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Creag Pitridh

Creag Pitridh


Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:10 pm

Route description: Beinn a'Chlachair, Geal Charn and Creag Pitridh

Munros included on this walk: Creag Pitridh

Date walked: 22/04/2018

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The first day of a week in Fort William! It had been a great journey up, with some fabulous view - this is Beinn Achaladair and Beinn a'Dothaidh.

ImageIMG_3300 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

The next morning, the forecast for the Lochaber district wasn't great, so we headed east to Laggan.

Cottage at Laggan, Beinn a'Chaorainn in the background.

ImageIMG_3433 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

We were keeping our options open, either Creag Pitridh or the smaller and nearer Binnein Shuas.

Binnein Shuas from the lower part of the path.

ImageIMG_3431 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

The track to Lochan na h'Earba was a delight, winding effortlessly through a variety of interesting scenery. At one point a startled snipe took off from right next to my feet, with its characteristic zig-zag flight.

Looking ahead: Creag Pitridh can be seen on the left skyline ahead.

ImageIMG_3316 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

We decided to go for the bigger hill. It was turning into a really enjoyable walk.

The brooding skies were very atmospheric.

ImageIMG_3416 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3342 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

The high hills near Loch Ossian.

ImageIMG_3435 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

Lochan na'Earba in its secret valley.

ImageIMG_3334 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

Beinn a'Chlachair and the stream coming down from it.

ImageIMG_3406 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

Higher up, the stream ran through a snow tunnel.

ImageIMG_3392 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

Creag Pitridh.

ImageIMG_3380 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

The hidden lochan beyond the Geal Charn - Beinn a'Chlachair col, which looked oddly like a sheet of ice.

ImageIMG_3357 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

Near the top!

ImageIMG_3367 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

Sadly the cloud came down as we reached the summit...

ImageIMG_3373 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

...and then cleared, with every a glimpse of blue sky, soon after we started descending!

ImageIMG_3383 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

View from Roy Bridge, where we had some very nice beer!

ImageIMG_3454 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

Close up of the peaks of the Grey Corries.

ImageIMG_3455 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr
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