The Ballachullish Horseshoe! Directors cut 3 (I think)

Route: Beinn a' Bheithir via Schoolhouse Ridge

Munros: Sgòrr Dhearg (Beinn a' Bheithir), Sgòrr Dhònuill (Beinn a' Bheithir)

Date walked: 11/05/2011

Ive no idea whether this will work or not but Ill try. It was part of the Horseshoe at Ballachullish and these photos ( if they work) are from Sgorr Dearg, one of the two Munros up there. Im not even sure if they will show on the report never mind the report of how I got there but I got to try this!

Ok Ill try my wee story and see if it works. I set off with my two dogs for a September weekend walking in Glencoe. The year before I had gone to the other Munro Sgurr Donneil but time had prevented going over to this one. Sgorr Dearg. The first day I set off which was glorious weather, there were change of directions all over the place and I followed one of them the wrong way which would be to have taken me back up the red gully way to Donneil. I had my old dog who cant manage too much and I didnt want to risk him going up the gully so I chilled out, came back and hoped for a good day following.
(right here goes with trying to put pictures in)(if this works then a photo from in front of that posh hotel over the water will appear and if it doesnt it will end up somewhere at the bottom!)
I began the walk being a bit more careful with where I was supposed to be going although I had figured out where I had gone wrong. (Following the directions the forestry had put up to be honest). The thing with this walk is that you need to keep looking back because the view is creeping up behind you,, and its stunning! (another photo bash)
The path is more or less straightforward and there is nothing difficult about it. Its obviously part of the forestry commission and you do have to go through the forest for a bit and thats a wee bit Lord of the Ringsy in places :)
Anyway if its not in order there is a pic of Sgurr Donneil from the beallach.
And Im about to do one from the beallach with one of my dogs in it up to the summit of Sgorr Dearg.
(Im going to try another photo)
Another straightforward walk up to the summit and then it just stops! A wee cairn and then a pretty steep drop off which, in bad weather is worth knowing about!
Fantastic views over to Bidean and other hills (Im not very good at identifying hills but obviously the Pap and the AE were hard to miss!
It was a lovely walk (as was its partner Donneil but thats maybe for another attempt at a report!
Ive added a couple of pictures including the wee cairn and a piccy from the garage over the bridge at Ballachullish of the horseshoe.
(Ive just noticed a bit below that says place inline (woops) does this mean I place the photos for example count a line down to here and then post?) Im not altogether hopeless but Im nae great with how to get this in order! Anyway my learning experience continues! Hope you like the photos for those of you who havent seen it in good weather,, its worth another walk up on a bonnie day by the way!

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