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Sandstone dreams - Applecross

Sandstone dreams - Applecross


by basscadet » Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:23 pm

Route description: Beinn Bhan, near Kishorn

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Bhan, Sgurr a' Chaorachain

Date walked: 25/07/2015

Time taken: 10 hours

Distance: 21 km

Ascent: 1691m

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Re: Sandstone dreams - Applecross

Postby Alteknacker » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:43 pm

Great report and pics :clap: :clap: :clap: and you obviously had a lot of fun (and weather), flattened thumb notwithstanding.

Your pics make it look very appealing indeed, though I must say that lots of loose rock dampens the appeal somewhat - the (unroped) scrambler's nightmare! Not so enthusiastic about the green stuff either, especially if it's soggy. That's part of the reason I love the Cuillins.

Still, hope I get a chance to check it out. Thanks for reporting on these.

BTW, I've heard of stick insects, but not rock insects, particularly not one the size of that beast on the trig point on Sgurr a' Chaorachain - pretty impressive :D
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Re: Sandstone dreams - Applecross

Postby Mountainlove » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:19 am

First time I was in Applecross was begin of this year, had not really planned to get back. but your report changed my mind. Did not realize the views from these mountains would be so impressive! The scramble looks also really great!! :clap: Well done to the two of you!
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Re: Sandstone dreams - Applecross

Postby BlackPanther » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:46 am

basscadet wrote:Oh thanks BP - for the tip for our return trip :D


I dug up a couple of photos of our route up An Carn - definitely easier, less steep, but there is plenty of easy scrambling to enjoy, so maybe for those not so brave this would be a more "friendly" option. Still offers lots of fun and fantastic views. Hope you don't mind me adding my snaps here.

The tower from below - we went up the middle section, straight to the top of the cliffs:
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The final part of the ascent, some good easy scrambling, but it can be avoided on grassy slopes:
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You can make it as easy or as hard as you wish :D
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I remember when we reached the top of the cliffs, we met some other walkers who went up the easy route (via Coire an Fhamair) and they gazed at us as if we were totally bonkers... Obviously this route looks much worse from below than it really is :lol:

Cheers
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Re: Sandstone dreams - Applecross

Postby Bert Barnett » Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:29 am

Great stuff. Very useful first hand advice for people considering scrambling in such an awe inspiring place.
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Re: Sandstone dreams - Applecross

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:51 am

Amazing report and pics, I felt scared just reading it, wish I had the bottle and ability to do route like that.
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Re: Sandstone dreams - Applecross

Postby bjoechn » Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:30 pm

Great report and wonderful pics, basscadet! :clap:
Beinn Bhan and its corries are just amazing.
Visited it last year via the WH route and this year I am planning to have a closer look to Coire na Poite and A´Chioch.
You are referring to a book in your report, which gave you information about the route up A´Chioch. Could you tell me which book this was?
Thank you :wink:
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Re: Sandstone dreams - Applecross

Postby basscadet » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:49 am

I think it was in Highland Scrambles north by BMC and in Classic Mountain Scrambles by Andrew Dempster, but that book is a bit big to be taking with you on the hill, so it must of been the former that we took with us. I would say the way was pretty obvious and book not really required for this one though - path all the way.
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Re: Sandstone dreams - Applecross

Postby bjoechn » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:47 am

Thank you very much :wink:
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Re: Sandstone dreams - Applecross

Postby mamoset » Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:36 pm

Well done :clap: looks an awesome adventure them routes
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