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A View to An Teallach

A View to An Teallach


Postby wilkiemurray » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:37 am

Route description: An Teallach, Dundonnell

Munros included on this walk: Bidein a'Ghlas Thuill (An Teallach), Sgurr Fiona (An Teallach)

Date walked: 26/03/2017

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A View to An Teallach

What a day! What a Mountain and What a View!!

Film -



However I still have conflicting feelings on this trip…. On one hand it was an amazing day out in solitude with one of the best views in the world (IMO), however on the other hand I didn’t finish what I set out to do, perhaps I’d been a bit ambitious this time…

Planning a high wild camp, I didn’t start out until 11.30 and the weather was glorious. An Teallach had been showing off her finest white coat with a blue back drop for the last 15 miles! I couldn’t wait to get going….
The main reason for this trip were the views. Having traversed the ridge a number of time previously, I set out to get “The View” and camp on a spot with the view! I also planned on heading along the ridge a little to have some fun after setting up camp. The best laid plans of mice and men!

This was the first time I had saddled my camping gear in some time and with the camera equipment the weight of the pack was slowing progress! I ambled along in the warm sunshine and the views opened up as height was gained, white Fannichs and a white Dearg group looked grand. An Teallach was in front of me but un recognisable! I have always done a clockwise circuit and descended to Dundonnell so it was interesting to be ascending this way (the clockwise circuit maybe gives better views , however it would mean traversing the ridge to get to where I wanted to be – Bidein a’ Ghlas Thuill).

After a few lengthy stops, I decided that the wild camp wasn’t going to happen. The main reason being that the winds were picking up (never enjoy a sleepless night in a rattling tent!) and the weather front was starting to move inland. However I still had time to get to the top and enjoy the views and take some footage!
The final pull to the highest point required crampons and axe as the snow firmed up and ice became a smear on all hand holds (24hrs late I was sitting in shorts and T shirt in back garden!) !
A Halo around the sun greeted me as I approached the summit as did “The View”. Now on a time schedule to get back before dark I was a little rushed on the summit and didn’t get the chance to explore the different options I was wanting to for photos. In the end it didn’t matter as nearly all my batteries died! I warmed them as best I could but I didn’t really get the video or photos I wanted to.
It was still a great day out and I made it back to the car with about another 45 minutes of dusk left. Good exercise though and a must return with the tent!!!

Some Piccies:

ImageFiona by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

Imagepinnacles ridge of An Teallch by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

ImageAn Teallach Views by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

ImageHALO around SUN by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

ImageAn Teallach by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr
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Re: A View to An Teallach

Postby Mal Grey » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:46 pm

Has to be the best mountain view on the mainland!

Beautiful photos, hopefully will be able to watch the video later (have issues with such things due to rubbish computer..)
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Re: A View to An Teallach

Postby wilkiemurray » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:32 pm

Mal Grey wrote:Has to be the best mountain view on the mainland!

Beautiful photos, hopefully will be able to watch the video later (have issues with such things due to rubbish computer..)


Thanks Mal - hope you enjoyed the vid

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Re: A View to An Teallach

Postby Jaxter » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:09 am

Always get very excited when I see you've posted something, and as always this is fantastic :clap: :clap:

A mountain I've yet to visit but am looking forward to :D :D thankyou for brightening up my Tuesday :D
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Re: A View to An Teallach

Postby KeithS » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:06 pm

A = Wilkiemurray. The finest walk reporter on this site (IMHO)
B = Fisherfield. The best area in the whole of Scotland (IMHO)
C = An Teallach. The most magnificent of all Munros (IMHO)

A+B+C = :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: A View to An Teallach

Postby dooterbang » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:59 pm

Great views :D

Shame about everything else not going to plan, but at least you were out and up a mountain :wink:
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Re: A View to An Teallach

Postby spiderwebb » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:57 pm

The subject matter is an awesome mountain, stunning pics :D
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Re: A View to An Teallach

Postby rockhopper » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:18 pm

Excellent result even if you did have to amend the plan :thumbup:
and you did see an awful lot more than I did up there :roll: - cheers :)
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Re: A View to An Teallach

Postby wilkiemurray » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:21 am

Jaxter wrote:Always get very excited when I see you've posted something, and as always this is fantastic :clap: :clap:

A mountain I've yet to visit but am looking forward to :D :D thankyou for brightening up my Tuesday :D


Thanks Jaxter- its well worth it when you get there, a spectacular Mountain :)

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Re: A View to An Teallach

Postby wilkiemurray » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:22 am

KeithS wrote:A = Wilkiemurray. The finest walk reporter on this site (IMHO)
B = Fisherfield. The best area in the whole of Scotland (IMHO)
C = An Teallach. The most magnificent of all Munros (IMHO)

A+B+C = :clap: :clap: :clap:


Thanks Keith, its a grand old mountain isn't it :)

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Re: A View to An Teallach

Postby wilkiemurray » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:23 am

dooterbang wrote:Great views :D

Shame about everything else not going to plan, but at least you were out and up a mountain :wink:


Thanks Dooterbang - 100% true :) enjoyed your account of the Arran hills, hoping to get over there this year at some point - looks spectacular:)

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Re: A View to An Teallach

Postby wilkiemurray » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:24 am

spiderwebb wrote:The subject matter is an awesome mountain, stunning pics :D


Thanks Spiderwebb, it is indeed -looked very Alpine with a wintry cat - cant wait to get back :)

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Re: A View to An Teallach

Postby wilkiemurray » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:25 am

rockhopper wrote:Excellent result even if you did have to amend the plan :thumbup:
and you did see an awful lot more than I did up there :roll: - cheers :)


Thaks RockHopper - got lucky with the weathergods :D

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Re: A View to An Teallach

Postby Alteknacker » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:36 pm

Fantastic pics and vid, as ever. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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