Sunday, 3 June 2012

Beinn Alligin

This would not only be our first Munro but our first Scottish mountain. We have been halfway up the Ben before but had to abandon it due to poor weather so with a beautiful clear day we had nothing to stop us this time. Parking the car in the car park next to the Coire MhicNobaill we set off following the river for nearly 2km before crossing a bridge to head for the steep ascent up to the Horns of Alligin. Just after the horns we sat down for one of our numerous breaks when some walked past us who I knew, we had a quick chat. But it did make me think it is a small world. We continued slowly up onto Sgurr Mor and due to the clear skies where greeted with some fantastic views all round we had another refreshment break before heading down past the large gash and onwards towards Tom na Gruagaich, where again the views where superb and yet another refreshment break before heading down the steep steps along side the Coire nan Laogh and back to the car park very weary due to the heat.




This is the view I've been longing to see - Superb!!!




Alison posing

Beinn Eighe zoomed in

That little dot on top is me.




8 comments:

  1. Wow, you certainly timed your holiday perfectly for the weather!
    We were supposed to be heading for the Achnasheen this morning, but looking at the weather forecasts look grim so we’ve delaying our trip for a few days.

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    1. We really where so lucky with the weather all week, only rained for 1 hour on the Thursday morning. Hope you have a great time and the weather is kind to you whilst you're up there, thanks for the comment.

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    1. :) I can't believe the luck we had with the weather, simply glorious!!

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  3. Simply superb with incredible views, what a circuit!.

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    1. Thanks Geoff, not a bad one for our first proper Scottish mountain experience. One I've been wanting to do for a while and with such a clear day it couldn't have gone any better.

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  4. Nah, surely that cannot be Scotland with those blue skies!?

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    1. I know! We really did hit the jackpot that week. Could do with some of that sunshine now!

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