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We were all Raven about this tasty Kintail Graham!

We were all Raven about this tasty Kintail Graham!


Postby Graeme D » Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:10 pm

Fionas included on this walk: Biod an Fhithich

Date walked: 30/10/2016

Time taken: 4.7 hours

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 740m

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The Sunday of the Ratagan meet and I put my quest for Munro number 200 on hold in favour of joining Hugh to tackle the nearby Corbett-Graham duo of Sgurr Mhic Bharraich and Biod an Fhithich, the Hill of the Ravens. Dave also elected to join us and so we all drove the short distance round the road to the Glen Shiel campsite behind the petrol station from where we would first tackle the Graham via the long northern ridge of A'Mhuing.

Al and Alison, who had been camped at the site, were also gearing up for the Graham and so we made a hasty start in the sure and certain knowledge that they would soon catch us up. We left the track after a few hundred metres and took to the ridge looking for any hint of a path. Dave and I took a higher line than Hugh before we all met up after 20 minutes or so without much being seen that could be said to resemble a path.

True enough, Al and Alison soon caught us up from which point the five of us walked together for the remainder of the day. Al and Alison had previously done the Corbett and with both the last couple of nights in the hostel and the early darkness of post clock change winter catching up with us, Dave, Hugh and I decided to give it a miss for today and just walk straight out to our cars for our respective onwards journeys.

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Sgurr Mhic Bharraich from the start of the hill path behind the campsite

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On the long A'Mhuing ridge with Sgurr na Creige to the right

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Loch Duich, Sgurr an Airgid and Sgurr an t-Searraich

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Sgurr Mhic Bharraich and Loch Duich behind Al, Dave and Alison

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It wouldn't be a Graham without a good peat hag along the way!

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The summit still a few ups and downs away

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Down into Coire Chaoil

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The A87 through Glen Shiel

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Al and Alison, probably arguing over the possibility of stopping off for a Sub on the way down the road later

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Dave and Hugh spread out below

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Getting there

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Sgurr Mhic Bharraich and Loch Duich

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Dave and Alison at the summit

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Hugh and the bealach leading up onto the Forcan Ridge

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Dave and myself at the summit

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Dropping down towards the bealach

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Al and Dave leading the way out through Coire Chaoil

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Sgurr Mhic Bharraich can wait


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Re: We were all Raven about this tasty Kintail Graham!

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:40 pm

Thanks for this tasty morsel - I missed the graham, must go back for it, that peat hag looks awesome :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: We were all Raven about this tasty Kintail Graham!

Postby rockhopper » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:38 am

Have just read this and your other reports from the WH meet - looks like you had a pretty productive time and a good result notwithstanding the mixed weather - cheers :)
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