Caribbean weather on the Fisherfield 6

Munros: A' Mhaighdean, Beinn Tarsuinn, Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Ruadh Stac Mòr, Sgùrr Bàn
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

Reaching Sheneval - like stepping back in time

9.30pm - base camp at Lochan Beinn Dearg

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

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


Sheer drop to the North side of A'Mhaighdean

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

The most interesting hill of the 6 - Beinn Tarsuinn

The ridge leading to Beinn Tarsuinn

Highest of the day - Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair

Weathered sandstone

Summit cliffs on Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair

Great view of An Teallach

The next objective - Sgurr Ban

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

View back to Beinn Tarsuinn

Summit of Sgurr Ban

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

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

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

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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Glen Shee - 6 lost Munros

Attachment(s) Munros: Cairn of Claise, Càrn an Tuirc, Creag Leacach, Glas Maol, Tolmount, Tom Buidhe
Date walked: 14/11/2011
Distance: 27km
Comments: 2
Views: 3522

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Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Roan Fell
Date walked: 24/09/2011
Distance: 12km
Ascent: 340m
Comments: 1
Views: 2316

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Attachment(s) Munros: Ben More, Stob Binnein
Date walked: 17/09/2011
Distance: 12km
Ascent: 1340m
Comments: 5
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Attachment(s) Munros: Binnein Beag, Binnein Mòr, Na Gruagaichean, Sgùrr Èilde Mòr
Date walked: 20/08/2011
Distance: 19km
Ascent: 1950m
Comments: 8
Views: 4872

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 06/08/2011
Distance: 12km
Comments: 2
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Location: Langholm
Occupation: Builder
Activity: Munro compleatist
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

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Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 1
Wainwrights: 39
Hewitts: 32
Sub 2000: 2
Islands: 3

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