MUNRO ADVENTURE 2015
DAY 69 (8th JULY )
Late Start , Late Finish.
Beinn Sgritheall – (974m, Munro 184) ‘hill of the scree’
After Heavy left I drove back up to Lundie and parked up for the night, it’s quiet there and has good phone reception. The forecast for today was for occasional light showers, cloud lifting off the coastal summits by mid-day. I awoke to heavy rain at 7.30 so just stayed in bed for a hour before getting up . Headed down to Morvich and parked beside the Kintail outdoor centre, set off at 10.15 with the sun shining and the summits clear although it was only 10 degrees .
Headed up on the path towards bealach an Sgairne but took a path off to the right before reaching it which wound its way up to summit plateau and then follow the corrie edge to the trig point of Beinn Fhada, the top was just below the cloud level and more so got good views of yesterday’s hills and up into Glen Affric. Retraced my steps back to the main path and up to bealach an Sgairne.
I met a Canadian couple here and had s good chat with them , they were heading onto the Alltbeithe hostel for the night and walking back out by the Glen Lichd track tomorrow , they had been to Skye on Monday and walked up into Corrie Laggan and were very impressed , they saw climbers on the Inn pin , might have been me and Jake ?
Took the undulating path up towards A’Ghlas Bheinn or as Heavy called it the hill of the 100 bumps and got a 5 min shower of hail just before the top. Took a path down which ends up at the edge of the forest and onto the Falls of Glomach track which goes down to a bridge and joins up with outward path back to the van. It was 3.45 and that was part one complete I now drove up to Mam Ratagain and parked up for a late lunch and a snooze for an hour. I headed down to Arnisdale and parked on the beach front beside the post office and set off at 6.45 up behind the houses on the marked path which then swung round and followed the stream up to the Bealach Arnasdail, it was now an extremely steep 300m climb up following an old fence line to the 902 top along the ridge and onto Beinn Sgritheall.
The cloud level was just overhead and no more so got views of below only really; it was now a case of retracing the route to the 902 top and a slightly different way down scree descend most of the way to pick up the main path and back to the van just after 9 pm. All in all a good day out with the odd shower and visibility most of the day.
Today’s totals: 19.12mls,2805m ascent,7hrs 41min.
205 Munros to date.