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The two Binneins, Shuas & Shios

The two Binneins, Shuas & Shios


Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:29 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Binnein Shios, Binnein Shuas

Date walked: 20/10/2011

Time taken: 6 hours

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Today i was a bit undecided what to climb, on the forum some members were doing Creag Meagaidh circuit which was tempting but in the end decided on these two Grahams as my walking partner for the day hadn't been out for two months and wanted an easy day. So we left from the layby at the end of Loch Laggan and followed the track, leaving it to climb Binnein Shuas south west ridge. Once off the track it is pathless but no great hardship in reaching the summit and once at the summit Alan commented on how this was his kind of walking. Coming off Shuas wasn't so easy though as it's steep andsurrounded with crags, though there are a couple off breaks in them, the first in a north east direction off the summit or the way we went, north north east and down the steep slopes avoiding most of the crags. Once down it was over boggy ground and up to Binnein Shios. From Shios we retraced our steps back along the ridge for about 1km then took to the steep slopes towards Loch Laggan and the landrover track back to the start.
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Binnien Shuas

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The way up

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A pit stop

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Nearing the top

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The rocky terrain

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The summit

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Alan insisted getting his photo in the snow

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Carrying on along the ridge

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The view from our lunch spot

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Same view 3 minutes later

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View to the Loch

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Our route down

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A look back at Binnien Shuas

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Loch Laggan

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Binnein Shios

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Shuas

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Lochan Na H Earba

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Loch Laggan

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On way to Shios

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Alan at the summit
Last edited by Johnny Corbett on Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: The two Binneins, Shuas & Shios

Postby malky_c » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:03 pm

Shame about the weather - I'm saving these two for a good day, and I'm quite glad I've still got unclimbed classics like these so close to home :)
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Re: The two Binneins, Shuas & Shios

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:10 pm

Classics they certainly are, i'd been itching to do these two for a while and couldn't resist any longer. Still very enjoyable even though the weather wasn't the best.
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