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Boat trip.

Boat trip.


Postby pigeon » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:18 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: 23/04/2014

Time taken: 8.75 hours

Distance: 20.6 km

Ascent: 1806m

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After the Alltbeithe trio on Easter Monday i made my way back to my comfy digs for the rest of the week in Cannich;

Comfy digs in Cannich;
ImageEaster week 2014 317 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Whilst in the area i fancied doing the Mullardoch Munro's but really couldn't be bothered with the hike along the lochside thankfully Angus the boatman phoned on Tuesday night to confirm a space on his boat so it was on.
The boat set off at 9 with 3 other guys who were heading to the other side of the loch to climb Beinn Findlay,Mam Sodhail and Carn Eighe,when the boat dropped me off i felt very lonely :lol:
Here's the pics from the day;

Stag in Glen Cannich;
ImageEaster week 2014 122 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Transport;
ImageEaster week 2014 126 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Abandoned;
ImageEaster week 2014 129 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
From where i was dumped it's up the track ,then i crossed the first bridge to hop and jump over a boggy haggy section to the start of the ridge up Meall a Chaisg,it wasn't actually as bad as i expected;
ImageEaster week 2014 130 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Herd;
ImageEaster week 2014 133 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
A look to Beinn Fhionnlaidh,steep looking from this side;
ImageEaster week 2014 143 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
The peat hagged area;
ImageEaster week 2014 144 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Reached the trig on An Socach,still in clag;
ImageEaster week 2014 153 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
It's a fair drop down the the Bealach na Bholla;
ImageEaster week 2014 156 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Started to get some decnt views now to the North;
Loch Calavie with An Ruadh Stac and Maol Chean Dearg in the distance and Sheasgaich and Lurg Mhor closest;
ImageEaster week 2014 158 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Cheesecake and LM;
ImageEaster week 2014 160 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
An Ruadh Stac and Maol Chean zoomed;
ImageEaster week 2014 166 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
The walk to An Riabhachan is a good one taking you over a couple of tops,met the only people i'd see all day,a family and their dug at the top;
ImageEaster week 2014 159 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Back to An Socach;
ImageEaster week 2014 165 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
and again;
ImageEaster week 2014 170 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Family and dug leave me to the summit cairn;
ImageEaster week 2014 173 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
An Riabhachan summit pic;
ImageEaster week 2014 175 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Another sizeable drop to the next Bealach was followed by an even more sizeable climb up to the third Munro Sgurr na Lapaich;
View to Sgurr Choinnich and Sgrr a Chaorachain above Loch Monar;
ImageEaster week 2014 177 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Beinn Findlay and Carn Eighe;
ImageEaster week 2014 181 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Sgurr na Lapaich;
ImageEaster week 2014 184 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Back to Riabhachan;
ImageEaster week 2014 182 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Loch Beag and Mor;
ImageEaster week 2014 189 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Back to Riabhachan again;
ImageEaster week 2014 195 by pigeon812711, on Flickr;
The climb up Lapaich,harder than it looks in this photie;
ImageEaster week 2014 193 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Caught up with the family again at Lapaich's trig/cairn so had a quick blether then off steeply down towards Carn nan Gobhar;
Family in trig shelter,Lapaich;
ImageEaster week 2014 196 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Route to Carn nan Gobhar;
ImageEaster week 2014 197 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Looking back up Lapaich;
ImageEaster week 2014 202 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Not so much of a climb up to Gobhar ,had to take my time coming off Lapaich though,steep with some big snow patches,crampons were on for a short spell :shock:
First cairn on Gobhar,the summit i believe,looking to Strathfarrar hills;
ImageEaster week 2014 203 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Lapaich and Sgurr nan Clachan Geala;
ImageEaster week 2014 204 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Bigger cairn on Gobhar;
ImageEaster week 2014 207 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
From the top of Gobhar it's an easy descent to Mullach na Maoile;
ImageEaster week 2014 214 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Golden Plover?;
ImageEaster week 2014 213 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
View to Mullardoch dam;
ImageEaster week 2014 209 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
But from Mullach na Maoile it's a horrible steep slippy descent to the track :( ;
ImageEaster week 2014 219 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
From there it's a stroll back to the car,a fine day all in ,glad i took the boat though :wink:
Memorial and tractor;
ImageEaster week 2014 221 by pigeon812711, on Flickr

ImageEaster week 2014 223 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Benula lodge from dam;
ImageEaster week 2014 228 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
some young deer getting frisky in the glen;
ImageEaster week 2014 234 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
The Mullardoch 4 from Toll Creagach the next day;
An Socach;
ImageEaster week 2014 262 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
An Riabhachan;
ImageEaster week 2014 263 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Sgurr na Lapaich;
ImageEaster week 2014 264 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Carn nan Gobhar;
ImageEaster week 2014 265 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
ImageEaster week 2014 266 by pigeon812711, on Flickr

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Re: Boat trip.

Postby AnnieMacD » Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:14 pm

ha ha, I think your title is a bit deceptive - looks like the boat trip wasn't the half of it :lol: Great report and photos - looks like it was quite a tough day but on some amazing hills.
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Re: Boat trip.

Postby rockhopper » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:14 pm

I do like understated titles :lol: Cracking walk in a great area, pity about the clag but didn't look too bad a day otherwise. Thought you were a bit of a purist when it comes to bikes.......but boats ? :shock: :wink: .....then again it does look a good way to approach the hills - cheers :)
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Re: Boat trip.

Postby Silverhill » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:24 pm

Fair do’s, that’s quite a trip! I like the picture of the Pidgeon impersonating cairn! :wink:
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Re: Boat trip.

Postby pigeon » Fri May 02, 2014 3:24 pm

Silverhill wrote:Fair do’s, that’s quite a trip! I like the picture of the Pidgeon impersonating cairn! :wink:
AnnieMacD wrote:ha ha, I think your title is a bit deceptive - looks like the boat trip wasn't the half of it :lol: Great report and photos - looks like it was quite a tough day but on some amazing hills.
Cheers folks,the boat probably saves a couple of hours at least,well worth 25 notes :lol:
rockhopper wrote:I do like understated titles :lol: Cracking walk in a great area, pity about the clag but didn't look too bad a day otherwise. Thought you were a bit of a purist when it comes to bikes.......but boats ? :shock: :wink: .....then again it does look a good way to approach the hills - cheers :)
Knew i'd take a bit of flak for getting a wee help RH :lol: :lol: :lol: ,but i'll justify it by saying that it was my week off and i was taking it easy :wink: so there! :D
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Re: Boat trip.

Postby GillC » Fri May 02, 2014 4:00 pm

Smashing report and pics pigeon, but you've made my question re ARs height. When up there last Sunday,,,we had a 1:25k map, a 1:50k map and they had differing heights for the actual summit, of 1120 and 1129mtrs but I see your route map on this report shows 1127mtrs,,,one for the measuring stick I think lol

Love the hat-wearing cairn there, :clap:
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Re: Boat trip.

Postby pigeon » Sun May 04, 2014 8:58 am

GillC wrote:Smashing report and pics pigeon, but you've made my question re ARs height. When up there last Sunday,,,we had a 1:25k map, a 1:50k map and they had differing heights for the actual summit, of 1120 and 1129mtrs but I see your route map on this report shows 1127mtrs,,,one for the measuring stick I think lol

Love the hat-wearing cairn there, :clap:
Aye ,only the 1120contour is shown on the explorer map and no the top,where as the landranger shows the height as 1129m ,still not to worry Gill ,it's a braw day out as you found out :wink:
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Re: Boat trip.

Postby PeteR » Sun May 04, 2014 9:57 am

And there was me thinking you were a "purist" pigeon...........and you go and take the boat :roll: :lol: Not many of us purist left now :lol:

You missed out on that joyful hike alongside the Loch :lol: An absolute killer if doing the route in reverse to you and suffered as the route back to the car :shock:

Despite the fact you cheated this is a good round of these four in remote country. Liked that Stag photo at the start too :D

Your accommodation looked good too. Seen these at a few sites now and thought they looked impressive little "houses"
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Re: Boat trip.

Postby pigeon » Sun May 04, 2014 3:35 pm

PeteR wrote:And there was me thinking you were a "purist" pigeon...........and you go and take the boat :roll: :lol: Not many of us purist left now :lol:

You missed out on that joyful hike alongside the Loch :lol: An absolute killer if doing the route in reverse to you and suffered as the route back to the car :shock:

Despite the fact you cheated this is a good round of these four in remote country. Liked that Stag photo at the start too :D

Your accommodation looked good too. Seen these at a few sites now and thought they looked impressive little "houses"
It's your fault Pete,your trip report put me right off the walk along the loch :lol: :lol:
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