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Sgiath a' Chaise

Sgiath a' Chaise

Postby rob munbett » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:08 pm

Fionas included on this walk: Sgiath a' Chaise

Date walked: 12/07/2017

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 8 km

Ascent: 537m

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The weather forecast was good so I fancied a trip up this in the early morning before the heat stoked up too much. I parked in the large lay-by at the start to the right of way track up Glen Ample. I have to say that the start of this path was pretty unpleasant - narrow and overgrown with a barbed-wire fence tight on the right. Soon, though, the path widened as it entered the forest but it was steep and all the tree roots and pine needles made it slippery. It was pleasant, then to come out on to the good track which led out, through, a gate, into the open glen. About half a km past the 'Hill Path to Beinn Each' sign, I dropped from the track to pass through a gap in the wall to the left and climbed the rough steep hillside beside the edge of the forest.
Leaving the Glen Ample track for the 'gap in the wall'
From the corner of the trees, I headed about 45% right towards a grassy gully which gave fairly easy access to the broad ridge to the south of Creag a' Mhadaidh.
Looking towards the summit from Creag a' Mhadaidh
Over this top, I plodded the final km or so through some peat hags to the final rise to the summit, following a worn path beside some fence posts. The summit was marked by a singe metal post.
Sgiath a' Chaise pan.JPG
Pan shot NW and W from summit
I would have liked to have stopped a while to eat and drink and enjoy the views but the midges were abundant and fierce, so it was back to the car asap to avoid an itchy night!
Heading back down the broad ridge towards Creag a' Mhadaidh
The descent to the Glen Ample track
The tea and snack didn't seem so tasty sitting in the driver's seat.

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Re: Sgiath a' Chaise

Postby bar72 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:17 pm

thanks for the trip report, you inspired me to do it after the Corbett, Beinn Each ;)
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