The approach to Ladhar Bheinn from Mam Barrisdale is very entertaining. Ladhar Bheinn. Naturally, the cloud lifted again as soon as we turned our backs. More on clegs and horseflies here, where we meet them around Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. If only we’d been an hour or so earlier. Moral: stay in accommodation that serves breakfast on time. Finding the ridge in good winter conditions above five hundred meters and with the wind ibehind them, they enjoyed the scramble up Stob a Choire Odhair and then the pyramid-shaped summit of Ladhar Bheinn. It's a long day. The views from the top look great. liveit on 08/07/18 @ 15:33 said: Hi Penny As you know, I know the area well. It has dramatic ridges, huge crags falling into Coire Dhorrcail and amazing sea and mountain views from the summit. Yes, we missed the best bits of the hill on that day. All right, I can hear the hoots of derision from the hardened walkers and hill stravaigers – but it was getting late, honest. What a location!! Hi Penny (Don’t ask – the accommodation choice is much better now. Look, I’ll stick on an arrow and you can’t go wrong……. Overview & Map; Articles; Photos/Videos; Weather The six Munros featured in this route are – Meall Buidhe, Luinne Bheinn, Ladhar Bheinn, Sgurr na Ciche, Garbh Chioch Mhor and Sgurr nan Coireachan. They will much appreciate that in later life. I really liked your first photo of Ladhar Bheinn, when you got your first view of the summit. Ladhar Bheinne Goto page 1, 2 Next www.scottishhills.com Forum Index-> Munros: View previous topic:: View next topic : Author Message; Hendo Brocken Spectre Joined: Apr 04, 2006 Posts: 2380 Location: Edinburgh Logged: Munros: 82 (2nd round) Corbetts: 174 Grahams: 22 Donalds: 6 New Donalds: 6 Sub 2000s: 0 : Posted: Wed May 18, 2011 7:01 pm Post subject: Ladhar Bheinne: TRIP … Hear pronunciation Press to hear pronunciation. Clockwise or anti-clockwise from Inverie? After Ladhar Bheinn the momentum is gone, I do not feel like a big day, but there’s a good idea that jumps at me from the map. Ladhar Bheinn – the most westerly Munro on Scottish mainland. This is the easiest route. The ridge walk here is one of the finest you can imagine. There must be repellents that work – and that there were also persistent midges goes without saying – but, let’s face it, Johanna also employed the conventional tactic of running away while screaming. It means, in Gaelic, hill of the hoof or claw, a slightly sinister label entirely in keeping with how I feel about it! We had two options for the descent of Ladhar Bheinn. The sun beat down at this stage and I rationed my water carefully. Danger is juxtaposed with supreme beauty: to the west is an astonishing window into a world of ocean, island and mountain. Ladhar Bheinn is Scotland’s most westerly mainland Munro. The Knoydart Munros are some of the most wild and remote mountains in the UK. I'm sorry you got 3 days of rain after that great day on Ladhar Bheinn. So we got ourselves through the glen, the hill looming ahead, then on past the ruined house and turned uphill…the slog had begun. Next, it circles eastwards to the ruined house (Folach), then slogs up the south-western flanks of the hill via Coire Garbh (the ‘rough corrie’ – well, there’s a surprise) to reach the summit ridge. Sometimes, experiences in wild land have less to do with fitness and more to do with how you react to the landscapes that surround you. As you know, I know the area well. The mountain's topography is complex with many spurs, corries and summits and not a place to be lost in mist ! Anyway, some day soon I’ll go back but do it anticlockwise from Inverie via Gleann an Dubh-Lochain. Ladhar Bheinn is the most westerly Munro on the Scottish mainland. Especially in such glorious conditions. Has anyone done it with a dog? Just back from Larvin a few days ago. From the summit of Ladhar Bheinn, I admired the Isle of Rum (centre) and Eigg (left) before we discussed the descent. That's Scotland for you! Walk up Ladhar Bheinn from Inverie Route Chrissy McKay, Evylene Doege and Dave G did Ladhar Bheinn coming in over the Druim a’Choire Odhair. Mighty Ladhar Bheinn (commonly known as 'Larven') is the dominant mountain in Knoydart - a peninsula on Scotland's west coast not reachable by road. Sticking to the faint path, the route took the least line of resistance and all rock bands were no more than easy scrambles. Ladhar Bheinn. The North face is the more impressive, with corries and rock buttresses. Its graceful lines, its rugged inaccessibility, and the bird's eye view over the fjord-like Loch Hourn combine to give Ladhar Bheinn a rare charisma. Scottish Munros (Challenge yourself to bag all 282!) Rather than Trying a direct scramble straight up from Barrisdale bay area. Care required in poor visibility or high winds. (Pictured here) Once on the broad ridge that leads on to the very top, the reward was a northwards view, strictly speaking, out of the ‘Rough Bounds of Knoydart’, though it looked pretty rough to me (or was that how we were feeling?). How difficult is the scramble on the approach to climb Ladhar Bheinn from Barrisdale. But its location in the expansive wilds of the Knoydart peninsular surrounded by sea and lochs on three sides give it an island feel of remoteness. Ladhar Bheinn (pronounced larven[2] is the highest mountain in the Knoydart region of the Highlands of Scotland. The islands of Rum and Eigg from Ladhar Bheinn. It’s pronounced – roughly – as ‘laar-vinn’. Ladhar Bheinn is a wonderful craggy mountain on the remote Knoydart Penninsula. Luinne Bheinn (939m, Munro 236) Meall Buidhe (946m, Munro 223) Ladhar Bheinn (Larven) (1020m, Munro 111) Corbetts: Sgurr nan Eugallt* (898m) Sgurr a'Choire-Bheithe* (913m) Sgurr Choire Choinnichean* (796m) Beinn na Caillich* (785m) Beinn Buidhe* (855m) *See 'Alternative Routes' below : Ascent: 3650m (12,000ft) Distance : 43km (27m) Time You’d be surprised how often this works – I mean, we were going to end up in a glen spelt ‘gleann’. Munro - Ladhar Bheinn Date - Wed 3rd June Who - Self Time - 10.5hrs Weather - Cool,sunny,breezy After doing Ben Wyvis and Bynack More recently,I also got this one done on the way to a fishing trip on Harris.I'd heard this was a cracking hill,and chose not to look at photos/TRs etc beforehand,and plotted a route to enjoy the area while there. I’ve walked up high hills all my life – but this high bleak ground, and I admit now, looking back, felt oppressive and unfriendly. Ladhar Bheinn is one of the three Munros on Knoydart that can be climbed directly from the hamlet of Inverie. Girls, eh? My favourite of the Knoydart three.. So many hills in so many directions. it’s down and over rough grounds, west along a ridge, before eventually circling back to the village via Gleann an Dubh Lochan. We started from Inverie (accessed by ferry from Mallaig.) Instead, start from the Gleann an Dubh Lochan and do it in reverse – that is, anti-clockwise from Inverie. But he rather set the spooky tone! Up up up. Another way off Ladhar Bheinn looks to be Druim a Choire Odhar and then head for the shielings to take the path to Barrisdale again Irvine has that as an ascent route and Storer a descent. Sign in| Register. With multiple summits, sculpted ridgelines, and benefited by an overnight approach, it’s a mountain full of drama and adventure. Another unforgettable incident on a great day’s walk – yes, it was really – was the attack of the killer clegs – highly intelligent, fanatical horseflies. By the way, if you are looking for an easier but still rewarding excursion on Scotland’s hills, then a half day is all it takes to climb Creag Leacach in the central Grampians. Anyway, the view here looks is well west of the main summit of Ladhar Beinn (if you approach from the south, as we did), with views opening out south-east towards the Small Isles – Eigg is on the left. With multiple summits, sculpted ridgelines, and benefited by an overnight approach, it’s a mountain full of drama and adventure. The summit ridge runs NW to SE where it intersects, at an altitude of 849m, a much longer ridge from Sgurr Coire … Deep in the wild Knoydart peninsula, Ladhar Bheinn usually requires an overnight stay. The very weird stick-man we met will probably have gone by now. This day will test your stamina and the trust between you and your steed - there is just nothing like standing high in the mountains with your horse. So we went back – yes, down that tedious slope. This is a description of the day we set out climb it a few years ago. Regarded by many hillwalkers as amongst the finest mountains in Scotland, Ladhar Bheinn enjoys a superb position on western seaboard in the remote Knoydart peninsula. Some hillwalkers, at least, will know this feeling: a late start, mid afternoon, in cloud, uncertainty of the route ahead, except a guidebook warning and a map suggestion that it is broken ground. Choose a nice day ha ha and you should have great day out. You and Tommy will be fine going up there, but I would recomend ascending via Mam Barrisdale "path" and hooking right at the top. Stage 5 Once at the east top a sensational view opens up down to Barrisdale Bay on Loch Hourn, with Beinn Sgritheall towering beyond. Short of 23km on some steep ground. Will probably take liveit's advice and go up from Mam Barrisdale, though I've heard that it's a steep slog. Ladhar Bheinn (1984) Following my trawling of the past in my last post I also unearthed this little adventure from 13/15th July 1984 just a month or two after that Carlin Gill saga. You will climb over 450m to the shoulder of Knoydart’s largest mountain, Ladhar Bheinn. PM me if you need further info. In the years of walking and climbing I cannot think of a more tedious, relentless slope than the pull up from the woods of Gleann na Guiserein – a lonely, empty place. I've read several reports and watched a YouTube video and the opinions as to how scary it is seem to vary widely. La montagne surplombe le loch Hourn ; il s'agit du munro le plus à l'ouest … Go on and complete the circular route – or go back? The glen south of Ladhar Bheinn is so boring, I long for other ways to come off Beinn na Cailliche. Maz: Thanks Maz, Not so much worried about the ridge, more the ascent scramble with dog in tow. How difficult is the scramble on the approach to climb Ladhar Bheinn from Barrisdale. The mountain may be … It means, in Gaelic, hill of the hoof or claw, a slightly sinister label entirely in keeping with how I feel about it! I don’t expect the hill will have changed much in the interim. But its location in the expansive wilds of the Knoydart peninsular surrounded by sea and lochs on three sides give it an island feel of remoteness. Got that? Ladhar Bheinn is Scotland’s most westerly mainland Munro. Really. Cheers G, liveit: Hey Garry, don't know why I didn't think of you in the first place! Grrr. Sure it gets narrow in places but nothing too drastic. I've read several reports and watched a YouTube video and the opinions as to how scary it is seem to vary widely. Islands of Rum (centre) and Eigg (left) from the slopes of Ladhar Bheinn. This route card explains the quickest way of getting to all six summits for a peak bagger in a single outing of 2.5 days. You can book accommodation with confidence, we hear – though there isn’t a lot of it!). Marker Notes X. Anyway, back on the route…afterwards, the guidebook advises that the route to Ladhar Bheinn should be continued eastwards and upwards, with great views in all directions, especially to remote Loch Hourn. The consequences of a trip or twist here are alarming and potentially fatal. Munros are mountains which are found across Scotland, named so after the mountaineer Sir Hugh Munro who first compiled a list of them. The South side is smoother, but with steep cliffs in places. Hello Ric. Hill Bagging: the online version of the Database of British and Irish Hills: Add marker to map: help. It’s pronounced – roughly – as ‘ laar -vinn’. The very first picture – with the arrow at the top – was taken from the woodland in the centre of this picture. Ladhar Bheinn. Hahaha.) And I really think we were uncharacteristically spooked – well, almost. At 7.50 I’m on top of that one, and have good fun descending it on it’s northwestern side, quite steep and suprisingly rocky, especially Creag…. In short, it can be a state of mind. It’s the 111th highest hill in Scotland. After an airy scramble we finally made it to the impressive horseshoe, or rather hoof like, corrie Dhorrcail on the Eastern flank of Ladhar Bheinn. In the picture above, we have come up the shallow but steep (and tedious) Coire Garbh and have been rewarded by increasingly fine views asa we turn on to the broader slopes of the summit approach. It is the most westerly Munro on the Scottish mainland. Not afraid to scramble and have their hands on rock … Royal Yacht Britannia – Scotland’s best attraction? 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