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A Torridon summit camp

Corbetts: Baosbheinn, Beinn an Eoin

Date walked: 29/09/2010

Time taken: 27 hours

Distance: 23km

Ascent: 1700m

With the great forecast for the weekend I thought I'd better try to get out with my tent and do a bit of wild camping. It took ages to decide on where to go but I finally decided on Beinn an Eoin and Baosbheinn camping on the summit of Baosbheinn.

Left Inverness at 8 on the Sunday morning for the drive over to Loch Maree. I was parked at the red(green) hut and ready to go for 9:30. It was quite chilly but a really stunning morning - no cloud at all!

Made good progress up the track through the newly planted Scots Pine wood - it'll look really nice in a few years.

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Hazy Slioch


A bit further along the track I caught my first view of Baosbheinn - it looked very impressive!

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Baosbheinn


The track winds all over the place going up and down as well as following the river for a bit. I reached the end of the new plantation and followed the track onto a flatter bit just before the loch. There were brilliant views from here.

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Baosbheinn


I soon headed towards the NW face of the Beinn an Eoin ridge and found my way up onto the ridge proper. I found a nice cairn - don't know what it was for but it was a nice one.

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Slioch

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Continued walking along the ridge and after a steep ascent you reach the summit to incredible views.

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Beinn Eighe

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Baosbheinn from Beinn an Eoin


Had a quick lunch on the summit then headed a bit further along the ridge with some good scrambling opportunities then headed straight down the very steep slope. Had to weave in and out of crags so I don't think I descended at the right point.
Finally reached the private bothy where it was warm and still and had a seat on the bench.

After a nice rest headed west through the small lochans and started the climb up to the ridge of Baosbheinn. There were fantastic views back to the Torridon munros.

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Beinn Eighe and Beinn Dearg


I continued along the ridge going up and down steeply twice - I was beginning to tire carrying my pack so couldn't wait to get to the summit then find somewhere to camp.
I reached the summit at about 4:30 and discovered to my delight that it would be perfect for a summit camp. I put my tent up quickly then set out on a mission of taking photos of everything.

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Beinn Alligin

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Private campsite


I cooked a quick meal then took a few more photos of the sun setting over Skye's Trotternish Ridge.

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Sunset

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Skye Cuillin


Climbed into my tent at about 8 and tried and failed to get to sleep. It was getting colder and colder and I got a pretty bad sleep waking up on numerous occasions.

After waking up for what seemed like the 20th time the sky was getting lighter and I climbed out the tent into the freezing cold wind. There was a nice layer of ice on the tent which showed how cold it was. The sun wasn't far from coming up.

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The sun came over the horizon casting a beautiful light over everything.

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Beinn Alligin and Skye

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Slioch and Fisherfield munros


I had a good breakfast then packed up everything and left the summit by 9:30. I headed down a ridge to the north-east then dropped down into An Reidh Choire following a stream down to to the river.

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Baosbheinn


I felt surprisingly fresh marching back along the track and it past in no time at all. Walking through the plantation was nice again and I got a good view of Slioch.

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Slioch


Continued on my way and reached the car park at 12:30. It was once agin nice and warm so I had a nice seat before leaving.

This has been my favourite walk so far with amazing views and it was pretty quiet. It was maybe just a bit cold for sleeping!

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Attachment(s) Munros: Bla Bheinn
Date walked: 09/06/2010
Distance: 8km
Ascent: 990m
Comments: 1
Views: 2900


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Attachment(s) Munros: Aonach Beag (Nevis Range), Aonach Mor
Date walked: 03/05/2010
Distance: 16km
Ascent: 1376m
Comments: 9
Views: 5413

Donald Beaton


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Location: Inverness
Occupation: Student
Interests: Hillwalking, snowboarding, photography
Activity: Mountain Walker
Pub: The Clachaig Inn
Mountain: Bla Bheinn
Place: Torridon
Gear: My boots
Camera: Canon 450D
Ideal day out: Isolated big trek

Munros: 159
Corbetts: 38
Grahams: 39
Donalds: 58
Hewitts: 2
Sub 2000: 11



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2010

Trips: 3
Distance: 47 km
Ascent: 4066m
Munros: 3
Corbetts: 2


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