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I've not done it: it's a bit of a brute (35km, 2100m of ascent), say 12-14 hours? Seeing as Beinn a'Chlaidheimh is now a Corbett, you could consider doing the other 3 via Loch a'Bhraoin (30km, 1500m), which also avoids any river crossing problems, and is (I believe) cycleable as far as the former bothy at Lochivraon.
You are down to your last 3 munros actually.
Beinn a' Chleidheimhmhmh (sp>) is no longer a Munro: http://www.ukhillwalking.com/news/item.php?id=67414
..though it is of course still just as worth climbing as it was before.
For the Fisherfield Six I've written it up as 16hrs Corrie Hallie-to-Corrie Hallie, though you could add or subtract a couple of hours from that depending on fitness and weather. If you're missing A'Mhaighdean and Ruad Stac Mor from that route then you can probably subtract another 2 hours. Arguably not much less than that - you're a long way from Corrie Hallie at the summit of Tarsuinn...
Congratulations! I did the three Munros - Beinn Tarsuinn and the other 2 - from Kinlochewe. I cycled up to the end of Lochan Fada and then did a circuit starting with Beinn Tarsuinn and then on to the others. I can't remember how long it took, but it was quite a long day. It was one of the few times when I felt a bit 'out there' - the rivers were high, so I didn't think there would be many people coming in from the North. In fact, I don't remember seeing anyone else all day.
I did Beinn a'Chlaidheimh on its own, from Corrie Hallie. It's an okay way to do it, but it's not the most exciting way, and it doesn't make the most of the place. If I was doing it again, I think I'd be tempted to go via Loch a'Bhraoin. You can cycle some way along the loch.
It is very steep up Beinn a'Chlaidheimh, but perfectly manageable.
If you can arrange it, you could walk out from Tarsuinn to Kinlochewe, which would be a lot shorter than heading back to Coire Hallie.
The main alternative, of course, is to stay a night (or two) at Shenavall.
We did the four starting and finishing at Carnmore, and took about 13 hours.
Took me 7 hrs Corriehallie to Beinn Tarsuinn one June afternoon. Back along Gleann na Muice to Shenavall and out to the road looks like 10+ miles, so would take at least another 4 hours. (I didn't return that way, but bivvied on A'M and did RSM and An Teallach the next day - oh to be that fit now!)
I suspect it'd be quicker to go in past Loch a'Bhraoin; the first 4 miles or so is bikeable.
You'd have to be pretty nippy to do the whole thing in a day - it felt a long way!
I had a memorable night at Shenavall having the place to myself except for a big stag which decided to park itself right outside the front door giving me the fright of my life when I tried to go out to 'use the facilities'. It wouldn't budge so I ended up climbing in and out of the window!
I was also doing the tops so there was a bit out and back on Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair which you may or may not want to do.
Next day I went out and back from Shenevall on the other side of the glen (Ruadh Stac Mor and A' Mhaighdean)in 6:45 and walked back out in 1:45.
So overall for what you're planning I would have been 12:15. Knock off 15 minutes as I had overnight kit on the out and back to Shenevall and as if by magic I'm back at the 12 hours suggested by Dan above. Congratulations to both of us are in order. Thank you.
Depending on when the OP's planning to do this - the MBA are doing work on Shenevall May 4-13th, so probably best not to plan on staying there during that period!
I did them all in a big day probably in 2005 or 2006. We left Dundonnel at 0500, up and over An Teallach, then round the Fisherfield 6 anti-clockwise from Shenevall and out to CorrieHallie at 2345.
I was completely GOOSED. Awesome day out however. i'm no-where near fit enough to try again now!
Would you be able to get there the night before? We've walked into Shenavall at night a few times getting in there at midnight. Would then get you a nice early start the next day.
I've been into Fisherfield several times from most directions (not Gruinard), done the Six in a day and done them split into smaller chunks. One of best trips was to do a linear walk from Corrie Hallie to Poolewe doing the Corbetts on the way, it's one summit harder now but it would still be doable, with an overnighter (or two) of course.
Loch a'Bhraoin is a good walk in as well, I went in that way to do Mullach Coire Mhich Fhearchair and Beinn Tarsuinn (18.5 miles round trip) and while I say I wouldn't take a bike along there, I've seen tracks and read of others doing so. I'm no great shakes on a bike so whenever the going gets tough, I'm pushing.
The cycle from the Kinlochewe side is a lot more punter-friendly and gets you to 070667 easily enough. From here a round of the three Munros is a realistic day-hit if you miss out Beinn a’Chlaidheimh.
It's still probably 10 hours plus, but you don't have the big ascent on the walk out to Coire Hallie.
The last time I did these I went from Kinlochewe to Coire Hallie which was a very satisfying longish but resaonable day. Found a brilliant pothole below a small waterfall for a dip on the slopes of Tarsuinn! Needs transport arrangements though. I've also done them in a day from Coire Hallie which was a longer but pleasant approach with a more interesting ascent of Tarsuinn.
I've used the the Loch a' Bhraoin approach to go up Sgurr Ban and it was straightforward. Went in this way for a change and also to explore the large exposed area of rock above the W side of Loch an Nid. Certainly an area worth taking a look at. Don't know if it would be faster but it seems to me it's a much more awkward looking day if you're trying to do all the Munros on that side. There's a good reason the approach from Corrie Hallie is the preferred route.
I'm sure that like most of us who have been to that area you'll be back to try different approaches and combinations of hills.
Bear in mind that although I was making for the top of Sgurr Ban I was more interested in exploring the large slabby area of exposed rock so was not necessarily looking for a path or the fastest or easiest way up. I was simply having a relaxed look at an area that interested me and was quite happy wandering about taking my time and just enjoying my surroundings.
I've just checked my memory map and I went up similar slabby rock (but smaller in area) to get onto Mullach Coire Mhic Fearchair then uphill SW to the bealach between pt.981 and pt.918. It was a bone dry day and the slabs were great for walking on. I went onto Tarsuinn and I remember the walk back being a bit rough but I did find a path around the south of the hills and NE through the Bealach na Croise back to Lochivraon
There is still a lot of snow. Burn levels are very high following a LOT of rain in the past 24 hours. Should get a bit drier through Sunday and Monday and a bit milder so snow amounts and water levels should decrease.
Actually your best approach to Beinn Tarsuinn, Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair and Sgurr Ban to avoid burn crossings is from Kinlochewe via Heights of Kinlochewe track. Particularly if you have a bike as you can cycle to within a 40 minute walk of Lochan Fada. It will still be very wet underfoot and this does involve returning from Sgurr Ban over Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair.. I think burn crossings will still be problematic come Monday as it doesn't look like being completely dry up here over the next couple of days either.
From Incheril car park it's 10.8km with 370m of up, mostly on good tracks so 3 to 4 hours should do it comfortably with a pack on.
I should have stated that's to the east end of Lochan Fada.
The Kinlochewe route is around 33km and 1600m of ascent: 11-12 hours?
If you do this route then relax, enjoy yourself miss out Sgurr Ban this time and come back again to do it together with Beinn a' Chlaidheim.
Congratulations! Sounds like a great way to finish them off - a proper big day in good conditions.
So what's next?
Well done! Glad you had a good day for it.
Congratulations. Will you be applying for a Number?
Well done - now do the Corbetts - much more of a logistical problem than the Munros - you could als throw in the Grahams for good measure.
Well done you did very well picking a day like you did - that may have been summer :-)
Good luck with the Heidi's.
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