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Beinn a Chaorainn From Moy, Loch Laggan

Beinn a Chaorainn From Moy, Loch Laggan

Postby andrew11 » Sun May 13, 2018 11:49 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a' Chaorainn (Glen Spean)

Date walked: 12/05/2018

Time taken: 7 hours

Ascent: 950m

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Last Year on my way to the Scottish 6 Days Trial I climbed Carn Liath (Creag Meagaidh) and Stob Poite Coire Ardair with the intention of taking in Creag Meagaidh as well. But as told in my report of that walk ("2 Munros above loch Laggan") I didn't manage it.

This year, again on the way to the SSDT, I thought I would rectify the omission! However I am embarrassed to admit that I CLIMBED THE WRONG HILL BY MISTAKE! Anyone reading this ever done that? I did come down the wrong side of Schiehallion as a teenager in mist (see my report "Return to Schiehallion after 50 years!") Apart from that I think I have managed to walk where I meant to except for the few times I have been forced to turn back by the conditions. Will use satnav next time! Or even a map!!

So I ended up climbing Beinn a' Caorainn instead!

On the way back I decided to try to find a way back to the car park by crossing the Moy burn higher up and avoiding the walk on the road. But when I got to the burn it was too big for me to cross so I had to keep west of it and settle for the road walk.

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Approach to the hill

Half way up looking back

Natural sculpture

At the top (You can't see the wind!)

Keeping back from the cornices!!

Managed to cross this burn dry-footed (But not the bogs!!)

Mountain gem

View from my digs for the night. Where was I?

Morning light looking over loch Linnhe from the SSDT Parc Ferme.

My nephew Kevin White riding in the last section of the SSDTYY after a grueling week for man and machine.


Took the chance to go by this little known location!!

A fantastic day out on the hill followed by great craic with the biking community and a wonderful day out following the trials riders achieving the impossible in the toughest of terrain in glorious weather among some of the most exquisite scenery known to man. Bet you're jealous!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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