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Ben Starav, Beinn nan Aighean, and Glas Bhein Mhor

Ben Starav, Beinn nan Aighean, and Glas Bhein Mhor

Postby andrewdoggett » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:08 am

Route description: Ben Starav and Glas Bheinn Mhor

Munros included on this walk: Beinn nan Aighenan, Ben Starav, Glas Bheinn Mhor

Date walked: 07/08/2010

Time taken: 9.5 hours

Distance: 24.9 km

Ascent: 2132m

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I first climbed Ben Starav back in April; the mission then was photography... It's a long hard slug up the shoulder of Ben Starav; and starting from sea level; you don't get any help!! Photographically I prefer side lighting, and look for locations that will be side lit at either dawn or dusk when the colours are at their richest. There is rarely anyone in the hills at these times, and when I was here for this picture, Whiskey and I had the mountain to ourselves...

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But anyway, that was then; this is now, and I'm here today for the circuit of three munros deep in Glen Etive. It's cloudy, but the forecast had promised to clear, so we set off early to get the hard work done early. Around two thirds of the way up Ben Starav, Whiskey pauses for breath; and sits seemingly just atching the clouds and absorbing the view...

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Me having a wee break on the ascent...

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Getting higher and into the cloud; Whiskey and I

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The summit of Ben Starav; and a breakfast cider at around 09:30!! Perfect...

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The clouds start to thin out on the summit of Ben Starav

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The views from the summit were stunning as they started to clear...

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Whiskey and I looking at some mountains we'd previously climbed...

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The view across to Glas Bhein Mhor from Ben Starav

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Glas Bhein Mhor seen from the summit of Beinn nan Aighenan

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Another refuel on the summit of Beinn nan Aighenan

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Craigee and Rocco on the summit of Glas Bhein Mhor

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The 'pastrami' tongue always used to make the dogs go crazy; Rocc and Whiskey fighting for a slice!!

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A touch of water for the dogs...

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And sleep...

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Craigee celebrating his third munro of the day...

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The view back up to the hillls from the car in Glen Etive...

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The stats; a good amount of time today just relaxing on the summits enjoying the views... :)

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The route...

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Re: Ben Starav, Beinn nan Aighean, and Glas Bhein Mhor

Postby kevsbald » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:34 pm

What is it with drinking at the summit? Am I missing something here? :D
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Re: Ben Starav, Beinn nan Aighean, and Glas Bhein Mhor

Postby rocket-ron » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:08 pm

I sometimes have a beer on a summit
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Re: Ben Starav, Beinn nan Aighean, and Glas Bhein Mhor

Postby tomyboy73 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:03 pm

nice report and good pics, i`m hoping to go up there sometime soon. i`m with kevbald, what`s with the bevvy at the top ? think i`d be steemin with even just one can :lol:
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