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A'Chioch of Beinn Bhan

A'Chioch of Beinn Bhan


Postby gaffr » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:07 am

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Bhan

Date walked: 09/09/2006

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 11 km

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I don't know if you have any stuff for the Chioch of Beinn Bhan above Loch Kishorn. Anyway here are a few images of our trip to the rickety sandstone bumps on this ridge....an area best known for its winter attractions.

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2 The early part of the Chioch ridge Beinn Bhan.jpg
3 an early bump.jpg
4 the second rise on the Chioch ridge.jpg
5 The last part of the Chioch ridge Beinn Bhan.jpg
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6 The chioch ridge from near the top of Beinn Bhan.jpg
Last edited by gaffr on Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:27 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: A'Chioch of Beinn Bhan

Postby Paul Webster » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:37 am

Great pictures. No, I haven't done A'Chioch - only looked down on it and thought "no way" :lol:

Sorry, had to delete the picture of an OS map due to copyright - unfortunately our licence doesn't allow us to put on pictures of OS maps. The only way you can put an OS map in your post is to upload a track from a GPS - Walkhighlands then automatically shows this on a map. This may all change next year hopefully :D
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Re: A'Chioch of Beinn Bhan

Postby kinley » Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:57 pm

Like Paul we looked and thought "not a chance" :lol:

Your pictures don't change my mind any :shock:

Great hill though 8)
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Re: A'Chioch of Beinn Bhan

Postby mountain coward » Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:49 pm

Wow! I read that was a scramble! I would have thought it was more rock-climbing looking at those pics...
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Re: A'Chioch of Beinn Bhan

Postby timmunro86 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:45 pm

Thanks for the photos, would love to hear your thoughts on the difficulty of the scrambling and level of exposure?
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Re: A'Chioch of Beinn Bhan

Postby LeithySuburbs » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:14 pm

timmunro86 wrote:Thanks for the photos, would love to hear your thoughts on the difficulty of the scrambling and level of exposure?


Other than an eroded squirm at the top, the scrambling is not too tricky. It doesn't feel particularly exposed either.

However, it is not a route to be taken lightly. There is much loose rock and turf and the steepest section shown in the fourth picture would be unpleasant in the wet.

Despite the above, it is a route which adds up to more than the sum of it's parts. Great situations and views with some enjoyable scrambling :) .
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Re: A'Chioch of Beinn Bhan

Postby timmunro86 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:54 pm

LeithySuburbs wrote:
timmunro86 wrote:Thanks for the photos, would love to hear your thoughts on the difficulty of the scrambling and level of exposure?


Other than an eroded squirm at the top, the scrambling is not too tricky. It doesn't feel particularly exposed either.

However, it is not a route to be taken lightly. There is much loose rock and turf and the steepest section shown in the fourth picture would be unpleasant in the wet.

Despite the above, it is a route which adds up to more than the sum of it's parts. Great situations and views with some enjoyable scrambling :) .




Thanks for your input LeithySuburbs, appreciate the information. I would definitely only be attempting this in the dry from the look of the fourth picture, slippy looking grass terraces aren't nice to climb on in the wet. I may yet give this one a bash when all the stars align, good weather, time off work, opportunity etc.

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