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Geal charn

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Attachment(s) Munros: Geal Chàrn (Monadhliath)
Date walked: 04/09/2021
Distance: 13km
Ascent: 660m
Views: 2


Mamores West

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Attachment(s) Munros: Mullach nan Coirean, Sgùrr a' Mhàim, Stob Bàn (Mamores)
Date walked: 04/09/2021
Distance: 16km
Ascent: 1660m
Views: 1


Strathfarrar

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Attachment(s) Munros: Càrn nan Gobhar (Strathfarrar), Sgùrr a' Choire Ghlais, Sgùrr Fhuar-thuill, Sgùrr na Ruaidhe
Date walked: 21/08/2021
Distance: 26km
Ascent: 1720m
Views: 2


Rough Bounds

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Attachment(s) Munros: Garbh Chioch Mhòr, Sgùrr Mòr (Loch Quoich), Sgùrr na Cìche, Sgùrr nan Coireachan (Glen Dessary)
Date walked: 31/07/2021
Distance: 32km
Ascent: 2430m
Views: 12


Fisherfield

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Attachment(s) Munros: A' Mhaighdean, Beinn Tarsuinn, Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Ruadh Stac Mòr, Sgùrr Bàn
Date walked: 15/07/2021
Distance: 46km
Ascent: 2700m
Views: 20


Beinn Eighe

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Attachment(s) Munros: Ruadh-stac Mòr (Beinn Eighe), Spidean Coire nan Clach (Beinn Eighe)
Date walked: 11/07/2021
Distance: 20km
Ascent: 1360m
Views: 11


Liathach

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Attachment(s) Munros: Mullach an Rathain (Liathach), Spidean a' Choire Lèith (Liathach)
Date walked: 11/07/2021
Distance: 13km
Ascent: 1500m
Views: 13

Wet and cloudy on the Loch Treig 5

Route: Stob Coire Easain and Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin

Munros: Beinn na Lap, Chno Dearg, Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin, Stob Coire Easain, Stob Coire Sgriodain

Date walked: 20/06/2021

Time taken: 13 hours

Distance: 38.5km

Ascent: 2670m


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I had only Sunday available for a walk so it was just the case of checking the weather and deciding where to go. Shuffling between a few options I decided the Fisherfield and packed my bike in the car. The forecast obviously changed and just before going out my plans changed too. Loch Treig then. The 2 hills south of Loch Ossian was my first walk this year, my plan back then was to include Beinn na Lap as well, but I never managed and so it was still a hill to do in the middle of nowhere. So I eventually made a route including that hill in a Loch Treig circuit and decided to do it counter clockwise. Long walk with two big de- and reascends, but at least it would tick the rest of the munros in that area off.
When I arrived at the car park and reversing camera turned on I saw all the midgies waiting there for fresh blood, but I managed to trick them by putting smidge on, getting the gear and leaving the place as soon as possible.
I set off at 4.20am and first part of the walk is on a land rover track, then I turned uphill and picked up the path towards Meall Cian Dearg, which is fine, but eroded in one place in a steep part.
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A view on the last hill of the day

It's a very nice wide ridge walk after that, which would be surely even nicer if I didn't find myself in a thick cloud. I reached the top of Stob a Coire Mheadhoin at 6.40. The view, I suspect, would've been amazing.
Then, after a short descend and putting my jacket on, because the rain started, and half an hour, I found the cairn marking the top of Stob Coire Easain. I enjoyed the best Scottish view.
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Stob Coire Easain

There's a long, pathless descend after into Lairig Leacach. It wasn't easy in a clag, on wet and slippery rocks and wet and steamy glasses didn't help.
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Lairig Leacach

But eventually I picked up a path on a bottom, crossed Allt na Lairige, passed a surprising gorge, noticed there's actually a foot bridge further down and found a big track, which I followed up to the foot of Beinn na Lap.
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Gorge
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Loch Treig

It's just over 3km to the top from the track, but I was already quite tired, the grass was wet all the way, my boots gained another hole and even my sealskinz waterproof socks gave up. I finally got to the top, with no views obviously, after 4,5 hours from leaving Easain. But the worst was still to come.
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An unusual loch on top of Beinn na Lap

During the descend on the NE slope I could see what seemed to be a green, vertical wall of Chno Dearg, my next target. At that point I would probably bail out if there was a path back to Fersit car park, but there's only a train line, so I crossed Allt Feith Thuill and continued my journey uphill.
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Allt Feith Thuill

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Beinn na Lap

That was some struggle as I pulled myself up the wet, steep slope, making stops after every 5 steps, but eventually it got better after reaching Sron Ruadh and got to the top of Chno (Chro) Dearg 3 hours after leaving Beinn na Lap.
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On the way to Chno Dearg

After a brief celebration of bagging my 200th munro I walked down on an easy slope and up into the cloud again where Stob Coire Sgriodain was supposed to be.
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Between Chno Dearg and Stob Coire Sgriodain

There's a false summit first, where I got lost for a moment, but then straight to the top, touch the cairn and down to Allt Chaorach Beag. I picked up the path along the burn, but then it divides a few times and I lost it completely until the flat area down the bottom, where I found it again and to the road, through a farm and back to the car park.
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A view to the north

All in all a very good walk, which I would definitely enjoy more having some views around and maybe a bit stronger wind, as I couldn't sit anywhere longer than 2 minutes not attracting nearby midgies.

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Dawn and sunrise on Glen Affric 5

Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn Fhionnlaidh (Càrn Eige), Càrn Eige, Mam Sodhail, Toll Creagach, Tom a' Chòinich
Date walked: 06/06/2021
Distance: 33km
Ascent: 2280m
Views: 189


An early start for the Mullardoch circuit

Attachment(s) Munros: An Riabhachan, An Socach (Mullardoch), Càrn nan Gobhar (Loch Mullardoch), Sgùrr na Lapaich
Date walked: 23/05/2021
Distance: 30km
Ascent: 2100m
Comments: 6
Views: 6419

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Location: Deeside
Activity: Mountain Walker

Munros: 222
Corbetts: 2



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Statistics

2021

Trips: 14
Distance: 334.1 km
Ascent: 23540m
Munros: 41

2020

Trips: 5
Distance: 188.6 km
Ascent: 13100m
Munros: 27

2019

Trips: 13
Distance: 394.8 km
Ascent: 23590m
Munros: 49

2018

Trips: 11
Distance: 297 km
Ascent: 23040m
Munros: 46

2017

Trips: 9
Distance: 301.5 km
Ascent: 14330m
Munros: 32

2016

Trips: 10
Distance: 217.3 km
Ascent: 9760m
Munros: 27


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