Sep 7th, 2015
R and I seemed fated never to make it up the mountain that dominates our skyline (Bheula to the front, Donich to the back). Last spring we set off to do it and made it to the bottom of the first assent before realizing that it was way too cold to have worn shorts. Then in the summer we tried again by a slightly different route and found that the forestry had dug up the path, leaving a wilderness of broken trees which would have taken forever to cross. And then after that, somehow we never had the time for it, or the weather was wrong etc. etc. etc.
Anyway, R and I have now decided to have a go at some Munro and Corbett bagging, partially to build more fitness, but mostly just for the fun of it. We are on holiday next week and are having a ‘staycation’ – so the idea is to do as many of the Arrochar Alps as possible. There are five Munros and seven Corbetts (three of the Corbetts we have done already), plus poor old Cnoc Coinnich which as well as having an unpronounceable name, also misses out on being a Corbett by 1 meter (so we have to do that one as well).
Anyway – to cut a long story short, we managed Bheula on Sunday and had a really great day (even though with the insouciance of fate the weather was better on Saturday when we were in Glasgow). I wrote up the trip for Walk Highlands – and you can read about it here Review of Beinn Bheula