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Sgurr Breac and A'Chailleach

Sgurr Breac and A'Chailleach


Postby gman » Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:13 pm

Route description: Sgurr Breac and A'Chailleach, near Braemore

Munros included on this walk: A' Chailleach, Sgurr Breac

Date walked: 20/11/2014

Time taken: 5.15 hours

Distance: 16 km

Ascent: 1150m

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Drove up on Wed night, parked in a layby just after the A832 junction and watched the shooting stars before crashing out. Got light after 7 so started the walk just before 8.

Start of walk from the road.
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Left at this junction, and through the trees.
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Over the bridge and straight up to the ridge on a faint muddy path.
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Gets steeper.
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Wee cairn marks start of easier gradient.
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Back down to Loch a'Bhraoin, An Teallach behind.
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Route in from the road.
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Into the clag on Toman Coinnich.
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Still claggy on Sgurr Breac, with glimpses of a view to the north.
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Back to Toman Coinnich.
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Next, A'Chailleach - also in clag.
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Loch Fannich on the claggy side:
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Loch Toll an Lochain on the clear side:
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Onwards to A'Chailleach.
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Cairn:
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Then retraced steps to descend Sron na Goibhre, there's a small cairn marking the point to turn north.
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An Teallach:
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Fisherfields, Sgurr Ban:
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A'Chailleach with clag still clinging to the top.
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Same with Sgurr Breac - happy to see the cloud on both tops since there's nothing worse than summits clearing when you're on the way down :lol:
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Torridon:
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Descent point from the ridge, steep boggy grass with rocky bits so I got the poles out.
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Crossed the burn and continued down over boggy ground.
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Turn right at the sheepfold, then there's a gate and stile over the deer fence and the same to get over the other side - so don't do what I did and descend towards the loch as you'll have to climb back up for the stile (d'oh). This part of the walk was over uneven ground and tougher than I expected.
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Glad to be back to the bridge over Loch a'Bhraoin, phew.
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Re: Sgurr Breac and A'Chailleach

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:16 pm

Beautiful light in some of those photos - bonny hills the Fannaichs :clap:
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