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Two thirds of a Bounds round

Two thirds of a Bounds round


Postby pigeon » Sun May 25, 2014 10:06 pm

Munros included on this walk: Luinne Bheinn, Meall Buidhe (Knoydart)

Date walked: 24/05/2014

Time taken: 14 hours

Distance: 36 km

Ascent: 2980m

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The rough bounds of Knoydart.Had been close to Knoydart before when i done the Glendessary Munro's but never seen that much that day so was looking forward to this weekends trip into the heart of the area.After a frustrating drive up on Friday afternoon the wee windy road eventually spat me out at the Kinlochhourn tea room and car park,paid the wee manny his 4 quid and was of along the track to Barisdale.It's a braw walk along the shoreline with a fair few up n downs but was at the camping area at about 9 30 pm,tent up and straight to sleep.


Pics from walk in;
Road end,Bhuide Beinn in the background;
ImageKnoydart pair 001 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


ImageKnoydart pair 007 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


The Saddle;
ImageKnoydart pair 011 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Jeelyfish;
ImageKnoydart pair 018 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


ImageKnoydart pair 021 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


ImageKnoydart pair 028 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Sun going down on Loch Hourn;
ImageKnoydart pair 034 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


ImageKnoydart pair 036 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Ladhar Bheinn;
ImageKnoydart pair 038 by pigeon812711, on Flickr

So after a good nights kip i was up early,a bright morning outside the tent,the big plan was to get a good early start and complete the 3 Munro round of Luinne Bhienne,Meall Bhuide and Ladhar Bhienn,but Knoydart had other ideas and so did my legs :lol:


Luinne Bheinn on Saturday morning,first target;
ImageKnoydart pair 044 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Followed the path up to the Mam Barisdale,good views opening up'
Beinn Sgreathall to the left;
ImageKnoydart pair 047 by pigeon812711, on Flickr

Nearly to the top of the pass,then i took to the steep slopes up to Bachd Mhic an Tosaich;
ImageKnoydart pair 050 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


From here great views opening up all around;
Sgritheall again;
ImageKnoydart pair 054 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Down to Inverie way;
ImageKnoydart pair 057 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


ImageKnoydart pair 059 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Eigg;
ImageKnoydart pair 063 by pigeon812711, on Flickr

Meall Bhuide;
ImageKnoydart pair 064 by pigeon812711, on Flickr

It's a steep climb up the Loony bin,up on a good windy path ,feeling a bit cream crackered already though,the views when i got to the top perked me up a bit though,couple of cairns mark the summit ,no sure which is highest so tapped them both,


One of Luinne Bheinn's carns;
ImageKnoydart pair 062 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Ben Aden and Sgurr na Ciche;
ImageKnoydart pair 068 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


ImageKnoydart pair 069 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Tail end of Loch Quoich;
ImageKnoydart pair 074 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Bidean??????;
ImageKnoydart pair 077 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


After a quick spam piece it was off towards the 937 top and down the again good path to Meall Bhuide,a few wee ups n downs on the way again;


Meall Bhuide 942 cairn;
ImageKnoydart pair 079 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


More Eigg;
ImageKnoydart pair 080 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Meall Bhuide and the view East;
ImageKnoydart pair 081 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


By the time i got to Meall Bhuide the idea of climbing Ladhar Bheinn was looking unlikely,i was knacked and it was a heart breaking loss of height from MB and then back up to the Mam Barisdale,still i would descend from the second Munro and see how i felt;


Ladhar Bheinn,further away than it looks;
ImageKnoydart pair 085 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Down to Barisdale;
ImageKnoydart pair 086 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


3 walkers i had spoke to on Meall B make thier way along the ridge;
ImageKnoydart pair 088 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Inverie;
ImageKnoydart pair 091 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Headed north from Meall Bhuide then swung east down steep grassy slopes avoiding all the rocky outcrops and crags and felt good at the bottom;
ImageKnoydart pair 094 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


But by the time i had headed back up to the pass i had no more to give,legs were like lead,downed a bottle of lucozade which done no good so i could either have a kip in the sunshine at the top of the Mam Barisdale or kill myself trying to get up Ladhar Bheinn :lol: The snooze option won :wink: Still ,had been a magic day and it gives me a chance to climb Ladhar Bheinn another day ,probably from Inverie next time.Some ye win some ye lose :D A good nights kip again before heading back out on Sunday,planning a return already!


More pics'


Beinn Sgritheall under blue skies;
ImageKnoydart pair 103 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Stob a Chearcaill;
ImageKnoydart pair 110 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Barisdale campsite;
ImageKnoydart pair 114 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Barisdale bay Saturday night;
ImageKnoydart pair 123 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


ImageKnoydart pair 126 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Finch of some sort ????????
ImageKnoydart pair 131 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


ImageKnoydart pair 134 by pigeon812711, on Flickr

The cuddy's guard the Kinlochhourn tea room;
ImageKnoydart pair 140 by pigeon812711, on Flickr



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Re: Two thirds of a Bounds round

Postby rockhopper » Sun May 25, 2014 10:31 pm

Lovely sunset and looked like you got the best of the weekend weather. :thumbup: Having never been here before, like you I was also looking forward to it and was definitely not disappointed - hoping to go back some time.
pigeon wrote:The snooze option won :wink:
:lol: :lol: Original plan sounded quite a tall order - think you made the right choice. I take it that it was the purist in you dictating the walk-in rather than the boat :wink: - cheers :)
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Re: Two thirds of a Bounds round

Postby pigeon » Sun May 25, 2014 10:34 pm

rockhopper wrote:Lovely sunset and looked like you got the best of the weekend weather. :thumbup: Having never been here before, like you I was also looking forward to it and was definitely not disappointed - hoping to go back some time.
pigeon wrote:The snooze option won :wink:
:lol: :lol: Original plan sounded quite a tall order - think you made the right choice. I take it that it was the purist in you dictating the walk-in rather than the boat :wink: - cheers :)

Might have to become un-pure again RH for my return for Ladhar Bhienn,unless i can swim from Mallaig to Inverie :idea: How far would that be :lol:
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Re: Two thirds of a Bounds round

Postby AnnieMacD » Sun May 25, 2014 10:39 pm

Fabulous photos and all power to you knowing when to have a nap. A great excuse to go back to such a beautiful area.
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Re: Two thirds of a Bounds round

Postby tamw51 » Mon May 26, 2014 10:44 am

great report nice pictures, stunning place! I like you had the good intentions of doing all 3, 4 years ago,im gutted still not to have made it back for ladhar bhienn! id favour the walk in again over the ferry though, thats a nice trek on its own!
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Re: Two thirds of a Bounds round

Postby dooterbang » Mon May 26, 2014 12:37 pm

Lovely night photos!

It's a pity you didn't have another day/night at your disposal to do the last Munro. At least you get a wee boat trip next time :)

When up this way last week I almost made the decision to head to Barrisdale but the weather prevented it. Keeping these 3 for a sunny weekend, like I'm trying to do with all the remaining Munros.

Great trip - well done.

Cheers
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Re: Two thirds of a Bounds round

Postby Ian Bayne » Mon May 26, 2014 5:08 pm

Another cracker of an exped . You taking over from Charlie as official photographer , vids next, Computer has been down just got your message I missed a cracker If you were knackered I would have been still on the loony bin trying to catch you . nice one
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Re: Two thirds of a Bounds round

Postby pigeon » Tue May 27, 2014 7:21 pm

AnnieMacD wrote:Fabulous photos and all power to you knowing when to have a nap. A great excuse to go back to such a beautiful area.
Aye,can't beat a wee kip in the sunshine Annie,think my original plan was a tad over ambitious :lol:
tamw51 wrote:great report nice pictures, stunning place! I like you had the good intentions of doing all 3, 4 years ago,im gutted still not to have made it back for ladhar bhienn! id favour the walk in again over the ferry though, thats a nice trek on its own!
Been looking at options for the return visit Tam,might do Ladhar Bheinn with Beinn Na Callich from Inverie just to mix it up a bit ken :wink:
dooterbang wrote:Lovely night photos!

It's a pity you didn't have another day/night at your disposal to do the last Munro. At least you get a wee boat trip next time :)

When up this way last week I almost made the decision to head to Barrisdale but the weather prevented it. Keeping these 3 for a sunny weekend, like I'm trying to do with all the remaining Munros.

Great trip - well done.

Cheers
Cheers dooters,you'll manage the 3 in one go no bother and am sure we're in for a good summer,ye'll love it :thumbup:
Ian Bayne wrote:Another cracker of an exped . You taking over from Charlie as official photographer , vids next, Computer has been down just got your message I missed a cracker If you were knackered I would have been still on the loony bin trying to catch you . nice one
Break them down into a couple of day trips Ian and you'll be sorted :D
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Re: Two thirds of a Bounds round

Postby jmarkb » Tue May 27, 2014 7:53 pm

Nice one! If you stay in Inverie next time, Beinn Bhuidhe is another very fine hill.

pigeon wrote:Finch of some sort ????????


That's a stonechat - lovely wee birds.
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Re: Two thirds of a Bounds round

Postby Fife Flyer » Tue May 27, 2014 8:29 pm

A great read with some stunning photo's :clap: :clap:

Every time I read a Knoydart report it makes me want to head that way, will need to invest in a tent & all the gubbins first :lol: :lol:
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Re: Two thirds of a Bounds round

Postby jmarkb » Tue May 27, 2014 9:03 pm

Fife Flyer wrote: will need to invest in a tent & all the gubbins first


It's not compulsory: there's a fair selection of accomodation in Inverie which is a good base for the hills.
http://www.knoydart-foundation.com/coming-to-knoydart/other-accommodation/
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Re: Two thirds of a Bounds round

Postby Collaciotach » Tue May 27, 2014 11:16 pm

Nice one and some good weather . :clap: :clap:
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Re: Two thirds of a Bounds round

Postby pigeon » Wed May 28, 2014 6:23 pm

jmarkb wrote:Nice one! If you stay in Inverie next time, Beinn Bhuidhe is another very fine hill.

pigeon wrote:Finch of some sort ????????


That's a stonechat - lovely wee birds.
A stonechat,here's me thinking it was a bullfinch :lol:
Fife Flyer wrote:A great read with some stunning photo's :clap: :clap:

Every time I read a Knoydart report it makes me want to head that way, will need to invest in a tent & all the gubbins first :lol: :lol:
jmarkb's right FF,good looking bunkhouse at Inverie end :wink:
Collaciotach wrote:Nice one and some good weather . :clap: :clap:
Cheers Colla!
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Re: Two thirds of a Bounds round

Postby Charles74 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:16 pm

Great trip report. Did them from Inverie last Saturday, cycled to head of loch an Dubh-Lochan then up a gully to Buidhe then round the ridge to Lunni bin!! Know how you felt, plum tuckered after the previous day on the Glen Finnan pair. It's nice to look back over your photo's. I'm finding the bike a real boon these days, wouldn't have made our return boat ride back to Mallaig without them!! 9 hours round trip.
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Re: Two thirds of a Bounds round

Postby pigeon » Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:32 pm

Charles74 wrote:Great trip report. Did them from Inverie last Saturday, cycled to head of loch an Dubh-Lochan then up a gully to Buidhe then round the ridge to Lunni bin!! Know how you felt, plum tuckered after the previous day on the Glen Finnan pair. It's nice to look back over your photo's. I'm finding the bike a real boon these days, wouldn't have made our return boat ride back to Mallaig without them!! 9 hours round trip.
Cheers Charles,last Saturday was a smasher,i'll get the boat next time,an area i'll visit a few times more for sure :wink:
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