Mullach Clach a’ Bhlàir

Sunday 10 November 2013

22.2 km/923 m/07:15 hrs

Munro (2nd round): Mullach Clach a’ Bhlàir (No. 30)

Full winter conditions on the hills and a nice, sunny day were perfect for another “stroll” up one of those straightforward, rounded Munros: This time it was Mullach Clach a’ Bhlàir, easily accessible from Glen Feshie and only a short drive from Inverness.

Looking back to the farm at Achlean from the path through the forest.

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A well-made path leads up into Coire Fhearnagan, and I soon reached the snow line.

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View back towards Carn Bàn Beag.

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When I reached the plateau at the S flank of Carn Bàn Mòr, I suddenly got this wonderful panorama of Braeriach, Sgòr an Lochain Uaine and Cairn Toul.

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And there was my target, only about five km away, but it took me two hours to get there!

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With no breeze at all and the sun beating down it felt very warm, and the soft, knee-deep snow made the walking quite strenuous.

The pointy top of Sgòr Gaoith in the distance.

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But the view to Braeriach and its neighbours was still the most breathtaking one 🙂

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Crags in Coire Garbhlach, with Sgòr Gaoith on the skyline.

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Mullach Clach a’ Bhlàir summit cairn.

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View SE towards the Geldie Munros and Beinn a’ Ghlo.

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For the return to Glen Feshie, I followed the landrover track along Coire Caol.

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Meall Dubhag.

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Descending into Glen Feshie.

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The walk back along the glen was quite pleasant with the surrounding hills glowing red in the setting sun. I also noticed that since my last visit the path had been improved in some places, and the stream crossings seemed to have been made easier as well.

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2 thoughts on “Mullach Clach a’ Bhlàir

  1. I’m surprised they still haven’t got the Carnachuin Bridge put back – apparently the local council said they need planning permission! Not sure how they do when there was already a bridge there!

    Superb photos – you look to have had a great day. But it all looks nice and crisp – you wouldn’t have thought it would be soft and knee-deep. I did the little top of Tom Dubh a couple of months ago using that route – there was still some snow left on that ascent route!
    Carol.

    • Yes the amount of snow that’s still left in some places is amazing, especially with the hot weather we had recently.

      I heard the building materials for the new bridge have been lying about for a while now, I wonder if it will ever be rebuilt…

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