On Saturday morning myself, Bob and Deirdre set off from the Knoydart Foundation bunkhouse along the path towards Mam Barrisdale.
Early morning view towards Brockett monument:
We crossed the Inverie river at the bridge beside the hydro scheme hut.
Looking towards Meall Bhuidhe and Ladhar Bheinn:
We ascended to the right of the hydro scheme pipe.
I wouldn't recommend this route in descent - it is very steep with deep grass and bracken.
Ascent next to hydro scheme pipe:
During the ascent, Bob spotted a dragonfly. It was sitting perfectly still on the ground waiting for the sun to warm it up.
The steep ascent allowed us to gain height quickly and it wasn't long before we reached the ridge and Loch Bhraomisaig.
Looking back from steep ascent next to pipe:
On reaching the ridge we made for the base of Sgurr nam Feadan.
Bob and Deirdre:
Loch Bhraomisaig dam:
As we ascended Sgurr nam Feadan the whole of Loch Bhraomisaig eventually come into view.
Loch Bhraomisaig from ascent of Sgurr nam Feadan:
Even in good visibility we had to double-check the map to ensure we were heading for the correct ridge leading to the main ridge. The ascent/descent of this hill could be tricky in poor visibility, as it is quite complex.
Bac an Eich Bhain:
Looking back from Sgurr nam Feadan:
On reaching the top of Sgurr nam Feadan we followed a ridge, passed a small lochan, to Sgurr Coire nan Gobhar the 787m top.
Beinn Bhuidhe and distant Sgurr na Ciche:
Lochan next to 686m knoll:
On reaching the main ridge, we descended from Sgurr Coire nan Gobhar to Bealach Bhuidhe and then ascended the 786m top.
Ridge leading to summit of Beinn Bhuidhe:
From the 786m top we made our final ascent to the summit of Beinn Bhuidhe.
Looking back to 786m and 787m tops:
The view down to Loch Nevis from the summit was very impressive but unfortunately it was quite hazy.
Head of Loch Nevis from summit of Beinn Bhuidhe:
Ben Aden and Sgurr na Ciche looked particularly impressive from the summit.
Ben Aden, Sgurr Mor, Sgurr na Ciche, etc.:
After a nice seat at the summit we decided to continue along the ridge with a view to descending Mam Uchd.
The descent from the 802m top is very rocky. We took the easiest grassy route down (to the left in the next photo).
Looking back at rocky descent from 802m top:
The descent of Mam Uchd was very easy via grassy slopes. Not sure why the SMC suggest continuing on to Mam Meadail.
Looking back during descent of Mam Uchd:
On reaching Gleann Meadail, we followed the track back to Inverie, passing Druim bothy on the way back. We had a look in the window but couldn't get inside as this is a private bothy.
Was glad to eventually get back to the bunkhouse as my feet were starting to get
sore. Another great day out.