Glen Feshie munros
by filox » Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:24 pm
Munros included on this walk: Beinn Bhrotain, Braeriach, Cairn Toul, Monadh Mor, Mullach Clach a'Bhlair, Sgor an Lochain Uaine
Date walked: 16/10/2010
Time taken: 13 hours
Distance: 48 km
Ascent: 2250mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
The initial ascent to Mullach Clach a'Bhlair was on fairly steep ground (although it was on a very good path) and also in the rain so unfortunately I couldn't take any photos.
After taking in Mullach Clach a'Bhlair, we continued on a good path towards Monadh Mor. The path doesn't go all the way and we did have to pass through some very boggy area around Loch nan Cnapan, including some tricky stream crossing. After that, around 100m of medium steepish ascent and 50 m of very easy ascent we were at the top of Monadh Mor where we had our first meal of the day.
From there, it was onwards to Beinn Bhrotain via the small saddle between them. The actual ascent to Beinn Bhrotain was a bit tiring as it goes over steep boulder field.
From Beinn Bhrotain it was back to Monadh Mor the same way, then dropping down to Loch nan Stuirteag and contouring to the saddle between Angel's Peak and Carn Toul.
Ascent to Carn Toul also goes over a steep boulder field which makes it exhausting, especially after all the walking done so far. However, once on Carn Toul you are rewarded with amazing sights of Lairig Ghru, Falls of Dee, the plateau with Braeriach, and Lochan Uaine.
Back to the saddle and up a not-very-steep slope to reach Angel's Peak (Sgor an Lochain Uaine). From there, it's a fairly easy walk on the plateau with not much ascent or descent. Of course, beautiful scenery all the way. Our route passes the wells of Dee which was very useful because our water supplies were just about to run out. The summit of Breariach (3rd highest in the UK) is easily reached and provides a nice view of the hills we just climbed. The whole area is really out of this world.
From Breariach, it's a straightforward walk on a path down to Lairig Ghru and through a gap (whose name I forget) filled with giant boulders, finishing at the parking lot (not the one in ski center, the other one). Although the descent is on a path, the terrain was very steep, crossed big boulder fields, and the path itself was eroded at places so care should be taken. Crossing the mentioned gap was especially tricky as it was in the dark and required mild scrambling.
So, we started the walk at 8am and finished at 9pm, making for a very strenuous, but most satisfying, day. The area is very remote and far from help so this should be taken into account.
by skuk007 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:34 pm
by filox » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:37 pm
How did you get back to your car though?
Ah yes, the problem is that we didn't finish at the same car park where we started. However, this was a hillwalking club trip, so we had someone waiting for us at the end to take us back to our car. I should say that the car park where we started doesn't allow for overnight parking, so you have to do something about that.
by filox » Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:08 pm
gammy leg walker wrote:Do you mean The Chalmain Gap
Yes, that's the one, thanks!
- mountain coward
by rockhopper » Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:54 pm
by kinley » Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:56 pm
You'll wear out the hills!
by LeithySuburbs » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:51 am