Beinn Dearg Mhor & Glamaig (3 June 2008)

Parked at Sligachan and set off walking along the right of way to Coruisk. After a few hundred metres, I left the right of way and followed the path alongside the Allt Daraich. This is a lovely stream with several waterfalls and pools.

Allt Daraich Waterfall:

Another Allt Daraich Waterfall:

Followed a good path up gentle slopes towards Sron na Bhealain en-route to Beinn Dearg Mheadhonach.

Ascent to Sron na Bhealain:

Beinn Dearg Mheadhonach from Sron a Bhealain:

Continued along the ridge to Beinn Dearg Mheadhonach and then onto the Graham Beinn Dearg Mhor.

Glamaig and Beinn Dearg Mhor:

From Beinn Dearg Mhor the ascent up Glamaig looked impossibly steep.

Steep ascent of Glamaig from Bealach na Sgairde:

The descent from Beinn Dearg Mhor to Bealach na Sgairde was very steep. I zig-zagged down the scree to the bealach and then began the laborious ascent up the steep scree of Glamaig.

Looking back from Glamaig to descent from Beinn Dearg Mhor:

Looking back from Glamaig to descent from Beinn Dearg Mhor:

Was very relieved to reach the summit of Glamaig.

View from summit of Glamaig:

I descended more very steep scree from the summit of Glamaig pretty much in the direction of the Sligachan Hotel.

Glamaig is possibly the steepest and most scree-covered hill I have ever climbed.

During the walk I was well impressed with the variety of plants and flowers. I took photos of several and have included photos below. If any of the flower identification is incorrect, please let me know.


Marsh Lousewort:

Common Bog Cotton:

Common Spotted Orchid:


Moss Campion:

Sea Campion: