Beinn a'Chlachair 3 - trying not to Laggan behind!
by fipriestley » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:57 pm
Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chlachair, Creag Pitridh, Geal Charn
Date walked: 17/03/2012
Time taken: 7.75 hours
Distance: 26 km2 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
The day started fairly clear, there were what felt like just 5 drops of rain before the first ascent, followed by a couple of snow flurries and clag with glimpses of views at the tops... then the third summit was all clear and it was a beautiful day! I had to update one of my earlier reports as I had the Geal Charns mixed up - the one on this walk was part of a natural set.
Left the track and went up through the boggy ground then around the corrie to reach Beinn a'Chlachair summit after a couple of short rock climbs.
Beinn a'Chlachair summit was reached in the clag so after a quick lunch stop we set off for Geal Charn. WH guide says this looks (and is!) a long way off, but I wouldn't have known otherwise! Back round the top of the corrie, then once we could see the path across on the next hill it was straight down - literally for me The short snow spells had still felt fairly dry, like being in a packaging factory with wee styrofoam balls, so I hadn't felt the need to put waterproof over-trousers on... which of course meant I had a few slides coming down this first steep descent
Heading up Geal Charn the sky occasionally cleared. A short dip before reaching the cairn meant crossing a snow patch - no ice axe with me today but the snow was soft.
Now the clag was gone, it was off to Creag Pitridh. In clear view, tiring after 2 Munros at speed, I still thought 'is that it?!' Still needed to push myself to get up there though! Back down through the mush but I'd managed not to fall since that first downhill so was dried out by the time we were back at the car
by scoob999 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:31 am
And have you got a new camera? i noticed your photos seem to be of a much better quality
Still feel under pressure that your gaining on me
by fipriestley » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:25 am
I'll make 50 this weekend! Now have to keep reminding myself I'm not racing... figure I'll go for the 100 before the end of the year though
by scoob999 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:30 am
fipriestley wrote:I'll make 50 this weekend! :
I'll have to look for a group of three for sunday then
by quoman » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:07 am
You are fairly racking them up,nice picture's and report hope your 50 goes well.
by ChrisW » Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:38 am
by ianaird » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:18 am
Walk was great but got back to the car to find a flat tyre on the car grrrr, but still had a good day...
by kevsbald » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:20 am