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Biod an Fhithich

Biod an Fhithich


Postby litljortindan » Mon Mar 28, 2022 9:17 pm

Route description: Biod an Fhithich, south Glenshiel

Fionas included on this walk: Biod an Fhithich

Date walked: 27/03/2022

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 6 km

Ascent: 600m

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Target ahead.

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A good path almost the whole way to the top.

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A few long zigzags at the start. Already finding the heat and stillness a challenge but I plod on!

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View of summit.

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The path straightens out for quite a long way up to just before the summit.

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Up at the beallach there's a good view of the Saddle.

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View south from beallach.

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The summit of Biod an Fhithich looks slightly challenging for my knees.

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Zoom shot of Forcan Ridge. I descended this in 1992 on a warm and windy summer's day, having made a route finding error at the start. Now I'm wondering which ridge I mistook for it on the ascent. I guess it was the north ridge since I was camping near Ratagan hostel.

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View north from final ascent slopes.

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The walk I did last September where I hurt my knees from nothing more than descent of 300m of a moderately steep slope at the end of the walk.

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The WH route description suggests the path is intermittent but I found it fairly distinct most of the way, maybe to do with the dry spell.

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Not too taken with the summit view but that might be to do with the mid-day ascent and flat light which I don't really appreciate.

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View across Glen Shiel.

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Time to descend.

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Unnamed waterfall west of Meallan Odhar.

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Saddle summit.

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Basically no cloud until I decide to descend.

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Photo of interesting stone that someone is bound to thank me for including in this report.

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It is a warm descent and the deer can't be bothered with running away.
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