1019 m. |
Translation: Summit of the stone of the plain
Pronuncation: moolach clach a vaar
The day after Braeriach – half of the party called it a recreation day. Joachim, Cord and i headed for the Mullach. The revisit to Glen Feshie was really nice and the walk along the River Feshie was lovely. Unfortunately this was all the fun of the day since the hills were covered in clouds again. The track which brought us almost entirely to the summit is a broad piece of track. Long, straight and without any sense of humor. At least it was easy going except for the strong winds which greeted us when we reached the plateau. Ironically there we almost missed the cairn which shows the way to the summit. This summit was not only due to the zero views hardly recognizable as a summit. We touched the cairn and left. The way back was the same as the way to the summit. We were happy to reach the banks of River Feshie again for the sights and the going as well. This was the last walk of the 2011.2 munrobagging session. I had hoped for better views and weather. You can’t always get what you want.
Description The range of hills on the east side of Glen Feshie forms a long gently undulating plateau which merges further east with the Moine Mhor and the higher slopes of Braeriach and Cairn Toul. At the southern end of this plateau Mullach Clach a' Bhlair rises barely 100 metres above the col at the head of Coire Garbhlach, but it has a commanding position above Glen Feshie, and is the south-western outpost of the Cairngorms.The route to this hill starts at Achlean farm at the end of the public road on the east side of the River Feshie. Go up the glen by a path along the riverside for 4 kilometres to the old pinewood opposite Carnachuin and then follow the bulldozed track uphill to reach the rim of Coire Garbhlach. Continue up the track onto the plateau and southwards towards Mullach Clach a' Bhlair. As the track bears eastwards, leave it and cross a few hundred metres of tundra to the flat summit of the hill.As an alternative to returning to Achlean by the same way, go north past the rim of Coire Garbhlach to Meall Dubhag and Carn Ban Mor and descend the path down Coire Fhearnagan.