Ascent of Andrewhinney Hill on 2020-07-31

Climber: James Stone

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, July 31, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Andrewhinney Hill
    Elevation:2221 ft / 676 m

Ascent Trip Report

This top was taken in as part of a round of the tops of upper Glen Ettrick comprising Ettrick Pen, Hopetoun Craig, Wind Fell, Loch Fell, West Knowe, Capel Fell, Smidhope Hill, White Shank, Bodesbeck Law, Nowtrig Head, Mid Rig, Bell Craig and Andrewhinney Hill - 28km and over 1400m of ascent.

As an outlier to the rest of the Ettrick Hills it was a good spot to look at my circuit that had followed the skyline to the south. To the west the feature of Loch Skeen stood out and I could just make out the top of White Mare's Tail, a waterfall that is fed by that Loch. The route from Bodesbeck Law is one of lots of ups and downs. But always pleasant.

I descended by going back to the col with Bell Craig and taking a rising traverse to the SSE to meet up with the tracks shown near Ferny Hill to the south east of Bell Craig. I followed one first to Black Knowe Head and then down to the valley to the south. This led me back to the road and it was then a 1km plod west back to the car.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:466 ft / 141 m
    Total Elevation Loss:135 ft / 41 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:331 ft / 100 m
    Start Trailhead:1890 ft / 576 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:135 ft / 41 m
    Gain on way out:135 ft / 41 m

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