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Moidart Expedition Day 2

Moidart Expedition Day 2

Postby bootsandpaddles » Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:05 pm

Date walked: 25/06/2013

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 16.5 km

Ascent: 1641m

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After a very pleasant evening/night near Arisaig I drove back to Lochailort and parked at Inverailort. The path to access the hills is well signposted and I was soon on the track that goes south of Tom Odhar and leads out towards the bridge across the Allt a’ Bhuiridh.
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The route ahead
Once on the other side I abandoned the track and followed a burn up the hillside to go round some low crags. Heading south east across the flanks of Beinn Coire nan Gall it took me about 2 hours to reach the lochan on the ridge just below the summit. The rocky ridge of Drum Fiaclach rises above the lochan and looks very inviting.
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Lochan on the ridge
Huge corries fall away from the ridge on both sides as it rises and falls over rocky outcrops.
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Druim Fiaclach
There are good views out to Eigg and Rum
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Looking towards Arisaig
and the steep slopes of An Stac promise some hard work later in the day. The ridge sweeps round to the south west past a lochan and leads on to the first Corbett, Sgurr na Ba Glaise. The descent to Bealach an Fhiona is quite steep and is a good place to dump your rucksack before continuing up beside an old dry stone wall to the summit of Rois Bheinn.
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Rois Bheinn
If the view out to sea had been clearer I would have carried on to the west top but I had the steep climb up An Stac at the back of mind (and there was a cheese sandwich and a Tunnocks caramel wafer waiting for me at the bealach!). Suitably fortified I dropped down an awfully long to the next bealach and then climbed up through rocky terraces to reach the summit of An Stac.
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An Stac
The weather had perked up considerably by this time and I descended the ridge, climbing over Seann Chruach before dropping down in to the Coire a’ Bhuiridh and picking up the track back to Inverailort. Unfortunately I missed the short cut back to the car and ended up following the main track follows the river. It might be an idea to make a mental of the point at which the short joins the main track on your way out.

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Re: Moidart Expedition Day 2

Postby Collaciotach » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:12 pm

Gods country :D

Another fine set of hills ,but do not tell everyone :lol:
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Re: Moidart Expedition Day 2

Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:13 pm

Collaciotach wrote:Gods country :D

Another fine set of hills ,but do not tell everyone :lol:
Yeah these 3 are the best kept secret on here. One of my best walks this in superb weather. :D
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