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.

Hazy Slioch

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


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.


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.



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

Beinn Eighe

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.

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.


Beinn Alligin

Private campsite

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


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.


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



Beinn Alligin and Skye

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.


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.


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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Bla Bheinn

Attachment(s) Munros: Blà Bheinn
Date walked: 09/06/2010
Distance: 8km
Ascent: 990m
Comments: 1
Views: 3353

Big and Wee Aonach

Attachment(s) Munros: Aonach Beag (Nevis Range), Aonach Mòr
Date walked: 03/05/2010
Distance: 16km
Ascent: 1376m
Comments: 9
Views: 6427

Donald Beaton

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

Munros: 177
Corbetts: 43
Grahams: 42
Donalds: 58
Hewitts: 3
Sub 2000: 12
Islands: 7

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