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Stob Binnein

Stob Binnein


Postby pgrizz » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:59 pm

Date walked: 05/11/2010

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 9.25 km

Ascent: 1079m

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An early start from Inverlochlarig to ascend Stob Binnein. Weather was atrocious with driving rain and thick mist so the decision was to do a there and back.
The start of this walk is the excellent car park near Inverlochlarig with its shelter which was very much appreciated at the start to put on boots and at the end to change out of wet weather gear.
Camera stayed in the bag until the summit where , irrespective of weather, the obligatory summit picture was taken. As we began to descend the weather as always began to improve: sod's law!!!
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Stob Binnein: The summit Cairn

We could now to see where we had come from!
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Ridge to Stob Coire an Lochain

At least we would get some views on the way down though the fine spells were short
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Stob Coire an Lochain: summit

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Summit cairn Stob Coire an Lochain

The next few pictures were taken of views from the descent
Looking down Balquhidder Glen form Craig Artair
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Balquhidder Glen

Looking over Inverlochlarig onto the mist covered Stob a'Choin
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Inverlochlarig

The next view is taken from about Stob Invercarcaig and is looking across the River Larig up the Invernenty Glen with Cean na Baintighearna to the left.
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Invernenty Glen

Next stop the car and dry clothes.
I know it was not part of the walk but the following pictures of Balquhidder Glen may inspire people to wander along the narrow road. We would have done so if we were not heading straight home to the North East of England.
The rain had certainly sharpened the Autumn colours around Loch Doine
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Loch Doine

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Loch Doine (2)

Loch Voil reflections.
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Loch Voil

And finally I could not resist, considering my surname and alledged family history, visiting the grave of Rob Roy.
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Rob Roy's Grave

The End
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pgrizz
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