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Beinn Sgritheall at last

Beinn Sgritheall at last


Postby Wimpie » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:54 pm

Route description: Beinn Sgritheall

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Sgritheall

Date walked: 09/07/2018

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 9 km

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This is a munro i've been seeing so many times from the other side of Loch Hourn, so i was really excited that i would finally see it up close 8)
So we left around 09h00 from the Shiel Bridge campsite and were ready to start the track that begins just next to the main road at 10h00. The path itself follows a wee lil burn that has to be crossed at one point to its east side. From here it's getting a bit steeper towards the Bealach Arnasdale. Once at the bealach we took west to get to the steep climb up of the north side of the east top. I could see that my teammates had a hard time but finally they arrived at the east top 20 minutes after i got there.
The last bit is fairly easy, a nice gentle ridge to the west al the way up to the summit. I touched the summit cairn at 12h15, the others arrived at 12h30. We took some pics, had a snack and went down the other side of the mountain. To my surprise, Elke was speeding downhill. We didn't understand what happened. Where did she get that sudden energy? When we arrived at Arnasdale at 14h00 we came to the conclusion that she was swimming in the Loch. THAT was the reason for her speedy descent. :shock: Anyway, it was a great day on a great hill, with no difficulties at all. :D


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Entering Arnasdale (me)

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View over Loch Hourn

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Me at the start of the steep way up towards the Bealach Arnasdail

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Looking south towards Beinn na Caillich on the Knoydart Peninsula

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Elke on her way up

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JF crossing the burn

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Elke crossing the burn

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The slope we came up

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Elke coming up with Ladhar Bheinn and Beinn na Caillich behind her

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At the Beach Arnasdale, looking at Beinn na h-Eaglaise

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Looking north-east from the Bealach

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JF on the way up on the steep part towards Beinn Sgritheall's east top, Beinn na h-Eaglaise in the back, and Beinn nan Caorach behind it

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JF waiting for Elke

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Beinn na h-Eaglaise

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Beinn na h-Eaglaise

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Elke arriving at the east top

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The three of us on the east top

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The summit of Beinn Sgritheall seen from the east top

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North face of Beinn Sgritheall

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Looking towards Beinn na Caillich on the Knoydart Peninsula, and Rum and Eigg in the distance

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Summit cairn of Beinn Sgritheall

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JF at the summit

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Elke at the summit
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Re: Beinn Sgritheall at last

Postby dogplodder » Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:14 pm

Great photos of a fabulous mountain. :D
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Re: Beinn Sgritheall at last

Postby Wimpie » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:09 pm

dogplodder wrote:Great photos of a fabulous mountain. :D

Thanks a lot! It was a very nice one indeed 8) The pictures were shot with my iPhone X. The quality turned out to be better than my camera i had before 8) 8) 8)
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