Date: Monday 1st September 2008
Pulled together the soggy gear (8hrs in rain going to Beinn an Eoin on Sunday) and set off to Beinn Bhan.
BBC outdoors radio forecast said clear to late afternoon.
Pulled up at the bridge over the River Kishorn at Tornapress, decent parking on the south side of the road here.
Gentle encouragement from the highlands and Islands team of personal trainers – Culicoides Impunctatus set us on the good path.
Beinn Bhan is phenomenal – 20m higher and there would be much raving, but being a mere 896m and it’s empty.
Really enjoyed the sunshine, a week of Skye gloom had me (almost) listening to family talk of Madeira and sunnier climes – heresy!
The rain then hit. Driving at the summit. We took the SE ridge back off. The cameras were in protective custody by this point but the scenery was still stunning. The cliff walls are massive! The views to Skye and south should be amazing too..
Easy drop back to the road and the car. Beinn Bhan comes off the “to do” list and transfers to the “to do again” list (like a few over the past 2 weeks).
Oh – and after a week with only the BBC radio outdoors forecast to go by – don’t bother – look out the window or toss a coin.