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All a ghlo today

All a ghlo today


Postby Coop » Sat Jul 22, 2023 9:33 pm

Route description: Beinn a' Ghlò

Munros included on this walk: Bràigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain, Càrn Liath (Beinn a' Ghlò), Càrn nan Gabhar

Date walked: 22/07/2023

Time taken: 9.28 hours

Distance: 23.36 km

Ascent: 1300m

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Out with Chris today on Beinn a ghlo
3 munros ( again ) and the munro top, Airgiod Bheinn

Set off from the smart new car park ( well new to me as it was a wee while ago I was last here).
Left turn at the hut and over the stones covering the bog and up the stone pitched path to the summit - fantastic what its like now
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Chris posing in front of Carn liath - a much better view from this side

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On thd summit of carn liath looking at the route / way ahead

The way ahead was clear , summits were clear and there was hope it would stay clear , and they did.
Fair drop to the beallach and a good ascent to Bràigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain - try saying that to someone who asks what the 2nd summit is called. :D
Met a coupke of lass's and their spaniel and had a few brief chats over the course of there and Carn ban gabhar. Good talking to you both.
A few pics on the summit, the wind picked up so me and Chris dropped a bit and sat and had a break for a while before going down to the beallach and the ascent up to the 3rd munro today.
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With Chris on Bccb

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No2 today ( unpronounceable 😄)

3 prominent points on the plateau of Carn nan Gabhar, big cairn, then a trig, then amother large cairn. Last one being the highest by a metre.
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Summit proper

We had always said we were doing the top as well today so a short descent and ascent to the summit of Airgiod Bheinn. Time to stand on the rock marking the high point.

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Looking over to Carn nan gabhar and Airgiod Bheinn

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4th summit today

Followed the rocky ridge to its end from here , there's bits of path here and there. At the end of the ridge a path is picked up leading steeply down , a lot of scree bits as well. The path ended and its pick your way time down the last bit and over the stream and onto the path, which then begins the long walk back out.

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Chris descending the steep path

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Over to Carn liath wuth the return path below it


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On the long walk out looking back - good day - happy walkers

It was great to return here today and repeat these 3 and to add the top in.
No rushing around, lots of breaks, a good walk.
Cheers
Take care out there folks
Coop
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Re: All a ghlo today

Postby Grisu » Tue Jul 25, 2023 10:14 pm

Well done :clap: and enjoyable reading. That is a really nice walk that I remember very well, it was one of my first walks on my own. I was pretty much impressed by the silence, the boggy path on my way back until I reached the better ground - however, I had great weather and views, thank you for this report!!!
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Re: All a ghlo today

Postby Coop » Wed Jul 26, 2023 10:41 am

Grisu wrote:Well done :clap: and enjoyable reading. That is a really nice walk that I remember very well, it was one of my first walks on my own. I was pretty much impressed by the silence, the boggy path on my way back until I reached the better ground - however, I had great weather and views, thank you for this report!!!


No real boggy path to contend with going over Airgiod Bheinn and down- thankfully.
I really enjoyed going over these hills again . Always good to go back over some in better/ clearer weather. Cheers
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