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Beinn a'Chlachain - my best route yet

Beinn a'Chlachain - my best route yet

Postby AnnieMacD » Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:22 am

Grahams included on this walk: Beinn a'Chlachain

Date walked: 09/11/2014

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 10.1 km

Ascent: 692m

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Time: 5.5 hours
Walking: 3.5 hours
Stopped: 2.0 hours

I wasn't going to bother with an open walk report for this traipse up my local hill but I did a new route and was so enamoured with it I thought I'd share it for others to use. Also, it was a glorious day and I ate my lunch at the top whilst sunbathing - in November.

Here are the photos.

Milton Loch with Beinn a'Chlachain behind. I took an anti-clockwise route and visited the lower top (to the right here) first.
ImageBeinn a'Chlachain by anniesmountains, on Flickr

On the diagonal ascent, one solo holly tree. You can see the lower top (710m) of Beinn Bhan on the right.
ImageBeinn a'Chlachain-2 by anniesmountains, on Flickr

Looking across to Rona and the north end of Skye.
ImageBeinn a'Chlachain-4 by anniesmountains, on Flickr

Beinn Alligin, Beinn Dearg, Beinn Eighe and Liathach with Ben Shieldaig on the right.
ImageBeinn a'Chlachain-5 by anniesmountains, on Flickr

The lochans were perfectly calm ...
ImageBeinn a'Chlachain-6 by anniesmountains, on Flickr

... with ice on some.
ImageBeinn a'Chlachain-8 by anniesmountains, on Flickr

The lochan just below the summit.
ImageBeinn a'Chlachain-9 by anniesmountains, on Flickr

Summit shelter and trig point. Out of the wind it felt hot.
ImageBeinn a'Chlachain-10 by anniesmountains, on Flickr

Summit on the right of centre.
ImageBeinn a'Chlachain-11 by anniesmountains, on Flickr

I descended round the rim of Coire Glas which was a delightful and easy way down. Across the glen are Beinn Bhan on the left, Carn Dearg centre and Sgurr a'Chaorachain on the right.
ImageBeinn a'Chlachain-12 by anniesmountains, on Flickr

Applecross Bay and the Inner Sound over to Skye.
ImageBeinn a'Chlachain-13 by anniesmountains, on Flickr

Just before sunset looking across to the Cuillin. Bla Bheinn and Clach Glas in the centre.
ImageBeinn a'Chlachain-14 by anniesmountains, on Flickr

A fabulous walk on a fabulous day!
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Re: Beinn a'Chlachain - my best route yet

Postby hopper68 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:52 am

Stunning photos Annie, great to look at especially when i am stuck on an oil terminal.
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Re: Beinn a'Chlachain - my best route yet

Postby dogplodder » Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:47 pm

Liz and I were just speaking about you as we looked across to the Applecross hills from Kintail and I was reflecting that often your best photos are the ones taken nearest to home! Must come over and climb those hills. :D
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Re: Beinn a'Chlachain - my best route yet

Postby Andy74G » Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:06 pm

Some lovely photo's , I really like the last two. :clap:
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Re: Beinn a'Chlachain - my best route yet

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:02 pm

Beautiful Annie - it confirms my view that I must come over to Applecross soon :D
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Re: Beinn a'Chlachain - my best route yet

Postby chickadee » Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:20 pm

You definitely stay in a beautiful part of the world! Lovely photos and I like reading about walks I hadn't heard of before.
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Re: Beinn a'Chlachain - my best route yet

Postby jonny616 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:17 am

Looks like a great spot on a beautiful day 8)
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Re: Beinn a'Chlachain - my best route yet

Postby Alteknacker » Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:52 am

Great pix - as usual. :clap: :clap: :clap: Stuck in tropical heat, I'm truly envious...
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Re: Beinn a'Chlachain - my best route yet

Postby SecretSquirrel » Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:25 pm

Great pictures and it looks a good choice of route. Its always good to get a circular route and get to see the views from different angles. I like the images looking across the lochans.
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Re: Beinn a'Chlachain - my best route yet

Postby clivegrif » Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:49 pm

Great report - will have to give that one a go!

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