Mullach Clach a'Bhlair, Sgor Gaoith
by gman » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:38 pm
Munros included on this walk: Mullach Clach a'Bhlair, Sgor Gaoith
Date walked: 08/04/2014
Time taken: 6 hours
Distance: 27 km
Ascent: 1184mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Parked and set off just after 8:30, tarmac road initially then there's a marked path to Carn Ban Mor:
Up to the trees.
Through a gate.
Past the trees there's an obvious path etched into the hill.
Into the clag:
Path leads to a cairn, there are 4 other paths leading away from this so easy to get lost in the clag.
First path on the left goes to Sgor Gaoith. A lot of the ascent has been covered by this point so it's just an easy walk on the plateau.
Then back to the crossroads cairn, went on the south east path this time to join the main land rover track to Mullach. Patches of snow-covered bog on the way, the snow was firmish most of the time. Main track:
Mullach Clach a'Bhlair:
View south from top:
Then retraced steps and descended Meall nan Sleac, again a clear path past the snow.
Views on the way down:
The path was easy to descend so I was almost jogging on the way down. Into Glen Feshie:
Met another walker who was doing both Munros in the opposite direction so he'd hopefully get less clag on top. I wanted to get the ascent over early and had a nice walk through the glen to end the day though.
Couple of burns to cross so I kind of waded through and trusted the gaiters.
The walk along the glen seems fairly popular, Carn Ban Beag ahead marks the end.
by gibhardrock » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:27 pm
by gman » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:33 pm
by BlackPanther » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:37 pm
We actually saw A CAR on that track between the two M's when we did them... It must have been a 4wheel drive and it was crawling at a very slow pace, but it was so weird! It didn't fit into the surrounding landscape at all
by Gordie12 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:53 pm
Still to do these two and I think they have just moved up my "to do" list!!!
by Silverhill » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:10 pm
Very nice pictures, I must head to Glen Feshie sometime soon. Thanks for sharing.
by gibhardrock » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:49 am
by Steve B » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:27 pm
I am off to do these in the morning having bailed out a month or so ago when in a whiteout getting onto the plateau. Did not fancy finding the first summit in those conditions.
Looks good for tomorrow though. Thanks for the up to dat conditions etc.