Beinn a'Chaorainn and Beinn Teallach
by Stretch » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:11 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: 1172mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
After a lunch break it was off down the ridge to the bealach. The gps was pretty helpful here, but I couldn't keep Gammy off his arse. He spent a lot of time looking at the sky today After my own tumble I put the microspikes on and carried on, and even though Gammy was dying to try his crampons they really weren't needed - a bit more ice and we both would have had them on. At the bealach we took a break and then made our way up the snowy ridge to Beinn Teallach. I was feeling pretty good at that point and the microspikes were handy. Gammy had a look of disdain on his face from time to time and I can only imagine he was cursing American at a few points
Most of the hill was covered in cloud but it did thin out a bit at the top. There are two summit cairns at the top, we touched both but neither of us could determine which was the highest. After more soup and coffee we used the gps to get back below the cloud as we made the easy descent off Beinn Teallach. I say easy, but I mean easy for those of us who stayed upright most of the way down Once down we crossed the stream and continued along the nasty bog ridden path back to the forest track. We were both glad to see the car. Today's walk felt much longer than 10 miles. We discussed stopping for a pint on the way back to Perth, but instead we both agreed that McDonalds seemed like a better option. It was a tough day for the most part, but we still enjoyed it and we both agreed that doing this walk in winter is the only way to go.
Many thanks to Gammy for the company and the Big Mac.
Mmmmmmm Big Mac
by malky_c » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:08 am
I did these a loooong time ago, when I was 14 and just getting the Munro bug. I can't remember anything whatsoever about Beinn Teallach, but Beinn a'Chaorainn will always stick in my mind as the first Munro I did on my own. I met the rest of my family at the col between the two and we all went up Beinn Teallach.
by JB likes a beer » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:13 am
by gammy leg walker » Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:24 pm
Anyway big fella great day out again.PS GLAD TO SEE YOU ARE NOT A LIGHT WEIGHT.(LARGE BIG MAC MEAL AND A CHEESE BURGER NICE ONE )
by davgil » Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:30 pm
I guess we were all a little disappointed that the clouds didn't clear as well as expected on Saturday.
Still, can't win them all and sounds like you both had a good day anyway.
by Bruadair » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:05 pm
Yip! another fine report and good pic's. I must remember Gammy's falling down trick.
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by kinley » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:58 pm
Some pretty moody shots there.
Having Buster Keaton in the foreground adds to the interest in the pics
by Paul Webster » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:00 pm
by Stretch » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:22 pm
by rockhopper » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:26 pm
by Alan S » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:39 pm
Im jealous of missing this day for 2 reasons:
1.Missing a day out with you guys
2.Seeing gammy leg falling so much
Stretch, you always write up good reports and your pics rate among some of the best on this site,but theres something about this pic which is by far the best i have seen on here,for some reason it just does it for me
by Stretch » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:30 pm