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Caribbean weather on the Fisherfield 6

Caribbean weather on the Fisherfield 6


Postby Yipyipcoyote » Thu May 31, 2012 8:46 pm

Munros included on this walk: A' Mhaighdean, Beinn Tarsuinn, Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Ruadh Stac Mor, Sgurr Ban

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn a'Chlaidheimh

Date walked: 26/05/2012

Time taken: 18 hours

Distance: 43 km

Ascent: 2940m

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At last! A plan to complete the Fisherfield 6 which comes to fruition. And what a weekend to choose. It was 30 degrees when we stopped in Aviemore on the way up and 28 deg when we started off at 5 pm on friday 25th May. The plan was to walk in to Sheneval and find somewhere to camp out but with the weather being so good we pushed on for another two hours camping beside Lochan Beinn Dearg and knocking a few miles off what was going to be a hot and hard day on Saturday.
That's exactly what it was but worth every minute of hardship. The most memorable walk I have ever done. Scotland in all its glory. I must have taken well over 100 photos but none of them do complete justice to the breathtaking scenery of Scotland's great wilderness.

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Setting off in blistering heat

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Reaching Sheneval - like stepping back in time

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9.30pm - base camp at Lochan Beinn Dearg

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Saturday 8am. Still very hot and likely to get hotter

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Summit of Ruadh Stac Mor - An Teallach in perfect morning light behind

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A'Mhaighdean

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Sheer drop to the North side of A'Mhaighdean

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Standing in front of reputedly one of the best views in Scotland

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The most interesting hill of the 6 - Beinn Tarsuinn

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The ridge leading to Beinn Tarsuinn

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Highest of the day - Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair

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Weathered sandstone

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Summit cliffs on Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair

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Great view of An Teallach

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The next objective - Sgurr Ban

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Looking back to the very unpleasant descent of Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair

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View back to Beinn Tarsuinn

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Summit of Sgurr Ban

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Descent of Sgurr Ban - 2 km of torture on quartzite blocks

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Is it or isn't it a Munro? GPS was fluctuating above and below 3000 feet. It'll do for me though!

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Campsite for the night - Saturday at 8pm - knackered! 15kg packs carried all the way.

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Beautiful Scottish scene on the walk out.

I will remember this walk for the rest of my life. A huge, dramatic, beautiful group of mountains which are impossible to put into words and pictures. Best thing would be to go there for yourself. Enjoy.
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Re: Caribbean weather on the Fisherfield 6

Postby gammy leg walker » Thu May 31, 2012 8:55 pm

Wow,yipyipcoyotie,brilliant,and timely,heading to Fisherfield in Aug.

Can I ask,the 18hrs,was that from the car to car,or camp to camp.
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Re: Caribbean weather on the Fisherfield 6

Postby Yipyipcoyote » Thu May 31, 2012 9:10 pm

Thanks Gammy.The 18 hours was total walking time car to car. Split over Friday night, Saturday and Sunday morning. We carried everything. I started at 16kg and my mate 18kg. The extra weight gave us badly blistered feet which I have never had on a walk.
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Re: Caribbean weather on the Fisherfield 6

Postby gammy leg walker » Thu May 31, 2012 9:16 pm

Yipyipcoyote wrote:Thanks Gammy.The 18 hours was total walking time car to car. Split over Friday night, Saturday and Sunday morning. We carried everything. I started at 16kg and my mate 18kg. The extra weight gave us badly blistered feet which I have never had on a walk.


Thanks for that,I plan much the same......................fri,walk in & camp at Shenevall...........................sat the 6 munros................sat nite camp...................................sun walk back out.
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Re: Caribbean weather on the Fisherfield 6

Postby electricfly » Thu May 31, 2012 9:52 pm

Super report, great time to be up there with the weekends weather.

We were doing the six sunday/monday. Think it was probably your tents that we saw in the Elder woods as we crossed the river on sunday morning.

We did the route in reverse which I was glad of when I saw the steep ascent of Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair... wouldn't have enjoyed descending that scree path.

Best part of the round for me was wild camping on the plateau (tennis court) at 880m on Beinn Tarsuinn and watching the sun setting on A' Mhaighdean.

Thankfully no blisters for us, but we did feel the extra weighty packs taking their toll on our feet. The dogs claws were worn back almost to the quick due to the amount of boulder hopping going on.
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Re: Caribbean weather on the Fisherfield 6

Postby Yipyipcoyote » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:11 am

I saw that flat "tennis court" on Beinn Tarsuinn. Quite a unique feature and a great place to camp. Lack of water for about 75% of the walk might have been a problem for camping out. You could go up there 1000 times and not get weather like last week. It was beyond superb.
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Re: Caribbean weather on the Fisherfield 6

Postby Gable Gable End » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:43 am

A top class report!
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