NG8901 : South side of Sgrr a' Choire Bheithe

taken 24 years ago, near to Sgrr a' Choire-Bheithe [hill or Mountain], Highland, Great Britain

South side of Sgùrr a' Choire Bheithe
South side of Sgrr a' Choire Bheithe
Sgrr a' Choire Bheithe is typical of the Rough Bounds, being an east west long ridge with very steep sides with deep glens on either side. The landforms are due to erosion from glaciers falling off a central icecap. Often the slopes have failed, without the scaffolding of ice, they have slumped in huge landslides with fissures, mounds etc. A good example is the chaos in Glen Pean. Sgrr a' Choire Bheithe used to be subject to munro scares, when rumours spread that it was resurveyed over 3000' and it experienced periods of popularity. The issue is now settled.

I set off a similar phenomenon once on Glen Spean's Beinn Teallach. That time it was true and even in those days before the consumer internet (1984) it was not long before a lot more cars were seen at the foot of the hill. I was also asked by the station master at Tulloch as to what was going on on the hill. A really exciting time. Now most height issues are settled, enthusiasts are listing hills including shale bings and arguing over 30m drop hills in England. I feel I lived in the golden age of hill bagging.

The rather good view includes the steep north side of Beinn Aden and Lochan nam Breac.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 9 June, 1994   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 16 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 8983 0129 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:3.2754N 5:28.0306W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 8975 0137
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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