Girls, eh? Mighty Ladhar Bheinn (commonly known as 'Larven') is the dominant mountain in Knoydart - a peninsula on Scotland's west coast not reachable by road. We also started out late because our landlady slept in. it’s down and over rough grounds, west along a ridge, before eventually circling back to the village via Gleann an Dubh Lochan. 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. Ladhar Bheinn is Scotland’s most westerly mainland Munro. 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. Sign in| Register. Clockwise or anti-clockwise from Inverie? Munros are mountains which are found across Scotland, named so after the mountaineer Sir Hugh Munro who first compiled a list of them. Yes, we missed the best bits of the hill on that day. Ladhar Bheinn is the most westerly Munro on the Scottish mainland. We applied the usual Scottish hillwalking criterion that if it is difficult to spell, it is often difficult to walk over. 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. So we went back – yes, down that tedious slope. The six Munros featured in this route are – Meall Buidhe, Luinne Bheinn, Ladhar Bheinn, Sgurr na Ciche, Garbh Chioch Mhor and Sgurr nan Coireachan. Hahaha.) Just back from Larvin a few days ago. Ladhar Bheinn Scramble by womble . Samuel and Audrey - Travel and Food Videos 9,303 views Up up up. 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 … You can see the line of ascent in the picture here, taken from the woodlands that lead into Gleann na Guiserein. Hello Ric. Deep in the wild Knoydart peninsula, Ladhar Bheinn usually requires an overnight stay. Sure it gets narrow in places but nothing too drastic. Choose a nice day ha ha and you should have great day out. But he rather set the spooky tone! The summit ridge runs NW to SE where it intersects, at an altitude of 849m, a much longer ridge from Sgurr Coire … 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 … The bracken is very high there already and can be hard to pre-emp your footing. Cheers G, liveit: Hey Garry, don't know why I didn't think of you in the first place! Ladhar Bheinn. Ladhar Bheinn – the most westerly Munro on Scottish mainland. The glen south of Ladhar Bheinn is so boring, I long for other ways to come off Beinn na Cailliche. We had two options for the descent of Ladhar Bheinn. Naturally, the cloud lifted again as soon as we turned our backs. Scottish Munros (Challenge yourself to bag all 282!) Overview & Map; Articles; Photos/Videos; Weather It's a great advert for Ladhar Bheinn. This is the easiest route. Walk up Ladhar Bheinn from Inverie Route It’s pronounced – roughly – as ‘laar-vinn’. Chrissy McKay, Evylene Doege and Dave G did Ladhar Bheinn coming in over the Druim a’Choire Odhair. 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. I’ve walked up high hills all my life – but this high bleak ground, and I admit now, looking back, felt oppressive and unfriendly. The shallow-looking Coire Garbh is roughly (ho-ho) in the centre. Will pm you P, I don't remember any difficulties when we did it in May a couple of years back. Phew. With multiple summits, sculpted ridgelines, and benefited by an overnight approach, it’s a mountain full of drama and adventure. Ladhar Bheinn. Anyway, that’s Loch Hourn on the bottom left of the picture. 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. The ridge walk here is one of the finest you can imagine. Anyway, some day soon I’ll go back but do it anticlockwise from Inverie via Gleann an Dubh-Lochain. The very first picture – with the arrow at the top – was taken from the woodland in the centre of this picture. As you know, I know the area well. The consequences of a trip or twist here are alarming and potentially fatal. 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 And I really think we were uncharacteristically spooked – well, almost. From Folach - grade 4 - the simplest route. It is the most westerly Munro on the Scottish mainland. For a fit healthy person with a good head for heights. 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. 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. Ladhar Bheinn is one of the three Munros on Knoydart that can be climbed directly from the hamlet of Inverie. ?. 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. Ladhar Bheinn is a wonderful craggy mountain on the remote Knoydart Penninsula. From the summit of Ladhar Bheinn, I admired the Isle of Rum (centre) and Eigg (left) before we discussed the descent. 4 Comment(s) Comments . Grrrr. The sun beat down at this stage and I rationed my water carefully. Hi Penny The hill has a remote and wild ambience and there should be excellent views out to the islands. VIEW DIGITAL ROUTE. 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. Danger is juxtaposed with supreme beauty: to the west is an astonishing window into a world of ocean, island and mountain. I've read several reports and watched a YouTube video and the opinions as to how scary it is seem to vary widely. So many hills in so many directions. 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. The South side is smoother, but with steep cliffs in places. We started from Inverie (accessed by ferry from Mallaig.) The islands of Rum and Eigg from Ladhar Bheinn. Stage 5 Once at the east top a sensational view opens up down to Barrisdale Bay on Loch Hourn, with Beinn Sgritheall towering beyond. My favourite of the Knoydart three.. Ladhar Bheinn. Marker Notes X. Chrissy McKay, Evylene Doege and Dave G did Ladhar Bheinn coming in over the Druim a’Choire Odhair. La montagne surplombe le loch Hourn ; il s'agit du munro le plus à l'ouest … 55. So we got ourselves through the glen, the hill looming ahead, then on past the ruined house and turned uphill…the slog had begun. Instead, start from the Gleann an Dubh Lochan and do it in reverse – that is, anti-clockwise from Inverie. 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. Or check out my misadventures on the odd looking Stac Pollaidh. 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…. Another unforgettable incident on a great day’s walk – yes, it was really – was the attack of the killer clegs – highly intelligent, fanatical horseflies. 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. 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. 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. The Knoydart Munros are some of the most wild and remote mountains in the UK. 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. 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. The top, hitherto clear all day, then caught the cloud and removed the view just as we reached the first summit. It is a large and complex mountain with many ridges and corries. 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. A few scrambles are required and some needed a little thinking. 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 the most westerly Munro on the Scottish mainland. It was obvsious there were easy scrambles all the way up. It does take a surprisingly long time to get along it though. Touring the Scottish Highlands heading from the Isle Skye back to Edinburgh with Haggis Adventures - Duration: 3:00. Care required in poor visibility or high winds. Maz: Thanks Maz, Not so much worried about the ridge, more the ascent scramble with dog in tow. 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. Posted on 12/07/18. 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. Ladhar Bheinn (pronounced Loor Venn) A magnificent mountain with a narrow summit ridge. Royal Yacht Britannia – Scotland’s best attraction? With multiple summits, sculpted ridgelines, and benefited by an overnight approach, it’s a mountain full of drama and adventure. Moral: stay in accommodation that serves breakfast on time. Day 1 Descent. 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. It’s pronounced – roughly – as ‘ laar -vinn’. PM me if you need further info. It means, in Gaelic, hill of the hoof or claw, a slightly sinister label entirely in keeping with how I feel about it! Grrr. Ladhar Bheinn (pronounced larven[2] is the highest mountain in the Knoydart region of the Highlands of Scotland. Having pointed all this out, I would suggest to any reader who has not yet climbed Ladhar Bheinn: do not go this way. If only we’d been an hour or so earlier. 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. How difficult is the scramble on the approach to climb Ladhar Bheinn from Barrisdale. Now, listen up. (Oh, all right, I’m exaggerating.). The mountain may be … More on clegs and horseflies here, where we meet them around Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. Has anyone done it with a dog? All right, I can hear the hoots of derision from the hardened walkers and hill stravaigers – but it was getting late, honest. Not afraid to scramble and have their hands on rock … The approach to Ladhar Bheinn from Mam Barrisdale is very entertaining. It’s the 111th highest hill in Scotland. Especially in such glorious conditions. Has anyone done it with a dog? 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