The never ending mountain
Beinn Sgulaird is a solitary munro at the top of Loch Creran. This was my second attempt after having to turn back last month due to tremendously high winds. I parked in the layby just north of Druimavuic, headed through a large metal fence and up a winding track road.
Diverting to the left at the first small cairn, a muddy path heads steeply up a small hill. When I reached the top it was apparent that I had came up the long way and had to descend on a steep path before starting the main ascent towards the ridge. On the way back down I diverted to the left of this small hill straight onto the track road.
The cairn situated roughly in the middle of Sgulaird had beautiful views but was still a long way from the summit. Ben Nevis was clear as day in the distance.
You have to descend on very rugged terrain to another bealach before reaching the last ridge towards the summit. It was a beautiful day and at the summit there was a 360 degree panorama of mountains, lochs, sea and islands.
I met a fellow hiker called David who completed the corbett next to Sgulaird before this one. It was nice to have company on the way down to distract me from the pain my legs were in from completing 3 munros in one weekend. He was only 2 munros away from completion!
‘Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituated yourself to walk very far.’
Munro: Beinn Sgulaird
Distance 13km / 8.25 miles
Time 6 – 8 hours
Start Grid Ref NN008451