Beinn an Eoin
by 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 hoursRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
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
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.
Click here for QuickTime panorama
Honey with Ben Alligin behind (the black lines are midges with a slow shutter speed to get the depth of view)
Tess with Baosbheinn behind
Coire Mhic Fhearchair
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.
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)
and we got the best of the Indian summer weather, including some nice sunsets.
by LeithySuburbs » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:13 pm
by skuk007 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:47 pm
by honey_munster » Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:12 am
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.
by Salahuddin » Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:26 am
by Alastair S » Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:34 am
by 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
by 2dalmatians » Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:30 pm