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Beinn an Eoin

Beinn an Eoin


Postby honey_munster » Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:28 pm

Route description: Beinn an Eoin, near Gairloch

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn an Eoin

Date walked: 31/08/2010

Time taken: 6.75 hours

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Beinn an Eoin
31 August 2010
with Honey and Tess

The third of our holiday Corbetts was Beinn an Eoin. As the high pressure was now building, the wind had dropped but the midges were out. All the previous reports of Beinn an Eoin combine it in a long day's circuit around Loch na h-Oidhche with Baosbheinn. On a previous trip I had taken the dogs up Baosbheinn, but that was long enough for them so this was a return to do Beinn an Eoin on it's own.

The start is at the parking spot beside the green-coloured Red Barn. The track heads SE into the wilderness. At the first high point of the track the views open up.

Track ahead and Beinn an Eoin
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Baosbheinn
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After about 5km the path crosses the Abhainn Loch na h-Oidhche and a few hundred metres further on by some large boulders we headed W and then followed an intermittent path up a gully to the left of the crags and on up onto the broad ridge. We continued along the ridge over a couple of tops and then a pull up onto a narrower ridge to the summit.

Fantastic views from this summit.
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Honey with Ben Alligin behind (the black lines are midges with a slow shutter speed to get the depth of view)
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Tess with Baosbheinn behind
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Coire Mhic Fhearchair
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Liathach
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Ben Alligin
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Baosbheinn
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Fisherfield
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We descended back to the first col, and then dropped down eastwards to pick up the track beside Loch na h-Oidhche. At a little beach at the north end of the loch, Honey has her customary dip.
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We didn't make it up any further hills on the rest of our holiday, but the dogs enjoyed the beach as much as the hills.

Redpoint beach (S)
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and we got the best of the Indian summer weather, including some nice sunsets.
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Last edited by honey_munster on Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:05 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Beinn an Eoin

Postby LeithySuburbs » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:13 pm

Can't wait to re-visit this area :) . This and other hills nearby prove that height is not the be-all and end-all. Enjoyed the photos and report :D .
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Re: Beinn an Eoin

Postby skuk007 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:47 pm

Great few reports, enjoyed reading and looking at the hills of Torridon. Am hoping to get there next August, these images show what I can expect, can't wait. :)
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Re: Beinn an Eoin

Postby honey_munster » Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:12 am

Thanks for the comments.

I've become a fan of the Torridon Corbetts over the last couple of years - they would get far more recognition as smashing hills in their own right if they were anywhere else than next to some of the best Munros in the land. They generally offer the best views and often from an unusual perspective.
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Re: Beinn an Eoin

Postby Salahuddin » Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:26 am

Very nice pics! My Fav is the pic of Ben Alligan...
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Re: Beinn an Eoin

Postby Alastair S » Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:34 am

Looks like you had a great day in a fabulous area. Also liked that panorama - took a while to load but was great fun once it did. How was it done? Presumably its made from stitched photos? A lot smoother that a hand held video would be.
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Re: Beinn an Eoin

Postby honey_munster » Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:53 am

Alastair S wrote:Looks like you had a great day in a fabulous area. Also liked that panorama - took a while to load but was great fun once it did. How was it done? Presumably its made from stitched photos? A lot smoother that a hand held video would be.


Yes it's made from stitching overlapping photos taken with a manual setting to ensure the same exposure and speed for all the photos. I use a shareware programme with a nice GUI called PTAssembler (other similar programmes are available - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_photo_stitching_applications). It can call blending programmes, such as Smartblend, which is key to the smoothing. Finally I turn the image into a QuickTime VR with the free version of pano2qtvr

I have a selection of QTVR panoramas at http://userweb.elec.gla.ac.uk/d/dch/mountain.html
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Re: Beinn an Eoin

Postby 2dalmatians » Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:30 pm

Now thats what I call a walk report for dog lovers. The pictures are superb too. The 6th from last could pass for somewhere in Nevada/Arizona/New Mexico
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