Access: From the A832 at the E end of Kinlochewe follow the sign to Incheril,
and park at the end of the road where there is a large car park on the left.
Route: For this route these remote Munros require the rather long walk-in of nearly 7 miles each way from Kinlochewe to Loch Fada. The same hills from Corrie Hallie via Shenavall is a slightly shorter 25 miles but requires 2800m ascent (see here), the extra ascent arising mainly from the track between Corrie Hallie and Shenavall.
This route can be done in one long day, but a bivvy can easily be included.
Terrain: There is no path along NE shore of Loch Fada, but instead time-consuming peat bogs everywhere below 600m. The same is true on the walk out from the lower slopes of the Munro top Sgurr Dubh back to the path.
There is a good path from the main top of A'Mhaighdean to Ruadh Stac Mor, with good cairns marking each end of the ascent through the crags of Ruadh Stac Mor. (Note that from the bealach another path bends round and down to Fuar Loch Mor, but the path to Ruadh Stac Mor carries straight on.)
The west ridge of Beinn Tarsuinn is narrow with pinnacles, but straightforward scrambling. The pinnacles can be avoided by a much lower path on the SW side. The descent ESE from Beinn Tarsuinn is straightforward but rocky down to the bealach where it is easier not to cut the corner northwards into the corrie. Because of the wind direction, the corrie did not provide much shelter when I bivvied there, but there are good streams for fresh drinking water.
Sgurr Ban (NH055745) is covered in slow, bouldery terrain but there is a path on the west side of the lower part of the S ridge, and this eventually crosses to the east side as the summit is approached.
The path southwards up Mullach Corie Mhic Fhearchair is clearly marked, though steep, and there are then no issues until Sgurr Dubh is approached.
Sgurr Dubh (NH061729) lies on a knife edge ridge with pinnacles on either side that require minor scrambling. It is very short on its NW ridge, which is just 150 yards long with 50m of ascent. All major difficulties on this approach can be avoided by taking a path a few metres down from the crest on the SW face. In dry conditions the path is very much clearer. The south ridge is just a trivial grass slope terminated by cliffs 1km from the summit. These should be straight-foward if tackled a little to the east of the ridge end.
Weather: This was done in a heat wave. Hence ridiculously slow times!
|Time||Place on route||Ht(m)||Ascent||Distance||Grid Ref.|
|0725||Car park at Incheril||35||0||0.0mi||NH0377562395|
|0825||Track E to split at Heights of Kinlochewe||90||45||2.6mi||NH0721264186|
|0840||Track N to bridge at NH074654||150||105||3.35mi||NH0740965335|
|0910||Track N to end and path split||260||220||4.25mi||NH0702766691|
|0935||Path N to gate in deer fence||300||260||5.2mi||NH0630868081|
|0945||Path N to start of first lochan||320||280||5.4mi||NH06276835|
|1030||Path NW to sandbank at SE end L Fada||310||290||6.7mi||NH05046992|
NW along loch shore to above rocky outcrop
(below is better) then ascend to Pollan na Muice
|1420-25||NW to M A'Mhaighdean (S top)||967||960||10.8mi||NH0077574913|
|NE to col||935||10.9mi||NH00927501|
|N to A'Mhaighdean N top||948||972||11.0mi||NH0096675264|
|1505-10||Descend E/ENE to bealach||745||11.5mi||NH0164375435|
|1535-40||Follow winding path E through crags to:
M Ruadh Stac Mor
|1600||Return W to bealach||745||12.0mi||NH0164375435|
|Contour S to Stac a'Chaorruinn||750||12.55||NH01707440|
|1700-15||Descend SE to Pollan na Muice||525||13.2mi||NH0211473529|
|Due E to NW ridge of B. Tarsuinn||750||1365||14.0mi||NH03277357|
|1935-50||E over tors to M Beinn Tarsuinn||937||1570||14.85||NH0396172792|
|ESE to Bealach Odhar||730||15.25||NH04637258|
|2030||Descend NNE into corrie for bivvy (windy)||655||15.5mi||NH04727294|
|N to dip||655||15.75||NH04627336|
|0730||NNE to bealach||824||1725||16.3mi||NH05207392|
|0800||NNE/NE to M Sgurr Ban||989||1890||16.75||NH05587454|
|0820||Return SW/SSW to bealach||824||17.25||NH05207392|
|S to M MC McFhearchair||1018||2081||17.5mi||NH05217350|
|0915-20||ESE to T Mullach C McFh, E Top||978||2107||17.75||NH05637338|
|0930-50||SE to col NW with Sgurr Dubh||870||18.0mi||NH05857306|
|1010||SE to T Sgurr Dubh (2nd cairn is top)||915||2152||18.15||NH06067291|
|1105-10||S down ridge to Allt Tanagaidh||470||NH06217128|
|1130||S over moor to L. Meallan an Fhudair||455||19.65||NH06187065|
|1205||SW to return path by L. an Sgeireach||330||20.35||NH05816923|
|1220||Path SSE to start of first lochan||320||21.0mi||NH06276835|
|1230||Path SSE to deer Fence gate||300||21.2mi||NH0630868081|
|1300||Path S to track end||260||22.4mi||NH0702766691|
|1320-25||Track S to bridge at NH074654||150||23.3mi||NH0740965335|
|1340||Track S to split at Heights of Kinlochewe||90||24.1mi||NH0721264186|
|1430||Track SW to locked gate||40||26.55||NH03966242|
|1435||Grassy path W to car park at Incheril||35||26.67||NH0377562395|