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Fuar Tholl, another wonderful winter day on a superb hill

Fuar Tholl, another wonderful winter day on a superb hill


Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:25 pm

Route description: Fuar Tholl

Corbetts included on this walk: Fuar Tholl

Date walked: 09/04/2016

Time taken: 8.5 hours

Distance: 17.16 km

Ascent: 1044m

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This was be my last walk of the WH meet weekend and apart from my Munro Compleation would also be the largest group of people I have walked with on a hill , and what a hill it turned out to be, Fuar Tholl a superb Corbett with once again a long and winding summit ridge with a few false tops. With all the cars parked up at the roadside adjacent to Achnashellach Station on theA890

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Group photo at the roadside before the off, closing the road off temporary
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After crossing the railway at the station we followed the good track through the woods
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Looking ahead along the track to be followed
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Mountainthyme just walking through the standing water from the overnight rain. After a short walk from the railway and cutting back on yourself left when another track is found, then following this until you find a small cairn on your left which identifies a path towards a wooden gate, turn right at gate and walk up adjacent to the water through the woods
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After leaving the woods behind looking towards the railway
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Further up on the path
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Soon at the high point another cairn is found on your left this identifies another path which takes you to the river crossing over the River Lair. Martin using his newly purchased overboot wellies and finding the other side successfully. I tried to cross slightly further on and got as far as a central island but the flow was too fast at the far bank and retreated having seen Pat who had managed to get most of the other group over although when myself and Nathan arrived we noticed a few were drying off their feet, Nathan gave it a speedy rush which appeared to be very successful, my approach was more cautious but the end result was dry feet, good job done
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Climbing up the path just getting to the snowline
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Jelena and Iryna posing in front of Foar Tholl buttress
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Group photo with Pat missing , oops sorry
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Pat's in this one though
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Heading off the path now just passing the wee lochan on our left and heading SE up Creag Mainnrichean
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Coming up to the very slippy and steep section with very loose rock, nothing to hold onto
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On a flatter area time to have a wee natter re direction and get a breather
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On way to the false summit
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The final climb in the distance up on the left
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Happy summit group
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Pat with the summit ridge behind the way we had come
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Theresa on the same spot, very happy as she had touched the cairn first
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Jelena with Iryna who was on her first WH meet as was Martin (Jeremiah Johnston)
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Heading off the snow clad summit trying to avoid the very steep ascent section
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Five of us skirted around the West side to pick up the path between Fuar Tholl and the Munro Sgorr Ruadh in the background was the hills some of us climbed on the Thursday Maol Chean-dearg and the Corbett An Ruadh -stac
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The Rodmiester and Iryna with the Corbett An Ruadh-stac in the background
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Pat and Nathan skirting around having found a feint path in the loose stones
Last edited by The Rodmiester on Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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The Rodmiester
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Re: Fuar Tholl, another wonderful winter day on a superb hil

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:32 pm

Some more added photographs
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Buttress of Fuar Tholl on the return journey
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Al the morning snow now melted from Beinn Liath Bheag with Loch Coire Lair in the foreground
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Jelena decided to go for it at the river crossing this time
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Enjoying a well earned meal in Gairloch
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Re: Fuar Tholl, another wonderful winter day on a superb hil

Postby BlackPanther » Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:57 pm

Happy times! :D :D :D

There were suggestions somewhere in the group, that we should have left you on that little river island :wink: :lol: :lol:

We should be able to come to the whole length of the summer meet, Kevin has booked that particular week off, and fingers crossed weather is a bit less wet :D
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Re: Fuar Tholl, another wonderful winter day on a superb hil

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:07 pm

BlackPanther wrote:Happy times! :D :D :D

There were suggestions somewhere in the group, that we should have left you on that little river island :wink: :lol: :lol:

We should be able to come to the whole length of the summer meet, Kevin has booked that particular week off, and fingers crossed weather is a bit less wet :D


Now let me guess where that suggestion might have come from :lol: :lol: Looking forward to the July meet lots of Corbetts still to do up there.
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Re: Fuar Tholl, another wonderful winter day on a superb hil

Postby mountain thyme » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:34 pm

Another cracking hill, tough going at bits :(

Think youre time is wrong!!!!
The A team took 7hours 30 mins and Your B Team took 8 hours 30.
Andy, Martin and I had finished 3 courses by the time yous arrived at the pub :D
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Re: Fuar Tholl, another wonderful winter day on a superb hil

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:17 pm

mountain thyme wrote:Another cracking hill, tough going at bits :(

Think youre time is wrong!!!!
The A team took 7hours 30 mins and Your B Team took 8 hours 30.
Andy, Martin and I had finished 3 courses by the time yous arrived at the pub :D


Fantastic hill, great company. Your right about the time, I did not check it when we came off the hill, I will amend it to keep the record straight. We got some wonderful views over the Thursday hills we did, worth the extra hour, superb, not only that we had the extra bonus or the river crossing again, lol.
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