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Beinn Bhan at Easter

Beinn Bhan at Easter


Postby Rebell12 » Mon Apr 01, 2024 6:32 pm

Route description: Beinn Bhan, near Kishorn

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Bhan

Date walked: 01/04/2024

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 860m

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The impressive ridge and buttresses of Beinn Bhan loomed above the holiday cottage, complete with dramatic edge of snow: impossible to resist. We set out to dutifully follow the walkhighlands suggested route but an eager dog and the thundering lorries heading for the Bealach na Ba compelled us off the road almost immediately so we cut across the hillside heading for the ridge.
Going underfoot was astonishingly good - not that wet at all so we made very decent progress, only occasionally supervised by the dog who was otherwise far in the distance. Better still the cloud that had been hanging over the top of the ridge cleared and by the time we had made it to the dramatic cliff edges at the top we could see across to the Cuillins and up to Torridon. The last of the sandwiches were eaten in the shelter around the trig point, a welcome buffer from the icy and powerful wind. Only one issue - how to get down. Opinion slightly differed as to the best route down the precipitous grassy slopes but all four of us made it down safely: needless to say the dog made it look easy. A peaceful sit on the sandy beach of the lochan, where we interrupted some mating toads, and a lovely route back to the car at the bridge along a stalkers path. Top hill, top day.
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