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Long circuit from Glen Strae

Long circuit from Glen Strae


Postby Tamura-san » Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:47 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Mhic-Mhonaidh

Date walked: 01/08/2021

Time taken: 6.58 hours

Distance: 24.9 km

Ascent: 899m

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Start point was a parking at Strath of Orchy just after the Bridge.
From the beginning, I made a mistake. I tried to follow the left side of the river, but that was wrong.
The land owner stopped me to invade his land...

I now started to follow the Ford heading to Glen Strae.
Just after passed a forest, I saw a passing point of the river, so I did... But I now think it was too early to try.
After passed the river without wet, I had to walk grassy flat area for a long time until reached to abandoned house or sheep hold.
However, I now could see my Target clearly.
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Then I found a stalking path heading upstream of Alta nan Giublias.
I found a good point to pass this river ( or so call water falls ), steep glassy slope was in front of me without any path.
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Continued scrambling to conquer steep slope, then finally reached flat area.
The view to Glen Strae was SUPERB !!!
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From there, flat ridge walk continued until the summit of Beinn Mhic-Mhonaidh.
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I could not realize where is the Top, but I touched the possible ones as much as... :lol:
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Now I had to traverse to East (647m point), and it looked fine.
The Beinn Mhic-Mhonaidh also looks great.
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From there, I ran down grassy slope heading North with care due to occasional rocks.
Now is the time for return... Before met a river, I headed to West, then I found a stalking path, then followed it.

Finally I met the river just after passed old shielings.
Then easy but long way to return to Parking area was continued.
I was lucky to select this route on Sunny day.
Last edited by Tamura-san on Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:37 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Long circuit from Glen Strae

Postby Alteknacker » Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:43 pm

"I was lucky to select this route on Sunny day." You certainly were :lol:

Nice report on a longish walk to an attractive-looking hill. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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