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Strathfarrar 4

Strathfarrar 4


Postby tall-story » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:10 am

Route description: Glen Strathfarrar Munros circuit

Munros included on this walk: Carn nan Gobhar (Strathfarrar), Sgurr a'Choire Ghlais, Sgurr Fhuar-thuill, Sgurr na Ruaidhe

Date walked: 21/04/2013

Time taken: 6.15 hours

Distance: 25.1 km

Ascent: 1636m

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This is more of a very big thank you to the guys who trusted us with their very very nice car :clap: Not only did you save us an extra 1,5hr walk I guess we saved you at least half an hour cycle back to your car :D Ok so the plan was to do these hills anti clockwise in the thought that most people would do it the other way round :crazy: and maybe we would, on our way back on the long walk meet one of those cars and maybe thumb a lift back to our car :wink: But these guys did one better, just coming up to the third summit of the day and I had the idea, if we saw anyone coming towards us I would ask them if they liked the idea of trusting us with their car keys so that we could get back to the start of the walk without the long walk at the end of the day? So no sooner had the idea went through my head when we saw these guys approaching that we had seen at the start leaving their bike at our start/car park spot. So I did ask them and after a bit of a chat about SKIMO and the fact that we promised that we would not steal their car we did a key swap and off we went in our opposite directions with each others keys, and to be quite honest well chuffed that the idea worked :thumbup: because that would save a hell of a walk out at the end of a fairly brisk day out ( because of time restraints and gate closing times etc). So on we went and continued on the walk and sure enough there was the car at the end and bliss a drive back to the start (when we discovered that the car was a push button start and not the usual turn of the key :roll: ) so that was that, we got back to the start had some tea and sarnies while we waited and sure enough about 45 mins later they appeared. I guess they were as relieved as we were to see us as we were to see them, many thank yous later we were away on the very pleasant drive back to the gate at the other end of the estate :D
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Sgurr na Ruaidhe, Carn nan Ghobhar, Sgurr a` Choire Ghlais and Sgurr Fhuar-thuill (6).JPG
Carn nan Ghobar and Sgurr a` Choire Ghlais from Sgurr naRuaidhe
Sgurr na Ruaidhe, Carn nan Ghobhar, Sgurr a` Choire Ghlais and Sgurr Fhuar-thuill (9).JPG
Sgurr a` Choire Ghlais from Carn nan Ghobhar
Sgurr na Ruaidhe, Carn nan Ghobhar, Sgurr a` Choire Ghlais and Sgurr Fhuar-thuill (14).JPG
Carn nan Ghobar and Sgurr na Ruaidhe from Sgurr a` Choire Ghlais
Sgurr na Ruaidhe, Carn nan Ghobhar, Sgurr a` Choire Ghlais and Sgurr Fhuar-thuill (15).JPG
Summit shot on Sgurra` Choire Ghlais
Sgurr na Ruaidhe, Carn nan Ghobhar, Sgurr a` Choire Ghlais and Sgurr Fhuar-thuill (16).JPG
What is the true summit ??
Sgurr na Ruaidhe, Carn nan Ghobhar, Sgurr a` Choire Ghlais and Sgurr Fhuar-thuill (17).JPG
What a view looking west
Sgurr na Ruaidhe, Carn nan Ghobhar, Sgurr a` Choire Ghlais and Sgurr Fhuar-thuill (27).JPG
Looking East back to the begining via Sgurr a` Choire Ghlais
Sgurr na Ruaidhe, Carn nan Ghobhar, Sgurr a` Choire Ghlais and Sgurr Fhuar-thuill (29).JPG
The final pull up Sgurr Fhuar-thuill
Sgurr na Ruaidhe, Carn nan Ghobhar, Sgurr a` Choire Ghlais and Sgurr Fhuar-thuill (35).JPG
summit shot of me on Sgurr Fhuar-thuill
Sgurr na Ruaidhe, Carn nan Ghobhar, Sgurr a` Choire Ghlais and Sgurr Fhuar-thuill (47).JPG
The stats.
Sgurr Fhuar-thuill and Sgurr na Muice at Stathfarrar.JPG
A watery stitch of Sgurr na Muice and Loch toll a` Mhuic from Sgurr Fhuar-thuill.
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Re: Strathfarrar 4

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:52 pm

I met a guy also when i did this walk doing it the opposite way to myself. We met again as i was cycling back to my car and he was walking back to his. It was then we mentioned that we should have swapped keys. :crazy:
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Re: Strathfarrar 4

Postby SAVAGEALICE » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:24 pm

love that ..great story ..good idea on the key swap! :clap: :D ...where else would you swap car keys with complete strangers!.... gotta love the hills ....and nice hill folk! :D :D
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