Hills: Meall nan Each and Ben Laga (Ardnamurchan)
Date: Saturday 5th March 2011
Company: Myself and Beinn
Time: 3Hrs 50Mins
Dog friendly: Yes
I drove to Laga near Glenborrodale this morning to ascend a couple of Marilyns – Meall nan Each and Ben Laga.
Most hills were in clag as I headed West however it was quite a nice morning West of Strontian
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the route undertaken
I parked next to the bridge at Laga and followed the good track alongside the burn. At the first gate there was a sign advising of stalking restrictions – thankfully not relevant today.
The track between Meall nan Each and Ben Laga was surprisingly good.
The temperature today was in double figures. It felt like a nice warm Spring day.
The views looking back from the track towards Loch Sunart were really nice. I am looking forward to ascending the Marilyn on the island of Carna in Loch Sunart.
Carna and Loch Sunart:
I decided to head for Meall na Each first. I followed the track as far as its high point a few hundred metres short of Loch Laga.
Looking towards Meall nan Each:
The ascent of Meall nan Each reminded me of the ascent of nearby Ben Resipol.
Loch Laga from lower slopes of Meall nan Each:
Looking towards Loch Shiel:
I made my way to the top of Leac an Fhidlier and then onto the summit of Meall nan Each.
Deer on Leac an Fhidhleir:
Lochan between Leac an Fhidlier and Meall nan Each:
Approaching summit cairn and trig point:
The views from the summit were still good despite many of the surrounding hills being covered in clag.
Beinn at summit of Meall nan Each:
The view towards Eigg reminded me of the great day I had ascending
Beinn a'Bhaillidh on Eilean Shona just a few weeks previous.
Eigg from summit of Meall nan Each (zoomed):
View from summit:
View from summit:
Ben Laga from Meall nan Each:
Eilean Shona from summit of Meall nan Each:
From the summit, I descended back to the col between Leac an Fhidlier and Meall nan Each and then towards the South end of Loch Laga.
Looking back to Meall nan Each from Loch Laga:
After skirting round the end of Loch Laga, I started the ascent of Ben Laga. The ascent from the end of the loch was quite straight-forward.
Ascending Ben Laga:
On reaching the ridge, I headed towards the summit. Unfortunately, the clag was now starting to cover these hills too.
Lochan near summit of Ben Laga:
Approaching summit of Ben Laga:
The views from the summit were quite limited so I didn't hang around for long. I walked a hundred metres or so beyond the summit before turning back to descend back to the end of Loch Laga.
Limited view from summit of Ben Laga:
Carna and Loch Sunart from just beyond summit of Ben Laga:
From the end of Loch Laga, I made my way back towards the good track.
Anytime Beinn disappears he can normally be found in water. Today was no
Beinn in a burn:
This was my first visit to Ardnamurchan. I am looking forward to heading back there to ascend the Marilyns in West Ardnamurchan.