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Beinn a Chlachair - the long and winding road

Beinn a Chlachair - the long and winding road


Postby icemandan » Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:57 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chlachair

Date walked: 22/11/2010

Time taken: 8.3 hours

Distance: 21.2 km

Ascent: 929m

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Parked up at Loch Laggan and headed off down the long road to Lochan na h-Earba
Lochan na h-Earba.jpg
. Plodding on up the path, the sun caught Beinn a Chaoruinn.
Beinn a Chaoruinn.jpg
. Bushwhacked across the moor and hit the snow. A helpful trail of footprints found the deep patches for us (Thanks whoever you are) and we reached ice, ridge and cloud all at once. Once again the satmap came into its own following a curving route across confusing terrain with almost no visibility. Eventually we reached the summit cairn.
Chachlair summit (2).jpg
. Quick hot chocolate before heading off down the long west ridge. The crags of the south face rose to meet us and the clouds parted to reveal a setting sun.[attachment=4].Down to a boggy track in the half light and the long trudge back to the A86.
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Chachlair sunset.jpg
Last edited by icemandan on Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:09 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Beinn a Chlachair - the long and winding road

Postby kevsbald » Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:03 pm

Fantastic last photo.
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Re: Beinn a Chlachair - the long and winding road

Postby icemandan » Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:05 pm

Thanks.

In 'The Wild Places' Robert McFarland describes the 'stoke-hole' of the setting sun on a stormy evening at Sandwood Bay. I think this is more or less what he meant.
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Re: Beinn a Chlachair - the long and winding road

Postby malky_c » Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:05 pm

Like the look of that :D
More sucessful weather-wise than your Loch Lochy day out!
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Re: Beinn a Chlachair - the long and winding road

Postby icemandan » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:16 am

We got the best weather on the Easains. We actually saw something from the top that day.
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