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2 oh will do oh

2 oh will do oh


Postby akiggins » Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:29 pm

Route description: An Sgarsoch and Càrn an Fhidhleir

Munros included on this walk: An Sgarsoch, Càrn an Fhìdhleir (Càrn Ealar)

Date walked: 19/07/2020

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 43 km

Ascent: 1000m

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Decided to havea go at An Sgarsoch and Carn an Fhidhleir and then head over to Beinn Iutharn Mhor and Carn Bhac, so I needed to get up there on Saturday night camp well up the road to have a shot. Hah that went sideways quickly.
Left the car at Linn of Dee around 8pm and pedaled off up the road. Hoping to get the tent up before dusk. Unfortunately a muscle tweaked a few weeks back started playing up, so there were a few walking breaks. Which didn't bode well for tomorrow.
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Turn left and head for Aviemore

The roads up to Geldie Lodge & the paths beyond are in great shape. The crossings are low so I didn't even get my feet wet.

As I was trying to travel as light as possible, I hadn't taken the fly sheet. and planned to camp in the byre at Geldie Lodge Unfortunately there was a nest with eggs in the roof and I disturbed the birds, but when I tried to move the tent out to give them peace the rain came on, so that was that. :( I hope the eggs still hatch.
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Room for another wee tent

And dusk.
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Dusk

All all too soon dawn.
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Dawn

Oh well early doors.
I was able to pedal a couple of miles further, before dumping it at the high point. My legs were feeling better, probably due to the compression socks (or at least the psychologica boost, so I was hopeful of getting round,
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Up the path from Geldie Lodge

Conditions were looking good. Carn an Fhidhleir is one of those mountains where you can see the top from a long way off and it takes a while to get there, but hey ho. I planned to pretty much hit it head on as it was pretty windy and I didn't fancy walking too far up the ridge, moreover there didn't seem to be much of a view to the West.
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Carn an Fhidhleir

The peat hags were well dried out so the going was good all the way to the top albeit crosscountry.
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Dried out peaty bits.

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Looking back to Geldie Lodge from near the top.

Managed to beat the weather to the top, but not by much.
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Codgers on top

The path off the top is pretty obvious all the way back to the bealach.
No more pictures as the weather turned at that point, but on the way down the path that contours round Sgarsoch Bheag is easy to pick out and leads back to the main path.
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Sgarsoch Bheag with the path on the west side.

After that a wind assisted thrash back to Linn of Dee. By the time I got to the car park the legs had pretty much decided that was that for the day and there was to be no more silly munro bagging today.
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