Date: Saturday-Sunday 9th-10th May 2006
Distance: 26.5 + 8km
Ascent: 1320 + 0m
Another 2006 trip which saw us trying to work out how to use wild camping to extend our range.
The hills around Culra looked difficult to day walk – Ben Alder seemed best approached from Dalwhinnie, but the 4 munros north of Ben Alder looked easier to approach (on foot) from the Laggan road.
We had our excessively heavy system in place – so we carried the tent out a bit, dropped it, and then carried on round a distant loop.
A bit of a hazy morning.
Followed the path that rounds Beinn a Chlachair on its west side – past Lubvan and then up Allt Cam.
Dropped the camping stuff in the gap between Meall Cos Charnan and Ceann Caol Beinn a Chlachair and then carried on with the wee packs. Headed up Sron an Fhuarain to ascend Beinn Eibhinn.
A bit of little life along the way.
Views open up to Creag Meagaidh, but it was quite hazy.
…..and then up Beinn Eibhinn.
The 4 munro ridge is really quite a nice looking wander. A shame it’s so remote.
Uncomplicated progress along to Aonach Beag, with views back to Beinn Eibhinn.
The Geal Charn on this ridge is a colossal lump of a hill.
…..a very big, flat munro with a narrow, steep descent down towards Carn Dearg, the last of the four.
Geal Charn from this side has rather more character.
A big landscape – more amenable to panoramas.
Geal Charn from Carn Dearg:
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From Carn Dearg we dropped down Allt Coire Cheap to the path that runs between Beinn a Chlachair and the 4 munros.
Yomped back to the tent. A pleasant night in a fairly quiet spot.
Not quite as nice a Sunday, it was a relaxed start and then a short walk back to the car.
A little inelegant, in truth day walking would probably have been about as easy. It’s definitely on the cards to revisit these hills with a high camp, via a variation on this route.