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Scottish MV? And a note for Wicklore Part 1
All this talk of Kinlochewe has jogged my memory about and incident, that I know would be close to Wicklores heart!

About 3 Christmas ago, I was staying at Loch Maree, for my mountaineering clubs New Years meet, when a friend and I decided upon doing part traverse of Beinn Eighe. Essential Ruadh - stac Mor to Spidean Coire nan Clach. Munro to Munro in other words. Our partners would accompany us from the car park to Coire Mhic Fhearchair, then then would return back along the Coire Dubh Mor path to Glen Torridon and collect one of the cars.

So off we set, into some of the finest mountain scenery there is anywhere. The 6 km into the Coire Mhic Fhearchar passed quickly, with everyone ohing and ahing at the morning light hitting the various snow capped and streaked peaks and glens round us, finishing off by an encore of the triple buttress of Coire Mhic Fhearchar. This is an impressive lump of ruck, particularly if you haven't seen it before.

We failed miserably in our attempts to brake the ice on the lochain in the coire, so said are goodbyes to the girls and went for a direct & steep ascent of Ruadh-stac Mor, to save some time. As we arrived at its 1010 metre summit, the west coast mountains opened out before us. The only problem being it was baltic. To give you an idea, particularly if you have never been on A Scottish munro in the depth of winter. I was wearing full Paramo Aspira Salopettes, Paramo Shirt, fleece, Paramo Aspira jacket an Insulate jacket over that, hat, shades, power stretch liner gloves and a pair of Black Diamond Gauntlet climbing gloves to keep warm! Taking into account the lapse rate ( anything between 1 degree for every 100 -150 metres climbed ) would give us a rough temp of around -21 and that was without including the wind chill effect!


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Binn Charrach: NE finger from the Twelve Bens offers a way in.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
Knockpasheemore (Binn Charrach) is a small summit at the end of a 2km ridge heading NE from the lower scree slopes of Benbaun, and makes a worthwhile climb either in its own right, or as a diversi...

  
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Benbulbin: donieg on the summit, 2008
donieg a day ago.
Thursday 29.05.2008 a beautifull sunny day I decided to take on the three peaks challenge of Benbulbin followed by Benwiskin and finally Slievemore. I found 'eflanaga' comment of 15.03.06 helpfull...

  
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Bencorrbeg: Shapely outlier, serious scrambling.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
Bencorbeg dominates views from the mouth of the Gleninagh Valley. Although only 577m, the full extent of this height is seen when the mountain is viewed from north or east, as the mountain plunges...

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More Mount Brandon
tomlug48 2 days ago.
On the way to the summit

  
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Inis Leacan: Island south of Roundstone.
simon3 5 days ago.
Inishlacken is a small island south of Roundstone. Here it is viewed from Inishnee.

  
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Oileán an Chlaí: Island in Bertraghboy Bay
simon3 5 days ago.
Oghly Island is around 250m from the driveable Inishnee island.

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Lettershinna Hill: Grass top, distant heights.
simon3 5 days ago.
As paddyhillsbagger found, the Bens form a backdrop to the top of Lettershinna. This picture was taken during a generally mist covered period one May day.

  
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Beast of Bencorrbeg tackled from the south.
simon3 5 days ago.
As many others have said Bencorrbeg is a serious scrambling challenge. This track was an attempt to reach it from the ... walk, Len: 14.0km, Climb: 669m, Area: Bencorrbeg, Twelve Bens (Ireland) Benco

  
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Wicklow: Glenmalure to Glendalough
Onzy 6 days ago.
Glenmalure to Glendalough viw Wicklow Way & the Spinc... walk, Len: 11.3km, Climb: 540m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

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Benglenisky: Southern Bens easiest way up.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 5 days ago.
Driving towards Clifden along the N59, go 2km past the Benlettery Hostel and take the minor road on the right. I.5km along this, at point L750 499, there is a large space for parking on the right,...

  
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Waterfalls Galore
march-fixer 6 days ago.
There are two major waterfalls in Jamaica. Dunn's River Falls and Reach Falls. Reach Falls is by far the most beautiful walk, Len: 6.2km, Climb: 109m, Area: Jamaica, Portland ()

  
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Binn Bhriocáin: Rocky top from afar.
simon3 5 days ago.
The rocky top of Letterbreckaun viewed from Bencorrbeg in the Twelve Bens which is 4.5km away.


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