Beinn an Eoin, Baosbheinn
by Darran » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:16 pm
Corbetts included on this walk: Baosbheinn, Beinn an Eoin
Date walked: 19/03/2009
Time taken: 9 hours
Distance: 23 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).
It took a few years, but during a welcome week’s break in Badachro, Thursday 19th March 2009 to be precise (a couple of days after a memorable day climbing Quinag) we parked at a small parking area, by a green shed, on the A832 West of Loch Maree (GR: 856721) where there was the beginning of a signposted well laid track.
We followed this easy undulating track for approximately 5 kilometres to the stepping stones across the Abhainn Loch na h-Oidhche, from where we headed directly towards the North West buttress of Beinn an Eoin. We picked a path avoiding the buttress to reach the main ridge, where we traversed over 3 minor tops before the final stiff ascent to the summit, reached in approximately 4 hours. We were rewarded with great views over the central Torridian group and an eagle flying below us.
From the summit we continued along the ridge South, picking our way through the boulders, before descending very steeply almost directly West to the Bothy of Poca Buidhe.
The Bothy provided a welcome rest, although a previous party must have had a fine evening judging from the empty cans of Carling strewn around ….. inside and out! After a quick clear-up I decided that a spot of light refreshment was in order and ‘sampled’ a can for myself ….. a small reward for said clear-up!
Refreshed, we headed South West from the Bothy then West between a number of small Lochans to gain the South West ridge of Baosbheinn.
We followed the ridge over 2 minor tops before making the final steep ascent to the summit (Sgorr Dubh), reached in approximately 6 hours 30 minutes. We were rewarded with an RAF flyby, Tornado's I think ….. I wasn’t quick enough to get a photograph.
Continuing along the main ridge, we reached a col from where we descended the North East spur, heading left lower down into An Reidh-choire.
On reaching Abhainn Loch na h-Oidhche, we followed the river to a footbridge from where we regained the well laid track and continued the long haul back to the small parking area.
In total we where approximately 9 hours on the mountain covering just over 23km. A fantastic day's hiking, magnificent scenery, fabulous weather and topped off with a few pints and a fine meal back at the Badachro Inn. It can't get much better than this!
- mountain coward
by Paul Webster » Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:21 am
MC, Baosbheinn is fine for cowards I've not done the other one yet though.
by 37lumleyst » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:37 pm
by Darran » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:31 pm
by gaffr » Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:30 pm
These two hills give one of the really memorable days out in the North. Especially the views of the rear sides of some of the Torridon giants. The image of the bothy at Poca Buidhe give some idea of the terrain on descent from Beinn an Eoin which was a fairly direct route from the summit. However looking at the image maybe retracing a little ground from the top would give less bouldery stuff to reach the bothy. The image came from old format film and was scanned into digital. From what I remember of the refuge it seemed to be open partly to hillfolks....that was in 2005.
by Dannyboy » Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:45 pm
by Darran » Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:37 pm
- mountain coward
by malky_c » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:04 pm
by Caberfeidh » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:37 pm
Darran wrote:a previous party must have had a fine evening judging from the empty cans of Carling strewn around ….. inside and out!
mountain coward wrote:That bothy looks nice!
Looks nice, but sounds like it is frequented by less than good company...
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by Paul Webster » Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:11 pm
by Darran » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:18 pm