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Maol Chean-dearg & An Ruadh Stac; map 25; 4th September 2009

Route: Ascent 1340m=4400'; 11 miles; 8 hrs


Maol Chean-dearg from Sgorr Ruadh. Maol Chean-dearg from Sgorr Ruadh. Maol Chean-dearg from Sgorr Ruadh. The SE ridge of Maol Chean-dearg.

Route: This is an excellent, straight-forward walk which optionally includes the Corbett An Ruadh Stac. It can be extended to include the two Munros Sgorr Ruadh and Beinn Liath Mhor as here There is an alternative start at Annat, near Torridon.
Terrain: Paths on map are all well-engineered, good paths, good terrain. However, there are many tiresome unnecessary bends in the path up Choire Ghairbh from the Fionn-abhainnn valley at NG94864899 to Bealach a'Choire Gharbh at NG9313548797.
Weather: Heavy showers. Cloud base at 585m. 11°C–12°C.

0905 Park on A890 at Coulags in lay-by 30m W of bridge   27   00.0 milesNG95664506No Orange
  Cross to E side bridge & take track N.   30 0.1 milesNG95774509 
0945 Track N beside Fionn Abhainn to bridge 1551301.5 milesNG95084718 
1000 Path N to Bothy 1801552.0 milesNG95014800 
1015 Path N on W bank to split 2001752.65 milesNG94864899 
1115 Path W to Bealach a'Choire Gharbh 5875603.8 milesNG9313548797 
1210
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Ridge NW to M Maol Chean-dearg 9339254.65 milesNG9240549907No Orange
1310 Return SE to Bealach a'Choire Gharbh 5879405.5 milesNG9313548797 
  Contour S round to col with path 585 5.6 milesNG9317148604 
1330 SW over rocky bump to lowest col 5609605.8 milesNG9295248398 
1420 SW over steep slabs to C An Ruadh Stac 89212906.3 milesNG9214648063Orange
1510 Return ENE to westernmost col 560 6.8 milesNG9289148341 
1525 Descend to lochans, along shore (120m - not easy)
then NE/N to Bealach a'Choire Gharbh
(or follow outward route)
58713357.15 milesNG9313548797 
1605 Path E to path split in valley. 200 8.3 milesNG94864899 
1622 Path S to Bothy 180 8.95 milesNG95014800 
1635 Path S to bridge beside Fionn Abhainn 155 9.45 milesNG95084718 
1710 Path S to layby W of bridge at Coulags   27134011.0 milesNG95664506No Orange


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