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Glen Feshie munros

Glen Feshie munros

Postby filox » Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:24 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Bhrotain, Braeriach, Cairn Toul, Monadh Mòr, Mullach Clach a' Bhlàir, Sgòr an Lochain Uaine

Date walked: 16/10/2010

Time taken: 13 hours

Distance: 48 km

Ascent: 2250m

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The plan was to take in as many munros around Glen Feshie as we could, and in the end we bagged six.

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.

View of glen Geusachan from Monadh Mor

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.

Rainbow over glen Geusachan

Beinn Bhrotain

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.

View of Monadh Mor when coming down from Beinn Bhrotain

Loch nan Stuirteag with Carn Toul in the background

North face of 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.

Falls of Dee

This area is very remote, not a sign of civilization

Lochan Uaine seen from Carn Toul

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.

Carn Toul, Angle's Peak and Lochan Uaine between them

Sometimes I wonder if we're still on Earth

The day is almost at an end. Sun sets and casts a nice reddish shadow over the hills.

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.

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Re: Glen Feshie munros

Postby skuk007 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:34 pm

Nice long walk there to bag 6 summits, good photos showing the paths you took. I'm looking forward to doing some walks in the area next year. How did you get back to your car though?
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Re: Glen Feshie munros

Postby 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.
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Re: Glen Feshie munros

Postby gammy leg walker » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:48 pm

Do you mean The Chalmain Gap
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Re: Glen Feshie munros

Postby filox » Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:08 pm

gammy leg walker wrote:Do you mean The Chalmain Gap

Yes, that's the one, thanks!
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Re: Glen Feshie munros

Postby monty » Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:12 pm

Geez Filox, thats a long days walking :shock: Nice route though :D

Re: Glen Feshie munros

Postby mountain coward » Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:26 pm

Sez Monty! Sounds very much like one of his days! What a long walk for October - you did well to pack all that into the hours of daylight available. I love the walking in that area though, except perhaps some of the more bouldery stuff. I think the rest is great going. My walking buddy Richard hated the walk to Beinn Bhrotain so much by the way that he's taken to calling it Ben Rotten! :lol: We just did that and Monadh Mor from Derry Lodge after biking in from Linn O' Dee
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Re: Glen Feshie munros

Postby rockhopper » Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:54 pm

At first I thought you'd mistyped the length of the walk ! That's some walk and a great report and photos - think I'd have needed my bike to attempt something that long :D
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Re: Glen Feshie munros

Postby kinley » Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:56 pm

:shock: Reported to moderator for extreme mentalness and the likliehood of forcing poor Monty to have to dream up a way of topping it :lol:

You'll wear out the hills! :shock: :lol:

Re: Glen Feshie munros

Postby LeithySuburbs » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:51 am

Good pictures of these hills, nicely capture the feel of the area :) . As others have said, that's a fair trek for one day but sure you enjoyed every minute of it 8) .
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