Ben Klibreck

Saturday, 18 August 2012

14 km/943 m/06:00 hrs

Munro: Ben Klibreck (No. 275)

I parked in the small parking area S of Vagastie Bridge and walked along the track that starts on the other side of the road. It was a windy but sunny day, and I was optimistic that the summit of Ben Klibreck would soon be clear of clouds.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

When the terrain steepens, the track becomes a path, and on my way up I almost stepped on this little guy hiding in the grass.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Looking N.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

View from the large cairn on Cnoc Sgriodain.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

View to the N again, with Ben Hope and Ben Loyal in the distance.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The summit was now clear and I was looking forward to the views from the top.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Ben Loyal.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I followed the path that runs along the W flank of the ridge, bypassing Creag an Lochain.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Flock of Ptarmigan beside the path.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Ben Hope and Meallan Liath.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The last section before the summit – the terrain steepens and becomes stony, but a path leads all the way to the top.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

By the time I reached the trig point, dark clouds had accumulated, but thankfully they were above summit level.

View SW, Loch Shin on the left.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Ben Hope in the distance, Altnaharra and Loch Naver in the foreground on the right.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Loch an Fhuarain below Creag an Lochain.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

During the descent, the weather improved significantly.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Looking back to Ben Klibreck.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

On my way home, I stopped at the Crask Inn for a cider. I had heard many stories about the special hospitality of this place and had been wanting to visit it for a long time.

It really feels a bit like being in someone’s living room.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Crask Inn.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The only other guests were a couple who were staying at the campsite in Lairg and who visit the area regularly, mainly for fly fishing. The landlord and -lady were around as well and it was interesting to talk to them all, but after a while I had to leave because I was beginning to get covered in midge bites!

There were lots of them inside because the door was wide open, outside they had not bothered me as it had been breezy all day.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Back to top

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s