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Beinn a' Chlaidheimh

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:52 pm
by Stuart Blakeley
We had this on our list even though it looks like it will become a Corbett soon!

We did climb Sgurr Ban, Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair and Beinn Tarsuinn back in Oct 2009 but it was a bridge too far to complete all four so we left this one for another day.

After our usual brekkie stop at Tarvie (gonna miss their bacon rolls / mugs of coffee once completed this area!) we parked up in the layby on the A832. We had anticipated it was going to be a very wet day as the rain battered off the car in the central belt on our initial departure.

To our pleasant surprise, it was a very clear morning so we set off keeping our waterproofs in our bags.

This was a very long walk in via Shenavall ( I forgot to time it, but it must have been at least 90 -120 mins to the river crossing (Abhainn Strath na Sealga). I took my flip-flops and a wee towell so as to avoid wet feet for the duration of the day. After our crossing we climbed the steep heathery slopes in the recommended south-west direction so as to avoid the craggy north slopes.

As you look up at the top(s), the real top is on the left hand side
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The top.....
and has a cairn to mark the top.
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Summit Cairn - John and Andrew
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Me and John
After a long arduous walk up it was time to walk back down again (after a coffee break and a time to take in the views back up towards An Teallach.
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An Tealach


We decided to pretty much follow a more direct route strath back to the river then catch the path and head back to Shenavall. A long walk in and a long walk out.

Long day in fact for this munro..........

It was hard to believe that I even had to spray some factor 15 on my face on the walk back down. The heat was intense.
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Hard to believe it was October!

Re: Beinn a' Chlaidheimh

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:20 pm
by kinley
Cracking looking day - and a tough one. 8) 8) :D

Your corbett count is likely to double while you're relaxing sometime soon :lol: