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Beinn Fhionnlaidh

Beinn Fhionnlaidh

Postby tombombadilio » Mon May 06, 2019 7:35 am

Route description: Beinn Fhionnlaidh

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Fhionnlaidh

Date walked: 19/04/2019

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 14.1 km

Ascent: 1019m

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Towards Glenure across River Creran

Glen Creran from above

SE across Glen Ure to Beinn Sgulaird

Beinn Sgulaird/Glen Creran pano

Lochans at 641m

Above Lochan Cairn Deirg

Snow patches remain

15:49 Beinn Fhionnlaidh summit

BS and Glen Creran from BF summit

Loch Creran (r), Loch Etive (l)

Coireachan Odhar?

Sgor na h-Ulaidhe to NE?

Afternoon light on lochans

Lochans again


Trees at Glenure

River Creran again

Excellent spring forecast. Left Glasgow digs at 0900 and Morrison's at 1000. Heavy holiday season/Saturday morning traffic on A82. Car park at Elleric packed and warm and humid amongst the trees at midday. Blue skies and lots of sunshine - shorts weather. Yappy Spaniel at Glenure. Once out of trees, cooling down and then perfect walking conditions - light winds, good visibility, though tinder dry underfoot (fire risk in April?). Views to Beinn Sgulaird across Glen Ure and back to Glen Creran stunning. One or two others spotted and a couple briefly at the summit, but surprisingly quiet on the hill. Views north to Glen Coe hills interesting and a useful recce, Sgor na h-Ulaidh looked close but big drop down, hard to link. Retrace of steps very enjoyable as some cloud moved in and dappled afternoon light made for more stunning views, walking westwards. Unrushed descent with plenty chances to sit on dry slopes and rehydrate/take in the view. Some birdlife, but no deer. No midges. Cooler back down in glen. Perfect, straightforward spring walk. Continued drive round Appin to Caolasnacon campsite, Kinlochleven - Mamores next day.

Start: 12:53
Finish: 18:50
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