super fit! :clap:
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Re: Another cracker,Fuar Tholl,Sgorr Ruadh&Beinn Liath Mhor

Postby mountain thyme » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:52 pm

i think Jimmy should be the new expedition leader JC !!
dont think Mos rucksack could blow away now that she has a larger heavier one :wink:
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Re: Another cracker,Fuar Tholl,Sgorr Ruadh&Beinn Liath Mhor

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:01 am

dogplodder wrote:Naughty boys hiding Mo's rucksack. :lol:

That was a big day you had even without the ridge - must be super fit! :clap:

The oldies set the pace, i just have to keep up :wink:
mountain thyme wrote:i think Jimmy should be the new expedition leader JC !!I'm allways the no.1 MT, you know that :lol:
dont think Mos rucksack could blow away now that she has a larger heavier one :wink:
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Re: Another cracker,Fuar Tholl,Sgorr Ruadh&Beinn Liath Mhor

Postby SusieThePensioner » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:04 pm

Another great report and walk! You seem to have been lucky with the weather recently :D
Some lovely photos :thumbup:
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Re: Another cracker,Fuar Tholl,Sgorr Ruadh&Beinn Liath Mhor

Postby rockhopper » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:40 pm

Aha - so that's what these hills look like - good to see you got great weather, couldn't see a thing in the rain on my trip - cheers :)
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Re: Another cracker,Fuar Tholl,Sgorr Ruadh&Beinn Liath Mhor

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:46 pm

SusieThePensioner wrote:Another great report and walk! You seem to have been lucky with the weather recently :D
Some lovely photos :thumbup:

Thanks Susie, in ten days of walking i only got 2 bad days, can't grumble at that :D
rockhopper wrote:Aha - so that's what these hills look like - good to see you got great weather, couldn't see a thing in the rain on my trip - cheers :)
Glad you see what you missed :D
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Re: Another cracker,Fuar Tholl,Sgorr Ruadh&Beinn Liath Mhor

Postby malky_c » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:29 pm

Phew, you've been busy lately! These are some of my favourite local hills. Done them all a few times, but still not this full circuit, which is a cracker.
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Re: Another cracker,Fuar Tholl,Sgorr Ruadh&Beinn Liath Mhor

Postby ChrisW » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:38 am

This looks a real beauty JC, nice to hear of an older lady yomping the hills with a full pack, there's hope for me yet :lol:
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Re: Another cracker,Fuar Tholl,Sgorr Ruadh&Beinn Liath Mhor

Postby Lenore » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:03 pm

Great report and wonderful pictures! :clap: Walked past these last month but it was a claudy affair that day. This is much much better :D
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Re: Another cracker,Fuar Tholl,Sgorr Ruadh&Beinn Liath Mhor

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:52 am

malky_c wrote:Phew, you've been busy lately! These are some of my favourite local hills. Done them all a few times, but still not this full circuit, which is a cracker.
Cheers, it was one of our best walks :D
ChrisW wrote:This looks a real beauty JC, nice to hear of an older lady yomping the hills with a full pack, there's hope for me yet :lol:
Cheers, hope for us all Chris. Hope your wounds are healing :D
Lenore wrote:Great report and wonderful pictures! :clap: Walked past these last month but it was a claudy affair that day. This is much much better :D
Thanks, it's a great and one to keep in mind for when you re-visit Scotland :D
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Re: Another cracker,Fuar Tholl,Sgorr Ruadh&Beinn Liath Mhor

Postby basscadet » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:59 am

Oh that looked like an amazing trip, such a beautiful area.. :clap:
I was hoping to do these in a couple of weeks with my sister, so the info is useful too :thumbup:
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Re: Another cracker,Fuar Tholl,Sgorr Ruadh&Beinn Liath Mhor

Postby Stuart Angus » Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:49 pm

That's a helluva day JC, my eyes were spinning just looking at the route! :lol: Nice pics too by the way, you should start posting in advance where your going so we can all follow seeing as the sun seems to follow you! :lol: 8)
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Re: Another cracker,Fuar Tholl,Sgorr Ruadh&Beinn Liath Mhor

Postby pigeon » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:27 pm

Looked a great but tough day Johnny,might try this route soon,cheers for posting :thumbup:
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Re: Another cracker,Fuar Tholl,Sgorr Ruadh&Beinn Liath Mhor

Postby jester » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:44 pm

Nice to see what the views up there WOULD be like. 8)
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