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98,99,100 Beinn a'Ghlo in the bag

98,99,100 Beinn a'Ghlo in the bag


Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:37 am

Route description: Beinn a'Ghlo

Munros included on this walk: Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain, Carn Liath (Beinn a'Ghlo), Carn nan Gabhar

Date walked: 01/03/2011

Time taken: 7.3 hours

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While driving up the A9 on Saturday to do The Fara and Meall nan Eagan, i caught a glimpse of Carn Liath and decided i was gonna climb Beinn a' Ghlo very soon. So after reading the 2 reports by Rockhopper and Csimbad, who both climed them on that Saturday, i decided as the forecast was looking good for Tuesday i would do them then and into the bargain collect my 100th blue balloon.

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So set off walking at nine heading up the track to the old tin hut and the path to CL.

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CL was in cloud, but i had faith in the bbc forecast ha ha which was cloudy up till midday then sunny spells, so i continued up th path, spotting some deer enroute
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Deer

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The path to CL

I arrived on CL at 10.23 and still in cloud, was the bbc going to get it right?
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Cl trig

Blue sky so quite possibly
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A glimpse of BCCB

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The ridge to BCCB

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BCCB

Looking back at the summit and trig point of CL
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Carn Liath

Onwards now to the 2nd summit of the day, but where's the blue sky went?
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CL'S north west ridge

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The route down

The blue sky was coming out again :D
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BCCB

CL was still in cloud though
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CL

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BCCB summit

Arrived on the 2nd summit at 11.33
Could these be Rockhoppers marks?
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Crampon marks

It was now 11.54 and could see CNG, looks like the bbc got it right for a change
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CNG

At this point i had to use the crampons for a little time as the snow was getting hard but once on the ridge things were fine.
The cairn just before the trig and the summit
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Cairn

I arrive on the 3rd summit and my 100th Munro at 14.05, gave myself a pat on the back and said well done son, then had some lunch. After lunch as the sun was well and trully out it was a leisurely stroll back to the start. On my way back a spoke to a couple of guys who had just came up over Airgiod Bheinn and were heading to CNG and doing the route in reverse.
The route down initially was good going due to the snow but further down it does get pretty boggy.
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The route down

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The route down

Eventually i got back on the track after having to chase and retrieve my water bottle which i'd dropped in the stream while trying to fill it and once on the track it wasn't far back to the start
I also got to see CL on the way back
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CL in blue sky

Got back to the car after a great day out at 17.15 and felt i could have just walked home, being on such a high after my 100th. Only a 183 to go now :D
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CL still in cloud
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Beinn Mhaol ridge
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The old hut and Carn Liath in cloud
Last edited by Johnny Corbett on Sat May 28, 2011 11:38 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: 98,99,100 Beinn a'Ghlo in the bag

Postby Alastair S » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:05 pm

Congrats on the 100 Johnny - looks like you had a pretty good day too :D
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Re: 98,99,100 Beinn a'Ghlo in the bag

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:46 pm

Alastair S wrote:Congrats on the 100 Johnny - looks like you had a pretty good day too :D


Thanks Alastair, yeah it turned out really nice, cloudy to start with but no wind so not cold.
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Re: 98,99,100 Beinn a'Ghlo in the bag

Postby rockhopper » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:19 pm

:clap: :clap: Congratulations on getting to your 100. Weather looked a bit mixed but at least you had some clearer sections. :D

Johnny Corbett wrote:Arrived on the 2nd summit at 11.33
Could these be Rockhoppers marks?
:lol: :lol: Nope, not mine I'm afraid. I didn't need to use crampons at all that day, only microspikes :lol:
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Re: 98,99,100 Beinn a'Ghlo in the bag

Postby ChrisW » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:07 pm

congrats on the 'ton' - some nice pics there :D
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Re: 98,99,100 Beinn a'Ghlo in the bag

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:39 pm

Thanks Rockhopper and Chris
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Re: 98,99,100 Beinn a'Ghlo in the bag

Postby Graeme D » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:55 pm

Well done JC. I could clearly learn a thing or two from you about how to get the "ton" up. :lol:
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Re: 98,99,100 Beinn a'Ghlo in the bag

Postby yokehead » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:11 pm

Great stuff on the 100 up and lovely photos. :D

Graeme Dewar wrote:Well done JC. I could clearly learn a thing or two from you about how to get the "ton" up. :lol:


Next time I'm sure Graeme - do you have the '100 trip v2' planned yet? :)
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Re: 98,99,100 Beinn a'Ghlo in the bag

Postby Paul Webster » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:44 pm

Congrats on the 100... and the weather turned out for you in the end. :D
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Re: 98,99,100 Beinn a'Ghlo in the bag

Postby soulminer » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:26 pm

A fine choice for 100 8)
Brilliant walk for these three.
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Re: 98,99,100 Beinn a'Ghlo in the bag

Postby Graeme D » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:41 pm

yokehead wrote:Great stuff on the 100 up and lovely photos. :D

Graeme Dewar wrote:Well done JC. I could clearly learn a thing or two from you about how to get the "ton" up. :lol:


Next time I'm sure Graeme - do you have the '100 trip v2' planned yet? :)


Nah yokehead, I've given up trying to plan that! :lol:
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Re: 98,99,100 Beinn a'Ghlo in the bag

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:33 pm

Thanks folks, it was a good choice, perfect for hitting the ton, great walk this one. I'm sure you'll be at the 100 mark soon Graeme :thumbup:
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Re: 98,99,100 Beinn a'Ghlo in the bag

Postby dooterbang » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:07 am

Nice one Johnny :)

Well done on reaching the ton.
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Re: 98,99,100 Beinn a'Ghlo in the bag

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:49 am

Cheers Dooterbang
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Re: 98,99,100 Beinn a'Ghlo in the bag

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:05 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: well done on reaching the ton.
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