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Biking to Beinn an Eoin & Baosbheinn

Biking to Beinn an Eoin & Baosbheinn


Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:44 pm

Route description: Baosbheinn, near Gairloch

Corbetts included on this walk: Baosbheinn, Beinn an Eoin

Date walked: 21/07/2014

Time taken: 6.5 hours

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Started from the Wee Red Shed which is Green and biked down the path to just beyond the Loch. This is a rough path and i'd recommend a good mountain bike if cycling this route. I left my bike at one of the large boulders before making my way over the the ridge, climbing Beinn an Eoin first. After the initial wee climb to the ridge it's a fairly easy walk to the summit but very steep on the descent. I headed for the bothy, which is locked, on my decent down steep rocky slopes and care in needed on this route which ever way you descend. Once down i headed up to Ceann Beag and followed the ridge as it curved its wayround and up and down to the summit of Baosbheinn. I returned to my bike via the north east ridge for the cycle out which was hairy stuff at times along some rocky terrain and was thankful to get back to the car in one piece without falling off.
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Re: Biking to Beinn an Eoin & Baosbheinn

Postby wilkiemurray » Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:27 pm

Nice one JC - my bike has just about given up the ghost- it started having problems after the rear mech was snapped on the descent from this very trip - definitely not one for a racer bike :lol:

Also remember the very steep descent to the bothy - not one I would fancy under snow!!!

Nice report as always

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Re: Biking to Beinn an Eoin & Baosbheinn

Postby Collaciotach » Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:52 am

Saw this hill from Beinn Eighe and Alligin last week looks great :clap: :clap:
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Re: Biking to Beinn an Eoin & Baosbheinn

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:58 pm

wilkiemurray wrote:Nice one JC - my bike has just about given up the ghost- it started having problems after the rear mech was snapped on the descent from this very trip - definitely not one for a racer bike :lol:

Also remember the very steep descent to the bothy - not one I would fancy under snow!!!

Nice report as always

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Thanks Murray. Yeah my bike took a fair battering on this one and was slipping gears when i took it out into the Fisherfields two days later. :(
Collaciotach wrote:Saw this hill from Beinn Eighe and Alligin last week looks great :clap: :clap:
Yeah two crackers Colla, will look out for your reports on Eighe & Alligin :D
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Re: Biking to Beinn an Eoin & Baosbheinn

Postby mountain thyme » Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:02 pm

Looks 2 good ones :D

You no meant to wear sunglasses over your eyes :o
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Re: Biking to Beinn an Eoin & Baosbheinn

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:08 pm

mountain thyme wrote:Looks 2 good ones :D

You no meant to wear sunglasses over your eyes :o
Aye they are but it's a tough cycle, would only bike this if you've done mountain biking before and have a good quality bike. Sunglasses? only when the sun is shining :wink:
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Re: Biking to Beinn an Eoin & Baosbheinn

Postby rockhopper » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:15 pm

Another good one, JC - have done lower walks and mountain biking up here but not up in the hills yet. Would agree on its being a tough track - have cycled up to Poca Buidhe in the past but did have to carry the bike on some rougher parts - so bumpy on the way down that my front wheel QR worked loose at one point and had to stop to tighten it before the wheel came completely loose :shock: - cheers :)
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Re: Biking to Beinn an Eoin & Baosbheinn

Postby malky_c » Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:19 am

I used my bike for this as well. It definitely saved some time, but not that much - pretty rough going! Great hills.

I got a lift up the track to Loch Braigh Horrisdale (a little further west) on a quad bike for work last week. Even that was barely faster than walking!
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Re: Biking to Beinn an Eoin & Baosbheinn

Postby BlackPanther » Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:04 pm

I think I will walk it rather than risking my teeth :lol: :lol: :lol: I'm a rubbish cyclist on rough paths.

Still to do these two and they look like a cracking pair of C's :D
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Re: Biking to Beinn an Eoin & Baosbheinn

Postby AnnieMacD » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:50 pm

These two are on my list - as separate walks though. Definitely won't use the bike then - thanks for the advice. I believe they both provide great ridge walks.
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Re: Biking to Beinn an Eoin & Baosbheinn

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:03 pm

rockhopper wrote:Another good one, JC - have done lower walks and mountain biking up here but not up in the hills yet. Would agree on its being a tough track - have cycled up to Poca Buidhe in the past but did have to carry the bike on some rougher parts - so bumpy on the way down that my front wheel QR worked loose at one point and had to stop to tighten it before the wheel came completely loose :shock: - cheers :)
Cheers, i read about you cycling this route and for some reason i thought you'd did the Corbetts :D
malky_c wrote:I used my bike for this as well. It definitely saved some time, but not that much - pretty rough going! Great hills.

I got a lift up the track to Loch Braigh Horrisdale (a little further west) on a quad bike for work last week. Even that was barely faster than walking!
Yeah it's the roughest track i've ever cycled :shock:
BlackPanther wrote:I think I will walk it rather than risking my teeth :lol: :lol: :lol: I'm a rubbish cyclist on rough paths.

Still to do these two and they look like a cracking pair of C's :D
That's the smart way, i'm still shaking from the cycle :lol:
AnnieMacD wrote:These two are on my list - as separate walks though. Definitely won't use the bike then - thanks for the advice. I believe they both provide great ridge walks.
They are great ridge walks, Beinn an Eoin is nice and gradual and if doing on its own you will avoid the steep descent by returning down the ridge. As for Baosbheinn, its more up and down and the SMC book recommends continuing down the ridge to return back to the start. :D
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