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by soapy27 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:07 pm
Route description: Beinn Alligin
Munros included on this walk: Sgurr Mor (Beinn Alligin), Tom na Gruagaich (Beinn Alligin)
Date walked: 11/08/2012
Time taken: 6.5 hours
Distance: 10 km
Ascent: 1120m6 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 going is fairly steep but steady all the way to the first summit. With the heat building up I thought it was going to be a tough day .Even though its only 6.25 miles its a strenuous traverse although nothing that wasn't within our capabilities.
We arrived at the summit of Tom na Gruagaich at 9pm after 2 hours of walking and plenty of photo stops.
After spending around 20 minutes absorbing the amazing views in every direction it was time to get a move on to the next summit.The only downfall of the views was the haze and not getting the views over to Skye however I'm not that bothered as I've had so many days with no views at all I can't complain.
The scrambly bits down from here to the bealach are fairly simple and presented no real problems.
The next accent looked a daunting prospect but like most times it was a lot easier than it looked Once arrived at the summit of Sgurr Mor an hour after we left the last the challenge of The Horns was more real and they looked pretty intimidating from here but surely it can;t be harder than Sgur Mhic Chonnich on Skye but here goes. :
The Horns turn out to be a really nice scramble very enjoyable with nothing difficult the third horn is better to follow the path to the right and then accend up the side .My sister had only done Ben Lomond an Ben Vane and she managed no hassles at all .
The decent from here was also scrambly but in no time we were down to the path and it was a lovely walk out with great view looking back to what was my best day in the hills yet and cannot wait to get back here again.
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Monty you will probably manage this in 3hours
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