Colin's Munros


Carn Bhac, Beinn Iutharn Mhor & An Socach, map 43; 13th August 2005

Route: Cycling: 10.6 miles (1.75 hrs); Walking: 13.1 miles (6 hrs); Ascent: 4575'; Total 7.75 hrs.

Access: Bike used & very helpful for the 5+ miles each way between Inverey and Altanour.
Route: i) There is a path from the lodge to Carn Bhac. It follows the Alltan Odhar initially before heading fairly directly for the summit.
ii) The NE ridge of Beinn Iutharn Mhor may have a cornice in winter and early spring, necessitating the use of crampons and ice axe.
iii) On return to the lodge from An Socach there are useful bridges over the Allt Beinn Iutharn and Ey Burn at NO07858192, NO07898191 and NO08378236 (see Google Maps).
iv) The walk can be noticeably shortened by omitting some or all of the Munro Tops without losing any of the Munros.
v) Energetic walkers can extend the walk to include one or both of the Munros Carn nan Righ and Glas Tulaichean as here
Terrain: Mixture of heather, rocks & peat hacks; some paths. Not hard going, but not easy either – medium going throughout.
Weather: Showers & cloud AM, dry & cloudy with sunny intervals PM.

0925 Park at Inverey (just beyond Mar Lodge) 340   00.0 milesNO08918923
  Cycle S up Glen Ey track (E bank of river &
right fork in Inverey) to bridge to W bank.
360  200.5 milesNO08668834
  Take left fork with steep pull up of 230'
and continue S to Auchelie (ruin)
435 951.8 milesNO08758637
1000 SE to bridge to E bank 4651253.0 milesNO10048496
1010 Then bridge back to W bank 4801404.75 milesNO08918296
1020 SW to Altanour Lodge & leave bike. 5001605.3 miles
0.0 miles
1135 SW/W/NW on track then path beside
Allt an Odhar to M Carn Bhac
9466102.5 milesNO05108321
  SW to col 895  NO04548277
1150 WSW to T top 920 9206353.2 milesNO04108275
  S along boundary to bealach 785  NO04318146
  S to top 818 8186704.3 milesNO04348107
1225 SE to main bealach 755  NO04728065
1255 SSE along boundary to N top Beinn
Iutharn Mhor (around 50m SW of the cairn)
10159305.2 milesNO05157986
  SSW to col 1005   NO05067967
  S to minor bump on ridge 1025   NO05007944
  SW to col 1015   NO04817933
1310 WSW to M Beinn Iutharn Mhor 10459705.7 milesNO04577927
  S to bealach 910 6.3 milesNO04737842
1335 SSE to T Mam nan Carn 98610456.7 milesNO04907794
1350 ENE to col above L. nan Eun N061786 845 7.5 milesNO06107863
NE to T Beinn Iutharn Beag 95311557.9 milesNO06527913
1440 Direct descent E then round head of
valley and over to bealach
755 9.1 milesNO07817900
1500 N to M An Socach (W top) 94413459.7 milesNO07987998
  Due E to col 895   NO09168007
1530 NE to T An Socach, E top 938139511.1 milesNO09898058
1620 Descend NW over Carn Cruinn to
Altanour Lodge, crossing Ey Burn at bridge
500 13.1 miles
0.0 miles
1630 Cycle NE on track to bridge to E bank 480   NO08918296
1640 NE to bridge to W bank 465   NO10048496
1700 Continue NW to bridge to E bank 360   NO08668834
1710 Cycle N to P at Inverey 340 5.3 milesNO08918923

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