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Beinn a' Chlachair,Geal Charn and Creag Pitridh

Beinn a' Chlachair,Geal Charn and Creag Pitridh


Postby pigeon » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:55 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: 22/07/2011

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 26 km

Ascent: 1310m

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Set of at 5 am :crazy: for this walk and was parked up and offski at just before 7.30
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river spean
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starting gate
Through the gate and up the land rover track where i made good progress to the Lochan na h Earba
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binnein shuas
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first look at beinn a chlachair
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view east up the lochan
Following the walk highlands route it was up the steep grassy hillside and on up to the top of beinn a chlachair in about 3 hours
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over the coire mor a chlachair
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cairn on binn a chlachair
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geal charn in the distance
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ben alder hills
Agood wee break up here to enjoy the views to ben alder ,the grey corries and creag meagaidh hills ,also had a first try of my new stove :thumbup:
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Geal Charn looked quite far from here and that's probably because it is,took me about 90 mins to get there ,the final climb up over the boulders seemed to take forever
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geal charn's big cairn and trig point
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loch ericht
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back to beinn a chlachair
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down to creag pitridh
A quick stop here and it was down the hill to creag pitridh,this is the smallest of the 3 hills and once down to the col it's only a short climb up to the top
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creag pitridh
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down to the lochan
It had taken just shy of 6 hours to the top of creag pitridh and all that was left to head down to the track and wander back to the car,had only spoken to 2 guys all day who were both doing the route in reverse but with about a mile left i met 3 lovely ladies from Johnston who were on a mission to bag all the grahams after completing the corbetts and 3 rounds of the munros,blimey :clap: well done to them and good luck on their adventures in the future .A great day ,weather forecast was spot on and good not to get soaked for a change
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grey corries
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Re: Beinn a' Chlachair,Geal Charn and Creag Pitridh

Postby skuk007 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:04 pm

Nice one pigeon, you don't hang about getting your reports done. Good to see what the weather was like up there today.
That walk-in looks ideal for a bike, how far up does the good path go?
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Re: Beinn a' Chlachair,Geal Charn and Creag Pitridh

Postby pigeon » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:11 pm

A bike would be handy skuk ,one of the guys i spoke to had left his at the point where i rejoinded the track coming down from creag pitridh,check the walk highlands map and you'll see where i mean,will save you a good bit of time !
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Re: Beinn a' Chlachair,Geal Charn and Creag Pitridh

Postby Bod » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:53 pm

Glad you had a great day.......did you miss the Talisker? We could have shared a dram a few days back...raising one to you now!
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Re: Beinn a' Chlachair,Geal Charn and Creag Pitridh

Postby rockhopper » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:35 pm

Good day and good weather - very nice pigeon :thumbup: I like the photos with the reflections on the loch.

Have these hills in my plans (don't no when though :? ) but as skuk also notes I'd probably take the bike at least as far as Lochan na h-Earba or slightly further if possible.
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Re: Beinn a' Chlachair,Geal Charn and Creag Pitridh

Postby dooterbang » Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:32 pm

Nice report with great photos.
Did these 3 earlier today - nice walk. Doing the creag megaidth 5 mora.
Think its 4k u can cycle. We didnt have bikes. The walk in and out is easy and pleasurable.
No need 4 me to do a tr now, ha.
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