Surrounded by Munros

7th January 2017

A lovely morning with some great sharp views of our local mountains. Unfortunately, low cloud drifted in from the SW late morning, but became patchy later in the afternoon. However, the clear views revealed the extent of the depleted snowpack! Forecast to remain mild and wet. Colder next week. Below are some landscape photos of some local Munros.

Above: Early morning in the main Fannich mountains above Loch Broom. L to R: Sgurr Mor (the pointy one at 1110m), Carn na Criche (961m – a top), Sgurr nan Clach Geala (1093m)

Above: A panorama of some of the ‘Great Wilderness’ Munros. L to R: Slioch (980m) with the conical mountain of Ruadh Stac Mor (Beinn Eighe) just peeking out to the left and Baosbheinn (a Corbett) behind immediately right. Then the triple peaks of Sgurr Dubh (918m), Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair (1019m), then the long ridge of Beinn a’ Chlaidheimh (916m) and finally on the right, An Teallach with the two Munros of Sgurr Fiona (1060m) and Bidean a’ Ghlas Thuill (1062m).

Above: Mists swirling round the north side of Slioch. Loch a’Bhroin in the foreground.

Above: The northern coires of An Teallach.

Above: A’ Chailleach (997m) and Toll an Lochain coire. When we indicate the snow extent in the SAIS report pages and comment ‘patches and strips along coire rims, ridge flanks, gully tops and runnels’ and ‘crag aprons’, this photo is a reasonable example. Usually the snow cover will be more extensive!

Above: From L to R: in the background, Beinn Dearg (1084) range, then the Fannaich hills of; Meall a’ Chrasgaidh (934m), Carn na Criche (961m), Sgurr Mor (1110m), Sgurr nan Clach Geala (1093m) and finally Sgurr nan Each (923m)


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