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by 2dalmatians » Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:50 pm
Route description: Beinn Bhuidhe, via Glen Fyne
Munros included on this walk: Beinn Bhuidhe
Date walked: 30/04/2011
Time taken: 6 hours
Distance: 25 km
Ascent: 942mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Started from the car park near the Brewery at 1130 with Ruby as usual. Decided to take my bike based on the other reports - best decision of the day as can't imagine how depressing the 5mile trek back would be. The bonus apart from having the bike was (a) it was downhill all the way (b) I managed to get a ahead of Ruby for once - see pic below!!
Didn't really get the feeling of isolation described in some of the other walk reports despite not seeing a soul for about 2 hours (lots of cars suggested some encounters would follow at some point), however I can imagine in snow or wet/windy weather I may have felt differently.
Meall Beag looking very impressive on the cycle out
Reached the "bike park" after about 40 minutes
Got a first look at the eerie cottage about 10 minutes later -woooooooo!!!!
If anyone lost keys on this walk - sitting on top of the fence post at the start of the gorge climb
The climb up following the stream/gorge all the way. Really enjoyed this part except the bit where Ruby almost plunged down into the riverbed below. A very scary moment!
After about 90 minutes we got our first good look at the hill. Very impressive.
We headed across a relatively flat area and on to tackle the last steep climb before reaching the summit ridge walk. The path was badly eroded but nothing too technical to deal with.
Once at the top of this climb it was easy going all the way to the summit... and the views were simply breathtaking.
made it after about 2hrs 50mins
The next 6 pics are a 360 panorama form the summit. Shame about the haze
We met this guy on the last climb section. He took the summit picture for Ruby and me. Was on his first wildcamp. A great day for it
We didnt hang about at the top for long as the wind was up but we did stop for a bite to eat and some time to enjoy the majestic Scottish scenery on the way back down.
And then finally we made it back to the bike for the very easy ride home...
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by 2dalmatians » Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:55 pm
by tomyboy73 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:16 pm
by wee black dug » Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:38 pm
Enjoyed the photies.
by Merry-walker » Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:56 pm
Great report. Loved the pic of Ruby running to keep up
by skuk007 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:00 pm
by 2dalmatians » Sun May 01, 2011 7:41 am
by Melvillean » Sun May 01, 2011 9:05 pm
I wanted to add a photo but when I click Img nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?
by 2dalmatians » Sun May 01, 2011 11:06 pm