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To savour or suffer: philosophical in the Fisherfields

To savour or suffer: philosophical in the Fisherfields


by old danensian » Mon May 15, 2017 3:06 pm

Route description: Fisherfield 6, from Shenavall

Munros included on this walk: A' Mhaighdean, Beinn Tarsuinn, Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Ruadh Stac Mor, Sgurr Ban

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn a'Chlaidheimh

Date walked: 08/05/2017

Time taken: 13.5 hours

Distance: 49.7 km

Ascent: 3040m

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Re: To savour or suffer: philosophical in the Fisherfields

Postby Fife Flyer » Tue May 16, 2017 3:33 pm

Fabulous blow by blow account Nigel :clap: :clap:
It really brought back memories of my epic almost the same time last year :wink:
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 :lol:
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Re: To savour or suffer: philosophical in the Fisherfields

Postby jacob » Tue May 16, 2017 4:33 pm

When's your first book in the shops?

I'll buy it without a second of doubt.
Great report of an impressive achievement!
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Re: To savour or suffer: philosophical in the Fisherfields

Postby rockhopper » Wed May 17, 2017 12:04 am

Superb :clap: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Started reading the other night and have just finished - a very enjoyable account of a great trip - cheers :)
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Re: To savour or suffer: philosophical in the Fisherfields

Postby monarchming » Sat May 20, 2017 9:01 am

Outstanding effort and fab report!
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
Well done! :clap: :thumbup:
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Re: To savour or suffer: philosophical in the Fisherfields

Postby gullane » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:20 pm

Great report.

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.
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