Strathfarrar 4

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Attachment(s) Munros: Càrn nan Gobhar (Strathfarrar), Sgùrr a' Choire Ghlais, Sgùrr Fhuar-thuill, Sgùrr na Ruaidhe
Date walked: 23/07/2016
Distance: 18.25km
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A' Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch-choire

Route: A' Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch-choire

Munros: A' Chralaig, Mullach Fraoch-choire

Date walked: 25/08/2013

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 13km

Ascent: 1150m

After reading bods report on these hills it spurred me onto getting my pics up as it was such a glorious day of sunshine. I managed to get parked opposite the start point instead of parking next to the forest. Another small car came in behind me but there was no room as there was another 4x4 already there, the guy gave me a kindly wave and on he went to the forest parking.
Kitted and booted by 8am, just as i was about to cross the road 3 lads appeared - The lads that tried to park beside me. They asked where i was heading, A'Chralaig / MF-C I told them, so were they and asked if i would like to join them. Pleasantries exchanged off we went with clouds of midges attacking us. The lads were from Blackburn and up for the bank holiday weekend, staying at the shiel youth hostel.
The weather to start with was fine with a lot of low clag but the forecast was for all that to burn off. As we ascended up very wet long grass the clag started to disappear, we made the 1st summit after 2 hours and the views were immense. Off to MF-C we met 4 other lads who were coming in the opposite direction and told us of the bog-fest that awaited us on the route out :shock: . We took the by pass paths to avoid scrambling over the rocky bits, the views all round were some of the best views i have seen.
After a bit of lunch at the summit we headed back down to the bog fest. The phrase MAN DOWN was roared more than once, mud up to our necks :lol: Arrived back at our cars 7 hours later and a good day had by one and all. Enjoy the pics....
Clag clearing

Big Ben

The clunie inn and loch cluny

1st summit of the day up ahead


South shiel ridge with fluffy tops

A'Chralaig summit

Next target up ahead

On we go


A fine ridge walk

Brothers and sisters

By pass path


Scramble bits


M ullach-Fraoch-choire summit



Ciste dhubh

The way down


Ciste Dhubh


Way out... Boggy

Way out... Boggy

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Sgurr Alasdair

Attachment(s) Munros: Sgùrr Alasdair
Date walked: 11/07/2013
Distance: 9.5km
Ascent: 990m
Comments: 4
Views: 4129

Stolen water in the Fannaich

Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn Liath Mhòr Fannaich, Sgùrr Mòr
Date walked: 08/06/2013
Comments: 7
Views: 5761


Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Bennachie (Oxen Craig)
Date walked: 13/04/2013
Distance: 10km
Ascent: 528m
Comments: 5
Views: 3663

Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine

Attachment(s) Corbetts: Sgòrr nan Lochan Uaine
Date walked: 06/04/2013
Ascent: 871m
Comments: 7
Views: 4884

1st Cairngorm

Attachment(s) Munros: Sgòr Gaoith
Date walked: 30/06/2012
Distance: 12km
Ascent: 1118m
Comments: 1
Views: 2503

Slioch on jubilee sunday

Attachment(s) Munros: Slioch
Date walked: 03/06/2012
Distance: 22km
Ascent: 980m
Comments: 3
Views: 3616

Meall Fuar-mhonaidh

Attachment(s) Date walked: 12/05/2012
Distance: 9km
Ascent: 699m
Comments: 4
Views: 2355

The buck

Attachment(s) Fionas: The Buck
Date walked: 28/04/2012
Distance: 3km
Ascent: 721m
Comments: 7
Views: 6203


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