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Small but mighty - Beinn Meabost & Beinn nan Carn

Sub 2000s: Beinn nan Carn, Ben Meabost

Date walked: 12/04/2021

Time taken: 4.4 hours

Distance: 6.68km

Ascent: 383m

Previous day - lost villages and a spectacular sunset

I poked my head out of the door to see if sunrise was going to be any good – it looked promising so I grabbed the camera and snuggled down on the picnic rug in my sleeping bag to enjoy it.
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Red bouncy light on Bla Bheinn
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Sun about to rise
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Beinn Sgritheall
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Lift-off 8)
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Back in the tent, Malky was hiding from the world :lol:
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I was dozing for a while, until I heard this crunch nearby….turns out the locals highland cows had decided to have breakfast here :lol:
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It was a bit unnerving when they stared at us, but they basically ignored us and carried on eating :lol:
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After some tea and breakfast, we packed up the tent. It was a stunning morning 8)
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Beinn Meabost
2.61km
201m ascent
2 hours 15 mins

As we were packing up some of the locals arrived to cut peat, so we got ourselves out of the way quickly and drove a few metres up the road to leave the car at the start of the path for Ben Meabost. It went up steeply but at least the ground was relatively good
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Looking down the road towards Elgol and Rum
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Looking across Loch Eishort to Beinn Sgritheall and Kintail
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Beinn Dearg Mhor above Torrin
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It was very steep, but the distance was also very short and before too long we can broken through the crags and were onto the plateau
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Suddenly we were on what could have been the summit….and wow :shock:
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Looking back
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Beinn Sgritheall and Kintail and Knoydart
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We wandered over to the cairn where the view was even better – what a viewpoint to the Cuillin 8)
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Eigg and Rum
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Soay & Canna
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Beinn Dearg Mhor
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Bruach na Frithe, Am Basteir & Sgurr nan Gillean
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Sgurr nan Eag & Gars-Bheinn
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Sgurr na Stri with the Cuillin Ridge behind
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Soay and Gars-bheinn with the Southern Western Isles behind
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It was stunning and we could have sat there for hours but eventually we headed back down a similar route
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The Kylerhea Grahams with the Monar hills behind
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The Kintail sisters and Beinn Sgritheall
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Eigg with Ardnamurchan behind, and Tiree to the right
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We wound our way through the crags
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Before long we were back at the car – what a hill :shock: 8)
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Beinn nan Carn
4.07km
182m ascent
2 hours 25 mins

After a good rest and some lunch we decided I might have another short walk in me – Malky was back at work the next couple of days so if I crashed out then it didn’t matter too much :roll: We drove down the Heaste road and parked just at the top of the village and headed up the side of the fence
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Other than a couple of squishy sections, the ground wasn’t bad and there were traces of path all the way around the fence. The views across Heaste were fabulous 8)
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Looking across to Ladhar Bheinn
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Looking ahead to Beinn nan Carn
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We were thinking about following a burn up but decided to take the next one
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We broke from the fence and headed up grassy runs through the heather. The ground wasn’t anything like as bad as we’d thought it could be and we were making reasonably good progress
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Looking down Loch Hourn with Ladhar Bheinn on the right
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We found a series of grassy dykes which made for nice easy walking over a lot of the ground
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At last on the summit plateau we could see down Loch Eishort to Rum
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Applecross and Torridon
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Looking straight down Loch Hourn – Beinn Sgritheall and Ladhar Bheinn either side 8)
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The summit was just a short distance ahead
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Bla Bheinn with the Cuillin behind
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Bla Bheinn
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Beinn na Caillich
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The Storr
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Summit of Beinn nan Carn
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We sat and enjoyed the rest of our lunch and the views for a while – it was another absolutely stunning hill. Whoever said it was all about size was definitely wrong :lol:

Malky is actually smiling!
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Applecross and Torridon
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The hills above Achnashellach
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We headed back to the ridge before trying a different route down
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Looking out towards the lochs – there was a track up to them, and although it would have been a much longer walk, it might have been easier
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We picked up traces of an ATV track which led us along the ridge – we thought to drop down a bit closer to the end of the fence and avoid any extra ascent – it probably didn’t make much difference in the long run but made a bit of a change
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We found a collection of paths and grassy dykes that led us right down the side of the burn – if we went up again it would definitely be this way!

Back at the car, we had a drive down to Heaste – it was a lovely place – before the drive home. What a cracking few days 8)
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Statistics

2021

Trips: 11
Distance: 81.66 km
Ascent: 3765m
Grahams: 4
Sub2000s: 8

2020

Trips: 61
Distance: 621.65 km
Ascent: 30596m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 17
Donalds: 2
Sub2000s: 32
Hewitts: 7
Wainwrights 15

2019

Trips: 66
Distance: 1223.09 km
Ascent: 68941m
Munros: 16
Corbetts: 24
Grahams: 15
Sub2000s: 45
Hewitts: 13
Wainwrights 2

2018

Trips: 53
Distance: 1617.76 km
Ascent: 95123m
Munros: 47
Corbetts: 57
Grahams: 14
Donalds: 8
Sub2000s: 13

2017

Trips: 68
Distance: 1350.52 km
Ascent: 88250m
Munros: 48
Corbetts: 49
Grahams: 25
Donalds: 40
Sub2000s: 12
Hewitts: 9
Wainwrights 12

2016

Trips: 46
Distance: 821 km
Ascent: 56818m
Munros: 100
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 4
Sub2000s: 2

2015

Trips: 13
Distance: 216.15 km
Ascent: 13086m
Munros: 28

2014

Trips: 1
Distance: 20 km
Ascent: 1350m
Munros: 2

2013

Trips: 2
Distance: 40 km
Ascent: 2600m
Munros: 3

2012

Trips: 1
Distance: 18 km
Ascent: 1500m
Munros: 2

2011

Trips: 4
Distance: 45.5 km
Ascent: 4050m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2009

Trips: 1
Distance: 17 km
Ascent: 1352m
Munros: 1


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