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Glas Bheinn and the Traligill Caves from Inchnadamph

Glas Bheinn and the Traligill Caves from Inchnadamph


Postby Sam Northumberland » Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:31 pm

Route description: Glas Bheinn from Inchnadamph

Corbetts included on this walk: Glas Bheinn (Assynt)

Date walked: 20/08/2020

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 21 km

Ascent: 949m

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A Walk from Inchnadamph to the summit of Glas Bhenn returning via a detour to visit the Tralgill caves. I Had attempted to do this route earlier in the holiday however it turned very cloudy with extremely poor visibility on the summit plateau. I thought I was at the Summit however when I checked maps/gps later in reality I was about 500 feet away from the summit cairn given the conditions that was as far as I would have gone even if I had been aware this at the time. On a better day the next week back I went to reach the true summit in more favorable conditions. A really nice and varied walk passing lochs with great mountain views at all times. The caves are well worth a visit also either as part of this walk or a walk in itself.

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The early stages of the walk having turned left off the main track from Inichnadamph
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Stepping Stones
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On right the link over to Conival I think Glas Behinn in front out of shot
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The Summit Cairn of Glas Behinn
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View of Quinag from the Summit of Glas Behinn
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Ben More Assynt and Conival Zoomed from the Summit of Glas Behinn
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Finally at the correct summit this time
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Canisp and Suilven in he foreground from Summit of Glas Behinn
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Conival on the way to the caves
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Traligill Caves
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Traligill Caves
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View down towards Inichnadamph and Quinag
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Traligill Caves
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Attachments
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Traligill Caves
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Re: Glas Bheinn and the Traligill Caves from Inchnadamph

Postby gaffr » Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:12 am

Hello....I recall that during the 60's being in the area for Conival and beyond when some of the Ferranti Club folks, who were into caving, invited me to go into one of the caves.....looks like it was the image with burn running beside the entrance slot.
Interesting wee tour inside with the classic limestone formations hanging from the roof, tight crawl at one point and eventually a return was made from an area where the water disappeared from a pool. :)
Much later I came back from reaching Glas Bheinn directly from the road with the interesting walk back across and down to Inchnadamph.
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