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A'Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch Choire

A'Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch Choire


Postby past my sell by date » Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:21 pm

Route description: A'Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch-choire

Munros included on this walk: A' Chralaig, Mullach Fraoch-choire

Date walked: 20/05/1995

Distance: 13 km

Ascent: 1150m

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In the late eighties and nineties at the end of May, the South side of the highland hills were often Summer like, while the Northern sides were quite wintery with large snow patches. We walked the standard WH route on these two hills on a fine clear day. these are the pictures
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The pine wood by the road is still in sight

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Getting higher the view opens out over the North Glen Shiel ridge - the Brothers
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The hills of the South Cluanie ridge look quite wintry
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On the stony ridge now - The Brothers and Sisters
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Looking up to the summit
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On the summit North West to Ceathreamhnan
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West Looking down Glen Lichd with the Brothers and Sisters straight ahead, Ciste Dubh R front and Ben Fhada behind it
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and South to the Ben
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The ridge descends to a flat area - looking back- it's a different world :shock:
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The ridge to Mullach Fraoch Choire from this point
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Another steep descent on snow
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Looking back to A'Chralaig from somewhere on the ridge below Mullach Fraoch Choire
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Nearing the top - Ceathreamhnan behind again
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Looking back South from the summit
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Zoomed with The Ben behind
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Skye in the distance - Sgurr Fhuaran L and Ben Fhada R
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On the way down
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Below the snow now - looking Eastwards down loch Cluanie
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Re: A'Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch Choire

Postby litljortindan » Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:10 pm

Fantastic views/photos. I remember the long spell of fine weather that followed that year.
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Re: A'Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch Choire

Postby past my sell by date » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:35 pm

litljortindan wrote:Fantastic views/photos. I remember the long spell of fine weather that followed that year.

Yes - but we went on to do the Mullardoch Circuit directly after this and got stormed the first night camping on the col behind Beinn Fhionnlaidh :( . Camping gear weighed a lot more than it does today and all I can really remember about the trip was the weight of my sack. :lol: Later - in July - tho, the weather was great. We bivouaced above the CIC hut and Did Minus one direct on the Saturday and Centurion on the Sunday - best weekend's climbing I ever had :D :D :D
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