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A' Chailleach - thank goodness for the hut

A' Chailleach - thank goodness for the hut

Postby Bean » Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:41 pm

Munros included on this walk: A' Chailleach (Monadhliath)

Date walked: 03/05/2015

Time taken: 5 hours

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Short and snowy walk with Mum and Dad in May 2015.
Very boggy underfoot until we reached the snow line, but otherwise an easy walk.

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Snow melt cave

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Our friend the cosy hut

Lots of frozen steps already kicked into the snow ( a good foot deep) leading up to summit so they were nice and easy to follow!

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Planned to do the munro behind also, Carn Sgulain, but wintry conditions and wind were a bit unexpected and weather was looking like it might close in at any second. Not being confident winter walkers we retraced out steps back down to the hut.

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A freezing summit

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Heading back down toward the bog

Back at the now seemingly very cosy hut, we enjoyed cheese, tomatoes and oatcakes out of the wind, was a lovely place to spend a while. Lots of interesting old grafitti on the walls too.
We were a bit reluctant to leave :D
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