Winter Walking – Moy Forest

For our second day, we opted for winter scramble (Grade 1/2) up the eastern ridge of Beinn a Chaorainn (1049m). Unfortunately, I had new companions for this walk (Richard & Simon) as Bob sustained a mysterious calf injury on the walk out the previous day.

We parked on the A86 a few kilometres west of the Laggan Damm and made our way up through the forestry following the Allt na h-Uamha burn and saw some great waterfalls on the way. Eventually, we reached the end of the forestry and made our way up the east ridge of Beinn a Chaorainn. A quick bite to eat and it was time to tool up (ice axe & crampons) for the steep and rock ice and snow covered slopes above. After a bit of effort we were soon on the top and and were greeted with high winds and white out conditions which required good navigational skills to reach our next destination Bealach a Bharnish. From the Bealach, it was time to begin the descent over open ground to the forestry and retrace our stepsĀ along the burn back to the car.

This was a great day and hopefully the weather will hold for many more adventures over the next week.

No photographs for this one as I manged to forget the camera!!

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