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.
A well-made path leads up into Coire Fhearnagan, and I soon reached the snow line.
View back towards Carn Bàn Beag.
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.
And there was my target, only about five km away, but it took me two hours to get there!
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.
But the view to Braeriach and its neighbours was still the most breathtaking one 🙂
Crags in Coire Garbhlach, with Sgòr Gaoith on the skyline.
Mullach Clach a’ Bhlàir summit cairn.
View SE towards the Geldie Munros and Beinn a’ Ghlo.
For the return to Glen Feshie, I followed the landrover track along Coire Caol.
Descending into Glen Feshie.
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.