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Beinn, Eididh, Meall & Cona

Beinn, Eididh, Meall & Cona


Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:58 pm

Route description: Beinn Dearg - the Four Munros circuit

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

Date walked: 28/08/2013

Time taken: 8 hours

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Used the bikes again for this one, cycling as far as the end of the forest. We left the bikes at the fence where the track ends and the path begins. We now walked up the Glen to the col and turning right to climb Beinn Dearg first, the highest and probably the toughest climb of the four. After summiting we returned to the col and then went over to Cona Mheall before returning back down and over the 886m and an easy climb to Meall nan Ceapraichean. From here it was over the 967m top and steeply down before climbing Eididh nan Clach Geala. We left the summit in a south west direction to pick up the path that would take us back to the bikes. There was good paths for most of the walk, with fainter ones avoiding the rocky bit on Beinn Dearg and Cona Mheall. Conditions were also not too bad underfoot as previous reports had reported boggy sections but they were few and far between for us. It was a great walk with the first 3 Munros easily accessable from the col, though Eididh nan Clach Geala slightly more difficult to get to.

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Re: Beinn, Eididh, Meall & Cona

Postby rockhopper » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:25 pm

Lovely - one of my favourite trips was in these hills - your photos up by Beinn Dearg bring back the memories - cheers :)
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Re: Beinn, Eididh, Meall & Cona

Postby simon-b » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:30 pm

A nice circuit, that one, Johnny. I particularly like the spots around Lochan Lathail and Lochan Uaine, and the view over the steep east face of Cona' Mheall from the summit.
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Re: Beinn, Eididh, Meall & Cona

Postby Collaciotach » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:03 pm

Nice one J , yet to do these was thinking of Winter ,maybe a big ask in heavy snow ? .
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Re: Beinn, Eididh, Meall & Cona

Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:26 pm

rockhopper wrote:Lovely - one of my favourite trips was in these hills - your photos up by Beinn Dearg bring back the memories - cheers :)
Thanks :)
simon-b wrote:A nice circuit, that one, Johnny. I particularly like the spots around Lochan Lathail and Lochan Uaine, and the view over the steep east face of Cona' Mheall from the summit.
Cheers :)
Collaciotach wrote:Nice one J , yet to do these was thinking of Winter ,maybe a big ask in heavy snow ? .
Cheers. Possibly hard going in heavy snow but wouldn't see many problems on a good winters day. Daylight hours may be the biggest problem. :)
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Re: Beinn, Eididh, Meall & Cona

Postby ChrisW » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:11 pm

Great stuff JC, did you take those bikes shots while you were riding :shock: or did you stop and wait for the others to ride past.....bloody good effort if you were riding at the time :lol:
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Re: Beinn, Eididh, Meall & Cona

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:01 pm

ChrisW wrote:Great stuff JC, did you take those bikes shots while you were riding :shock: or did you stop and wait for the others to ride past.....bloody good effort if you were riding at the time :lol:
Thanks Chris. No i'd stopped when i took them, though i might practice on the move shots. :shock:
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Re: Beinn, Eididh, Meall & Cona

Postby PeteR » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:43 pm

Some fine photos JC :D Your weather was a bit different from when I managed three of the four. Some of your photos certainly bring back memories.......not all of them good though :lol:
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Re: Beinn, Eididh, Meall & Cona

Postby Graeme D » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:57 pm

Hoping to do this route in two weeks time. Cheers for the preview JC! :D
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Re: Beinn, Eididh, Meall & Cona

Postby Bod » Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:19 pm

Yes Johnny, nice one! Hoping to follow in your steps too, maybe October? :D :D :D
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