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Boggy Foggy and sunny side up McD

Boggy Foggy and sunny side up McD


Postby Mrs Scoob » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:56 pm

Route description: Maol Chean-dearg ascent, Coulags

Munros included on this walk: Am Faochagach, Maol Chean-dearg

Date walked: 16/09/2017

Time taken: 11.7 hours

Distance: 43.8 km

Ascent: 2020m

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Mopping up our red balloons this weekend - Am Faochagach first, from Blackbridge. Thought we'd cycle in as far as we could, but that was really just to the Lodge so actually made for a longer route :roll: The track marked on the map is really a boggy trail that comes and goes, although we detoured to go over the Sims along the way. Plus it rained pretty much the whole time we were walking - so got back to the van with water running off us, having taken over an hour longer than we'd though it would take :( [6hrs 7mins, 27.3km, 990m ascent]
Drove round to Coulags anyway, thinking we had the option of leaving this for tomorrow... only it started to clear up :D So we set off again just after 4pm and caught the sunset on MCD summit 8) :D Came back down the scree slope in the fading light, then back out with head torches. [5hrs 34mins, 16.5km, 1030m ascent]
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climbing up Am Faochagach behind the lodge (farmer there told us the track on the map didn't exist anyway)
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Am Faochagach summit looking clear... but clagged in again before we got there :D

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Setting off for MCD, drying off in the afternoon sun :)
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followed the main path up and over the ridge on the skyline here; came back down the scree slope in the middle :)
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boulder field on the path up; sun getting lower
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MCD summit :)
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Torridon giants tinged in pink

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