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Holidaying in Shenavall..Taking in 8 munros

Holidaying in Shenavall..Taking in 8 munros


Postby mountain thyme » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:55 pm

Munros included on this walk: A' Mhaighdean, Beinn Tarsuinn, Bidein a'Ghlas Thuill (An Teallach), Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Ruadh Stac Mor, Sgurr Ban, Sgurr Fiona (An Teallach)

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn a'Chlaidheimh

Date walked: 03/09/2011

Time taken: 23.5 hours

Distance: 46 km

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Holidaying in Shenavall and Taking in 8 munros

Walked in from Corrie Hallie on the Friday night with full pack i.e camping gear, sleeping bags, pots, stove and food and drink (alcoholic and non alcoholic) supplies for 2 days.
Good path all the way to Shenavall Bothy. Arrived at the Bothy with only two people there. Result. Plenty of room. The guy being from my home town. We initially left our sleeping bags downstairs until told of a mouse running about and I soon shifted my gear to a spot upstairs. Couple of drinks and early night for the big day ahead.

Started the walk at 730 am from Shenavall Bothy and down towards the Abhainn Strath na Sealga. Had to strip to the waist as the river was in spate. :shock: From here onwards the rain and wind started and didn’t stop until we reached the 6th munro. Therefore no views for the full walk :(

Once over the river headed south straight up in between the crags and on up towards the ridge up to Beinn a Chlaidheimh. Found this quite a tough climb.

Headed south towards Am Briseadh and headed up the ridge to Sgurr Ban. Walked down to the col and then up the steep slopes to Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair.

From here we headed down to the ridge towards Meall Garbh and west to the Bealach Odhar and up the ridge to Beinn Tarsuinn.

From here we headed west down to the Bealach at 525, over boggy ground and up the long grassy ridge to A ‘ Mhaighdean. At this point clouds started to lift and we were beginning to see some views :D

From the summit headed north east down to the bealach and picked up a faint path through the crags to the summit of Ruadh Stac Mor.

From the summit of Ruadh Stac Mor headed north east down between the lochans and picking up a path at Clach na Frithealaidh and back towards the Abhainn Strath ns Sealga. But by this time it was dark and we didn’t know how deep it was. Time for a second strip and mgmt! happily volunteered to go first across to check the depth of the river :wink:

From here it was extremely boggy and difficult to find the bothy until we smelt the smoke from the guy in the bothy burning wet wood. :? Home to Shenavall for 930pm. Still enough time for food and a few bevies.. to ease the pain of course

Up early the next morning and surprisingly felt ok... Just for fun mgmt! suggested taking in An Teallach on the way out back to the car. So with full packs left the bothy and followed the path for 2km and headed up the ridge towards Sail Laith and followed the ridge towards Corrag Bhuidhe.

At this point mgmt! suggested me skirting west and taking the bypass path up towards Sgurr Fiona whilst he climbed the pinnacles.
With a heavy pack i was initially glad to do this but I didn’t enjoy this path as it was narrow in parts and on occasions was wishing I had gone over the pinnacles too. Once around the narrow path a good but path leads to the summit. Once at the summit I had a chat with a guy I had met on Slioch the week before and then had a half hour kip whilst waiting on mgmt! coming over the pinnacles.

Sat for a wee while admiring the stunning scenery and then headed north east down the ridge and up towards Bidein a ‘Ghlas Thuill.

From here we headed down to the bealach at 875 and east into the coire Glas Tholl. We followed the Garbh allt and back to the road at Dundonnell House . Total time 7.5 hours

fisherfield 6munros sept 2011 001.jpg
Number 1 of the Fisherfields.. Beinn a' Chlaidheimh

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number 2 Sgurr Ban

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number 3 Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair

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number 4 Beinn Tarsuinn

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Lochan Fada

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Number 5 A ' Mhaighdean

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yeeha.. number 6.. Ruadh Stac Mor

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an teallach sept 2011 002.jpg
Beinn Dearg 4/9/12

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Shenavall Bothy

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an teallach sept 2011 008.jpg
bypass paths

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mgmt! on pinnacles

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mgmt! on pinnacles

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Sgurr Fiona

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Bidein a Ghlas Thuill

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Re: Holidaying in Shenavall..Taking in 8 munros

Postby rockhopper » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:15 am

You're both off your rockers :wink: :lol: Hard enough in that weather covering the 6 (or 5+1) but to add on An Teallach on the way out..... :roll: Seriously though - looks a great way to spend a holiday and good job the weather cleared up for you latterly - cheers :)
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Re: Holidaying in Shenavall..Taking in 8 munros

Postby mountain thyme » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:20 am

rockhopper wrote:You're both off your rockers :wink: :lol: Hard enough in that weather covering the 6 (or 5+1) but to add on An Teallach on the way out..... :roll: Seriously though - looks a great way to spend a holiday and good job the weather cleared up for you latterly - cheers :)


Cheers...Im calling it 6.. because it was 6 when we climbed them :D
At the time they were speaking of demoting it and i was for having none of it..saying it felt like a munro, that it was a bloody tough climb and i dont think the wet weather helped
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Re: Holidaying in Shenavall..Taking in 8 munros

Postby pollyh33 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:25 am

Jings MT- what a massive walk, and you're still smiling in the photos :clap: :clap:

Hoping to head up An Teallach very soon, but as a main event not just as a casual afterthought thrown in for a bit of sport!!!! :crazy: :crazy:

I'm definitely going over the pinnacles though, heard the bypass path was a bit ropey :( :(


PS no pix of MGMT stripped down for the river crossing :wink: :wink:
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Re: Holidaying in Shenavall..Taking in 8 munros

Postby rockhopper » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:37 am

mountain thyme wrote:Cheers...Im calling it 6.. because it was 6 when we climbed them :D
At the time they were speaking of demoting it and i was for having none of it..saying it felt like a munro, that it was a bloody tough climb and i dont think the wet weather helped

oops - my mistake - didn't click with me when I read it that it was Sept 2011...I did wonder why you were back so quickly :shock: :crazy: I'm sure I'll feel the same way if/when I do eventually get up here - cheers :)
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Re: Holidaying in Shenavall..Taking in 8 munros

Postby jonny616 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:25 am

Epic. I know what you mean about that first climb. I think it one of the toughest there is. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Holidaying in Shenavall..Taking in 8 munros

Postby dooterbang » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:35 pm

How did the wildlife react to your "stripping to the waist" moment? I heard Noah got a call :wink:

Well done on a big walk...you have some stamina girl 8)
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Re: Holidaying in Shenavall..Taking in 8 munros

Postby ChrisW » Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:11 am

Great hike MT but what a heart breaker that there were no views the whole way....sickening :crazy: At least you got a glimpse of sunshine at one point :roll: I think the clag may have got to you though as that was a mental decision to take on An Teallach on the way out to the car :lol:
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Re: Holidaying in Shenavall..Taking in 8 munros

Postby mgmt! » Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:01 pm

he mountain thyme, you reminiscing on your munro bagging expliots ? how do you remember all those routes n times n stuff :crazy:
you can go back and do some munros you no, you dont need to have the corbett blinkers on. an teallach in winter sounds like a good challenge, doing the pinnacles with there winter jackets on, would make up for the lack of snow n ice when you done the aonach eagach ?

polly33, there will be no more semi naked pics of me on here again, ive took an injunction out on mountain thyme for any sleeky pictures she has taken of my derriere, river crossing or otherwise, and in any case at your age you should no better :lol:
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Re: Holidaying in Shenavall..Taking in 8 munros

Postby monty » Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:10 pm

Hey MT, Your a bit slow with the auld report writing are you not :lol: :lol: Good effort carrying all the gear in and adding An Teallach on the way out. Shame about the fisherfield views but you can always go back :D
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Re: Holidaying in Shenavall..Taking in 8 munros

Postby mountain thyme » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:15 pm

jonny616 wrote:Epic. I know what you mean about that first climb. I think it one of the toughest there is. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thanks Jonny... Thats what i thought - what a climb ... hard going

dooterbang wrote:How did the wildlife react to your "stripping to the waist" moment? I heard Noah got a call :wink:

Well done on a big walk...you have some stamina girl 8)


I was showing YOU how its properly done doots... one day you might be able to keep up with me on these big hill days :)

ChrisW wrote:Great hike MT but what a heart breaker that there were no views the whole way....sickening :crazy: At least you got a glimpse of sunshine at one point :roll: I think the clag may have got to you though as that was a mental decision to take on An Teallach on the way out to the car :lol:


It was a beautiful day on An Teallach so that made up for the rotten day the day before :)

pollyh33 wrote:Jings MT- what a massive walk, and you're still smiling in the photos :clap: :clap:

PS no pix of MGMT stripped down for the river crossing :wink: :wink:


Thanks Polly .. dont know about the smiling... im laughing now at the nick of me in those pics....

No pix.... mgmt! said not too as it attracted too much female attention last time...... :D

mgmt! wrote:he mountain thyme, you reminiscing on your munro bagging expliots ? how do you remember all those routes n times n stuff :crazy:
you can go back and do some munros you no, you dont need to have the corbett blinkers on. an teallach in winter sounds like a good challenge, doing the pinnacles with there winter jackets on, would make up for the lack of snow n ice when you done the aonach eagach ?

polly33, there will be no more semi naked pics of me on here again, ive took an injunction out on mountain thyme for any sleeky pictures she has taken of my derriere, river crossing or otherwise, and in any case at your age you should no better :lol:


How do i remember as i told you many a time when helping you across many munros... its all up there michael... well stored in my wee brain...
No blinkers on.. just trying some different hills :D

monty wrote:Hey MT, Your a bit slow with the auld report writing are you not :lol: :lol: Good effort carrying all the gear in and adding An Teallach on the way out. Shame about the fisherfield views but you can always go back :D

Im very slow Monty.. had a busy year..last year... now catching up :D
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Re: Holidaying in Shenavall..Taking in 8 munros

Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:44 pm

Nice report MT, shame about the views though, you really need to walk with me more :lol:
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Re: Holidaying in Shenavall..Taking in 8 munros

Postby pollyh33 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:27 pm

mountain thyme wrote:
No pix.... mgmt! said not too as it attracted too much female attention last time...... :D



Really???? :crazy: God love him :lol: :lol:
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