Beinn a' Ghlo 3 - out and back
by Kev R » Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:03 am
Route description: Beinn a' Ghlò
Munros included on this walk: Bràigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain, Càrn Liath (Beinn a' Ghlò), Càrn nan Gabhar
Date walked: 15/08/2021
Time taken: 6.5 hours
Distance: 23 km
Ascent: 1625m3 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Trying hard to be quiet and not disturb people that were sleeping, but the cattle had other ideas.
They decided to follow me, making as much noise as possible.
Wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen it myself, but they all managed to tiptoe over the cattle grid??
Soon arrived at the foot of the steep ascent path to find that the cloud level was very low.
Hoped that with the cloud down at 400m, there might have been an opportunity to climb out and above it later on?
Was delighted to appear out of the cloud at around 800m.
Soon arrived at the Càrn Liath trig point, and was treated to a fantastic cloud inversion.
Had been looking forward to the curving ridge walk on the way over to the next hill.
The clouds filling the glen gave it an airy feel.
The clouds and views were coming and going, but managed to capture this view back at the curving ridge walk a little further on
Not much longer and was over at Bràigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain
Looking over to Càrn nan Gabhar could see that its top was in cloud.
More of a significant drop and re-ascent between these two so hoped that it might clear by the time I got over.
No luck this time
I was really enjoying these conditions and chose to go back over the summits rather than the loop back to the car.
It was a completely different walk on the way back.
The increasing temperature had managed to clear all of the remaining cloud.
Back at Bràigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain, and the route over to Càrn nan Gabhar looked entirely different this time.
Back at the Càrn Liath trig point, with distant views over to the other two in the range.
Heading out had been difficult at times often in cloud and fog and a degree of care was required.
The return journey, with clear line of sight (and familiarity) really highlighted the difference in ability to navigate
Another fantastic day out
by litljortindan » Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:44 pm
by Kev R » Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:36 pm
litljortindan wrote:Amazing cloud (and cows).
Thanks very much
by iainR » Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:22 pm
by Alteknacker » Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:27 pm
After which I decided I would camp somewhere where there was no risk of the tent being nudged to the ground during the night!!!
I can imagine it must have been superb with that cloud inversion.
by Kev R » Wed Aug 18, 2021 12:31 pm
iainR wrote:...cheers for the report, you're photos turned out better than mine !
by Kev R » Wed Aug 18, 2021 12:35 pm
Alteknacker wrote:had a similar experience with the cattle
Actually checked that it was a functional cattle grid when I returned.
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