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Mullardoch 4

Mullardoch 4


Postby soapy27 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:21 pm

Route description: The Loch Mullardoch Munros

Munros included on this walk: An Riabhachan, An Socach (Mullardoch), Carn nan Gobhar (Loch Mullardoch), Sgurr na Lapaich

Date walked: 10/08/2013

Time taken: 11 hours

Distance: 29 km

Ascent: 1850m

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Left Perth at 5am with Stevie and Dave to meet up with Scoob, Fi ,David and Chris at the dam for around 8.The midges were out in force as we were getting the boots on so time for the nets .
Once everyone was geared up it was onwards along the Loch for about 10 minutes before heading up to cross the Alt Mullardoch and the mega steep ascent over ferns and heather, this was one of the toughest parts of the day..
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Loch Mullardoch
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Alt Mullardcoh
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Glen Cannich

After about 2 hours we arrived on the first summit Carn nan Gobhar it was time for a wee rest and a snack.The weather was holding out so far getting good views down Glen Strathfarrar and over to our next target Sgurr na Lapaich looking a lot bigger this summit.
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Dave on the way up Carn nan Gobhar
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Sgurr na Lapaich
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Sgurr na Lapaich

After some craic food and several photos we got a move on.The going was good on a decent dry path down to beallach and some more shots (great hills these ).The climb up to the second munro was a steep slog but the views over Loch Tuill Bhearnach were stunning so there was a few stops to take it all in .
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Creag a Chaorrain
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Loch Tuill Bhearnach
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Summit of Sgurr na Lapaich

We arrived on our second and highest munro (1150m) of the day at 1140am and still the views were fantastic .With the forecast for mist and fog for most of the day we were making the most of these conditions some truly amazing scenery :)
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Dave on route to An Riabhachan
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Loch Beag

On the way to the third of the day we got the reward of a couple mountain goats checking us out on the side of the hills
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Goats

Just before making our third summit for the day the rain started although was mostly drizzle we decided to get the waterproofs on and just as weel we did as it got heavier and lasted around 3.5 hours.
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Showers starting
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Arriving at An Riabhachan
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An Socach
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Ridge to An Socach

It was a case of heads down all the way to the final munro of the day as the views were limited and hard to take a decent shot without the lens getting wet.Even after arriving at the final summit we didn't hang around too long,just wanted to get down out the weather.
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Descending from the clag
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Coire Mhaim
The walk along the Alt Coire Mhaim was amazing and somewhere I'd like to return in better weather some fantastic wee waterfalls cascading down to the Loch.
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Alt Coie a Mhaim
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Alt Coie a Mhaim 2
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Alt Coie a Mhaim 3
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Alt Coie a Mhaim 4
Getting down to the Loch the rain was now getting lighter before going off completely (thankfully ).Now the only thing ahead of us was the LONG walk out. It was around 5 miles but it felt twice that ,although the path was a lot better than we thought (was expecting bogs) it was still a tough walk out and took well over 2 hours.
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Alt an Eas Dhuibh
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Alt Taige
we arrived back at the cars for 7pm after 11 hours of tough walking my feet were in bits and legs felt like lead it was all worth it despite the rain it was another cracking and epic day in some truly stunning hills
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Re: Mullardoch 4

Postby quoman » Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:35 pm

Hi soapy27,i can beleive you had a great day with that gang around, looks a smashing walk.
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Re: Mullardoch 4

Postby soapy27 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:59 pm

quoman wrote:Hi soapy27,i can beleive you had a great day with that gang around, looks a smashing walk.

Cheers Quoman :) Aye it was a good old craic right enough :lol: :lol:
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Re: Mullardoch 4

Postby Meatball » Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:28 pm

Good stuff!
Midges have forced me into a wee break!
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Re: Mullardoch 4

Postby soapy27 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:45 pm

Meatball wrote:Good stuff!
Midges have forced me into a wee break!

I don't blame you when they're bad they're BAD!!! Luckily we only had them at the car :D
You'll be sleeping with them at the Slig campsite next week :shock:
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Re: Mullardoch 4

Postby Meatball » Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:48 pm

No I won't.
I'll be sleeping in a bed miles away from there! Midge free I hope!
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Re: Mullardoch 4

Postby ceaser » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:32 pm

another good day Dean ,quomans just jealous because hes grounded just now :lol:
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Re: Mullardoch 4

Postby scoob999 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:59 pm

nice wee report dean :)
great day with great company, gonna have to get a retractable dog lead for ceaser! :lol:
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Re: Mullardoch 4

Postby Tomsie » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:02 pm

Well done on another big walk folk and nnice photos.

They were better looking goat then the one you walk with
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Re: Mullardoch 4

Postby quoman » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:18 pm

ceaser wrote:another good day Dean ,quomans just jealous because hes grounded just now :lol:



:lol: :lol: :lol: AM OUT THE MORRA up the gorms on the bike wi Alec An Sgarsoch,Cairn an Fhidhleir.
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Re: Mullardoch 4

Postby andyroog » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:19 pm

Luv it,great walk guys well done it looks a fantastic place great pics mullerdoch has to be done stunning.
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Re: Mullardoch 4

Postby soapy27 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:53 am

Meatball wrote:No I won't.
I'll be sleeping in a bed miles away from there! Midge free I hope!

Alright I thought you were in the campsite too :)
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Re: Mullardoch 4

Postby soapy27 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:55 am

ceaser wrote:another good day Dean ,quomans just jealous because hes grounded just now :lol:

Sure was Dave, and another good weekend coming up :D
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Re: Mullardoch 4

Postby soapy27 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:57 am

scoob999 wrote:nice wee report dean :)
great day with great company, gonna have to get a retractable dog lead for ceaser! :lol:

Cheers Scoob 8) Aye i really enjoyed it despite the showers and tough walk out, Hahaha yeah thats a great idea maybe help pull us up the hills too :lol:
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Re: Mullardoch 4

Postby soapy27 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:58 am

quoman wrote:
ceaser wrote:another good day Dean ,quomans just jealous because hes grounded just now :lol:



:lol: :lol: :lol: AM OUT THE MORRA up the gorms on the bike wi Alec An Sgarsoch,Cairn an Fhidhleir.

Have a good one Quoman :)
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