Thursday, June 15, 2006

Glencoe - Beinn a' Bheithir: Sgorr Dhonuill (137) and Sgorr Dhearg (107)

Walk date: 19/09/05
My Munro #'s: 58 and 59

The very wet upper forest of Beinn a' Bheithir:

That boggy-if-wet section being boggy and wet:

5 hours. This is a walk in four parts: a very annoying forestry section (wide forestry tracks, all look the same, easy to take the wrong one); a steep and narrow footpath through the upper forest (look for a small cairn marking its start from the forestry track); an exposed and boggy-if-wet flat section before the ascent to the col; and finally the mountains themselves. This day was as wet as can be. Miserble constant rain all day long accompanied by strong winds from the col onwards making the rain quite stinging. I took in Sgorr Dhonuill first due to its lesser height but it turned out to be the tougher hill, particularly with the wind due to its sharp ridge and moderate scrambling with sizeable drops. Sgorr Dhearg is a constant steady incline and was a welcomed change. On the way down I paid close attention to the map and managed to chose a more direct route along the forestry tracks. Happy to dry out at the end of this day!

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