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Beinn Eighe Scrambles - In Victorian Footsteps

Beinn Eighe Scrambles - In Victorian Footsteps


by jmarkb » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:07 pm

Munros included on this walk: Spidean Coire nan Clach (Beinn Eighe)

Date walked: 18/10/2019

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 1200m

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Re: Beinn Eighe Scrambles - In Victorian Footsteps

Postby gaffr » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:44 pm

There were three Hopkinsons who were Mountain folks. Did all three perish on the same route?
If so a very tragic event.
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Re: Beinn Eighe Scrambles - In Victorian Footsteps

Postby past my sell by date » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:54 pm

gaffr wrote:There were three Hopkinsons who were Mountain folks. Did all three perish on the same route?
If so a very tragic event.

Father daughter and two sons i think - found roped together at the foot of the mountain - that sadly was the era of one off all off :( :( :( The traverse is a great route - diff - vdiff but very exposed, but the walk up to it is steep and seems endless :lol: :lol: . There were other Hopkinsons who were related. Hopkinson's gully on Scafell pinnacle is MVS with a fierce start: the initial ascent was in winter conditions - which might paradoxically have made it easier. There's another classic Hopkinson's crack on DOW - which I've never done
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Re: Beinn Eighe Scrambles - In Victorian Footsteps

Postby Colin1951 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:17 pm

That looks like a great way in! It’s always nice to find a road that no-one else seems to know about. I might be trying this next time I’m up there. Thanks for the idea!
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Re: Beinn Eighe Scrambles - In Victorian Footsteps

Postby Chris Mac » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:11 pm

I somehow missed this report the first time round jmarkb, it is a cracker of a route and the photos and write up are brilliant, looking forward to giving it a go at some point, cheers! :clap:
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Re: Beinn Eighe Scrambles - In Victorian Footsteps

Postby jmarkb » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:29 pm

Colin1951 wrote:That looks like a great way in! It’s always nice to find a road that no-one else seems to know about. I might be trying this next time I’m up there. Thanks for the idea!


Chris Mac wrote:I somehow missed this report the first time round jmarkb, it is a cracker of a route and the photos and write up are brilliant, looking forward to giving it a go at some point, cheers!


Thanks very much, glad you enjoyed it/found it useful!
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