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To savour or suffer: philosophical in the Fisherfields
by Fife Flyer » Tue May 16, 2017 3:33 pm
It really brought back memories of my epic almost the same time last year
Fisherfield really is the monster of all walks, that is if you go the whole hog.
You timed your visit perfectly, waterless rivers and a dry swamp
by jacob » Tue May 16, 2017 4:33 pm
I'll buy it without a second of doubt.
Great report of an impressive achievement!
by rockhopper » Wed May 17, 2017 12:04 am
Started reading the other night and have just finished - a very enjoyable account of a great trip - cheers
by monarchming » Sat May 20, 2017 9:01 am
Still to do these mountains and the way you split your trip up with the camping sounds ideal
I was looking over to these mountains on Wednesday as I was up An Teallach
by gullane » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:20 pm
I was there 2 weeks after you. I concur - Fisherfield is a major expedition, and one to be savoured slowly. For anyone still to do it -
- Beinn a Chlaidheimh hasn't lost any height in millions of years. Just because it's no longer classified as a Munro, but its still a bloody big hill and an integral part of the expedition.
- I notice from your photos, you crossed the river at the same place as me. Although I did it after the driest April in 75 years, following one day of heavy rain, I crossed in shin deep water, and was glad I packed flip-flops.
- There is some running water between Tarsuinn and A Mhaighdean - just listen out for it on the boggy beallach.
- No photograph can truly capture the magnificence of the view from A Mhaighdean's summit. For such a major expedition, if there is a risk of low cloud, I wouldn't waste 2 days hard slog, and miss Scotland at its most beautiful.