Date: Friday 18th June 2010
We decided to take the track from Loch na Gainmhich NC 239 285 over Bealach a Bhuirich – the tourist track to the Eas a Chual Aluinn. This is reasonable over the bealach but does break down into a bit of bogginess approaching the waterfall.
About 500m SE of the falls there’s a reasonable grassy slope leading down into the glen. We then headed N on a rising traverse to ascend the Stack on grassy steep slopes. The views of the falls improve:
We had lunch in the shelter of rocks at the summit – warm in the sun, Baltic in the wind.
We then headed along the E side of Loch nan Caorach disturbing a number of deer and seeing 1 young fawn which scarpered before photos.
We then picked up the Stalkers path running back towards the falls taking the branch at NC 278 270 leading up to the bealach between Glas Bheinn and Beinn Uidhe.
This track is hard to follow and tended to disappear so progress was slow.
From the bealach there’s only about 150m climb to the summit – mainly rocky ground.
The day had clouded a bit but there were still good views to Assynt.
We headed E into the corrie near the end of the ridge to follow the stream down to Loch a Ghainmhich.
Quite a tiring day – although tracks are there the ground remains very rough and progress was slow. A great walk though.