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Munro One Hundred and Forty Nine

PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:54 pm
by Chris Henshall
Friday, 22nd. July, 2016
Up until this trip, I hadn't completed (compleated?) a section of Munro's Tables but Slioch was the last hill left for me in Section Eleven and climbing it exactly forty one years to the day after I'd climbed my first (A'Mhaighden on the 22nd. July, 1975) seemed to have a certain symmetry. I was supervising a group of lads doing a D. of E. expedition and, needing to check the river crossing (marked as stepping stones on the 1:25,000 OS map) at the southern end of Lochan Fada, I decided to combine this with climbing the hill.

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I got a lift to the end of the road at Incheril and, although I knew that I'd have to repeat it later in the day, enjoyed the walk along the valley to the south eastern end of Loch Maree - the same way I'd walked in to Carnmore in 1975! I crossed the bridge at the foot of Gleann Bianasdail and turned right, heading up to a point from which I could check the river crossing before the most enjoyable part of the day, heading up into Coire an Tuill Bhain and onto the excellent little summit of Sgurr an Tuill Bhain. From there, it was a short step to the main summit and some spectacular views of both the mountain's impressive north west face and the hills to the north and east.
Day 7l. View east from Slioch.JPG
Looking north east past Sgurr an Tuill Bhain to Loch a'Bhraoin
Day 7k. View north from Slioch.JPG
Looking north to A'Mhaighden and An Teallach
Day 7j. View north west from Slioch.JPG
Looking north north west over the Letterewe Forest
I descended by the usual path into Coire na Sleaghaich and met up with the D. of E. group camped in a sensible (and very beautiful) location overlooking Loch Maree before heading back to Kinlochewe.
Climbing Slioch probably means that I won't be visiting Fisherfield and its wonderful mountains again any time soon - which is my loss.
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Re: Munro One Hundred and Forty Nine

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:38 am
by rockhopper
Another imaginative title :wink:
Nice day to enjoy this hill - my favourite - cheers :)