North and South Mullardoch Munro’s

09/06/2018 – Day 1 – North Mulllardoch Munro’s, first time ever taking a boat into the bottom of a Munro, very thrilling, Angus, (ZZ top look- alike) propelled along the lock, negotiating the ‘narrows’ to get us to our landing. First stop was An Socach, and some faint rumbles of thunder in the distance. A hike along An Socach’s easterly ridge, narrow in places, gradually got us down to the col below An Riabhachan. By this point, there were definite sighs of static in the air and we could feel the tingle of the electricity in the air, the thunder getting nearer. The last big pull of the day was Sgurr na Lapaich, with cloud moving quickly overhead, and lightning flash just behind us.  Reaching the summit in good time, we made a hasty retreat off the top and onto Carn nan Gobhar the final Munro of the day.

10/06/2018 – Day 2 – South Mulllardoch Munros, another boat ride in with Angus, still thrilling the second time around.  Up the Allt Coire an Lochain to the foot of Beinn Fhionnlaidh and onto the summit, a well-earned food stop at the top and enjoyed the views. Off again and heading south aiming for Mam Sodhail and Carn Eighe, impressive ridge all around and fantastic views.  The next two Munro’s seemed like miles and miles of football pitches away.  Tom a’Choinnich’s and then Toll Creagach, and to my surprise the snow was hanging on in the eastern facing coires.  All in all a fantastic nine Munro’s over two days, a  great weekend shared with very good company.


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