Monday, April 5, 2010

On the ridge of Beinn Mhor South Uist

On the ridge of Beinn Mhor, South Uist.

Friday 2nd April on the ridge of Beinn Mhor, South Uist on the Western Isles of Scotland.

A brilliant day walking over the Graham of Beinn Mhor and the lovely hills of Beinn Corradail and Hecla. Our original plans changed when we realised what a nice day it was to be, so instead of approaching from the South, we parked by the Memorial at Loch Dobhrain, on the A865, to allow us to take in all three hills.

In spite of the obvious contours, viewing the North West face of Beinn Mhor surprised me with its severity, still held in an icy grip. We had no problems however on the easy ridge from the North West and enjoyed great views to the West. Best of all though was the sight of the distant Skye Cuillin, with a covering of snow and looking majestic in the way that only the Cuillin can!

We lingered long at the Easternmost cairn, before continuing to the other hills and a bog trot to remember back to the car!

Looking South West from Beinn Mhor, South Uist.

Hecla and Beinn Corradail from Beinn Mhor.

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