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The Beinn a'Ghlo Three
by SMRussell » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:19 pm
Route description: Beinn a'Ghlo
Munros included on this walk: Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain, Carn Liath (Beinn a'Ghlo), Carn nan Gabhar
Date walked: 07/10/2011
Time taken: 7.5 hours
Distance: 22 km
Ascent: 1239mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Carn Liath was short but steep and certainly got the heart pumping. Lovely views to the other two Munros Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain and Carn nan Gabhar that we were to bag as the day continued We saw an ominous sheet of mist arrive from the west and engulf the two summits and that was us in waterproofs for the next few hours.
The winds were freezing and the hike between the grey hill and Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain left us exposed to 50mph winds with 80mph gusts, which served as a reminder to sort out some thermals and windproof gloves!
As we ascended Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain we were met with rain and mist. The gales continued and I had to keep my shades on to stop my eyes from streaming. Once we reached the summit we saw our first snow of the season.
As it was October the deer were rutting and once we had descended into the valley between Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain and Carn nan Gabhar we could hear the stags calling out. But we wouldn't see them until we were on the return route.
As we approached the summit of Carn nan Gabhar the rain turned to snow and the mist became thick leaving us with very little visibility. With no views available we didn't hang about and headed straight back down.
The route back was long and tiring - but the sun was out so the waterproofs were off We were also treated to a great view (from a distance!!) of the deer rut which made up for the lack of views on the final summit
by pollyh33 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:59 pm
Love photo number 3. Totally sums up most of my hillwalking days
So you managed to capture the elusive deer. I often hear them but alas never get a treat like you
by ChrisW » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:00 pm
by rogers » Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:08 pm
by SMRussell » Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:55 am
Chris - quite right. Since this walk water and windproof gloves have been purchased and we're off to Millets later today to grab some thermals.
Rogers - get on it! Really nice walk. The parking is a little limited so it pays to get there early. Fingers crossed we see some good weather soon