Share your personal walking route experiences in Scotland, and comment on other peoples' reports.
Warning Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. Summer routes may not be viable or appropriate in winter. See winter information on our skills and safety pages for more information.
2 posts • Page 1 of 1
Breaking Trail to Beinn Chabhair
by Andy74G » Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:40 pm
Route description: Beinn Chabhair, from Inverarnan
Munros included on this walk: Beinn Chabhair
Date walked: 22/01/2015
Time taken: 8.15 hours
Distance: 15 km
Ascent: 933m2 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
I couldn't make my mind up where to walk this time as the chances of a clear summit were only 50/50 on Thursday so I decided to pick a Munro that was closer to home and Beinn Chabhair looked ok. I arrived at the rear car park at the Drovers Inn about 8:45am and was off by 9am. After crossing the field and stream and then the bridge the path up was easy to follow , another walker was ahead of me but out of site but his size 11's were easy to spot in the snow.. . Soon I reached the falls but I only stopped briefly for the picture as a long day was ahead. I never saw much wildlife today but once over the second style on the hill there were plenty of prints in the snow, it was fun to try and work out which belonged to which critter, but I'm no expert and I could only guess. The other walker had taken a different higher route up over Mell Mor nan Eag onto Beinn Chabhair, myself I stuck to the WH route that followed Ben Glas Burn. No one else had been this way since the snow earlier in the week so it was just a case of walking though the foot or so of snow until I reached the start of the proper assent at the lochan By now it was about mid day but the weather was still settled and visibility ok, I decided to press on , it wasn't really a day for great picture's and so I'd decided not to bring my large camera to save me carrying extra weight. Crampons and ice axe were needed now to make progress up some of slopes , with deep drifts in places. About 40 mins from the summit I met the only other walker who was making his decent down from the summit and we had a brief chat. . By now it was just before 2pm so I decided to have a break once I was further back down, so after such a long trek up, the time on the summit was brief. Although it had been a late summit, once off Beinn Chabhair the walk back was a lot easier and quicker through the snow, I reached the campsite as darkness was falling and was back at the car about 5pm , a long day indeed.
by rmarschalek » Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:28 pm
Really liked reading your report. just returned from the same mountain yesterday and it was good to compare. took me 8 hours as well. hard going in the soft snow.
2 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
2 posts • Page 1 of 1
Return to Walk reports - Scotland
We need help to keep the site online.