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Bruach na Frithe
by Dirk Winter » Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:49 pm
Route description: Bruach na Frithe
Munros included on this walk: Bruach na Frithe
Date walked: 08/08/2008Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
But now for the 8th of July: When we were getting ready for walk-off at the car park a bus load of people from Czech Republic passed by. Despite their lack of sound English knowledge we soon found out that they also wanted to climb Bruach na Frithe. Therefore we were not all alone that day. When they rested a bit before crossing the Allt Dearg Mor we overtook them and tested our route finding skills on the way up to Bealach nan Lice. This test wasn't too hard, whereas the steep scree finish leading to the Bealach na Lice made us sweat quite a lot.
When we reached the bealach after nearly three hours we had company again: A couple with a dog (which was carried for a good part of the scree path) arrived there, and the first czech people started to whizz around us. When we were tackling one of the crags on the way to Bruach na Frithe they literally flooded us. (Before you get a wrong impression of me: I would have written the same, if the people in the bus had been German.)
On the summit we took much time to enjoy the views, have our lunch and wait for peaceful times. In the meantime a Dutch guy had arrived. We chatted with him and when he saw our route description he noticed at once that it was taken from walkhighlands.co.uk. He had downloaded the complete website onto his laptop and used the GPS data now. While we were enjoying the panorama I mentioned that Bla Beinn is also an excellent walk. He asked "How many shoes does he have?" I must have looked rather confused when trying to get what he meant with that question. But then I found out that he meant the grade of the walk which is represented by a number of walking boots. Yes, you're right, sometimes I'm a little slow...
In the meantime the crowd had left the summit and it was time for pictures. Therefore we could have a closer look at that strange triangulation pillar
that nice little volcano within the red Cuillin
and the classic view of the whole Cuillin ridge.
After that we walked down Fionn Choire again, but then took a different route down: We crossed the bealach between Sgurr a Basteir and Meall Odhar and walked down the mostly grassy slopes at the other side. When we reached the path along Allt Dearg Beag I couldn't resist to have a look at the Basteir Gorge. Well, rather impressive...
Then it was time to head back to the car park. The last obstacle was the bridge crossing the Allt Derag Mor. Or better: the remains of it. In the news section of walkhighlands someone was of the opinion that the bridge was still usable although it was collapsed. Well, that's surely good fun. Time enough, I think, for a piece of wood:
by Dirk Winter » Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:07 pm
by maddjock » Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:51 am
and the starnge triangulation pillar
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