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Fisherfield route

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Too wonderful not to share! Sail Mhor :) :) :)

Route: Sail Mhor, from Ardessie

Corbetts: Sail Mhor

Date walked: 12/04/2016

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 10.7km

Ascent: 809m


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Following our fantastic walk into the Coigach last Monday, Tuesday offered another spectacular day in the northwest. The Corbert called Sail Mhor is south of Ullapool and just northwest of the super majestic An Teallach. This was the day's target and what a reward it was, despite some prevailing strong summit winds.
Bags were packed, boots were on and we were parked up at Ardessie on the shores of Little Loch Broom:
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The first 20 minutes of the walk is packed with simply stunning waterfalls and rock formations :)
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The falls of Allt Airdeasaigh and Sail Mhor towering above :)
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A view back over Little Loch Broom below :)
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Rising up now into the vast streams and bowls forming foothills of An Teallach, and an ideal spot to look back over the sea and enjoy a fly cup :)
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Sail Mhor from the side now, as we are skirting up and round the back before ascending to the summit :)
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River crossing the Allt :)
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Swinging up into lower Sail Mhor and looking over southwards now to An Teallach and beyond into Fisherfield :)
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The lower summit Rugh Mheallain with the lochs to south, Loch an Eich Dhuigh and Loch Mor Bad an Ducharaich :)
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Final approaches with myself looking over the edge and Valerie trying to keep her feet on the ground LOL ( I did make sure she felt safe and secure :) )
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On top of Sail Mhor south cairn :)
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Some shelter and exhilarating panoramas all around :)
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Lunch spot number 2 slightly below the summit and what a joy!
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Sail Mhor and the Minch horizon :)
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An Teallach backgrounds now dominate the downwards path :)
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My favourite part of the day picking our way down glorious slabs and pebbles taking great care not to disturb anything in waiting, be it plant life or wildlife. This is why we do it, legs stretched, lungs exercised plenty time left and more snacks in the pac, and oh! Look at the views :)
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Dropping off Sail Mhor following Valerie, her wee double steps to my single strides LOL
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If I can be doing this, affording supper and a wee dram for at least several days of my holidays, I'll be happy forever ~:) :) :)
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Sgurr Ruadh :)
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Time to exercise river crossing skills once more :)
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Ready, steady ..... LOL
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Go! He he .... :)
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A beautiful lone tree on the slopes back down near the shores :)
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A boulder in limbo, and a seriously big one too :)
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Friendly faces wait to greet us, safely back down off the mountain to finish off what has been an incredibly special and fulfilling mountain day :) :) :)

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Distance: 9.03km
Ascent: 767m
Comments: 16
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Attachment(s) Date walked: 29/12/2014
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Ascent: 255m
Views: 336


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Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn Bhuidhe
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Distance: 19km
Ascent: 777m
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Distance: 22.5km
Ascent: 648m
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Attachment(s) Munros: Creag Mhor (Glen Lochay)
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Distance: 21.2km
Ascent: 1190m
Views: 295


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Distance: 8.4km
Ascent: 832m
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Attachment(s) Munros: Mullach nan Coirean
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Distance: 8.2km
Ascent: 907m
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Pub: Kintail & Clachaig
Mountain: Sgorr a Choise
Place: so many
Gear: Altberg Mallerstang2 boot
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Ideal day out: Scary scrambles on epic slopes and ridges with idyllic lochs nestled below.....and of course well provided with water and tasty nibbles.
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Corbetts: 24
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2017

Trips: 1

2016

Trips: 2
Distance: 19.73 km
Ascent: 1576m
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 1

2014

Trips: 27
Distance: 469.4 km
Ascent: 27181m
Munros: 35
Corbetts: 1
Donalds: 1
Sub2000s: 2

2013

Trips: 42
Distance: 650.79 km
Ascent: 41479m
Munros: 56
Corbetts: 3
Sub2000s: 2
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2012

Trips: 30
Distance: 467.46 km
Ascent: 33490m
Munros: 60
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2011

Trips: 26
Distance: 297.95 km
Ascent: 24459m
Munros: 39
Corbetts: 3
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2010

Trips: 6
Distance: 88 km
Munros: 13


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