Tuesday, 22 June 2010


A beautiful sunny and very warm day after the low cloud of yesterday. George & I went up Beinn Fhada in Kintail. The finest way up this big buly mountain is via the excellent West ridge from the Beinn Buidhe summit which has some craggy ups &downs including some mild scrambling and one slabby descent which can be avoided. The ridge abbruptly comes out onto the Plaid Mhor, a vast plateau of high grassy walking for the last 20 mins to the summit. An array of flowers out on the hill at the moment including copious ampounts of heath spotted orchids, moss campion and sea thrift high on the hill. We saw no one all along the ridge, which for some odd reason doesn't seem to be the most popular route to the top. The descent path to the bealach na Sgine is a delight, almost  Alpine like path alll the way down the glen.

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