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Ascent of Beinn Fhada Far North Top on 2020-08-26

Climber: Steve Smith

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Beinn Fhada Far North Top
    Location:UK-Scotland
    Elevation:2700 ft / 822 m

Ascent Trip Report

Approached from Beinn Fhada NE Top from which this summit is not visible hidden some way beyond 910m contour ring. Reached 8th and final peak of the day at 19:15
No feature according to hill-bagging. For me it is a toss up between small cairn and rib of rock.
Extremely difficult descent from here down to the Lost Valley reached path just as it turned dark at about 21:00. But even that was not straight forward by head torch crossing Allt Coire Gabhail, picking up path on other side and navigating round boulders the size of a house.
Very pleased to cross the River Coe and find steps on other side steps up to path back to car park reaching van tired and battered at 22:20.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:813 ft / 246 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3296 ft / 1003 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford
    Gear Used:
Headlamp, Ski Poles
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way in:154 ft / 46 m
    Loss on way in:508 ft / 154 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Start Trailhead:Beinn Fhada NE Top  3054 ft / 930 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2788 ft / 849 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2129 ft / 648 m; Extra: 659 ft / 200m
    Gain on way out:659 ft / 200 m
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    End Trailhead:Pass of Glencoe viewing point car park  571 ft / 174 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Bidean Nam Bian

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Aonach Dubh2020-08-26 a2716 ft / 828 m
2Bidean nam Bian-Stob Coire nan Lochan2020-08-26 b777 ft / 237 m
3Bidean Nam Bian2020-08-26 c453 ft / 138 m
4Bidean nam Bian-Stob Coire nam Beith2020-08-26 d95 ft / 29 m
5Stob Coire Sgreamhach2020-08-26 e699 ft / 213 m
6Beinn Fhada2020-08-26 f197 ft / 60 m
7Beinn Fhada NE Top2020-08-26 g207 ft / 63 m
8Beinn Fhada Far North Top2020-08-26 h813 ft / 248 m
Total Trip Gain: 5957 ft / 1816 m    Total Trip Loss: 5957 ft / 1816 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Steve Smith
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