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Beinn a'Bheithir

Beinn a'Bheithir

Postby RussellR » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:07 pm

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: 14/07/2012

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 13 km

Ascent: 1350m

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Took advantage of having two cars with D & J up for the day. Dropped the girls at Ballachulish and we took the return car to the forestry commission car park. After an initial scramble through the fields above the village we soon intercepted the diagonal path that wound its way anticlockwise around the shoulder of Beinn Bhan. Views down into Loch Leven were very impressive. Underfoot conditions improved as we ascended the scree and rocky path up to Sgorr Ban with 360 deg views down Glencoe, across to Bidean and north to the Ben.
This was the best view of the ridge leading up to Sgorr Dhearg but first there was a slight loss of height to the col at 900m before the 124m ascent to the summit.
Without checking the map we set off down to the bealach thinking it was a similar drop in height, however we soon realised that the drop was 260m!, meaning a stiff climb back up to Sgorr Dhonuill. Although hard it was well worth it with some very exposed scrambling. An excellent day out!
The photographs tell the story better than I can.Image
IMG_1397 by Munro Bagger, on FlickrImage
IMG_1400 by Munro Bagger, on FlickrImage
IMG_1414 by Munro Bagger, on Flickr
Taken at 900m - above Ballachulish
IMG_1427 by Munro Bagger, on Flickr
Glencoe with Bidean on the right
IMG_1428 by Munro Bagger, on Flickr
Ben Nevis and the Mamores
IMG_1431 by Munro Bagger, on Flickr
IMG_1455 by Munro Bagger, on Flickr
Sgorr Dearg with Bidean behind
IMG_1470 by Munro Bagger, on Flickr
The Dragons Tooth of Sgorr Dhonuill
IMG_1398 by Munro Bagger, on Flickr

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Re: Beinn a'Bheithir

Postby Bod » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:08 am

As you say an excellent day out! Fine photos, one to remember and climb again :)
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Re: Beinn a'Bheithir

Postby LeithySuburbs » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:15 am

You had a much better day than we did on the WH meetup a couple years ago for these two. It's a cracking route :) .
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