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Seaha Bhraigh No 1 and a wild camp

Seaha Bhraigh No 1 and a wild camp

Postby mark6light » Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:06 pm

Route description: Seana Bhraigh

Munros included on this walk: Seana Bhraigh

Date walked: 17/08/2015

Distance: 28 km

Ascent: 1200m

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I tried to do this walk in May but was beaten by the weather , horizontal rain and low cloud. Not this time though, an early start in bright sunshine and blue skies with more of the same for the foreseeable future. With this in mind I decided to go
for a wild camp and just enjoy.

It was only a thirty minute drive to Inverlael carpark from Badralloch and I was soon heading along the good track through the forrest to the ruins at Glensquaib and the start of the climb up to Drum na Squaib .

The pull up the zig zag path was long and steep and really made me question my packing strategy, still too late now,but the views of Beinn Dearg and back to An Teallach more than made up for the aches and pains.

With a good path to follow I soon reached the crossing of the Alt Gleann a Mhadaidh, the morning was really heating up now so I took the oppertunity to fill both camel pack and water bottle.

After a quick bite to eat it was of again and into Coire an Lochain Sgeirich, the path made for easy going and as I was in no rush I found a comfy rock and just sat and soaked up the absolute beauty that is the highlands.

I could have sat all day and drank in the scenery but that wouldn't get me my first munroe so onwards and upwards.The path soon peters out so its map and compass aiming to pass just north of Loch a Chadha Dheirg.I wandered along the rim of the high ground searching for away down to the loch and found it just to the right of a large outcrop of quartz . The path is steep but passable with care though I was glad of the dry conditions and good visability I'd never have found it in clagg.

The cliffs of Cadha Dearg are spectaular in fact I don't think any verb could really do them justice. I wandered around taking photo after photo none of which come close to capturing their majesty .I decided I wouldn't find anywhere better to pitch for the night so dropped my pack behind a rock and carried on for Seana Bhraigh.

Without my pack I soon reached the top marked at 906 m and then carried on to Seana Bhraigh my first munroe,more photos,more awe, at the top I found myself grinning like a fool ,my first munroe my first munroe, but definitly not my last.

All to soon it was time to head back down and get the tent set up , location location location, I just wandered around soaking it all in, cooked my all day breakfast made some tea and marvelled that I had all this just to myself.
After a good nights sleep I retraced my steps back out , writing this and looking at the photos again I still find it hard to believe just how wonderfll a time I had, roll on my next munroe.
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Re: Seaha Bhraigh No 1 and a wild camp

Postby Silverhill » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:28 pm

Hey, well done on your first munro! It sounds like you’ve been bitten by the bug! :D
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Re: Seaha Bhraigh No 1 and a wild camp

Postby dogplodder » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:22 am

Well done on picking such a remote Munro for your first! Wonder if this is a record? :wink:
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Re: Seaha Bhraigh No 1 and a wild camp

Postby litljortindan » Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:38 am

A long way to go for a first munro but sounds and looks like it was well worth the effort.
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Re: Seaha Bhraigh No 1 and a wild camp

Postby dooterbang » Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:07 pm

Congratulations on your first munro :clap: And done in style with a wild camp :) It is a great buzz when up high, alone, and soaking in the surroundings and being aware of what you're actually doing. I was almost up this way the other week with the intention of doing this and the other 5 munros nearby, but ended up unwell! I hope you continue with the munros, and other hills, as its a great journey.

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Re: Seaha Bhraigh No 1 and a wild camp

Postby Collaciotach » Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:49 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Seaha Bhraigh No 1 and a wild camp

Postby Graeme D » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:00 pm

Wow! I am a jealous man! I did Seana Braigh from Inverlael last month and couldn't stop banging on about what an awesome place the cliffs of Cadha Dearg is in my report. But to actually wild camp there....... 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Seaha Bhraigh No 1 and a wild camp

Postby dav2930 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:00 am

What an adventurous choice for your first Munro! For most it's Ben Lomond or some such. And wild camping is definitely the finest way to experience remote places like that, giving you plenty of time to soak it all in. I've yet to do this one myself but thanks to your report it's now quite high on my list of priorities! Thanks for sharing. :clap:
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Re: Seaha Bhraigh No 1 and a wild camp

Postby ancancha » Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:11 am

I'm sure after a Munro start like that you will definitely be back for the rest of them :D
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