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Re: Ben Avon on foot the whole way

All that way and never reached the summit :? Of course it all depends on mean by climbing a hill!! Anyway my main concern is always is it likely that I may have an accident and for the sake of ten or fifteen feet in altitude I really don't think it's always worth it. When you're on your own I feel ...
by steverabone
Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:54 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Avon on foot the whole way
Replies: 12
Views: 2190

Re: Beinn a Bhuird and farewell to the eastern Munros

A superb report and one that will inspire me to go back to climb Beinn a' Bhuird. I climbed Ben Avon a couple of days after you. As I was walking the whole way from Keiloch I hadn't time to climb BaB as well. Anyway it's a good excuse to visit this superb area again.
by steverabone
Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:36 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn a Bhuird and farewell to the eastern Munros
Replies: 7
Views: 2542

Re: Two from Inverey: sauna and blisters

Excellent report. I climbed Carn Bhac a few days after you did. I'm particularly pleased to see the track of your route off Beinn lutharn Mhor down to Altanour Lodge ruin - it will be useful when I have a go at BLM myself.
by steverabone
Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:25 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Two from Inverey: sauna and blisters
Replies: 4
Views: 2511

Re: Thunder and lightning... it's getting exciting!

An excellent report and superb description of the storm. I was further south when this hit me on Derry Cairngorm. Like you I was stuck up near the summit as I've described in my report. Thank goodness for my Paclite waterproofs that didn't let in a drop of water. http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum...
by steverabone
Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:13 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Thunder and lightning... it's getting exciting!
Replies: 5
Views: 2035

Ben Avon on foot the whole way

For my third walk in June 2016 I decided on one of the 'big' ones, Ben Avon (roughly pronounced Ben Aan ) from Keiloch near Invercauld Bridge. It's a 21 mile walk with 1004 metres of ascent according to the Walk Highlands website. http://www.steverabone.com/MunroWalker/IMG_6807.jpg Setting off from ...
by steverabone
Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:02 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Avon on foot the whole way
Replies: 12
Views: 2190

Carn Bhac a different way

After the rather unpleasant day I'd had the day before on Derry Cairngorm (on the hill in a thunderstorm) I was hoping for a better day for this walk. The MWIS forecast referred to a possibility of isolated thunderstorms so this meant I was going to alter my route at the first sign of any problems. ...
by steverabone
Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:48 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Carn Bhac a different way
Replies: 2
Views: 2142

Derry Cairngorm in a thunderstorm

I started from the Linn of Dee car park through the woods and onto the estate road that goes to Derry Lodge. This section of the walk takes about 1h 15 minutes each way. The plan for this day's walk (in June 2016) was to climb Derry Cairngorm and then drop down to Loch Etchachan and climb Beinn Mhea...
by steverabone
Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:44 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Derry Cairngorm in a thunderstorm
Replies: 3
Views: 1682

Re: The Saddle (West top) from Shiel Bridge

Alteknacker wrote:Lovely pics - I would never have thought of this route, but it affords some brilliant views.


Yes a superb walk. Obviously I feel a touch disappointed not to reach the summit but, as an experience in an almost completely unfrequented part of the highlands, it was a marvellous day.
by steverabone
Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:53 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Saddle (West top) from Shiel Bridge
Replies: 3
Views: 2764

A' Ghlas Bheinn

This was to be my third walk in Kintail during July 2014.Rather than climb Beinn Fhada and A'Ghlas Bheinn together on one marathon day I decided it would be better to do them over two days even if it meant a long walk in, and out, on consecutive days. To see the GPS track of this walk click here htt...
by steverabone
Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:38 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A' Ghlas Bheinn
Replies: 1
Views: 1740

Beinn Fhada

For my second day's walk in Kintail during July 2014 I decided to climb Beinn Fhada. Many guide books suggest combining this with neighbouring A'Ghlas Beinn but, as I'd also have to walk from the Kintail Lodge Hotel to the normal starting point near Morvic, I'd probably need over an hour extra walki...
by steverabone
Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:37 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Fhada
Replies: 0
Views: 1328

The Saddle (West top) from Shiel Bridge

The plan for this day was to walk from the Kintail Lodge Hotel at Shiel Bridge, heading south over the tops of Sgurr Leach nan Each and Spidean Dhomhuill Bhric to the summit of The Saddle. I'd then drop down to the Bealach Coire Mhalagain and then descend to Malagan Bridge on the A87 before walking ...
by steverabone
Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:34 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Saddle (West top) from Shiel Bridge
Replies: 3
Views: 2764

Stob Ban (Grey Corries)

As you will see some of the photos with this trip report aren't especially good because of the mist. However they still give an idea what the path is actually like, so might be of use to somebody on this forum. I actually felt that the climb was one of the easiest Munros I've climbed. Back in June 2...
by steverabone
Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:51 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Stob Ban (Grey Corries)
Replies: 0
Views: 2389

Re: Beinn Liath Mhor and Sgorr Ruadh

Wow, great detail in that report Steve, especially the bit about the dodgy path between the crags. I'd heard this could be hard to find as well so good to see a photo of it. I'll certainly be re-visiting this report when I get around to doing these, thanks. Looks like you had a great time :) I was ...
by steverabone
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:08 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Liath Mhor and Sgorr Ruadh
Replies: 3
Views: 2855

Beinn Liath Mhor and Sgorr Ruadh

Beinn Liath Mhor and Sgorr Ruadh I booked into the Strathcarron Hotel in early September for three day's walking. The plan was to attempt to climb 5 Munros - Maol Chean-dearg from Coulags Beinn Liath Mhor and Sgorr Ruadh from Achnashellach station Sgurr Choinnich and Sgurr a' Chaorachain from Craig...
by steverabone
Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:13 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Liath Mhor and Sgorr Ruadh
Replies: 3
Views: 2855

Meall Dearg and Garbh Bheinn

I climbed this Munro and Corbett in May 2012 in what can only be called a mini heatwave. The week before there had been snow over many of the Munros and I'd been expecting that I would probably be limited to climbing some of the lower hills such as Garbh Bheinn. This had led me to investigate the po...
by steverabone
Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:28 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meall Dearg and Garbh Bheinn
Replies: 2
Views: 3828
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