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Mullach Clach a'Bhlair, Sgor Gaoith

Mullach Clach a'Bhlair, Sgor Gaoith


Postby 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: 1184m

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Originally planned to bag these last November but days off coincided with crap weather so I've been putting them off...until now ha ha!


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Parked and set off just after 8:30, tarmac road initially then there's a marked path to Carn Ban Mor:
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Up to the trees.
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Through a gate.
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Past the trees there's an obvious path etched into the hill.
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Into the clag:
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Path leads to a cairn, there are 4 other paths leading away from this so easy to get lost in the clag.
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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.
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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:
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Followed this:
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Mullach Clach a'Bhlair:
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View south from top:
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Then retraced steps and descended Meall nan Sleac, again a clear path past the snow.
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Views on the way down:
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The path was easy to descend so I was almost jogging on the way down. Into Glen Feshie:
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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.
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Couple of burns to cross so I kind of waded through and trusted the gaiters.
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The walk along the glen seems fairly popular, Carn Ban Beag ahead marks the end.
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Re: Mullach Clach a'Bhlair, Sgor Gaoith

Postby gibhardrock » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:27 pm

Great report :) Hoping to head up Braeriach next week but was planning this exact route as a potential backup if conditions weren't great. Did the snow ever merit the use of crampons? Doesn't look too bad in your pics!
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Re: Mullach Clach a'Bhlair, Sgor Gaoith

Postby gman » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:33 pm

I brought them but they stayed in the pack all day, snow was easy to walk on yesterday & there weren't any steep sections so you won't have any problems.
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Re: Mullach Clach a'Bhlair, Sgor Gaoith

Postby BlackPanther » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:37 pm

Nice to see these two in winter outfit :D Shame you didn't get the views from Sgor Gaoith, that's the highlight of this route.

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 :shock: :lol:
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Re: Mullach Clach a'Bhlair, Sgor Gaoith

Postby Gordie12 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:53 pm

That looked brilliant, thanks for posting.

Still to do these two and I think they have just moved up my "to do" list!!!
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Re: Mullach Clach a'Bhlair, Sgor Gaoith

Postby Silverhill » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:10 pm

2 munros and 27k in 6 hours, not bad going!
Very nice pictures, I must head to Glen Feshie sometime soon. Thanks for sharing. :D
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Re: Mullach Clach a'Bhlair, Sgor Gaoith

Postby gibhardrock » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:49 am

Awesome cheers. Just need to hope for some half decent weather now :roll: :)
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Re: Mullach Clach a'Bhlair, Sgor Gaoith

Postby Steve B » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:27 pm

What perfect timing for your report.
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.
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