Munro Madness April 27th Fannaichs – East
Munros Fannaichs – East – A’ Chailleach, Sgurr Breac, Sgurr nan Each, Sgurr nan Clach Geala, Meall a’ Chrasgaidh
- Ascent – approx 2000m
- Timings – 8 hours
- Distance – 30 km
- Weather – Cold, clear and calm. Occasional showers – hail and snow
- Munro Total – Now 26
A combined round of the east Fannaichs consisting of 5 Munros – A’ Chailleach, Sgurr Breac, Sgurr nan Each, Sgurr nan Clach Geala and Meall a’ Chrasgaidh.
After a few days of snow there was a surprising amount of snow build up on the summits (around 20cm). An early start for this long rounds of Munros meant the morning was cold before the sun gained height and did it work of burning off the clouds. The day was wonderful with intermittent short showers of hail or snow.
A slog up Druim Reidh and a divertion to avoid steep snow patches both A’ Chailleach, Sgurr Breac and Sgurr nan Each were climbed in 3 hours. The drop to the bealach after which came a long climb up to Cadha na Guite where Sgurr nan Each could be climbed along its ridge. A short back track and the long snow ascent of Sgurr nan Clach Geala (Hill of the White Stones). No stones were visible, the trig point was mostly buried and lots of steps needed to be punched into the snow slope.
A delicate descent again kicking steps into the snow and then on to the final Munro of the rounded Meall a’ Chrasgaidh. A steep heathery descent back to the valley and the main road. A long day but very very worthwhile.