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A'Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch-choire

A'Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch-choire


Postby David Lyall » Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:35 am

Munros included on this walk: A' Chralaig, Mullach Fraoch-choire

Date walked: 09/08/2016

Time taken: 9 hours

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 1150m

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Start of the walk.jpg
start of walk

Steven and I set off from the car park on the A87 at 9.30 and made our way along to the track and up for a short distance before striking off up the path which was surprisingly good considering it was such a steep grassy slope.
On the way up with the two tops behind.jpg

Time for a cuppa.jpg
time for a cuppa

We had been dreading this section but it was soon over and we had views of our first top in the distance and with visibility great we could clearly see the way ahead. We stopped for a cuppa about have way up this section and arrived at the top of A’Chralaig at 12.30, on top were two cairns one very large and well-built and one very small.
Top of A Chralaig.jpg
first top of the day

We had lunch and enjoyed the amazing views. Then we set off along the path towards Mullach. This is the type of ledge walk I love but it would be fair to say Steven is not so keen on the narrow rocky sections but he kept going and we both arrived at the top of Mullach Fraoch-choire. We had great view down into Glen Affric and all round lots of hills in the distance but we were not sure which ones they were.
At the top of Mullach Fraoch choire (21).jpg
Second top Glen Affric behind

Big Cairn Little Cairn.jpg
Big Cairn little cairn

Small details.JPG
small stuff

We soon retraced our step along the ridge then dropped down into the valley first section was scree then it was grassy then boggy for a long way before we eventually reach a land rover track which took us back to the road. Steven drove us back to the Hostel and made salmon for tea while I had a bath a great way to finish a long day.
David Lyall
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