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Cracking first of the Cool-ins

Cracking first of the Cool-ins


Postby Quadbarrel » Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:44 am

Route description: Bruach na Frithe

Munros included on this walk: Bruach na Frithe

Date walked: 15/10/2013

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 14.5 km

Ascent: 955m

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Headed out bright and early at the leisurely time of 6:30am to head up our first munro of the Cullins. On the drive in it was amzing the view of the Cullins, every time you saw them wa a photo op!

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Viewpoint


Arrived at Sligachan at about 7:30 and headed out. Turn right up the road and took the big path off to the left, knowing this wasn't the path we were meant to take but that this one would join onto it. Big mistake as it turned into a super-bog and we were very glad to get on the proper track. Took the path that couldn't have had a bigger sign if it had tried and it was a relatively straight forward walk up by Allt Dearg Mor up towards Bealach a' Mhaim.

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Me on the way up

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The Cullins and Allt Dearg Mor

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Further up

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Sunrise over near Marsco


Headed right up Allt Dearg Mor until we reached Allt an Fhionn-choire, where we took the path off to the right and on up towards Fionn Choire.

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Beginning the 'proper' ascent

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Heading up to Fionn Choire


The cairns going the whole way up proved useful in the upper sections especially, where the path was incredibly faint.

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Knackering

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The final push


As we came up into Bealach nan Lice the views just opened up and were absolutely stunning.

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Me in Bealach nan Lice

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The views

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More views

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Looking back where we came from


Decided to go over the ridge and didn't see the path going down to the left so after a tiny bit of scrambling headed up to the top.

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On the way to the top


The views from the top were absolutely incredible.

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Me on the trigpoint

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And again

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The view down the ridge

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The view down the ridge

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Towards Am Basteir and Sgurr nan Gillean

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Looking over to Sgurr a Bhasteir and Glamaig

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The trigpoint

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Me and dad at the top


Headed back down the sensible (lower) path on the way down, took a quick left before Bealach nan Lice and then headed back the way we came. Stopped for a bit of lunch once we reached Allt Dearg Mor again.

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Lunch!

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Can't believe we were up there!


Headed back to the car and back home for before 2. The girls were very surprised to see us home so early!
Last edited by Quadbarrel on Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:20 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Cracking first of the Cool-ins

Postby Gillie » Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:35 pm

You certainly picked a good day for Skye - those views are stunning! Well done :clap:
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Re: Cracking first of the Cool-ins

Postby SAVAGEALICE » Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:47 pm

stunning ..loooks a great day :clap: :D
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Re: Cracking first of the Cool-ins

Postby Quadbarrel » Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:17 pm

Thanks :D
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Re: Cracking first of the Cool-ins

Postby lochlaggan » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:58 pm

:clap:

You certainly had a great day for it!

thanks for posting.
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Re: Cracking first of the Cool-ins

Postby Alteknacker » Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:47 pm

Thanks for posting - really inspiring pictures. It looks like you picked the perfect day!
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Re: Cracking first of the Cool-ins

Postby spiderwebb » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:24 pm

Cracking day there, nice one, great pics :D
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Re: Cracking first of the Cool-ins

Postby Old Bill » Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:42 pm

Looks amazing!!! Fingers crossed for my trip - but is this a really a November day??
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