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by Stuart Blakeley » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:26 pm
Route description: Beinn Eighe (western summits)
Munros included on this walk: Ruadh-stac Mor (Beinn Eighe), Spidean Coire nan Clach (Beinn Eighe)
Date walked: 25/06/2011
Time taken: 7 hours
Distance: 18 km
Ascent: 1200m1 person thinks this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Followed the very good path from the main car park (left another car at the car park 2km east to help at the end) up the Coire Dubh Mor . Weather was cloudy but the rain stayed off until we reached the magnificant Coire Mhic Fhearchair where we were looking forward to the views across the Lochan to the Triple Buttress. Unfortunately, the views were hindered by the low cloud base but we still stood in awe looking across .
After a quick lunch break by the lochan (sheltered by a nice large rock) we headed round the path towards the scree climb up the ridge with a slight detour to pay homage to the plane wreck and view some of the debris .
Enjoyed the scramble up the scree to the ridge then a 15 min walk to the summit of Ruadh-stac Mor . The wind really picked up here and we were buffeted from either side. Quick photo at the cairn then back down to the col for a coffee break where we met another group who attempted Spidean Coire nan Clach but turned back due to the wind conditions.
We decided to take our chances. We have been out in a lot worse! When following the path, we took the left fork up to the ridge and continued our traverse of the ridge past the trig point to reach the summit .
A walk back to the trig point and a path leading SSE down to a cairn then a straightforward walk back to the other car park approx 2km east of the main car park.
Due to time constraints we only completed the two 'Munro tops' but would love to go back in better weather and complete the full range.
Back to Kinlochewe for a quick customary pint (ginger beer and lime for me!) and set off for long drive south.
Only sour note, watch out for speed traps by the local force!! Laying hiding in a layby on the A832 by Achanalt!!!
by gammy leg walker » Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:02 pm
by Stuart Blakeley » Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:36 am
gammy leg walker wrote:Looks like your pictures have come out back to front Stuart,fine report no matter.
Thanks glw....sorted now....was a great walk can't wait to do again.
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