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Beinn a'Bheithir (Sgorr Dhearg & Sgorr Dhonuill)

Beinn a'Bheithir (Sgorr Dhearg & Sgorr Dhonuill)


Postby gazzmatron » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:34 am

Route description: Beinn a'Bheithir

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

Date walked: 25/11/2014

Time taken: 9.5 hours

Distance: 15.5 km

Ascent: 1326m

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We had an early start, leaving Glasgow just before 7am.
The sun had come out by the time we passed Tyndrum, these two pictures are taken out towards Beinn Dorain.
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It was approaching 9.30 when we set off, heading though the village of Ballachullish, it was strange to finally visit it, having passed by so many times before.
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My cousin Graeme.
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We passed by the smallest little school, then turning off the road through a gate into the fields to start the assent (this is me).
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The mist over Ballachullish as we started the assent.
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A beautiful picture of the sun rising from behind Sgorr a' Choise.
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A panoramic, showing Ballachullish village and Loch Linnhe. It's a fairly steep assent.
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This is me on a small cairn on the assent of Sgorr Dhearg.
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The combination of frost and rugged rocky terrain made for a very exposed feeling.
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Don't try this at home (it's not as dangerous as it looks)!
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The summit of Sgorr Dhearg.
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There is a nice ridge leading from the summit of Sgorr Dhearg to Sgorr Dhonuill.
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The last bit of Sgorr Dhonuill, takes a head for heights (you can see clearer in the video at the bottom).
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The summit of Sgorr Dhonuill.
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The descent back down is really boring, a long slog through boggy terrain - by the time we reached the road it was dark, then a long slog back to the car.
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All in all, a great day out, fantastic weather for late November.
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Re: Beinn a'Bheithir (Sgorr Dhearg & Sgorr Dhonuill)

Postby Sarah86 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:39 pm

Great report and fantastic views, Don't think I fancy that last bit though!
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Re: Beinn a'Bheithir (Sgorr Dhearg & Sgorr Dhonuill)

Postby jepsonscotland » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:52 pm

Nice one! :clap:
Cracking couple of hills those two.
You had good weather too, always nice looking down on an inversion. :D
Not bad for late November.

It'll look a bit different now the winter weather is finally here!
You're right about that boggy descent! Not the best. :roll:

Chris
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Re: Beinn a'Bheithir (Sgorr Dhearg & Sgorr Dhonuill)

Postby gazzmatron » Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:07 pm

jepsonscotland wrote:Nice one! :clap:
Cracking couple of hills those two.
You had good weather too, always nice looking down on an inversion. :D
Not bad for late November.

It'll look a bit different now the winter weather is finally here!
You're right about that boggy descent! Not the best. :roll:

Chris


Thanks - I wasn't sure if it was an inversion. How can you tell the difference between that and just fog/mist?
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Re: Beinn a'Bheithir (Sgorr Dhearg & Sgorr Dhonuill)

Postby Meatball » Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:16 am

A grand day out.
I nearly joined you on that hill on that day.
I had my arm twisted to go elsewhere though!
http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=47886
I'll look out for your future reports and I hope that I get as good a day on that hill. My first visit was a clag test!
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Re: Beinn a'Bheithir (Sgorr Dhearg & Sgorr Dhonuill)

Postby dogplodder » Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:42 am

Gorgeous views and looked like you got the tail end of the fabulous November we had. Bit of a change now! 8)
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Re: Beinn a'Bheithir (Sgorr Dhearg & Sgorr Dhonuill)

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:41 am

Beautiful photos of a lovely hill - the November weather this year was really special :clap: :clap:
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