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Beinn a'Chlachair, Geal Charn & Creag Pitridh

Beinn a'Chlachair, Geal Charn & Creag Pitridh


Postby Jelly » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:00 pm

Route description: Beinn a'Chlachair, Geal Charn and Creag Pitridh

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chlachair, Creag Pitridh, Geal Charn

Date walked: 10/04/2011

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 26 km

Ascent: 1275m

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Have been planning to do these for a while, left Perth at 06:30am. Arrived around 08:15 and unloaded bikes from car at layby on A86 next to Loch Laggan. Used the moutain bikes to gain access to these hills, as there was a good landrover track up into Coire Pitridh. Thus gave access onto the first Munro of the day Beinn a'Chlachair. Though we had to slogged up steep heather clad slopes after the easy cycle. It was hard going but gave spectacular views of Beinn a'Chlachair still with a spring snow cladding. Stunning views also down into Coire Mor Chlachair.

Great day to be in the hills! Spring had definetly sprung, with lots of frisky frogs in all the ponds across the hill, and lots of sightings of mountain hares loosing there wintery coats.

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Used the bike to save the legs!


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Beinn a'Chlachair


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Alan enroute to Beinn a'Chlachair


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Me with summit of Beinn a'Chlachair behind


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Snow Shadow!


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Chilling near the summit


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Cornice


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Beinn a'Chlachair


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View towards Anoach Beag


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Frisky Frogs


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Loch a' Bhealchaich Leamhain


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Heading up Geal Charn


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Geal Charn


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Geal Charn cairn


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Munro two of the day


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Views westard of Beinn a'Chlachair walking up Creag Pitridh


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Binnein Shuas and Lochan Na H-Earba


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View east from Creag Pitridh


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Summit Creag Pitridh
Last edited by Jelly on Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:38 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Beinn a'Chlachair, Geal Charn & Creag Pitridh

Postby Border Reiver » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:16 pm

Nice pics, you've had a good day. I did these in the same order as you, but I was stopped before I got to Lochan na-Hearba by security bloke. I was asked / told to wait until they had finished shooting a scene for Monarch of the Glen. I didn't expect them to be out so early, but I never saw any of the cast, they'd gone back into their big tent before I was allowed through.
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Re: Beinn a'Chlachair, Geal Charn & Creag Pitridh

Postby ChrisW » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:47 pm

some cracking pics there, looks like you had a great day :D
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Re: Beinn a'Chlachair, Geal Charn & Creag Pitridh

Postby PeteR » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:00 pm

Great pictures :D I was on the same hills on the same day, but took the long route up Beinn a'Chlachair. We had ourselves a great day for this group 8)
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Re: Beinn a'Chlachair, Geal Charn & Creag Pitridh

Postby monty » Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:45 pm

Nice report Jelly. Thre WH teams on the same hill on the same day independently. hahaha. Thats why the site is so busy. Nice pictures. :D
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