Our blog - An Teallach, Sep'17

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An Teallach

29 September 2017
A hike and scramble up An Teallach in the north-west highlands of Scotland. Emma O'Shea and John Walker were leading, here's Emma's tale....

We left Corrie Hallie on the approach path to Shenavall, which was a familiar route to several members of the group from their previous Fisherfield adventures. The visibility was excellent! As we crossed the moorland and climbed up the steepening shoulder of Sail Liath we were rewarded with an ever widening panorama encompassing all of the Fisherfield Munros and southwards to Torridon and beyond.

The wind picked up as we gained height and it was a little stronger than we would have liked for a traverse of the pinnacles. After some food on the top of Sail Liath we pressed on to Stob Cadha Gobhlach and up towards the infamous Corrag Buidhe buttress. The views were incredible, especially across to the Corbett Beinn Dearg Mhor and down along the length of Loch na Sealga. We took the upper bypass path round Corrag Bhuidhe and scrambled up the gully to gain the ridge at the next pinnacle. The wind was quite strong but we picked our way along, over and around the pinnacles so that we could make the most of our time on the ridge. One of our highlights was sitting atop Lord Berkeley's Seat with its vertiginous view over the edge to Loch Toll an Lochain.

With the pinnacles behind us we headed up to our first Munro summit, Sgurr Fiona and then traversed to Bidein a'Ghlas Thuill before starting the long descent back to the road, ending with a final scramble through the maze of rhododendrons at the foot of the mountain.

More photos by Emma O'Shea and some of the group are here on Flickr.

More photos by Johnston Orr are here on Flickr.

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