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Meallan Mhurchaidh and Beinn Enaiglair

Route: Beinn Enaiglair, Braemore Junction

Corbetts: Beinn Enaiglair

Date walked: 06/06/2022

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 16km

Ascent: 965m



I drove through mist most of the way from Inverness. As soon as I saw some breaks I reminded myself that Beinn Enaiglair has a knee-friendly approach. I hadn't planned on going there, originally thinking of something further north, but the idea of stopping driving and getting walking had an immediate appeal. Plus, I had not been on this hill before so that would hopefully add some interest.

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Emerging above the mist on the Beinn Eaiglair track.

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I am glad of the shade on the way up. I also consider a walk to Meall Doire Faid but it doesn't look like a knee-friendly route from the north if I were to descend the same way.

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Eventually I cut off the ascent track and join the Beinn Eaiglair path heading directly east. Good views of Sgurr Mor and An Teallach.

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Looking across Home Loch and the road of destitution.

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At the bealach the inversion reappears beyond the lochs there.

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View in the other direction (west) of Beinns Dearg.

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Doterell on the landscape.

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There is a cairn marking the Y junction of paths that head left (north) to the start of the pathless way up Beinn Enaiglair (way up also marked by a cairn) and south to Meallan Mhurchaidh. By this point I have already decided to head to Meallan Mhurchaidh instead of Beinn Enaiglair because of the enticing line of inversion fog visible just above the horizon and also because continuing along an easy path has its own attractions.

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Enticing inversion cloud. Ben Wyvis visible far right.

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View southwest.

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Wyvis zoom.

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Sgurr Mor again.

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Beinn Dearg.

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Getting a little bit doubtful about continuing because the cloud looks like it might envelop the path.

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Meall Leacachain.

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Cloud descending or rising onto my target.

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But it turns out to be an atmospheric stroll along the ridge with the visibility staying reasonable all the way along.

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And eventually it clears a bit.

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Ben Wyvis on the horizon.

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I get back to the path junction and decide to include Beinn Enaiglair.

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Cairn marking a nominal departure point from the path.

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I ascend slowly as has been the case all year but the views and weather are great.

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Blue sky to the north.

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An Teallach from the summit with Ullapool visible top right.

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View southeast.

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Ullapool and Ben Mor Coigach.

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Had an easy walk back to the car and was quite pleased with how the day had gone. Now I am even more pleased as there have been no aches and pains since and I've even managed to (try to) play football again.

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Activity: Mountaineer
Mountain: Alligin
Place: Assynt

Munros: 123
Corbetts: 65
Grahams: 28
Donalds: 1
Wainwrights: 10
Hewitts: 12
Sub 2000: 47



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2022

Trips: 17
Distance: 158 km
Ascent: 8820m
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 4

2021

Trips: 50
Distance: 410.05 km
Ascent: 19613m
Munros: 12
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 7

2020

Trips: 39
Distance: 226.7 km
Ascent: 11266m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 2
Sub2000s: 3

2019

Trips: 31
Distance: 187.05 km
Ascent: 9684m
Munros: 3
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 2
Donalds: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2018

Trips: 28
Distance: 191.9 km
Ascent: 12074m
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 2
Sub2000s: 4

2017

Trips: 31
Distance: 226.75 km
Ascent: 8838m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 2
Sub2000s: 4

2016

Trips: 20
Distance: 229 km
Ascent: 9236m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 3
Sub2000s: 6

2015

Trips: 39
Distance: 286 km
Ascent: 12583m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 3
Sub2000s: 9

2014

Trips: 29
Distance: 3564.25 km
Ascent: 15847m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 2
Sub2000s: 9
Hewitts: 3

2013

Trips: 29
Distance: 206.75 km
Ascent: 16700m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 4
Sub2000s: 4

2012

Trips: 12
Distance: 73 km
Ascent: 5261m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 2

2011

Trips: 6
Distance: 55 km
Ascent: 3917m
Grahams: 3
Sub2000s: 1

2010

Trips: 6
Distance: 22 km
Ascent: 2200m
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2009

Trips: 4
Distance: 24.5 km
Ascent: 2194m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 1

2008

Trips: 3
Distance: 24 km
Ascent: 3189m

2007

Trips: 5
Distance: 31 km
Ascent: 1896m

2006

Trips: 3
Distance: 37 km
Ascent: 3730m

2004

Trips: 4
Distance: 44 km
Ascent: 2706m
Corbetts: 1

2003

Trips: 5
Distance: 50 km
Ascent: 5760m
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 2

2002

Trips: 3
Distance: 29 km
Ascent: 2449m

2001

Trips: 6
Distance: 46 km
Ascent: 4245m
Munros: 2

2000

Trips: 1
Distance: 16 km
Ascent: 1300m
Munros: 3

1999

Trips: 1
Distance: 28 km
Ascent: 900m
Corbetts: 1

1998

Trips: 1
Distance: 8 km
Ascent: 1055m
Munros: 2

1997

Trips: 1
Distance: 27 km
Ascent: 1400m
Grahams: 1

1995

Trips: 4
Distance: 80 km
Ascent: 4322m
Munros: 3
Grahams: 1

1994

Trips: 2
Distance: 35.5 km
Ascent: 2477m
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 1

1993

Trips: 1
Distance: 10 km
Ascent: 1100m

1992

Trips: 2
Distance: 46 km
Ascent: 2345m


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