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Carn Eilrig

Carn Eilrig


Postby litljortindan » Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:45 pm

Date walked: 07/11/2020

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 16 km

Ascent: 450m

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Didn't feel much like walking but thought I ought to do something with the fine weather.

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The pea soup I drove through looks so innocuous from a distance.

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Lochan Deo.

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A fine morning sky to encourage me along the track.

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Target ahead.

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I find the forecast of windlessness off-putting but the cool morning temperature helps.

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I opted for the burnside path but staying on the track would have been easier. Still ok though, just a bit boggy in places.

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The great bulk of Braeriach ahead.

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Sgoran Dubh Mor looking grand.

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Not sure who these belong to but my guess is Sgor Gaoith.

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Sgor Gaoith summit where I took our dog Bracken for her one and only Munro.

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The admittedly not very exciting route up to Carn a' Phris-ghiubhais.

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The fine headwall of Coire Odhar.

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A reminder of the fog to the north.

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First glimpse of Loch Eanaich.

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Lurcher's Crag.

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Less impressive view than that further west.

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A long walk is an act of will. I think I see a long walk plan forming in my head.

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Lurcher's Crag again.

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Meall a' Bhuachaille.

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A way to Braeriach.

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It is a pleasant walk along the short ridge.

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From the summit cairn overlooking Rothiemirchus.

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Re: Carn Eilrig

Postby Border Reiver » Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:58 pm

I've wondered for 50 odd years what the view would be like from Carn Eilrig, now I know and it's exceptional.
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Re: Carn Eilrig

Postby litljortindan » Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:49 pm

Border Reiver wrote:I've wondered for 50 odd years what the view would be like from Carn Eilrig, now I know and it's exceptional.


Glad to be of service! No, not a bad view at all.
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Re: Carn Eilrig

Postby Alteknacker » Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:24 pm

Some cracking pics there, from what is obviously a great viewpoint.

Brought back some memories too, mainly of the very long and slow ascent from Einich to Sgor Gaoith with a full 2 day pack!!
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Re: Carn Eilrig

Postby litljortindan » Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:59 pm

Alteknacker wrote:Some cracking pics there, from what is obviously a great viewpoint.

Brought back some memories too, mainly of the very long and slow ascent from Einich to Sgor Gaoith with a full 2 day pack!!


Thanks, it is indeed not a bad viewpoint. Didn't go with any great expectations so nice to get good and interesting views. Ascending from Einich to Sgor Gaoith does not look easy at all, never mind with a heavy pack. I recall going up Sgitheall's north ridge with too much to carry and often finding myself off balance but it was at least never steep enough to necessitate use of the hands and knees. Thankfully, I gave up carrying heavy loads years ago.
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