Beinn an Lochain
by Caledonia84 » Tue May 03, 2011 8:03 pm
Route description: Beinn an Lochain
Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn an Lochain
Date walked: 03/05/2011
Time taken: 3.5 hours
Distance: 5.5 km
Ascent: 901m2 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).
This was the stream you have to cross at the begining managed it without falling in, was prepared for it to be boggy after reading the reports however it wasn't boggy at all, a bit soft in places but pretty firm. The path is faint here but easy to follow and the begining of the ridge is unmissable. Once on the ridge the path is very well defined, steep though.
Very quickly I realised this was a differnt beast to Ben Donich, much more hands on and relentless than its neighbour and more like the sort of walk/climb that I was looking for. All the extra hard work was rewarded with more impressive views than you get on Ben Donich, probably why I ended up taking over 170 photos! Anyway like I was saying you dont get much in the way of respite on the ascent its just keeps getting steeper! Was thinking this would be a nightmare in bad weather especially on the descent. luckilly for me however the weather couldn't have been any better!
will let the pictures do the talking for a bit
There comes a point where you actually have a descent but any relief you feel is soon blown away by the realisation that the path goes straight up what has appeared in front of you
It wasnt actually that bad of an ascent up this part. Lots of mild scrambling stopped me thinking about my sore knees and kept me occupied and you ascend remarkably quickly only to then be greeted by this
Exhausted after shouting obscenities at the mountain for 5 whole minutes, I set off again up the final ridge, It was definately a bit more exposed on the last section which although very steep made it my favourite part of the climb.
At the top!
The descent was easier than I thought very sore on the knees though, All in all, a great way to kill an afternoon will definately be returning here at some point.
by Johnny Corbett » Tue May 03, 2011 8:20 pm
by Caledonia84 » Tue May 03, 2011 8:41 pm
by Caledonia84 » Wed May 04, 2011 11:17 am
by MaznGaz » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:51 pm
by lomondwalkers » Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:17 pm
by Del246 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:43 pm
by Caledonia84 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:46 pm
by iainwatson » Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:08 pm
cant recomend this hill enough,defo worth detouring from munro bagging to climb this!