Places:Start at NN52292 76095, Beinn Eibhinn, Aonach Beag, Geal-charn, Diollaid a\'Chairn, Carn Dearg, end at Start Logged as completed by 1
This group of mountains is probably best approached from Dalwhinnie. Parking is available at the petrol station and the people there will invite you to make out a route card for your trip. Now the fun begins...Dalwhinnie is 16kms from Culra bothy, the start of the route. I took my mountain bike with my camping gear and the cycle/walk (some steep uphill sections!) took me just over 2 hours, into a strong wind.
Culra bothy with Ben Alder on the left. The bothy is officially closed due to asbestos though is left open as an emergency shelter. Note the other mountain bikes, this is a popular area. As the wind direction was southwesterly, I decided to start at the southern end which meant that I had the long walk through the Bealach Dubh before the ridge walk.
Aonach Beg (left) with Geal Charn (in cloud), from Beinn Eibhinn Conditions were very windy and it was difficult to walk at times, along with cloud on the tops for all of the traverse. Having said that, the ridge itself is very enjoyable and took me only 2.5 hours from the first summit to the last one.
Ben Alder, (L), the Bealach Dubh and the Lancet Edge of Geal Charn (R). Culra bothy is just visible in the centre of the picture.
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