5+1 from Shenavall bothy
by davetherave » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:46 pm
Route description: Shenavall circuit
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: 29/08/2015
Time taken: 12.5 hours
Distance: 27.7 km
Ascent: 2468m5 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).
Date. Sat 29th August 2015
Weather. Wind, rain and sun
Time. 12.5 hrs
Distance. 27.6 km
Ascent. 2468 m
Beinn A Chlaidheimh
Sgurr Ban Mullach, Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Beinn Tarsuinn, A Mhaighdean and Ruadh Stac Mor
Walked in from Corrie Hallie and arrived at Shenavall bothy around 10pm ish on the Friday evening. Arrived with our head torches burning to a relatively busy bothy.
We slept well in the back room, and come 7.30am we had left the bothy to start our circuit. Took us over an hour to cross the river from the Bothy, had to strip off and foot up with my trust trainers for crossing, but at least our feet would be dry for the start of our big day..
We headed straight up the NNE of the Corbett for some light scrambling, tricky in bits but quite manageable for us old timers.
Next few hours were a bit of a blurr, poor visibility wind and rain. Wasn’t until we reached A Mhaighdean that we saw some improvement in the weather, and come this time all we were concerned about was getting back to bothy before darkness fell.
With all the rain that fell throughout the day we knew that the final river crossings would be problematic. We dealt with that problem swiftly by running across both.
We spent our second evening at the bothy before leaving at 7.30ish to head for Corrie Hallie and our awaiting van.
by beech » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:54 pm
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by davetherave » Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:34 am
your correct, they are more than capable. only a few doggie paddle strokes were needed. We chose the widest part of river for crossing as it was slower flowing and most probably shallower.
by pollyh33 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:14 pm
For too long myself and several others ( who will remain nameless) have been waiting and waiting for good weather for these hills
Needless to say my fave pic is the wading through the river- excellent!
by PeteR » Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:26 pm
That looked a bit of a tough experience for you all in that weather, but I bet you're glad to have them done. Every week I check the weekend weather hoping for full sun over Fisherfield............but it never happens
by The Rodmiester » Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:32 pm
by dooterbang » Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:11 pm
by Alteknacker » Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:10 pm
Being a softie, I would definitely want to do seductive hills like these in excellent weather
I always feel a great deal of sympathy for folk who've slogged through 10 or 12 hours of clag without any views!!
by berenos » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:31 am