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. They will much appreciate that in later life. 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. That's Scotland for you! Scottish Munros (Challenge yourself to bag all 282!) Will probably take liveit's advice and go up from Mam Barrisdale, though I've heard that it's a steep slog. Look, I’ll stick on an arrow and you can’t go wrong……. (Oh, all right, I’m exaggerating.). For a fit healthy person with a good head for heights. Hill Bagging: the online version of the Database of British and Irish Hills: Add marker to map: help. Now, listen up. Ladhar Bheinn is one of the three Munros on Knoydart that can be climbed directly from the hamlet of Inverie. Grrrr. Chrissy McKay, Evylene Doege and Dave G did Ladhar Bheinn coming in over the Druim a’Choire Odhair. With multiple summits, sculpted ridgelines, and benefited by an overnight approach, it’s a mountain full of drama and adventure. We also started out late because our landlady slept in. Day 1 Descent. So we got ourselves through the glen, the hill looming ahead, then on past the ruined house and turned uphill…the slog had begun. Sure it gets narrow in places but nothing too drastic. So we went back – yes, down that tedious slope. A series of knobby rocky tops followed before the final ascent to the eastern end of Ladhar Bheinn but a rock band which I had spotted earlier looked more difficult to negotiate with no real alternative. At least it is at the moment. The Knoydart Munros are some of the most wild and remote mountains in the UK. 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. It’s the 111th highest hill in Scotland. You will climb over 450m to the shoulder of Knoydart’s largest mountain, Ladhar Bheinn. The shallow-looking Coire Garbh is roughly (ho-ho) in the centre. Hi Penny The ridge walk here is one of the finest you can imagine. Le Ladhar Bheinn (lɑrvɛn, montagne du sabot en gaélique écossais) est l'un des plus hauts sommets de la péninsule de Knoydart derrière le Sgurr na Cìche, sur la côte ouest de l' Écosse. Or check out my misadventures on the odd looking Stac Pollaidh. You and Tommy will be fine going up there, but I would recomend ascending via Mam Barrisdale "path" and hooking right at the top. Touring the Scottish Highlands heading from the Isle Skye back to Edinburgh with Haggis Adventures - Duration: 3:00. The North face is the more impressive, with corries and rock buttresses. I don’t expect the hill will have changed much in the interim. Yes, we missed the best bits of the hill on that day. Girls, eh? It’s pronounced – roughly – as ‘ laar -vinn’. Walk up Ladhar Bheinn from Inverie Route It does take a surprisingly long time to get along it though. 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. Has anyone done it with a dog? The glen south of Ladhar Bheinn is so boring, I long for other ways to come off Beinn na Cailliche. VIEW DIGITAL ROUTE. Overview & Map; Articles; Photos/Videos; Weather Deep in the wild Knoydart peninsula, Ladhar Bheinn usually requires an overnight stay. It is the most westerly Munro on the Scottish mainland. 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…. The summit ridge runs NW to SE where it intersects, at an altitude of 849m, a much longer ridge from Sgurr Coire … Anyway, that’s Loch Hourn on the bottom left of the picture. Naturally, the cloud lifted again as soon as we turned our backs. Samuel and Audrey - Travel and Food Videos 9,303 views It is a truly magnificent mountain with a perfect position right on one of the most dramatic parts of the West Highlands seaboard. I've read several reports and watched a YouTube video and the opinions as to how scary it is seem to vary widely. Will pm you P, I don't remember any difficulties when we did it in May a couple of years back. This is the easiest route. The camping sack got amusingly in the way when I decided that the easiest way up a step was to sit on it. Choose a nice day ha ha and you should have great day out. Ladhar Bheinn Scramble by womble . The Mainland's most westerly Munro, Ladhar Bheinn might rise straight from the sea, but unless you happen to own a boat then it occupies a surprisingly hard-to-get-at location on the fabled Knoydart peninsula. It's a great advert for Ladhar Bheinn. liveit on 08/07/18 @ 15:33 said: Hi Penny As you know, I know the area well. It means, in Gaelic, hill of the hoof or claw, a slightly sinister label entirely in keeping with how I feel about it! 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. Maz: Thanks Maz, Not so much worried about the ridge, more the ascent scramble with dog in tow. Day 2 will see you leave the mountains at your back as you wind along Glen Guseran and the relics of a way of life before the Highland Clearances. The South side is smoother, but with steep cliffs in places. I mentioned in a reply to comments on that post that I would advise youngsters setting out in life to keep records. What a location!! Not afraid to scramble and have their hands on rock … Up up up. ?. Ladhar Bheinn – the most westerly Munro on Scottish mainland. 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. Go on and complete the circular route – or go back? We started from Inverie (accessed by ferry from Mallaig.) Especially in such glorious conditions. You’d be surprised how often this works – I mean, we were going to end up in a glen spelt ‘gleann’. It’s 3346ft / 1020ft high, and feels a bit higher because it is one of those hills you climb from sea level. All right, I can hear the hoots of derision from the hardened walkers and hill stravaigers – but it was getting late, honest. Phew. The islands of Rum and Eigg from Ladhar Bheinn. Ladhar Bheinn. 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. 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. (Don’t ask – the accommodation choice is much better now. How difficult is the scramble on the approach to climb Ladhar Bheinn from Barrisdale. Really. How difficult is the scramble on the approach to climb Ladhar Bheinn from Barrisdale. We applied the usual Scottish hillwalking criterion that if it is difficult to spell, it is often difficult to walk over. Ladhar Bheinn, walking route, weather, maps and more on all the Munros of Scotland. Ladhar Bheinn is the most westerly Munro on the Scottish mainland. Chrissy McKay, Evylene Doege and Dave G did Ladhar Bheinn coming in over the Druim a’Choire Odhair. Grrr. I'm sorry you got 3 days of rain after that great day on Ladhar Bheinn. Islands of Rum (centre) and Eigg (left) from the slopes of Ladhar Bheinn. Has anyone done it with a dog? Short of 23km on some steep ground. 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. With multiple summits, sculpted ridgelines, and benefited by an overnight approach, it’s a mountain full of drama and adventure. Hahaha.) More on clegs and horseflies here, where we meet them around Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. Also pictured here. Ladhar Bheinn. Anyway, some day soon I’ll go back but do it anticlockwise from Inverie via Gleann an Dubh-Lochain. 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. Marker Notes X. La montagne surplombe le loch Hourn ; il s'agit du munro le plus à l'ouest … It's a long day. 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. A few scrambles are required and some needed a little thinking. 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. It’s 3346ft / 1020ft high, and feels a bit higher because it is one of those hills you climb from sea level. 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. The mountain's topography is complex with many spurs, corries and summits and not a place to be lost in mist ! 4 Comment(s) Comments . It was obvsious there were easy scrambles all the way up. Moral: stay in accommodation that serves breakfast on time. Care required in poor visibility or high winds. Clockwise or anti-clockwise from Inverie? Ladhar Bheinn is a wonderful craggy mountain on the remote Knoydart Penninsula. Hear pronunciation Press to hear pronunciation. This is a description of the day we set out climb it a few years ago. I've read several reports and watched a YouTube video and the opinions as to how scary it is seem to vary widely. 55. The top, hitherto clear all day, then caught the cloud and removed the view just as we reached the first summit. The approach to Ladhar Bheinn from Mam Barrisdale is very entertaining. Another unforgettable incident on a great day’s walk – yes, it was really – was the attack of the killer clegs – highly intelligent, fanatical horseflies. Ladhar Bheinn (pronounced larven[2] is the highest mountain in the Knoydart region of the Highlands of Scotland. 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. The most rewarding route is via the winding path along the southern shore of Loch Hourn. The mountain may be … Hello Ric. The hill has a remote and wild ambience and there should be excellent views out to the islands. Rather than Trying a direct scramble straight up from Barrisdale bay area. It has dramatic ridges, huge crags falling into Coire Dhorrcail and amazing sea and mountain views from the summit. (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?). Having pointed all this out, I would suggest to any reader who has not yet climbed Ladhar Bheinn: do not go this way. The views from the top look great. Posted on 12/07/18. In short, it can be a state of mind. After that. it’s down and over rough grounds, west along a ridge, before eventually circling back to the village via Gleann an Dubh Lochan. It’s pronounced – roughly – as ‘laar-vinn’. 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. Mighty Ladhar Bheinn (commonly known as 'Larven') is the dominant mountain in Knoydart - a peninsula on Scotland's west coast not reachable by road. Stage 5 Once at the east top a sensational view opens up down to Barrisdale Bay on Loch Hourn, with Beinn Sgritheall towering beyond. The sun beat down at this stage and I rationed my water carefully. I’ve walked up high hills all my life – but this high bleak ground, and I admit now, looking back, felt oppressive and unfriendly. With three friends. We took the boat operated by Billy Mackenzie from Arnisdale to Barrisdale. We walked up the track towards Mam Barrisdale and found a campsite. With lighter sacks went up a nice scramble to the summit of Stob a' Chearcail. We continued to the summit of Aonach Sgoilt and Ladhar Bheinn with scrambling from time to time. We passed … If only we’d been an hour or so earlier. But he rather set the spooky tone! 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 Irvine also mentions your intended ascent route but says that it gives no hint of the magnificent northern corries. You’ll love it. (Although Ric even refused to recognise it as a scramble and used poles all the way up! So many hills in so many directions. You can see the line of ascent in the picture here, taken from the woodlands that lead into Gleann na Guiserein. Ladhar Bheinn is the most westerly Munro on the Scottish mainland. 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. As you know, I know the area well. I really liked your first photo of Ladhar Bheinn, when you got your first view of the summit. You can book accommodation with confidence, we hear – though there isn’t a lot of it!). 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. From the summit of Ladhar Bheinn, I admired the Isle of Rum (centre) and Eigg (left) before we discussed the descent. It’s a big walk in from Inverie and the midges and clegs (horseflies) are terrifying. It means, in Gaelic, hill of the hoof or claw, a slightly sinister label entirely in keeping with how I feel about it! Ladhar Bheinn is Scotland’s most westerly mainland Munro. The very first picture – with the arrow at the top – was taken from the woodland in the centre of this picture. From Folach - grade 4 - the simplest route. 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 … Ladhar Bheinn (pronounced Loor Venn) A magnificent mountain with a narrow summit ridge. Danger is juxtaposed with supreme beauty: to the west is an astonishing window into a world of ocean, island and mountain. 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. It is a large and complex mountain with many ridges and corries. 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. Cheers G, liveit: Hey Garry, don't know why I didn't think of you in the first place! Sign in| Register. 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. Written by: Caitlin Published: 28th October 2020. To stand on the summit of Ladhar Bheinn – a 1020-metre Munro – after several hours of the roughest, toughest, wildest hill running in the British Isles is to be spectacularly isolated. Got that? 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. The consequences of a trip or twist here are alarming and potentially fatal. PM me if you need further info. Just back from Larvin a few days ago. Munros are mountains which are found across Scotland, named so after the mountaineer Sir Hugh Munro who first compiled a list of them. My favourite of the Knoydart three.. 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. Ladhar Bheinn is Scotland’s most westerly mainland Munro. The six Munros featured in this route are – Meall Buidhe, Luinne Bheinn, Ladhar Bheinn, Sgurr na Ciche, Garbh Chioch Mhor and Sgurr nan Coireachan. We had two options for the descent of Ladhar Bheinn. Sticking to the faint path, the route took the least line of resistance and all rock bands were no more than easy scrambles. The usually totally reliable Scottish Mountaineering Club Munros guidebook’s description of Ladhar Bheinn suggests that, if coming in from Inverie, then the route goes northwards into Gleann na Guiserein. 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