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Beinn Dearg group on peanuts!

Beinn Dearg group on peanuts!


Postby pigeon » Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:15 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Dearg (Ullapool), Cona' Mheall, Eididh nan Clach Geala, Fionn Bheinn, Meall nan Ceapraichean

Date walked: 23/08/2012

Distance: 33 km

Ascent: 2406m

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A few days left of my summer hols so it was off to Ullapool for a couple of nights.Drove up on Thursday morning stopping at Achnasheen to walk Fionn Beinn,seemed like a straightforward hill for a quick up and down and it was,a wee bit wet at the start but soon got better at Cragan nan Laogh.
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Achnasheen
Could see a guy ahead of me,looked like he just touched the trig point and about turned,when i spoke to him he said it was thick clag and nothing to see and it was shrouded in cloud when i reached the top but with the strong wind i felt it would blow over given time.
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Sat for a good half hour and the wind kept the cloud cover moving enough to give me my first ever views of Slioch,the Fisherfields ,Beinn Eighe and Liatach,need to get up there soon looks ace.
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Slioch
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Fionn Beinn and distant Fisherfield
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Beinn Eighe and Litach
Back down to the car in about 3 and 3 quarter hours,scooted up to Ullapool,pitched the tent,few pints ,fish supper,watch fitba then retire to campsite. :D
Friday,Beinn Dearg and pals.
Set off early for this one ,think i was on the forestry path for just after 6,headed for Eididh Nan Clach Geala first ,more or less got to the top without stopping due to midge attacks and was looking forward to some grub.
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Through the woods
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An Teallach
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An Teallach again and some watchful deer
Had packed plenty scran for this hike,pasta,sandwiches,boil in the bag meatballs,chocolate bars and fruit but on opening the rucsack the food bag was no where to be seen.AW NAW ,schoolboy error,i'd left it in the Vauxhall Veyron which was now some five miles back down the glen :( :roll: :oops: .Luckily i did have a tin of salted peanuts and plenty Lucozade and water so i'm thinking i should be ok for the rest of the day.
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Eididh nan Clach Geala and it's 2 cairns
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thank god for peanuts
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more deer
No use greetin' about it and it was on to the second hill,Meall nan Ceapraichean,got close to a few deer down at the lochans and spotted a wild goat on the way ,had a quick peanut break and then down again to the foot of the wall and the stony climb up to Cona Mheall.
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Beinn Dearg from Meall nan Ceapraichean
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Great views here down to Coire Ghranda and up to Beinn Dearg,found the ascent and descent of Cona Mheall a right pain though and was beggining to tire a bit.
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Loch Prille
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Beinn Dearg from Cona Mheall
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Coire Ghranda
ANother peanut break before the steep climb to Beinn Dearg where i scoffed the last of the nuts,a bit clagged in up here so no hanging about before descending to the lochans.
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follow the wall
By this time i was feeling it a bit ,no sure if it was lack of food or just having been pretty idle for the last couple of weeks but i was glad to be headed downwards with all of the climbing over.
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up loch Broom to Ullapool
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Seana Bhraigh,one for another day
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hills North of Ullapool
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Beinn Dearg's big cairn
A wee heavy shower on the way down but all in all mus'nt grumble ,got some great views at times,seen plenty of deer (and a goat),quite a few midges though,even on the tops due to the lack of wind.A great set of hills these ,back in the car after 9 hours,scoot back up to Ullapool,shower,change ,few beers ,curry,bed ,home. :thumbup:
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Re: Beinn Dearg group on peanuts!

Postby rockhopper » Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:01 pm

A good trip pigeon :thumbup: - similar to you, I walked up Fionn Bheinn after the drive up before going on to some other hills 8) but you certainly saw a lot more than I did ! Would agree with you - the Beinn Dearg group make a great set of hills with some stunning views....but I think I'd want a lot more to eat than some peanuts ! Well done - enjoyed your WR - cheers :)
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Re: Beinn Dearg group on peanuts!

Postby Frigate » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:48 pm

Welcome back, was waiting for the WR for Kilimanjaro.

Never mind the bears, peanuts = flock of sparrows
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Re: Beinn Dearg group on peanuts!

Postby Graeme D » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:00 pm

Never done these but always liked the look of Coire Ghranda when I've seen photos of it. Did you not have a good feast when you got back to the car? :lol:
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Re: Beinn Dearg group on peanuts!

Postby soulminer » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:26 am

A fine quartet to up your tally :)
I don't eat much when walking- don't like to stop too long, so I like the rations you survived on :lol:
Plenty of liquids, a piece of fruit and something with salt added- crisps/nuts and that is me sorted, well apart from Wine gums/Midget gems 8) :lol:
Cheers.
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Re: Beinn Dearg group on peanuts!

Postby jonny616 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:44 pm

All praise the peanuts. Looks a good trip. nice one :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Beinn Dearg group on peanuts!

Postby monty » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:54 pm

Nice one Pigeon. Not quite sure your diet will catch on though hahaha
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Re: Beinn Dearg group on peanuts!

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:23 am

I can't believe you did this walk on salted peanuts, if it was me i'd need about 50litres of water to go with them :D
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Re: Beinn Dearg group on peanuts!

Postby PeteR » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:48 pm

Nice report and pictures pigeon :D I once did the Grey Corries from mGlen Nevis on a single cereal bar, when I realised my lunch was sitting on the kitchen worktop :shock: I was very hungry at the end, so you did well to do the Deargs on a box of salted peanuts.

I was up Ullapool way doing the very same hills as you over the weekend - except in a different order. I'll post a couple of reports and pictures eventually, but the best bit of my Deargs walk was the hot shower at the campsite :lol: I certainly didn't get any views from the three of the four summits I managed. Did get wet though :lol: As a result of my experience I'd vowed never to return, but seeing the views you got I think I will have to give them another go on a better day.

Fionn Beinn was a bit of a slog up the side of the hill, but the views all round more than made up for the effort :D A nice little hill I thought.
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Re: Beinn Dearg group on peanuts!

Postby pigeon » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:18 pm

rockhopper wrote:A good trip pigeon :thumbup: - similar to you, I walked up Fionn Bheinn after the drive up before going on to some other hills 8) but you certainly saw a lot more than I did ! Would agree with you - the Beinn Dearg group make a great set of hills with some stunning views....but I think I'd want a lot more to eat than some peanuts ! Well done - enjoyed your WR - cheers :)
Must remember the grub for my return to do Seana Bhraigh,it looks a long hike :roll:
Frigate wrote:Welcome back, was waiting for the WR for Kilimanjaro.

Never mind the bears, peanuts = flock of sparrows
Kilimanjaro is getting done on my 50th birthday,you've got ten years to get fit :lol: :lol:
Graeme D wrote:Never done these but always liked the look of Coire Ghranda when I've seen photos of it. Did you not have a good feast when you got back to the car? :lol:
Aye too right :lol: :lol:
soulminer wrote:A fine quartet to up your tally :)
I don't eat much when walking- don't like to stop too long, so I like the rations you survived on :lol:
Plenty of liquids, a piece of fruit and something with salt added- crisps/nuts and that is me sorted, well apart from Wine gums/Midget gems 8) :lol:
Cheers.
Naw soulminer,i like ma grub on the hill likes,been taking salted nuts to stave off cramp,seems to be working :wink:
jonny616 wrote:All praise the peanuts. Looks a good trip. nice one :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers jonny :thumbup:
monty wrote:Nice one Pigeon. Not quite sure your diet will catch on though hahaha
Won't forget them sannies again,lesson learned :lol:
Johnny Corbett wrote:I can't believe you did this walk on salted peanuts, if it was me i'd need about 50litres of water to go with them :D
Guzzled a full 3 litres of water in the bladder and 2 bottles of lucozade and various gulps from the burns,so 50 litres will be no far off :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Beinn Dearg group on peanuts!

Postby pigeon » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:24 pm

PeteR wrote:Nice report and pictures pigeon :D I once did the Grey Corries from mGlen Nevis on a single cereal bar, when I realised my lunch was sitting on the kitchen worktop :shock: I was very hungry at the end, so you did well to do the Deargs on a box of salted peanuts.

I was up Ullapool way doing the very same hills as you over the weekend - except in a different order. I'll post a couple of reports and pictures eventually, but the best bit of my Deargs walk was the hot shower at the campsite :lol: I certainly didn't get any views from the three of the four summits I managed. Did get wet though :lol: As a result of my experience I'd vowed never to return, but seeing the views you got I think I will have to give them another go on a better day.

Fionn Beinn was a bit of a slog up the side of the hill, but the views all round more than made up for the effort :D A nice little hill I thought.
Cheers pete,did you stay at Broomfield campsite,20p for a shower!!!!Bloody scandelous :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Did you walk on Saturday because my plan was to do either Wyvis or Am Faochagach on the way home but the weather was grim so gave it a miss. :(
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