Friday, 30 September 2016

AUTUMN MUNROS IN THE FANNICHS

Ian on Sgurr nan Clach Gealas NE ridge

Constant views of An Teallach all day

The Munro summit of Sgurr nan Clach Geala

Loch a'Mhadidh

Third Munro of Meall a' Chrasgaidh

Sgurr nan Each & Loch Fannich

 Loch a' Bhraoin, Fisherfield & An Teallach

Fisherfield Forest and An Teallach

Summit ridge, Sgurr nan Clach Geala

Sgurr Mor from Clach Geala

Hinds and Stags a plenty

A day of atmospheric cloud and sunshine
After several days of heavy rain and gale force winds the weather finally came good on Friday. With a good forecast in the North West Highlands, Ian and I headed up to that wonderful part of the world. Ian has plenty of Munro summits left to bag in The Fannich Forest area so with a plethora of 3000ft mountains to aim for, we set out with 3 in mind. The Fannichs offer fabulous walking and  many different routes up them. A network of stalkers paths in the glens make it easy to have a long or short a day as you wish. Sgurr an Each, Sgurr nan Clach Geala and Meall a' Chrasgaidh was on Ian's hit list today. We set off up a very wet path from Loch a' Bhraoin. Living in drier Cairngorms I sometimes forget how wet underfoot the western hills can be, this weeks deluge made it extra boggy. We had a few very brief showers through the day but it was mostly beautiful clear skies and plenty of sunshine with stunning views. The recent media hype of snow on the mountains was a wee bit over exaggerated, although it is most definitely chilly conditions and we were donned in hats and gloves on the tops. The stags we're roaring away all day in the corries and as we descended off our last Munro we had brilliant views out to my favourite mountain, An Teallach. A great day out and Ian is a few Munros closer to his finale.
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