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Beinn"a"Chaorainn Beinn Teallach I Think

Beinn"a"Chaorainn Beinn Teallach I Think


Postby gammy leg walker » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:31 pm

Route description: Beinn a'Chaorainn and Beinn Teallach

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chaorainn (Glen Spean), Beinn Teallach

Date walked: 12/02/2011

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 16 km

Ascent: 1172m

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Text late on Thurs night(can you get out this weekend,stretch),after a word with my very,very understanding wife the answer was yes.Arranged to meet at Tiso in Perth at 7.30am,and were in the parking area across from Loch Laggan and on our way by 9.20am.A good track takes you through the trees till you reach a small cairn,where you follow a small path that leads to the open hillside(bogfest of a path).Once clear of the forest the view back was brilliant
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Stob Coire Easian
The vews in front were also fine and we hoped this was a taster of what was to come!
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Western slopes of Meall Clachaig,Beinn"a"Chaorainn behind
.Sadly this was the last we would see for nearly 3hrs,with a low cloud base and snow all around,all we could do was get the head down and continue to climb up the steep slopes,navigation was of a premium in this weather,so with stretch leading and constantly checking his gps and map,and me double checking the time passed fairly quickly.
Once the accent started to flatten out I managed to get the camera back out and capture stretch with some nice views as a back drop :lol:
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stretch with views behind
Soon after this we knew we were not far off the summit, and were ready for a well errand rest and food break.
Stretch was saying,with us being the first car parked,and not having seen a soul all day we should have the top to ouselves,and we could get out the wind and take a break for 10/15 min.
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not so empty summit
Not so sure why,but for some reason this was too much for the big fella,who collapsed to the ground
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too much for stretch
This was not to last long,and we got our summit pictures,then were soon on our way to Beinn Teallach
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stretch a summit
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gammy at summit
If anything the weather was worse than before,and we could see a huge cornice on the south-east slopes,and kept well back,we found the descent fairly easy even with plenty snow around,by this time stretch had on his microspikes,and it was only me who kept slipping and falling down.Once we reached the Allt"a"Chaorainn glen we had another break here.
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break before the last climb
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blue sky"s
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Allt"a"Chaorainn glen
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Lower slopes Beinn Teallach
Once refreshed we made good time onto the slopes of Beinn Teallach,and a last look down before re entering the clag.
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last look
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last look
With no views at the top,or on the way down my camera stayed in the bag until we got back to our car where I took a couple of snaps before we made our way home via McDs
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view from the car at the end
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view from the car at the end
Even though we did not get many views today,this was still a great day out.
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Re: Beinn"a"Chaorainn Beinn Teallach I Think

Postby Graeme D » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:09 pm

That's a fair old gathering you guys had going on up there at the summit of Chaorainn! Looks like you had an enjoyable enough day.
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Re: Beinn"a"Chaorainn Beinn Teallach I Think

Postby JB likes a beer » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:24 pm

Hi,mate excellent wee report shame u nvr got many views,another 2 in the bag though well done 8)
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Re: Beinn"a"Chaorainn Beinn Teallach I Think

Postby gammy leg walker » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:29 pm

Thanks for the reply Graeme,your not wrong me and stretch could not belive our eyes when we reached the top of this one,never new there was a climbing route onto the summit,all were climbers and one was even surprised when he found out it was a munro.
The old saying goes.a climber will climb almost anywhere and anything to avoid walking,and a walker will walk almost anwhere to avoid climbing
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Re: Beinn"a"Chaorainn Beinn Teallach I Think

Postby yokehead » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:36 pm

Maybe they'd been told there was a bar at the top 8) . Great report but what's that blue stuff above the mountains in your last couple of photos? Was there something the matter with your camera? :?
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Re: Beinn"a"Chaorainn Beinn Teallach I Think

Postby davgil » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:47 pm

Nice report gammy leg walker, looks like you and stretch had a good day,
with some good pics too considering the weather.

I like that first one of Stob Coire Easian a lot!

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Re: Beinn"a"Chaorainn Beinn Teallach I Think

Postby ChrisW » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:53 pm

Cracking report, that first pics is great. The party at the summit made me laugh with the "we should have the summit to ourselves" comment :D
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Re: Beinn"a"Chaorainn Beinn Teallach I Think

Postby Alan S » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:56 pm

ChrisW wrote:Cracking report, that first pics is great

Agree with that, good report again mate :D
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