A trip across Beinn Eighe

Last night I managed to rescue some pics I took on a mateโ€™s camera from a trip across Beinn Eighe in April…

After an hour of struggle from the back of the corrie
After an hour of struggle from the back of the corrie
Andy on Spidean Coire nan Clach
Andy on Spidean Coire nan Clach
Contemplating the slide off into Coire Mhic Fhearchair
Contemplating the slide off into Coire Mhic Fhearchair
Great view of the Beinn Eighe ridge on a sunny day in April
Great view of the Beinn Eighe ridge on a sunny day in April
Looking west along the Beinn Eighe main ridge
Looking west along the Beinn Eighe main ridge
Steve on the summit of Spidean Coire nan Clach
Steve on the summit of Spidean Coire nan Clach
Triple Butress after a night of snowfall
Triple Butress after a night of snowfall
Virgin snow yet to be trodden with Liatach looking on
Virgin snow yet to be trodden with Liatach looking on

8 thoughts on “A trip across Beinn Eighe”

  1. The first and penultimate pictures show the triple buttress. There is a classic hard severe right up the middle of the central buttress. The rock changes from sandstone to limestone half way up at the inflexion. I will dig out some pictures of my ascent in 19??

    Also, there is a wrecked Lincoln bomber at the top of the right hand gully, missed the top by 12ft in 1952.

    All the way down is wreckage, including a Merlin engine which was virtually intact. I have a picture of it, showing engine number, which I keep meaning to send to Rolls Royce.

  2. One for Colin really ๐Ÿ˜€

    Hey Colin, I’ve dug out that old photo of the Lincoln bomber crash in 1952.
    You see attached a picture of what I assume to be a Rolls Royce Merlin 102 engine ๐Ÿ™
    I found it way down the hillside from the crash-site. You can even just make out part of the engine number.

    Do you think I should submit it to RR? Do you think they would be interested?

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