This was my first climb for a long time, aprox 10 years or so! Had decided a while ago to get off my lazy butt and get back up the hills so after having a look through this site I decided to try Beinn Chabhair and if possible to continue on to a'Chroin and An Caisteal!
Pitched the tent at Beinglas farm and started up the hill by the waterfall over the styles and on to the flat boggy bit, it was a realy nice sunny day (as my burnt head will testify lol) put some factor 20 on and continued to the lochan!
Now I dont know if it was bravado or stupidity but I spyed what I thought was a path up the south corrie Buidhe and after a quick look at the map then the slope thought to myself "no problem" and charged up the slope.
I climbed (sometimes on all fours) to the ridgeline and headed west to find the path that comes up from Meall nan Tarmachan . . . . . . and this is where my problems started?
First i twisted my foot in a rabbit hole on the asscent of the corrie, not a bad twist but had made me slow down some and think about heading home but a wee rest and a quick bite to eat sorted that so on i plodded lol
My next problem was my camera? Now I put new out of the pack batteries into the thing but by the time i got to the first summit they had totaly died??? Thats what i get for using cheep batteries!
My problems behind me i hobbled on to Beinn a'Chroin and An Caisteal via the Bealach Buidhe then over to Stob Glas then finaly to Derrydaroch farm and the WHW path back to Beinglas very tired very sore but very very happy to have bagged another 3 only 278 to go now
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