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Double Munro bogfest

Double Munro bogfest

Postby railton22 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:22 pm

Route description: Beinn a'Chaorainn and Beinn Teallach

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a' Chaorainn (Glen Spean), Beinn Teallach

Date walked: 05/08/2014

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 17.7 km

Ascent: 1324m

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Bit of a tough walk for us this one.
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Very boggy in spite of benign appearance
Bog-soaked feet for both Alice and David before we'd even started climbing. My feet were nice and dry in my Brashers until I went knee deep in a sneaky bog. Lovely.
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Alice takes it all in her stride

On the plus side, it was a gorgeous day weather-wise and others clearly were taking advantage of the clement weather and as a result we had to park several yards up the road in a layby rather then the suggested parking spot by the gates.

However we only came across one other walker; a lady with two spaniels and an adorable Border Collie
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Lovely views of Munros around Loch Treig opening out behind us as bogs gave way to rockier ground

Lots of rocky bits to climb over on our way to Beinn a Chaorainn but it all added to the flavour of the walk.
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Beinn a Chaorainn summit cairn...and there are no bogs!
Top views from the summit
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Beinn a Chaorainn summit cairn pose
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Beinn a Chaorainn summit cairn pose
and the broad ridge that followed was a delight.
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Lovely fat ridge to walk

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View back towards Beinn a Chaorainn from the broad ridge

Dropped down considerably after traversing lots of shin splitters followed by LOTS of bogs.
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Watching our step!
Took a vote to determine which was worse; two votes for bogs and one for shin splitters.
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Boggy section. Again

The ascent to Beinn Teallach was made harder by the fact that we ended up a little off-track and paid the price by engaging in more scrambling than we'd bargained for.
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Beinn Teallach summit cairn...great excuse for a little rest.

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Traversing the rocks on Beinn Teallach

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More rocks on the descent. Not so bad, these.

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Crossing the Allt a'Chaorainn ...and no-one fell in.

En route we heard and saw several Golden Plover and Ptarmigan.
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Allt a'Chaorainn

Bagged Munros Stob Coire Sgriodain (left) and Stob a Choire Meadhoin (right) on our return to the car

Walked by Sarah and David (62nd and 63rd) and Alice (41st and 42nd)
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Re: Double Munro bogfest

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:42 pm

Hoping to do these two again next week, thanks for posting. Hope we get the same weather as you did, overhead looks really nice, made up for the boggy bits surely! :)
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Re: Double Munro bogfest

Postby Silverhill » Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:45 pm

A nice couple to bag, with the added bonus of arriving back at the car (well, almost for you), without having to retrace your steps. I absolutely love the view back to the Loch Treig munros! :D
Well done!
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Re: Double Munro bogfest

Postby Alteknacker » Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:14 am

A telmatalogical fest??? :lol:
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