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Seana Bhraigh from Oykel Bridge. Ebike approach

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Attachment(s) Munros: Seana Bhraigh
Date walked: 14/07/2019
Views: 25


Mirador de ses Puntes

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 21/05/2019
Distance: 9.9km
Views: 29

A'Mhaighdean . E-bike approach from Poolewe

Munros: A' Mhaighdean

Date walked: 16/05/2019

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Glorious warm morning setting off from Poolewe. Good estate road up to Kernsary forest and once through that nice singletrack. Took 75 minutes to bike into the causeway at Dubh Loch. Beinn Airigh Carr looked very imposing to the side most of the way but the track is quite rough and needs a lot of concentration to avoid boulders and to stop often for the drainage ditches which often are lined with very sharp edges and very easily cause pinch punctures. Got one when i had got fed up getting off my bike to cross each one.
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parked bike after causeway

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Path rises under Sgurr na Laocainn

Top of A'Mhaighdean seen from the path and i think looks falsely close from here.
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just right of centre

As i planned to ascend via the NW ridge wasnt sure if i could cross the stream lower down so climbed not much short of a switchback before easily crossing.
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Looking back west to start

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Looking up the ridge

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the very blue Fuar Loch Beag

Although i had read that there was a very steep drop along this ridge it still came as a surprise. Fuar Loch Mor is just seen in the upper left of photo.
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right at the edge looking down

Below is the view looking back from the same spot.
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Walking back about ten paces and gullies go down both sides. Take the one facing An Teallach [north east]. Below is a picture taken another ten paces back showing the gully and the tiny gap that is squeezed through is right in the middle of the shot in the foreground.
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Spot the gap

The large rock tower ahead is bypassed on the right.
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Looking down to the bypassed tower

Then easy sweep round to the summit.
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looking south east Lochan Fada

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looking north west

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An Teallach in the ditance

Then headed towards Ruadh stac Mor and joined the good path heading northwest the top of Allt Bruthac an Easain then down to Carnmore where i was greatly relieved to find that my replaced inner tube was still inflated. The light wind had changed 180 degree so again cycled into a headwind an was glad of the ebike. Took a few minutes longer to bike back than on the way out. Slighter tougher biking on return though only had to dismount once on a short steep rough rise.
I have often used a standard bike to approach the hills but this was the first time i have used an ebike and it was very well suited to the terrain.

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Arkle- too late for the perfect photo

Attachment(s) Corbetts: Arkle
Date walked: 18/04/2019
Distance: 17.5km
Views: 213


Cul Mor

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Date walked: 21/02/2019
Views: 50


Sparber , Salzkammergut, Austria

Attachment(s) Date walked: 28/06/2018
Distance: 7km
Ascent: 700m
Views: 276


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Attachment(s) Date walked: 21/05/2018
Distance: 12.6km
Views: 344


Awesome Alligin

Attachment(s) Munros: Sgurr Mor (Beinn Alligin), Tom na Gruagaich (Beinn Alligin)
Date walked: 29/04/2018
Distance: 10km
Comments: 2
Views: 682


Streap from Glenfinnan. Biked to Corryhully bothy

Attachment(s) Corbetts: Streap
Date walked: 18/09/2017
Distance: 9.4km
Ascent: 1037m
Views: 851


Blown away in Coigach

Attachment(s) Grahams: Ben Mor Coigach, Sgurr an Fhidhleir
Date walked: 30/04/2017
Comments: 3
Views: 1106

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2019

Trips: 5
Distance: 27.4 km
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 1

2018

Trips: 3
Distance: 29.6 km
Ascent: 700m
Munros: 2

2017

Trips: 3
Distance: 26.4 km
Ascent: 1037m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 2

2016

Trips: 13
Distance: 56 km
Ascent: 1999m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 3
Hewitts: 1
Wainwrights 1

2015

Trips: 8
Distance: 14.5 km
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 1

2014

Trips: 5
Distance: 13 km
Ascent: 1154m
Corbetts: 2

2013

Trips: 4
Distance: 40 km
Munros: 2

2012

Trips: 3
Distance: 18.5 km
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 1

2011

Trips: 7
Distance: 81.5 km
Ascent: 1972m
Munros: 5
Corbetts: 2
Hewitts: 2
Wainwrights 2

2010

Trips: 10
Distance: 110 km
Ascent: 2916m
Munros: 11
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 3
Hewitts: 1
Wainwrights 1


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