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Sgor Gaoith & Mullach Clach a'Bhlair

Sgor Gaoith & Mullach Clach a'Bhlair


Postby SecretSquirrel » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:20 am

Munros included on this walk: Mullach Clach a'Bhlair, Sgor Gaoith

Date walked: 27/08/2016

Time taken: 6.75 hours

Distance: 26.67 km

Ascent: 1216m

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An 8am start in Glen Feshie
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Meall Dubhag beyond the heather
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Starting uphill through the pines
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Meall nan Sleac
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Looking back down to Glen Feshie
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A well made path snakes its way up to Carn Ban Mor
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Imposing sights of the Cairngorms peaking through gaps in the cloud
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Cloud drifting around the summit of Sgor Gaoith
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Loch Eanaich below
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Butress cliffs of Sgor Gaoith
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No 5 Buttress?
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Glimpses through the cloud make the views even more impressive
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The Am Beanaidh winding down Gleann Eanaich
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Sgor Gaoith summitt
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The cloud is beginning to lift
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Returning to the crossroads of paths, I opted to take the faint/non existant path over Badenoch,
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Shelter on Badenoch
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Coire Garbhlach
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The Allt Garbhlach flowing out of the coire
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Summit cairn on Mullach Clach a Bhlair with the peak of Sgor Gaoith in the distance
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Butresses on the coire sides
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Looking across to Meall Dubhag from a very airy viewpoint
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Craggy cliffs of Coire Garbhlach
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A short detour up Meall nan Sleac
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Summit of Meall nan Sleac looking back to the walk down
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Back down in the Glen for the 5k walk back to the car
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Last edited by SecretSquirrel on Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Sgor Gaoith & Mullach Clach a'Bhlair

Postby Gordie12 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:12 am

Did this a couple of years ago in the opposite direction and had a great day (the only time I've ever seen a cuckoo) - the views down to Loch Eanaich (from the top of Sgor Gaoith) are brilliant and you were fortunate the cloud had lifted for you to get some great shots.

I'm left asking myself - how did I miss that shelter??? :shock:
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Re: Sgor Gaoith & Mullach Clach a'Bhlair

Postby BlackPanther » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:24 am

If you had started 30 min later, you would have bumped into us! :D
We did Cairn Toul/Devils Point from Feshie yesterday. Took us 11 hours...
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Re: Sgor Gaoith & Mullach Clach a'Bhlair

Postby SecretSquirrel » Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:22 pm

Gordie12 wrote:Did this a couple of years ago in the opposite direction and had a great day (the only time I've ever seen a cuckoo) - the views down to Loch Eanaich (from the top of Sgor Gaoith) are brilliant and you were fortunate the cloud had lifted for you to get some great shots.

I'm left asking myself - how did I miss that shelter??? :shock:


Thanks Gordie, I was really chuffed to get some views down to the loch :D . That shelter is just off the 1029 spot of Badenoch. I cut across Badenoch, skirted Meall Dubhag and around the coire edge. I think from your report you followed the main track over Moine Mhor and then north to CbM?
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Re: Sgor Gaoith & Mullach Clach a'Bhlair

Postby SecretSquirrel » Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:23 pm

BlackPanther wrote:If you had started 30 min later, you would have bumped into us! :D
We did Cairn Toul/Devils Point from Feshie yesterday. Took us 11 hours...


Sorry I missed you both, would have been good to meet. Looking forward to your report, that sounds like a long day!
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Re: Sgor Gaoith & Mullach Clach a'Bhlair

Postby Gordie12 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:48 pm

SecretSquirrel wrote:
Gordie12 wrote:Did this a couple of years ago in the opposite direction and had a great day (the only time I've ever seen a cuckoo) - the views down to Loch Eanaich (from the top of Sgor Gaoith) are brilliant and you were fortunate the cloud had lifted for you to get some great shots.

I'm left asking myself - how did I miss that shelter??? :shock:


Thanks Gordie, I was really chuffed to get some views down to the loch :D . That shelter is just off the 1029 spot of Badenoch. I cut across Badenoch, skirted Meall Dubhag and around the coire edge. I think from your report you followed the main track over Moine Mhor and then north to CbM?


Yeh, just got the maps out and can see the difference in our routes now (saves me a trip to Specsavers as I was starting to get worried :lol: ).
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Re: Sgor Gaoith & Mullach Clach a'Bhlair

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:48 pm

Some lovely atmospheric shots there, and the heather looks wonderful. I missed the shelter too! :D
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Re: Sgor Gaoith & Mullach Clach a'Bhlair

Postby SecretSquirrel » Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:43 pm

Huff_n_Puff wrote:Some lovely atmospheric shots there, and the heather looks wonderful. I missed the shelter too! :D


Thanks! It would need a proper emergency to make use that shelter. It looked a bit too cozy for two and well used by the local ptarmigan for their, erm ... business :( :lol:
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Re: Sgor Gaoith & Mullach Clach a'Bhlair

Postby teaandpies » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:53 pm

Gordie12 wrote:Did this a couple of years ago in the opposite direction and had a great day (the only time I've ever seen a cuckoo) - the views down to Loch Eanaich (from the top of Sgor Gaoith) are brilliant and you were fortunate the cloud had lifted for you to get some great shots.

I'm left asking myself - how did I miss that shelter??? :shock:


I was just wondering the very same thing :crazy:
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