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Caribbean weather on the Fisherfield 6

Munros: A' Mhaighdean, Beinn Tarsuinn, Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Ruadh Stac Mor, Sgurr Ban
Corbetts: Beinn a'Chlaidheimh

Date walked: 26/05/2012

Time taken: 18 hours

Distance: 43km

Ascent: 2940m

At last! A plan to complete the Fisherfield 6 which comes to fruition. And what a weekend to choose. It was 30 degrees when we stopped in Aviemore on the way up and 28 deg when we started off at 5 pm on friday 25th May. The plan was to walk in to Sheneval and find somewhere to camp out but with the weather being so good we pushed on for another two hours camping beside Lochan Beinn Dearg and knocking a few miles off what was going to be a hot and hard day on Saturday.
That's exactly what it was but worth every minute of hardship. The most memorable walk I have ever done. Scotland in all its glory. I must have taken well over 100 photos but none of them do complete justice to the breathtaking scenery of Scotland's great wilderness.

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Setting off in blistering heat

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Reaching Sheneval - like stepping back in time

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9.30pm - base camp at Lochan Beinn Dearg

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Saturday 8am. Still very hot and likely to get hotter

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Summit of Ruadh Stac Mor - An Teallach in perfect morning light behind

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A'Mhaighdean

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Sheer drop to the North side of A'Mhaighdean

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Standing in front of reputedly one of the best views in Scotland

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The most interesting hill of the 6 - Beinn Tarsuinn

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The ridge leading to Beinn Tarsuinn

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Highest of the day - Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair

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Weathered sandstone

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Summit cliffs on Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair

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Great view of An Teallach

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The next objective - Sgurr Ban

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Looking back to the very unpleasant descent of Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair

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View back to Beinn Tarsuinn

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Summit of Sgurr Ban

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Descent of Sgurr Ban - 2 km of torture on quartzite blocks

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Is it or isn't it a Munro? GPS was fluctuating above and below 3000 feet. It'll do for me though!

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Campsite for the night - Saturday at 8pm - knackered! 15kg packs carried all the way.

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Beautiful Scottish scene on the walk out.

I will remember this walk for the rest of my life. A huge, dramatic, beautiful group of mountains which are impossible to put into words and pictures. Best thing would be to go there for yourself. Enjoy.

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Location: Langholm
Occupation: Builder
Activity: Mountain Walker
Pub: Clachaig
Mountain: Liathach
Place: Glen Coe
Gear: Asolo 4 season boots
Member: National Trust
Camera: Panasonic lumix
Ideal day out: Long hard steep all day walk (eg Bidean Nam Bean)
Ambition: To ski in Jackson Hole

Munros: 182
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 1
Wainwrights: 39
Hewitts: 32
Sub 2000: 2



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2012

Trips: 1
Distance: 43 km
Ascent: 2940m
Munros: 5
Corbetts: 1

2011

Trips: 5
Distance: 82 km
Ascent: 3630m
Munros: 12
Sub2000s: 1

2009

Trips: 1
Munros: 2


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