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

Postby Lightfoot2017 » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:12 am

What a superb video! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time and effort to do this. It's really whet my appetite for these two hills this weekend.

I'll be getting up at 2am for a 4hrs drive for an early start too! :lol:

I hope the weather is as glorious as you had! :D
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Re: Beautiful Glen Affric: 2 Munros, clear day,sun & some sn

Postby Petr Dakota » Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:52 pm

Lightfoot2017 wrote:What a superb video! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time and effort to do this. It's really whet my appetite for these two hills this weekend.

I'll be getting up at 2am for a 4hrs drive for an early start too! :lol:

I hope the weather is as glorious as you had! :D

Thank you for watching the video :) Glad it may be useful for your trip, beautiful area and enjoyable mountains there 8) ...hope you have a good weather and clear views when there. All the Best !
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