A remote-ly interesting alternative route
by Mrs Scoob » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:23 pm
Route description: An Sgarsoch and Carn an Fhidhleir
Munros included on this walk: An Sgarsoch, Carn an Fhidhleir (Carn Ealar)
Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Bhreac, Leathad an Taobhain
Date walked: 27/06/2015
Time taken: 14.66 hours
Distance: 57.6 km
Ascent: 1875m12 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
The WH description of both of these Munros calls them 'unspectacular'... but our day was far from that! After a 10km cycle, a barefoot wade across the river, then a 14km walk, we could just begin to see our first target! Climbing up the shoulder of An Sgarsoch we could see over to Geldie Lodge, finally reaching our first summit cairn almost 6.5 hours after leaving the car park.
Long since figuring we wouldn't be going for all 4 Corbetts on this trip, we could now see the route ahead. Still plenty of daylight so we set off for the next Munro and planned to continue for at least the 1 Corbett, since Beinn Bhreac was our original target and all the rest were just 'add ons' around it I was most keen to come back off of Bhreac along the reasonably flat plateau to Leathad an Taobhain as that would give us a second Corbett thrown in to what would be a very long walk out regardless. Another lesson in paying closer attention to the maps though, as that plateau turned out to have many ups and downs as well as endless peat hags. There were some interesting finds though, and even the occassional piece of flatter ground
So now we only had one top to climb over to pick up the long landrover track back to the bikes. Realising we might not get back to the bikes before sunset at 10.15pm we kept pushing on. Hadn't thought to bring head torches with us today and we didn't have lights on either of the bikes However we reached the bikes at 10.30pm, cycled over the rough ground that made me feel like I was being violently shaken (bringing out my tourettes! ) and then finished off with a fantastic cycle on the good tarmac - wheeee!
by scoob999 » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:44 pm
by rockhopper » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:02 pm
by Mrs Scoob » Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:41 pm
by Collaciotach » Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:59 pm
by ChrisW » Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:17 am
Really well done Fi, I know Stuart will just keep going like the duracell bunny but this is a long old haul
by Alteknacker » Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:19 pm
Glad you got good weather: I too have been scanning the forecasts, but generally it's been looking too unsettled for a long drive ....
by Mountainlove » Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:54 pm
by Silverhill » Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:56 pm
by malky_c » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:29 am
In a similar vein, I think Carn na Caim and A' Bhuidheach Beag from Glen Tromie would be a good route too.
by Mrs Scoob » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:53 pm
Thanks Collaciotach; I hope that means you're due some views on your next walk!Collaciotach wrote:..was over a few of these on the Tarff round last week and saw nothing...
Kind words Chris but I think he was almost burnt out - I had to point out I'm not physically capable of carrying himChrisW wrote:That is just too far.., I know Stuart will just keep going like the duracell bunny but this is a long old haul
Thanks Alteknacker; definitely go with a bike! Hope you also get the weatherAlteknacker wrote:... it's seems like the bike is the way to go. I'm full converted to this dual mode anyway!
Mountainlove wrote:Wow thats some walk the two of you have done!
Thanks ML and Silverhill! Certainly felt like a big walk but loving the long days while they last!Silverhill wrote:Great pictures of Glen Feshie! But what a trek!
Yep, Glen Feshie is stunning! Hmm... looking at Tromie now....malky_c wrote:Good plan, if a bit of a long day. Any route that goes the length of Glen Feshie is going to be a good one In a similar vein, I think Carn na Caim and A' Bhuidheach Beag from Glen Tromie would be a good route too.