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Sgorr Dhearg & Sgorr Dhonuill

Sgorr Dhearg & Sgorr Dhonuill

Postby thunderchocolate » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:14 am

Route description: Beinn a' Bheithir via Schoolhouse Ridge

Munros included on this walk: Sgòrr Dhearg (Beinn a' Bheithir), Sgòrr Dhònuill (Beinn a' Bheithir)

Date walked: 13/07/2011

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 15.5 km

Ascent: 1326m

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Started off from Ballachulish with the sun on our backs.
053 Sgorr Dhearg 1024m & Sgorr Bhan 947m.JPG

Climbed Sgorr Bhan but turned left too soon. Spent the next hour scrambling through gorse and rocks (and midges) until we got onto the ridge. Nice steady walk up to Sgorr Dhearg and then up to the top of Sgorr Dhonuill.
085 Sgorr Dhonuill 1001m.JPG
Little bit of scrambling and a good head for heights required at one point, but there was an alternative route.
094 View of path down from Sgorr Dhonuill towards Sgorr Dhearg.JPG

Coming down was more of a problem, trying to find a path through the forest to get back down to South Ballachulish was difficult. Spent 30 mins walking through the forest trying to find the path with no real reference points. Once again, I think I turned left too soon.
Good day, with good views of Glencoe.
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Re: Sgorr Dhearg & Sgorr Dhonuill

Postby iainwatson » Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:07 pm

great pics of two fantastic hills,pain of a walk back to the car though
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