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A Feshie Threesome!
by jonny616 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:39 pm
Route description: Mullach Clach a' Bhlair
Munros included on this walk: Mullach Clach a'Bhlair, Sgor Gaoith
Date walked: 06/11/2012
Time taken: 8 hours
Distance: 28 km
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After much texting & FB messages whilst waiting for the perfect weather forecast to enable us to leave Glasgow at 2am for Torridon we settled on Sgor Gaoith & Mullach Clach a Bhlair from Glen Feshie as the weather was not playing ball.
Snow meant that winter boots were looked out along with all the other heavy winter paraphinalier for the first time this side of summer.
Campbell (now Known as fifty) , who immediately volunteered to drive without a single moan, picked me up at 05:30 & then off to collect Derek before hitting the A9 Feshie bound.
Suited, heavy booted & off we go at 08:45. Our route was along the Feshie to the land rover track that takes you almost to the summit of MCaB. The walk along the glen was lovely & we even had a small patch of blue sky. Two river crossings easily dispatched with the help of the banana balancing tool. No respected walker should be without one what a difference it makes.
After the lovely amble the track up was a shock, for me anyway, heavy boots & kit just made me toil, not to mention only walking about once a month instead of once a week, but onwards & upwards.
We hit the snow line before the clag, but the snow was more annoying than enjoyable having filled the track & gone all mushy forcing us onto the equally mushy track side with annoying bobbly grassy tussocks.
The summit was made fairly easily with the aide of map & compass. Quick photo call just after a gust of wind knocked me over backwards & I sat on the cairn. It is now wider & not as high but I think the alteration matches this hump of a hill.
Retraced our steps back to the point where the track that crosses the plateau converges with the MCaB track. A quick stop here for more layers & a quick munch before continuing towards Carn Ban Mor. The track crosses a stream twice the first time was ok but had to find a spot to jump the second as the middle was knee deep.
A bit further along took a bearing & headed for the shelter at Carn Ban Mor then on to Sgor Gaoith. We couldn’t see much of the cliffs but did a little rimming & what we could see was quite impressive. The cornices are building nicely so beware if you are there any time between now & about April. The summit cairn is very close to the corrie edge.
We had talked about walking out via a couple of tops beyond the summit & then straight down to the road, but the weather was so foul with no views we navigated our way back to CBM & picked up the main Bhrotain path which took us back to the road just along from the parking area just before dark.
Pants weather, heavy gear but as always good company & a giggle
by Meatball » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:49 pm
I think I'll pay a return visit to that second Munro and amble round the other tops!
You did well despite your time on the sidelines!
Del was pining for you today!
by pigeon » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:55 pm
by LeithySuburbs » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:13 pm
by Del246 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:16 pm
by Meatball » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:31 pm
Only out by 90 degrees!
by iainwatson » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:32 am
who needs decent weather,good company makes a walk
by Jock McJock » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:52 am
by ChrisW » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:16 am
by dawnfoth » Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:38 pm
by SusieThePensioner » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:49 pm
It certainly looked a bit cold
Bet you didn't think about that when you were so excited with the new jobjonny616 wrote:Work work work………. Is fantastic after none for 11 months, but it is messing with my hill time
by pollyh33 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:08 pm
Ooops just spotted its latest recruit making a dodgy river crossing, he'll fit in well!!!
by Del246 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:19 pm
by Meatball » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:03 pm
Ninety degrees out! Haha