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Western Fannichs

Western Fannichs


Postby tombombadilio » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:30 pm

Munros included on this walk: A' Chailleach, Sgurr Breac

Date walked: 28/05/2018

Time taken: 8.7 hours

Distance: 17.1 km

Ascent: 1200m

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0607: SunriseImage

Already warm and midges outImage

Coolness of forestImage

Looking down the Abhainn Cuileig - midges rifeImage

Loch a'BhraoinImage

BoathouseImage

Height quickly gained but a lickImage

Sron na Leitir FhearnaImage

Nice bimble along to Druim ReidhImage

Nice pathImage

Loch Toll an Lochain - escape routeImage

Toman Coinnich - to revisit soonImage

Low on water, very warm, resorted to snow patchesImage

0909: !st Munro, Sgurr BreacImage

South to Kinlochewe and StrathcononImage

Loch Fannich. Perfect conditions for a summit snooze, lost an hour to thisImage

Returning to Toman CoinnichImage

11:10: A' Chailleach summit, Fisherfields in backgroundImage

From whence I cameImage

Looking westImage

Descent down to Loch Toll an LochainImage

Fisherfields again?Image

Follow the fencelineImage

Loch Toll an LochainImage

Loch Toll an Lochain, closerImage

Boiling. First of several naked dip and clothes washes of the tripImage

Bloody steep descent, no discernable pathImage

Still boiling, considered another dip, but decided to push onImage

Approaching sheepfoldImage

Sheepfold, should've skirted it from a distance. Subsequently descended too far for stile. Walk out was a lickImage

First stileImage

Second stile. Cross country hard goingImage

Summary:
One of many unbelievably warm days, so early in the summer and from first light. Lay-by packed at 0600, lot of campers. Midges rife. After ascent to plateau/ridge was a dripping mess, thankfully without midges, slight breeze. Underestimated water needed - Spring snow patches useful. Summits bliss - slight breeze, mossy ground, solitude, sleep to make up for early start. Views ridiculous. Two people seen all day. Descent to corrie and naked bathe. Pools perfect, deep enough to fully submerge, not shockingly cold, warm rocks to dry clothes on. Descent was rough, bone-dry heather without path. Tried to contour but descended too far, had to reascend to stile. Long. Few photos on way out. Could feel sun burn on the cards so fully covered but sweated buckets due to layers. Hard slog but amazing conditions/views. Car an oven. Windows down drive back to hostel (closed end of 2018!!) on Little Loch Broom amazing.
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