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Mullach Clach a'Bhlair Variant

Mullach Clach a'Bhlair Variant


Postby johnstuartross » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:08 pm

Route description: Mullach Clach a Bhlair

Munros included on this walk: Mullach Clach a'Bhlair

Date walked: 09/02/2011

Distance: 22.5 km

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Mullach Clach a'Bhlair via Coire Garbhlach

My favourite, more challenging, way of climbing Mullach Clach a'Bhlair is to walk from Achlean to Allt Garbhlach (NN 851954) and follow the burn into Coire Garbhlach ('Garbhlach' means 'rough' and it is). There is no footpath marked on OS map, but there is a track which leads past a waterfall into the upper corrie.

The easiest exit from the upper corrie is via a short scramble up the left-hand gully at NN 886944. Walk around the lip of the corrie to pick up the Landrover track, following it west to a junction at NN 882936 - the summit of Mullach Clach a'Bhlair is 950m due south.

From the top of Mullach Clach a'Bhlair descend westward down the Druim nam Bo (Ridge of the Cattle) to Lochan nam Bo. Pick-up the the old stalkers' path that leads down north-west to the bothy at Ruigh Aitieachan. An easy, but quite beautiful path leads along the east side of the Feshie to Achlean. There used to be a trestle bridge at Carnachuin, but sadly this wonderful Victorian monument was swept away in floods in 2009.

Total distance : 22.5 km
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Re: Mullach Clach a'Bhlair Variant

Postby LeithySuburbs » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:18 pm

Always fancied this route - Coire Garbhlach is such an obvious landmark from the A9. When I "bagged" MCaB, it was in combination with Sgor Gaoith and I remember looking down into the corrie with interest.

As Glen Feshie is one of my favourite places in the world, this route looks like a great excuse to return :D .
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