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First hillwalk - Beinn Dubh

First hillwalk - Beinn Dubh

Postby Rossco » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:35 pm

Route description: Beinn Dubh - Glen Striddle horseshoe, Luss

Grahams included on this walk: Beinn Dubh

Date walked: 18/04/2011

Time taken: 3.5 hours

Distance: 11.9 km

Ascent: 707m

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Well I've been wanting to get into hillwalking for a good while now and eventually started this week. Asked around and looked on the internet for an easy first one and decided on Beinn Dubh.

From the bottom it looked pretty easy but considering I've been out with injuries for a while and not at anywhere near full fitness I underestimated it!

Just before jumping the style near the top, a great view of Loch Lomond.

By the time I reached the first summit I felt pretty good so decided to push on to the next one.

I was there in no time, almost running at some points. Strange how I struggled so much at the start! Great view from the middle of the ridge.

And finally down the steep grassy hill to the road. My knees were done after that and were very thankful to be back on flat ground for the long walk back along the road.

Overall, a great first hill. Thoroughly enjoyed it, not too hard and some lovely views on a good day.

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Re: First hillwalk - Beinn Dubh

Postby ChrisW » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:15 pm

Congratulations Rossco, some cracking views there :D
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Re: First hillwalk - Beinn Dubh

Postby Merry-walker » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:28 pm

Beautiful pictures :thumbup:
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Re: First hillwalk - Beinn Dubh

Postby trekpete » Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:21 pm

A real pleasent walk up here alright.
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Re: First hillwalk - Beinn Dubh

Postby 2dalmatians » Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:37 pm

Congratulatians! 1 down, several thousand to go!! great pics too
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Re: First hillwalk - Beinn Dubh

Postby MaznGaz » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:17 pm

Hi Rossco. We loved your pictures so much, we had to try it ourselves! Did the whole horseshoe and loved it. Just as you said, we found it a bit of a struggle walking up the first stretch but the views were so amazing we ended up spending time taking lots of photos. We met an elderly gentleman who had climbed to the first cairn and was on his way back down..... for the 3rd time this week!!!! What an inspiration! :D
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