Munro Two Hundred and Sixteen

Route: Creag Mhòr and Beinn Heasgarnich

Munros: Beinn Heasgarnich

Date walked: 26/08/2021

Thursday, 26th. August:
I was camped at about 800 metres on the flat, grassy col to the north of Creag Mhor under wonderfully clear skies and, needing to be back in southern England before the end of the day, an early start was needed. I was, therefore, away by 6.30.am. and, shouldering a relatively heavy pack, headed across Coire an t-Sneachda below the rocky northern slopes of the mountain to reach the bealach between it and Sron Tairbh. The early start had the additional benefit that I was also able to climb the relatively steep (west facing) slopes of Sron Tairbh and Stob an Fhir-Bhoghar while they were still in shadow; good!
Day 3c - Camped on col.jpg
Camped on the col to the north of Creag Mhor on the previous evening

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Day 4a - Gaining height on Stob an Fhir-Bhoghar.jpg
Gaining height on Sron Tairbh
Day 4c - Near the top of Stob an Fhir-Bhoghar.jpg
Near the top of Stob an Fhir-Bhoghar
Having got myself onto Stob an Fhir-Bhoghar and hit the sunshine, it was then a pleasure to wander along the ridge to Beinn Heasgarnich taking in the far-reaching views. I was on top by 8.00.am. with the sun still relatively low in the sky and it was superb; a thick layer of mist trapped under a temperature inversion to the east looked especially magical.
Day 4d - Summit of Beinn Heasgarnich.jpg
Looking east from the summit of Beinn Heasgarnich
Day 4f - Summit of Beinn Heasgarnich.jpg
Looking west to Cruachan from the summit of Beinn Heasgarnich
Day 4g - Summit of Beinn Heasgarnich.jpg
Looking north-west to The Ben from the summit of Beinn Heasgarnich
I couldn't hang around for ever, though, and had to head off over what I've seen described as "a defensive moat of peat hags". Fortunately, however, I managed to pick a line down the right (east) bank of the Allt Tarsuinn which, if not dry, was relatively bog free and gaining the top of the road between Kenknock and Pubil was straightforward. It was then a quick romp down to Pubil and back to the car by 10.00.am. - and, going by way of my sister's house in Morpeth (she wasn't in!), I got back home by 10.30.pm. It had been a wonderful four days up in the hills.

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Chris Henshall

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Activity: Stravaiging
Pub: The Clachaig
Mountain: Glaramara
Place: Shenavall
Gear: My Tent
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Ideal day out: Multi-pitch rock climb at about HVS followed by a scramble to a rocky summit on a sunny day.

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