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Edge of the (permitted) Universe 3 Creag Each

Grahams: Creag Each

Date walked: 11/05/2020

Time taken: 6 hours

I've climbed Creag Each a few times, but I needed somewhere to go, and while walking up the W side of Glen Tarken I'd noticed a new track heading off Left and I decided to see where it went.

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I took my usual route through Glen Tarken woods, past Jerusalem , across the bridge over the Glen Tarken burn and up the main track.
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Jerusalem: the flag that guides lost souls through the reeds here finally gave up the ghost this winter but has been replaced
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Looking up the glen towards the end of the lateral moraine
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Start of the new track - with the burn curving round to the R
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After only a couple of hundred metres it stopped at yet another "humane " trap - this area is full of them, but I've never seen anything inside
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a bit further on a viewing platform - for what I have no idea :lol: :lol:
I carried on up to a fence and followed it North across the burn to a corner where I was able to get over quite easily.
I was in no hurry, so what do next? I decided to follow the burn and explore the little gorge ahead - maybe there would be some scrambling or interesting plants.
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Once upon a time I might have tried to force a way up here - but not any more :( I bailed out up vegetated ledges on the R
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There were no more difficulties, but I was happy just to potter
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At the top of the (not very exciting) gorge, I continued up the burn.
This was the one that I warned was full of mossy boulders :lol: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=95256&p=416123#p416123 but it seemed the obvious way up

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A wider view
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Getting close to the foot of the boulder field
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As I had found previously the boulders were very mossy, but in this dry weather easily negotiated
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At the top I headed Right: it's a very elegant cairn - but it's not the top - in fact it isn't even on the right hill :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: - I'd forgotten :lol:
However i made my way back across the flat area at the top of the gully and soon reached the real top.
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Looking West, but the views were hazy
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I decided to head due South dropping only about 100m to Meall Reamhar and descend the slopes from there that I had observed previously
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Looking back towards the top
There were a few peat hags on the easy angled part , but it was not too bad. However I had stopped to adjust my boot when a person appeared below me - almost unheard of here - also heading towards Meall Reamhar. I shouted but he didn't hear and by the time I had reached the sharp drop-off he had disappeared.
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I descended a short way SE down a bit of a ridge to a cairn and saw him crossing the burn towards Jerusalem - he was obviously a lot faster than me
The descent from here was quite steep, but on a wide open slope of short grass throughout. Part way down I followed a bit of a track E to reach the fence, descended beside it and managed to cross the big wall - even though the gap I had used just a few weeks earlier had been patched up. I headed straight towards the derelict cottages, crossed another fence by a rather awkward stile and headed back home along the cycle path/old railway.
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Looking back from the bottom to the "big" wall and Meall Reamhar above - the total descent is about 400metres
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On the railway - the cutting leading to the new bridge
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Looking back across the bridge
At this time of the year the railway is an absolute delight - a kaleidoscope of different greens with primroses and bluebells in abundance. :D :D here are some pics - but they don't really do it justice
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past my sell by date


Activity: Mountaineer
Mountain: Weisshorn
Place: Torridon
Member: FRCC, John Muir Trust, Woodland Trust, Border Forest Trust
Camera: Lumix G6
Ideal day out: remote mountain where i'm unlikely to meet many people

Munros: 282
Corbetts: 84
Grahams: 27
Donalds: 6
Wainwrights: 159
Hewitts: 146
Sub 2000: 3



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Statistics

2020

Trips: 5
Distance: 49.5 km
Ascent: 2049m
Grahams: 1

2019

Trips: 10
Distance: 91.8 km
Ascent: 7166m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 4

2018

Trips: 11
Distance: 39.3 km
Ascent: 2088m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 1

2017

Trips: 13
Distance: 39.75 km
Ascent: 3366m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 2

2016

Trips: 15
Distance: 210.95 km
Ascent: 11849m
Munros: 3
Corbetts: 8
Grahams: 5

2015

Trips: 21
Distance: 143.9 km
Ascent: 10590m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 7
Grahams: 8
Donalds: 1

2014

Trips: 6
Distance: 80.6 km
Ascent: 5180m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 6
Grahams: 1

2013

Trips: 5
Distance: 42.9 km
Ascent: 3887m
Munros: 3
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 2

2012

Trips: 1

2011

Trips: 3
Distance: 32 km
Ascent: 2397m
Corbetts: 1

2010

Trips: 2

2009

Trips: 5

2008

Trips: 2

2007

Trips: 2

2006

Trips: 2

2005

Trips: 1

2004

Trips: 3

2003

Trips: 8
Distance: 37 km
Ascent: 2586m

2002

Trips: 8

2001

Trips: 6

2000

Trips: 7

1999

Trips: 2
Distance: 35.7 km
Ascent: 1768m
Munros: 2

1998

Trips: 1
Distance: 36 km
Ascent: 1760m
Munros: 4

1996

Trips: 1
Distance: 70 km
Ascent: 3700m
Munros: 8

1995

Trips: 2
Distance: 29 km
Ascent: 2548m
Munros: 3

1994

Trips: 3
Distance: 43.1 km
Ascent: 3739m
Munros: 7

1993

Trips: 2
Distance: 47.5 km
Ascent: 3050m
Munros: 4

1991

Trips: 1
Munros: 2

1990

Trips: 2
Distance: 16.5 km
Ascent: 1108m
Munros: 4

1989

Trips: 3
Distance: 48.5 km
Ascent: 3780m
Munros: 9

1986

Trips: 1
Munros: 2

1972

Trips: 1
Distance: 29 km
Ascent: 1230m
Munros: 1

1969

Trips: 1
Distance: 7.3 km
Ascent: 962m
Corbetts: 1

1960

Trips: 1
Munros: 3


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