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Derry Lodge

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Date walked: 30/04/2017
Distance: 11km
Ascent: 70m
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Binnein Mor & Na Gruagaichean

Munros: Binnein Mor, Na Gruagaichean

Date walked: 03/05/2014

Time taken: 8.5 hours

Distance: 15.1km

Ascent: 1545m

Decided to take advantage of the fair forecast and met Ian and Jake the dug for a wee wander in the Mamores.
Set off at about 08.45 and quickly got lost on the other side of the car park.
Got a little sidetracked on the myriad of paths and missed where the Loch Eilde Mor path crossed a stream, ended up following a local path back towards the village. So backtracked a little then decided to go straight up through the trees on the slope of Creagan Sgiathan, this put us on the wrong side of the gorge but there was a rough path to follow.

Eventually met up with the main path and progress became quicker until I ran out of energy on the shoulder of Sgor Eilde Beag where we diverted over the old peat path and had a break in the quite fierce sun.

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Kinlochleven from the slopes of Creagan Sgiathan

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Coire na Ba

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Gorge path on the side of Meall an Doire Dharaich

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Sgor Eilde Beag

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South to Bidean nam Bian

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Coire nan Loagh and bealach to Na Gruagaichean


Had a couple of pit-stops and chats with other walkers on the way up and as we rounded into Coire nan Lochan had to negotiate an avalanche debris field which had buried the good path for about 200m.

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Sgurr Eilde Mhor

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Binnein Beag and the Grey Corries


The normal route up to the bealach at Sgor Eilde Beag was still covered in snow and the lip of the coire was ringed by unstable, slumped cornices. Due to the heat it was not a good idea to proceed that way so it was straight up the prominent east ridge of Sgor Eilde Beag.

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Gearr-Leachann and Binnein Mor

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Path buried under snow with unstable cornices around the coire

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Frontal assult up Sgor Eilde Beag

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Rocky at the top section

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Sgurr Eilde Mor and Coire nan Lochan

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1062m top to Binnein Mor

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West to the Na Gruagaichean tops

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Back to the top of Sgor Eilde Beag


The climb along the ridge from the 1062m top was in part still covered in snow, at one point this towered about 2.5m above the line of the path which could be seen at the edge of the snow bank. Made the top at 13.15, nearly 4.5 hours - no prizes there.

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The Ben, CMD and Aonach Mor

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West to the Ring of Steall

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Ridge to Binnein Mor

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Snow walk to top of Binnein Mor


Quite busy on top with about 8 other walkers wending their various ways. Stopped for lunch and photos, wonder if Malky C will hear Ian's shirt today.

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Back to 1062m top from Binnein Mor

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Binnein Mor from Na Gruagaichean


Nice walk (stroll) across to Na Gruagaichen which we made at about 14.30

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Down to Kinlochleven

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Main path around the shoulder of Sgor Eilde Beag


Followed the ridge down to Leachd na h-Aire but lost the path and in the end headed straight down to where a track left the mamore lodge roadway.
Back to the car in about eight and a quarter hours, not too bad considering the start and finish routes were 'off piste'.

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Sgor na h-Ulaidh - 50+ club outing

Attachment(s) Munros: Sgor na h-Ulaidh
Date walked: 19/04/2014
Distance: 14.6km
Ascent: 1158m
Comments: 10
Views: 2692


The Nebit

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Date walked: 05/04/2014
Distance: 5.3km
Ascent: 396m
Views: 748


Beinn Each - again

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Attachment(s) Corbetts: Beinn Each
Date walked: 01/03/2014
Distance: 6.7km
Ascent: 726m
Comments: 1
Views: 672


A good drying day - Beinn Chaorach

Attachment(s) Corbetts: Beinn Chaorach
Date walked: 16/02/2014
Distance: 8.75km
Ascent: 658m
Comments: 6
Views: 1895


2014 1st outing, Glenshee

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Attachment(s) Munros: Carn a'Gheoidh, Carn Aosda, The Cairnwell
Corbetts: Ben Gulabin
Date walked: 11/01/2014
Distance: 16.9km
Ascent: 948m
Comments: 1
Views: 966


Beinn Odhar - return for Huck Finn

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Attachment(s) Corbetts: Beinn Odhar
Date walked: 07/12/2013
Distance: 7.72km
Ascent: 719m
Comments: 2
Views: 781


Beinn Fhionnlaidh from Glen Etive

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Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn Fhionnlaidh
Date walked: 30/11/2013
Distance: 13.5km
Ascent: 1076m
Comments: 1
Views: 602


Beinn Mhanach, magic for me

Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn Mhanach
Date walked: 24/11/2013
Distance: 21.5km
Ascent: 992m
Comments: 7
Views: 2411

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Location: Clackmannan
Occupation: Engineer
Interests: Walking, sailing, skiing & golf
Activity: Mountain Walker
Pub: Lord Nelson Virgin Gourda
Mountain: CMD arete
Place: Sound of Islay
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Munros: 137
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Grahams: 2
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2017

Trips: 1
Distance: 11 km
Ascent: 70m

2014

Trips: 6
Distance: 67.35 km
Ascent: 5431m
Munros: 6
Corbetts: 3

2013

Trips: 28
Distance: 450.27 km
Ascent: 31222m
Munros: 42
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 1

2012

Trips: 44
Distance: 644.55 km
Ascent: 41215m
Munros: 67
Corbetts: 3
Donalds: 2
Sub2000s: 1

2011

Trips: 5
Distance: 52.6 km
Ascent: 4083m
Munros: 5
Corbetts: 1

2010

Trips: 5
Distance: 58.5 km
Ascent: 4275m
Munros: 3
Grahams: 2
Donalds: 1

2005

Trips: 2
Distance: 20.5 km
Ascent: 1828m
Munros: 3

2001

Trips: 4
Distance: 56.25 km
Ascent: 3685m
Munros: 7
Corbetts: 1

2000

Trips: 5
Distance: 62.5 km
Ascent: 3943m
Munros: 9

1994

Trips: 3
Distance: 51.5 km
Ascent: 2750m
Munros: 4

1988

Trips: 1
Distance: 21 km
Ascent: 1750m
Munros: 2

1975

Trips: 2
Distance: 15 km
Ascent: 868m
Munros: 2

1974

Trips: 1
Distance: 10 km
Ascent: 731m
Munros: 1


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