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Beinn Fhada

Beinn Fhada


Postby tombombadilio » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:05 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Fhada

Date walked: 16/04/2018

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 17.4 km

Ascent: 1142m

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1315: Standard car faff before setting off, looking promisingImage

Ahead to Gleann ChoinneachainImage

White water of Abhainn ChonaigImage

Allt Coire an SgairneImage

ACaS closerImage

Cairn: left to A' Ghlas-bheinn, right to Beinn FhadaImage

Wind increasing markedlyImage

Coire an Sgairne, windy, sheltering behind boulderImage

Onto the plateau, windy AFImage

Long trudge up snow fields, but bum slide for laterImage

1633: BF summit looking to southImage

Looking to westImage

That felt goodImage

Loch a'Bhealach to the NEImage

About to begin descent into corrie out of the windImage

Last lip of snowImage

Taken at start, but had extended and very pleasant tea and lie down here on return on bone dry turfImage

1920: Back at carImage

Summary:
Fairly easy day. Late start to coincide with best prospect of fair weather, consequently only one other person encountered. Dry and good stalker's path onto plateau made for good time. Once in corrie and then plateau, very windy and wind chill significant. Visibility good if overcast for much of the day, so navigation not a problem and adequate pics taken. Little time spent at summit as wind seemed to chase me round the shelter. Swifter descent aided by bum slides, though gradient not quite high enough. Once down in lower glen, very pleasant Spring wether so tea, cake and nap on the grass by path was had. Back at empty car park after 6 hours then couple of minutes down road to Glen Shiel Lodge. Tick.
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