Even the dull ones are good

Fionn Bheinn – 933m
27th January 2011
Distance: 6 ½ miles
Ascent: 790m
Weather: Cold, sunny and snowy
Two Feet Four Paws: Anne, Stewart and Molly

With high pressure reputedly about to land on western Scotland we fancied a day out that was easy on effort but good on views, so it was off to Achnasheen to climb the mighty Fionn Bheinn.

The freezing fog up the A9 to Inverness and then a thick mist along Strath Bran did not bode well for the day ahead but we were rewarded as we approached Achnasheen with the sun shining on a cloudless Beinn Eighe and the clouds beginning to rapidly disperse.

We climbed the hill by the normal route up alongside the gorge, across the peat hags and thankfully frozen bogs to Creagan nan Laogh and then around the rim of the corrie of Toll Mor.

On a day like this even the dullest of grassy mounds can provide stunning views……………….I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

Beinn Eighe and Liathach appear over Meall a’ Chaorainn.


Torridon was looking pretty good as well!

The Strathconnon Corbett’s peaked over the cloud.

There were crystal clear views to the Mullardoch and Craig hills.

The Fannaichs………………………

……………and Fisherfield.

We eventually reached the ‘ridge’ and could look across the corrie of Toll Mor.

Strathconnon again across the cloud sea.Torridon was dominating view……………….

But as you looked the other way Mullardoch and Lurg Mor were looking no less impressive.

Even Molly was busy taking it all in.

Across to Loch Fannaich,

and Slioch.

Wow what a day!!!

So many people dismiss this hill and nip up and down it on a damp day……………don’t, save it for a good one as it is worth it.





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