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Munros One Hundred and Twelve and One Hundred and Thirteen

Munros One Hundred and Twelve and One Hundred and Thirteen


Postby Chris Henshall » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:09 pm

Route description: Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan

Munros included on this walk: Sgurr nan Coireachan (Glenfinnan), Sgurr Thuilm

Date walked: 02/08/2014

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2nd. August, 2014:
This was the first day on the mountains for a group of eight lads from the south of England who had ambitions to complete a self contained trek from Glen Finnan to Achnashellach over a good few Munros. How hard could it be?

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Well, the answer proved to be that it was a good deal harder than most of them had anticipated but, on this first day, expectations and morale were still high! Having driven up by minibus the day before and walked in to camp by the Corryhully Bothy, we were away soon after 7.00.am. and onto the excellent stalkers' path climbing above Coire Thollaidh in sparkling sunshine.
Camping at Corryhully on the previous evening 2.jpg
Camping at Corryhully on the previous evening
Early departure from Corryhully 2.jpg
Early departure from Corryhully
The lads, though, were carrying food for three days, fuel, sleeping bags and tents so found the south ridge of Sgurr nan Coireachan quite demanding and we were not on top much before 9.00.am. - and by that time, the weather was closing in.
Mark Ackroyd and me above Corryhully 2.jpg
Mark Ackroyd and me above Corryhully
Heading up into the mist 2.jpg
Heading up into the mist
Three of the lads (Ollie, Alex and Nikita) on top of Sgurr nan Coireachan 2.jpg
Three of the lads (Ollie, Alex and Nikita) on top of Sgurr nan Coireachan
Mist, rain and strengthening winds saw us along the ridge to Sgurr Thuilm (where we met the only other people of the day) before a steep descent got us on to the trackless north east ridge of Sgurr Thuilm and, after a fair while, down to cross the river at the foot of Gleann a'Chaorainn.
Heading down Sgurr Thuilm for Glen Pean 2.jpg
Heading down Sgurr Thuilm for Glen Pean
River crossing in Glen Pean 2.jpg
River crossing in Glen Pean
It had been hard work so far for this relatively inexperienced party but - albeit it in continuous rain - we were soon on the forestry tracks (first in Glen Pean and then in Glen Dessarry) to make the A' Chuil Bothy by 4.00.pm. or so. With the midges and the rain besieging the place and enough room inside the bothy, tents were abandoned for sleeping platforms and our dehydrated food (Super Noodles this evening!) was eaten pretty quickly.
A wet evening at A'Chuil.jpg
A wet evening at A'Chuil
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