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Beinn Eighe completes The Holy Trinity

Beinn Eighe completes The Holy Trinity


Postby gammy leg walker » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:06 am

Munros included on this walk: Ruadh-stac Mor (Beinn Eighe), Spidean Coire nan Clach (Beinn Eighe)

Date walked: 20/08/2019

Time taken: 9 hours

Distance: 18 km

Ascent: 1116m

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With my 2 weeks annual leave started it gave me a rare midweek opportunity to gather some more blue balloons, wasn't really sure where this would be until a few FB PMs between myself and my good mate Jonny616 dierected us to the last of the Torridon giants we both had left,it's becoming more difficult now for a joint walk as before today Jonny had only 12 left and my good self 32 with very few that none of us had done,was going to say " bagged" but it can cause some contraversy with some on here so done it will be.

Another very early start once again from mine at 4:30am taking the now very familiar route up the A9 to Inverness then across to Torridon,we more times than not always stopped at The Manky Roll shop just outside Contin for some sustenance,but we now use Harry Gows Bakery just over the Kessock Bridge for some cracking rolls & home baking.

Anyway less of the faff and time to get walking, weather wise it turned out a stonking day,walking in a t shirt most of the day and the rain only starting and we dropped down to the Triple Buttresses and their lochan and the longish walk back out.

Suited & booted and we were walking for 9:45
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First look at Beinn Eighe

A nice 2k walk along the road got the legs warmed up before the real work started in ernest[where Liathach now comes into viewattachment=0]FB_IMG_1566387338950.jpg[/attachment]
Both of us were quite surprised on the first climb onto the ridge at how easyish it was and put this down to the 51k we had walked the weekend before climbing the 3 Glen Affric Munro's behind the Youth Hostel Alltbeithe 51k including the walk in & out from Glen Affric road end and the 3 Munro's combined.Now at the bealach and the views starting to open out just amazing
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First view from the bealach
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We dumped our bags here and made the last climb onto the first summit of the day
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Nice wee easy scramble
.Now a few photos from the summit and views to die for
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.And no summit is complete without the obligitary picture to spoil the views
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Summit picture
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Didn't really hang around here too long as we new it was going to be a longish day and rain was forecast for later,bag to the bags and then start the walk to the 2nd Munro,it's an absolute stunning walk along the ridge,some very very mild hands on required here and there but really nothing to speak of.
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Middle top
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Jonny616 leading the way
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Just an amazing view
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Triple Buttresses
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View spoiler again on the 2nd Munro

We could see the weather moving in from the west here so once again we really didn't hang about too long as we did not want to get caught out decending down the scree chute in rain as it can be slippy enough as it is without rain thrown into the mix.
No pictures here now until we were back down into the corie floor,the scramble down to the corie was ok as it was dry, not sure if it would be as easy if it was wet,once down it was just a matter of picking our way through the boulders before reaching the end of the lochan and the good path that eventually takes you back to the car, however no walk here is complete until the iconic and obligitary Triple Buttresses & Lochan pictures are taken.
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Side on to the Triple Buttresses
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Nice waterfall
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And another
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Triple Buttresses
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The Lochan
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Atmospheric lochan & Triple Buttresses
.Just after this the heavens opened and we got well and truly drenched on the walk out back to the car,no real hardship here, nothing was going to spoil what was an amazing day on Beinn Eighe.
For Jonny 616 the end is now well and truly in site with only 10 left,I'm still a long way before I will ever consider I can really begin to imagine I can reach the end.
A nice wee bonus as we reached the carpark,this fine and very friendly fellow posed for some pictures
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Nice way to end the TR
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Re: Beinn Eighe completes The Holy Trinity

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:33 pm

Brilliant use of your annual leave - great photos of one of my favourite hills thanks for sharing :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Beinn Eighe completes The Holy Trinity

Postby pollyh33 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:10 pm

Fantastic write up Gammy- well done :clap: :clap: :clap:

Can't believe how jammy you were with the weather on these two beauties, pity we didn't have the same conditions on our wee Affric trip :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:


Thanks for posting Willie, that's got my nightshift started on a happy note! XXX
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Re: Beinn Eighe completes The Holy Trinity

Postby Bod » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:56 am

Excellent Willie, one of best walks in the world :D :D :clap:
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Re: Beinn Eighe completes The Holy Trinity

Postby rockhopper » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:42 am

Nice one gammy - definitely a set of hills to hold for good weather. :)
PS I see you're still looking your happy self on the summits :wink:
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Re: Beinn Eighe completes The Holy Trinity

Postby dogplodder » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:49 am

Great photos and write up of a fabulous walk.

Sounds like you did a more elegant job of descending the scree than I did - bursting my breeks in the process! :lol:
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Re: Beinn Eighe completes The Holy Trinity

Postby PeteR » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:11 pm

Save for a couple of scary photos :lol: you've got some nice pictures there Willie :clap:

It's certainly a great circuit and I'm glad you got some good weather for it too
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Re: Beinn Eighe completes The Holy Trinity

Postby jonny616 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:40 pm

Great day my friend :D

For some reason it say my chute photo is an invalid file. :crazy: :lol:
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Re: Beinn Eighe completes The Holy Trinity

Postby gammy leg walker » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:58 pm

Huff_n_Puff wrote:Brilliant use of your annual leave - great photos of one of my favourite hills thanks for sharing :clap: :clap: :clap:



And hopefully more brilliant use of my annual leave soon
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Re: Beinn Eighe completes The Holy Trinity

Postby gammy leg walker » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:00 pm

pollyh33 wrote:Fantastic write up Gammy- well done :clap: :clap: :clap:

Can't believe how jammy you were with the weather on these two beauties, pity we didn't have the same conditions on our wee Affric trip :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:


Thanks for posting Willie, that's got my nightshift started on a happy note! XXX



Really lucky with the weather this time,the day we had was still a brilliant day tho.
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Re: Beinn Eighe completes The Holy Trinity

Postby gammy leg walker » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:01 pm

Bod wrote:Excellent Willie, one of best walks in the world :D :D :clap:



An amazing mountain Bod
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Re: Beinn Eighe completes The Holy Trinity

Postby gammy leg walker » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:02 pm

rockhopper wrote:Nice one gammy - definitely a set of hills to hold for good weather. :)
PS I see you're still looking your happy self on the summits :wink:



Thanks RH,................that is my happy self
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Re: Beinn Eighe completes The Holy Trinity

Postby gammy leg walker » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:04 pm

dogplodder wrote:Great photos and write up of a fabulous walk.

Sounds like you did a more elegant job of descending the scree than I did - bursting my breeks in the process! :lol:



The rain started just as we hit the corrie floor
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Re: Beinn Eighe completes The Holy Trinity

Postby gammy leg walker » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:08 pm

PeteR wrote:Save for a couple of scary photos :lol: you've got some nice pictures there Willie :clap:

It's certainly a great circuit and I'm glad you got some good weather for it too



It's the only face I have mate. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Beinn Eighe completes The Holy Trinity

Postby gammy leg walker » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:08 pm

jonny616 wrote:Great day my friend :D

For some reason it say my chute photo is an invalid file. :crazy: :lol:



As you say, great day

Maybe the file was too big.
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