Beinn Sgulaird

It Looks Good in the Sunshine, Like it's 1999.

Buachille Etive Mor, because it looked wonderful on the drive up.

Our target for the day, Beinn Sgulaird, from the side of Loch Creran.

We decided on the direct route up, hard work but probably better than the up and down the other way?

Already worthwhile.  That's the two munros of Beinn a' Bheithir under snow

on the left.

Obligatory scary bit, the drop back down was quite far too.  Note the rather icy rocks.

Down Loch Creran, over Lismore to Ben More on Mull.

Those white houses down there were a lot bigger earlier!  Loose scree, ice and snow make for interesting terrain.

Time for a breather before the final push

Too good to shrink further, sorry about the downloads but....

Beinn a' Bheithir on the left, across to the Mamores in the distance, then Beinn Fhionnlaidh in front of Sgorr na h-Ulaidh with Bidean nam Bian behind, and loads more.  When we did just about all these other hills it was wet, so this made a fantastic change.

And I just couldn't make this smaller.  There is an even bigger version here if you are interested.  As above we have Beinn Fhionnlaidh in front of Sgorr na h-Ulaidh with Bidean nam Bian behind, on the left hand side.  The Anoch Eagach ridge is on the horizon to the far left.  To the right of those we have the two Buachaille's (Etive Beag and EtiveMore), then Glen Etive.  To the right of the centre we see Creise and Meall a'Bhuiridh, then more and more.  Behind the snowy ridge on the right are Meall nan Eun and Stob Coir'an Albannaich , Ben Starav and all the rest, with Loch Etive on the far right.  In the far distance I think we can see Ben More, Ben Lui , and on the far right Ben Cruachan, what a view!

No munros in this apart from the one we are on, but  a lovely view of the ridge we are going back down, with Loch Creran and Mull on the right.  What a place.

Start of the ridge, with Loch Etive and Ben Cruachan.

Looking East to Ben Starav and those other Glen Etive munros

And from the East (Stob Coire an Albannaich, Glas Bheinn Mhor, Ben Starav) round to Ben Lui, Ben Eunaich, and the Cruachan hills above Loch Etive

Beinn Sguilard from half way down the ridge.

Below the snow.  We started in the valley down there, went mostly straight up to the top, then along the ridge to here - a good walk.

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  That was great.  Roll on the next sunny day.