I ascended a couple of short Marilyns today en-route to spending a weekend at Inchnadamph.
The first hill of the day was Cnoc Corr Guinie. This is a hill I have driven past on at least three occasions and thought, “No, I’ll do it another time.” I also previously failed to summit this hill approaching it from the East, owing to cattle and having Beinn with me.
Today, I parked just off the B9176 at the start of the track leading towards Cnoc Corr Guinie.
Hill: Cnoc Corr Guinie
Date: Friday 2nd November 2012
Company: Just myself
Distance: 7km, Ascent: 220m
The wet path got wetter and wetter as I progressed up the hill. In the end I abandoned the track and just made my own way up the wet hillside.
Looking back to Badintagairt:
Was good to see so much snow on the Inchnadamph hills.
Snow-covered Inchnadamph hills (zoom):
I made my way up towards a mast. This is one of several such masts in the area. I now recognise these masts as the type that are erected to measure windspeed prior to a windfarm going up. It looks like Beinn Sgeireach will become yet another hill uglified by wind turbines.
The weather had been quite good all day until I approached the summit. It only snowed for ten minutes or so
Approaching the summit trig point of Beinn Sgeireach:
Limited view from the summit of Beinn Sgeireach:
I didn’t stay long at the summit before returning to the car via roughly the same route.
Two nice wee hills.