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Beinn a'Bheithir from Ballachulish

Beinn a'Bheithir from Ballachulish


Postby U059361 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:03 pm

Route description: Beinn a'Bheithir

Munros included on this walk: Sgorr Dhearg (Beinn a'Bheithir), Sgorr Dhonuill (Beinn a'Bheithir)

Date walked: 21/06/2018

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 16.5 km

Ascent: 1425m

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This was a long walk, made longer by missing the turnoff in the woods for Ballachulish and going down the route to the signposted car park. However where a dam is reached there is another chance to head over to Ballachulish by taking the right turn here and walking up and onto the return route. I must say I did not enjoy the return as it is walking in forestry once I got through the boggy descent from the ridge. There are stone steps once the sign for the car park is reached at the trees but these go on for ever before finally walking in the trees. My mistake added to the misery but really, longer to get back than it took to climb 2 munros!! I had thought of simply retracing my steps and now I dearly wish I had.
The climb up from the village is wet too but I aimed at three landslips as my route up and others must have done too as there was a path from the top one up to joining the path for the climb up to the ridge. From here it is a recognisable munro path, well worn and scree covered. The views are now fantastic, of the hill and the surroundings. Really enjoyed it even if it was hard work. Sgorr Dhearg is spectacular, Sgorr Donuaill less so, but they lived up to my expectations and I took lots of photos.
ImageBeinn Bhan view over Ballachulish Bridge by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageBeinn Bhan view over Ballachulish by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageSgorr Bhan view to Loch Leven by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageSgorr Dhearg from Sgorr Bhan by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageSgorr Dearg view over Loch Leven by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageSgorr Dhearg ridge walk back to Sgorr Bhan by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageSgorr Dhonuill by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageGleann a'Chaolais by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageOut to sea from Sgorr Dhonuill by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageRidge back to Sgorr Dhearg by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageSgorr Dhearg by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageLooking down on Meall a'Chaolais by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageMeall a'Chaolais from the glen by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageCreag Ghorm and Loch Leven by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageSgorr Dhearg up Coire Giubhsachain by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
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Munros:101   Corbetts:34
Grahams:20   Donalds:27
Sub 2000:40   Hewitts:5
Joined: Jul 24, 2010
Location: Stirling

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