Hills: Beinn Odhar Mhor, Beinn Odhar Bheag and Beinn Mhic Cedidh
Date: Saturday 9th April 2011
Company: Just myself
Time: 5Hrs 45Mins

I wasn't planning to walk today, however, when MWIS suggests no rain, extensive sunshine and >90% cloud-free Munros heading for the hills is a must. I started walking quite late today, around 10:45.

Click here to see a map of the route undertaken

After crossing the railway line, I followed a faint track towards Beinn Odhar Mhor.

Beinn Odhar Mhor from start of walk:

Lower slopes of Beinn Odhar Mhor:

Once the faint path disappeared, I made my way up the wide ridge heading towards Coire Choin Duinn.

Ascent of Beinn Odhar Mhor:

Looking back towards start:

All the surrounding hills were clear of cloud today but unfortunately it was quite hazy. Even Ben Nevis was clear of cloud all day.

View towards Rum:

Beinn Odhar Mhor:

Hills North of Glenfinnan:

The ascent as far as the summit of Beinn Odhar Mhor was quite straight-forward.

Summit of Beinn Odhar Mhor:

The traverse across to Beinn Odhar Bheag was a bit more complex. Fine in good visibility but I don't think I would want to do these hills in clag.

Looking towards Beinn Odhar Bheag from Beinn Odhar Mhor:

Loch Shiel and Loch Eil:


Heading for Beinn Odhar Bheag:

I thought the toposcopey of Beinn Odhar Bheag was quite interesting.

Cliffs on Beinn Odhar Bheag:

Beinn Odhar Bheag:

Loch Shiel from Beinn Odhar Bheag:

Looking back towards Loch Shiel and Glenfinnan:

Was pleased to reach the summit of Beinn Odhar Bheag; a cracking Corbett.

View from summit of Beinn Odhar Bheag:

Looking back to Beinn Odhar Mhor from summit of Beinn Odhar Bheag:

Loch Shiel (South):

Loch Shiel (North):

Looking across Loch Shiel to Sgurr Ghiubhsachain:

From Beinn Odhar Bheag, I made my way towards Beinn Mhic Cedidh.

Descent towards Beinn Mhic Cedidh:

The ascent of Beinn Mhic Cedidh from the col was up steep grass slopes.

Beinn Mhic Cedidh from bealach:

Looking back to Beinn Odhar Mhor and Beinn Odhar Bheag:

Approaching summit of Beinn Mhic Cedidh:

The view across to the Rois-Bheinn hills from the summit was really nice.

Summit of Beinn Mhic Cedidh:

Rois-Bheinn hills:

I found the descent from Beinn Mhic Cedidh to be quite complex. Again easy enough in good visibility but a potential nightmare in mist.

Descent from Beinn Mhic Cedidh:

Descent from Beinn Mhic Cedidh:

Descent from Beinn Mhic Cedidh:

Stripy rocks:

I wasn't 100% sure of the normal route off the hill so I just made up a route taking what I thought was the easiest descent. I eventually reached a vehicle track which I followed down to the railway line and out to the road.

Vehicle track:

Descending vehicle track towards Loch Eilt:

Beinn Odhar Mhor, Beinn Odhar Bheag and Beinn Mhic Cedidh:

Bridge over Allt a'Choire Bhuidhe:

Tunnel under railway line:

Following the track alongside Loch Eilt:

A short walk along the road got me back to the starting point. First sunburn of the year!

6 Corbetts to go, so final one will need to be one of the following: 
- Sgurr Gaorsaic 
- Aonach Buidhe 
- Faochaig 
- Bidein a'Chabair 
- Beinn a'Chasgein Mor 
- Garbh Bheinn (Ardgour)