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Beautiful Glen Affric: 2 Munros, clear day,sun & some snow

Beautiful Glen Affric: 2 Munros, clear day,sun & some snow


Postby Petr Dakota » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:43 pm

Route description: Tom a' Choinich and Toll Creagach, Glen Affric

Munros included on this walk: Toll Creagach, Tom a'Choinich

Date walked: 31/03/2019

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 18.2 km

Ascent: 1077m

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Despite the shorter night as British Summer Time began on sunday 31.3.2019 I woke up at midnight ( after 2.5 h of sleep ) prepared for the 4 hours of driving trip to Glen Affric where I planned to climb two Munros: Tom a'Choinich & Toll Creagach. One day trip to North, then back to work on monday early morning. Forecast was more than promising as showed Excellent Visibility, sun and ( almost ) no wind.......
The day was great, beautiful area, perfect weather, wonderful views...and nobody else seen there in the mountains !?? But busy on the bottom in the beautiful Glen 8)



The Movie:




Some Photos:

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The new car park
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Initial walk, views opened out of the forest
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Tom a'Choinich sighted in the distance
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Closer...
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Looking back from the ascend
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The way ahead
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Higher...
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The summit of Tom a'Choinich
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Toll Creagach the next target in the distance
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Some snow...
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Loch Mullardoch
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Looking back
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Toll Creagach summit
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Tom a'Choinich from the descent of Toll Creagach
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Looking back on the way to car park...
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Petr Dakota
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Re: Beautiful Glen Affric: 2 Munros, clear day,sun & some sn

Postby Alteknacker » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:29 am

What a superb day! Hope it's like this for the WH weekend...
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Re: Beautiful Glen Affric: 2 Munros, clear day,sun & some sn

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:29 pm

Alteknacker wrote:What a superb day! Hope it's like this for the WH weekend...

Yeah ! Days like this are superb 8) Shame I had not more time to spend there that day...but enjoyed every minute :D
Hope you will have a good weather for the weekend, but sure you will have a great time there. All the Best!

My 21 years old son is coming for a few days next week so mountains are calling to test his fitness as he did not hit a mountain since of our Skye - Cuillins climbing last summer :lol: :D
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Re: Beautiful Glen Affric: 2 Munros, clear day,sun & some sn

Postby steven65 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:28 pm

What great weather you had Petr,i`m hopefully heading up that way next weekend. Apart from Dumyat in January , i`ve not been up a hill since last summer. too many commitments............. with a bit of luck these 2 could sort that out. I enjoyed your video - especially as i was looking at these 2 Munros for next week. Cheers ! :thumbup:
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Re: Beautiful Glen Affric: 2 Munros, clear day,sun & some sn

Postby Petr Dakota » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:48 pm

steven65 wrote:What great weather you had Petr,i`m hopefully heading up that way next weekend. Apart from Dumyat in January , i`ve not been up a hill since last summer. too many commitments............. with a bit of luck these 2 could sort that out. I enjoyed your video - especially as i was looking at these 2 Munros for next week. Cheers ! :thumbup:

Thank you :) Hope you had a great day there if you went...?
I was there again with my son on saturday 13.4. early morning. We used the same car park and the initial route in the Glen, then continued to climb Carn Eige & neighbours...great visibility, sun, some snow and rock there on the top, but very strong wind :roll: Superb views around anyway ! 8) :D
Endless way back to the car park along Loch Affric in the warming sun, then 4 hours driving back home. Report soon ( hope ) :wink: Just working on Lake District report from Blencathra now - conquered the Sharp Edge with my 6 years old daughter Cheyenne and 21 years old son Patrik on thursday 11.4. when camping in Kendal :D
Movie from Blencathra done there already in reports from Outside Scotland.
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