South Glenuaig 3 Munros

Route: Sgùrr Chòinnich and Sgùrr a'Chaorachain

Munros: Maoile Lunndaidh, Sgùrr a' Chaorachain, Sgùrr Chòinnich

Date walked: 25/06/2022

Time taken: 6.9 hours

Distance: 31.85km

Ascent: 1754m

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Made the most of the weather window this weekend ticking off the South Glenuaig munros. The long 5.5km walk in to the start of Sgurr Choinnich was made alot easier by bringing the mountain bike. Although I spent most of the first 3km on the hydro track pushing the bike uphill!

The wire bridge across Allt a'Chonais is no longer usable, so I had to just walk across using the stepping stones. Thankfully the water level was low so I had no issues crossing.

The stalker's path made for easy going up to Bealach Bhearnais. The first bit of proper ascent then began on my way up to the Streangan nan Aon Pacan-deug ridge. After a few scramble sections the ridge was gained and it was a fairly gentle traverse to the first munro summit Sgurr Choinnich.

Summit of Sgurr Choinnich looking across to Torridon

The wind began to pick up, so I quickly made my way down the zig zag path to the Bealach Coire Choinnich. There were good views on lonely Loch Monar to the south east throughout the descent.

Lonely Loch Monar

It was a fairly straightforward ascent up to the second munro, Sgurr a' Chaorachain. This summit had the best view of the day looking across to Bidean an Eoin Dearg.

Looking across to Maoile Lunnaidh

I then made my way down the mostly path less south side of Srón Na Frianich. It was a bit demoralising having to drop all the way down to 580m before the steep drag up the western nose of the Maoile Lunnaidh plateau. Once on the plateau, it was a pleasent walk across to the summit of Maoile Lunnaidh.

Northern Corries of Maoile Lunnaidh

The descent down the north eastern side was fairly steep. Once I reached an crom-allt, I made my way west, then north west across the boggy quagmire until the land rover track was reached.

Glenuaig Lodge

It was then another 3km until I reached the point where I left my bike. I then had a throughly enjoyable 15min bike ride downhill back the the start.

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East Glen Affric 5

Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn Fhionnlaidh (Càrn Eige), Càrn Eige, Màm Sodhail, Toll Creagach, Tom a' Chòinich
Date walked: 10/07/2021
Distance: 33.5km
Ascent: 2183m
Views: 498

North Cluanie 5

Attachment(s) Munros: A' Chralaig, Càrn Ghluasaid, Mullach Fraoch-choire, Sàil Chaorainn, Sgùrr nan Conbhairean
Date walked: 19/06/2021
Distance: 33km
Ascent: 1913m
Views: 526

Beinn Heasgarnich & Creag Mhór

Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn Heasgarnich, Creag Mhòr (Glen Lochay)
Date walked: 14/06/2021
Distance: 26.5km
Ascent: 1342m
Comments: 1
Views: 491


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