Take me back to the islands

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Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Beinn Mhor (North Uist), Beinn Sciathain (Eriskay), Easabhal (South Uist), Sgaoth Aird (Harris), Sheabhal (Barra)
Date walked: 03/08/2019
Distance: 19km
Ascent: 1685m
Views: 4

Beinn Enaiglair (almost) before the showers

Corbetts: Beinn Enaiglair
Grahams: Meall Doire Faid

Date walked: 28/07/2019

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 13km

Ascent: 1000m

Corbetts: Beinn Enaiglair.
Grahams: Meall Doire Faid
Date: 28/07/2019.
Distance: 13 km.
Ascent: 1000m.
Time: 4 hours, 50 minutes.
Weather: Warm, muggy and windy, giving way to heavy showers.

Varied weather over the weekend had us closer to home - we took a long cycle around Cromarty and Easter Ross on Saturday, finally getting to use the Cromarty-Nigg ferry. Something I've intended to do ever since moving to Inverness 13 years ago, but have always found other things to do, or it has been out of service. Sunday looked more promising for the hills, but not amazing, so we headed out to Braemore Junction for an easyish day out.

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We passed the lodge at Braemore on a good track which became less used above the buildings. Somehow we managed to miss the start of the stalkers path and end up going below and parallel to it on the track. A quick crash through the heather solved this, and we followed the decent stalkers path round to the north of Beinn Enaiglair into the corrie.


Home Loch and Fannaichs

Strath More

N face of Beinn Enaiglair

The N face is quite impressive but rarely out of the shadows. We could feel the wind rising as we got higher - it was due to be pretty gusty on the summit so we decided to have lunch before getting too much further.



After lunch, time to follow the path to the high point then down a bit, from where it's possible to pick up a fainter path onto the summit plateau. Can't argue with that for an easy way onto a hill! The cloud had descended a little, covering many of the surrounding summits, bit at least we were clear. Limited views, however less windy up here than on some of the ascent.

Beinn Dearg in the cloud

Iorguill and Beinn Dearg

Loch Broom from Beinn Enaiglair

Loch a' Bhraoin and Fisherfield

I thought we would descend directly to Bealach nam Buathan as it's fairly straightforward. Certainly up high the ground is good, but it does get more heathery lower down, and Jackie was less than impressed - it seems now that the chest muscle is rather better, the bad knee has been taking a hammering :lol: .

Oh deer

Loch Bealach nan Buthan

Down at the col, it was decision time - would we include Meall Doire Faid? I warned Jackie that the descent would probably be similarly **** therefore it wouldn't be my fault, but she was still keen. Just the matter of a short, steep ascent between the crags, which was good underfoot at least.

An Teallach

Stack of clouds

Direct way up

As we approached the summit, the first drops of rain fell, and we endured a quick, heavyish shower hunkered down beneath the summit outcrop. As soon as it cleared we started descending, knowing further rain was probably on the way.

Meall nan Doireachan

Damp on the summit

Loch a' Bhraoin

Dirrie Mor

Descending Meall Doire Fad

The way down certainly was a bit heathery, and not entirely to Jackie's liking - couldn't say I hadn't warned her! Eventually after another soaking and some frustrating long grass, we were back at the car at an unfeasibly early hour for us - before 3pm. With the weather looking rather crap, we didn't bother going down to Corrieshalloch Gorge, and hit the road home instead.

I had been keeping an eye on the weather over the weekend and it looked like the following week would have a substantial dry spell - time for something a bit more adventurous....

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Lazy Friday on Meall Fuar-mhonaidh and Glas-bheinn Mor

Attachment(s) Grahams: Glas-bheinn Mhor, Meall Fuar-mhonaidh
Date walked: 26/07/2019
Distance: 15km
Ascent: 810m
Comments: 1
Views: 178

The heatwave arrives: Arkle (plus some cycling)

Attachment(s) Corbetts: Arkle
Date walked: 23/07/2019
Distance: 17km
Ascent: 950m
Views: 20

The accidental Marilyn bagger - fun in the Far North

Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Beinn Stumanadh, Meall Meadhonach (Durness), Meall nan Clach Ruadha
Date walked: 21/07/2019
Distance: 23km
Ascent: 1220m
Views: 18

Ratagan summer meet part 2 - summits and sweating

Attachment(s) Munros: Aonach Meadhoin, Ciste Dhubh
Corbetts: Am Bathach, Meall Dubh
Date walked: 15/07/2019
Distance: 25.5km
Ascent: 2330m
Comments: 1
Views: 244

Ratagan summer meet part 1 - cycling and slacking

Attachment(s) Grahams: Biod an Fhithich
Date walked: 13/07/2019
Distance: 6km
Ascent: 600m
Views: 177

Beinn Alligin overnight perfection, and some other stuff

Attachment(s) Munros: Sgurr Mor (Beinn Alligin), Tom na Gruagaich (Beinn Alligin)
Corbetts: Meall a' Ghiubhais
Date walked: 08/07/2019
Distance: 20.5km
Ascent: 2300m
Comments: 3
Views: 299

Thunderstorm on Ben Bowie

Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Ben Bowie
Date walked: 29/06/2019
Distance: 13.5km
Ascent: 380m
Views: 72

Creag Bheag and Dumyat - keeping the folks entertained

Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Creag Bheag (Kingussie), Dumyat
Date walked: 22/06/2019
Distance: 14.5km
Ascent: 630m
Comments: 1
Views: 234


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