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Beinn a'Bheithir (Sgorr Dhearg & Sgorr Dhonuill)

Beinn a'Bheithir (Sgorr Dhearg & Sgorr Dhonuill)


Postby bar72 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:03 pm

Route description: Beinn a'Bheithir

Munros included on this walk: Sgorr Dhearg (Beinn a'Bheithir), Sgorr Dhonuill (Beinn a'Bheithir)

Date walked: 31/05/2014

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 15 km

Ascent: 1328m

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Decided to bag a couple of Munro's with the fiancee today. her 1st venture up the mountains with me in over a year so i picked something a little less strenuous. I should add that my left kneecap's giving me a lot of grief so i factored in a quick day. :crazy:

Drove car up through Glen Coe then headed onto the A828 and headed past the Ballachulish Hotel. A bit further up the road, we turned left, signposted for Glenachulish which took us up to a small car park in the forestry. From the car, headed South up a track, passed a small hydro building where the path then split. Pick which Munro you wish to bag. We opted for Sgorr Dhearg first so turned left and headed over a bridge.

ImageBeinn a'Bheithir by b_bez, on Flickr

Heading on up the path (good path all the way up!)

ImageBeinn a'Bheithir by b_bez, on Flickr

Unless you weigh 17T, you should get over fine :wink: :wink:

ImageBeinn a'Bheithir by b_bez, on Flickr

We kept on heading up the path where we crossed over a fire break. there is a sign to follow another path up through the forest. Eventually (felt like forever) we came out of the forest and started the, not too bad going, ascent for the bealach, again, a well trodden path was easy enough for us to follow.

ImageBeinn a'Bheithir by b_bez, on Flickr

We picked up an old rusy fence. Follow this all the way up. Easy navigation even if the mist came down.

ImageBeinn a'Bheithir by b_bez, on Flickr

ImageBeinn a'Bheithir by b_bez, on Flickr

When the fence ended, we headed up another few meters then had a look back down.

ImageBeinn a'Bheithir by b_bez, on Flickr

Looking up to 1st summit, Sgorr Dhearg

ImageBeinn a'Bheithir by b_bez, on Flickr

When on the bealach, we headed left (East) and followed the path up through the scree, all the way to the summit.

ImageBeinn a'Bheithir by b_bez, on Flickr

ImageBeinn a'Bheithir by b_bez, on Flickr

Some cracking views up here today.

Looking North over Ballachuilish and Loch Linnhe's Corran Narrows.

ImageBeinn a'Bheithir by b_bez, on Flickr

East to Glencoe.

ImageBeinn a'Bheithir by b_bez, on Flickr

Looking West over to Sgorr Dhonuill and Mull.

ImageBeinn a'Bheithir by b_bez, on Flickr

After enjoying the views and a bite to eat, headed back down to head up Sgorr Dhonuill.

ImageBeinn a'Bheithir by b_bez, on Flickr

I had to take a wee pic of the NE crest.

ImageBeinn a'Bheithir by b_bez, on Flickr

Wee selfie on the summit :D

ImageBeinn a'Bheithir by b_bez, on Flickr

Another wee pic looking East, back over to Sgorr Dhearg and Glencoe.

ImageBeinn a'Bheithir by b_bez, on Flickr

Looking back down to Ballachuilish and the return route.

ImageBeinn a'Bheithir by b_bez, on Flickr

The "Thunderbolt" mountain, right enough.

ImageBeinn a'Bheithir by b_bez, on Flickr

After the pics, we reversed the route and return back to the car. Didn't take any more pics as my left knee was giving me jip...
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Re: Beinn a'Bheithir (Sgorr Dhearg & Sgorr Dhonuill)

Postby rockhopper » Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:42 pm

That did look rather nice - good day to get the views up here - cheers :)
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