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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)

View over Loch Hourn

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

Looking south towards Beinn na Caillich on the Knoydart Peninsula

Elke on her way up

JF crossing the burn

Elke crossing the burn

The slope we came up

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

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

Looking north-east from the Bealach

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

JF waiting for Elke

Beinn na h-Eaglaise

Beinn na h-Eaglaise

Elke arriving at the east top

The three of us on the east top

The summit of Beinn Sgritheall seen from the east top

North face of Beinn Sgritheall

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

Summit cairn of Beinn Sgritheall

JF at the summit

Elke at the summit
Beinn na h-Eaglaise
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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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