Glencoe - Beinn Fhada Ridge

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Mountain Walks
Jun 22

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14km, 7hrs, 1,065m Ascent with Scrambling

One of Glencoe's best kept secrets, the Beinn Fhada ridge is both challenging and spectacular.

First of the three sisters of Glencoe, the imposing ridges that greet visitors to the glen after passing through the gorge entrance and passing the waterfall viewpoint.

All but a few bypass these craggy peaks thinking them too difficult an ascent but there are ways and we will travel them.

For those that know Glencoe, Beinn Fhada ridge is on the left as you pass up the Hidden Valley towards Bidean Nam Bian and you will no doubt have seen the imposing buttresses that make up its sides.

Following the path less travelled means that we travel over ground with barely a hint of a path and the likelihood that we wont see a soul for the length of the ridge, a breath of peace at last in busy Glencoe.

Weather permitting, this is the spot to view the whole of the rest of Glencoe from, the later images in the slideshow are examples of what can be seen from along the ridge.

Towards the end of the route is a serious scramble, safe enough with care but with a significant degree of exposure meaning that this is not one for those without a head for heights. You will also need a good level of fitness to participate in this event. Feel free to contact me to discuss if you are in any doubt.

Oh, and there's a Munro at the end of the ridge, Stob Coire Sgreamhach, but it's the ridge that is the star.

Ps: Ridge walking so hopefully a breeze will keep the midges at bay but bring bug juice just in case.


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