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A busy day on the Arrochar Alps but not on Beinn Luibhean

A busy day on the Arrochar Alps but not on Beinn Luibhean


Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:32 pm

Route description: Beinn Luibhean

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Luibhean

Date walked: 05/11/2011

Time taken: 3.3 hours

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Driving past the Succoth car park at 9am we couldn't help notice how busy it was, it was heaving. There was mini buses and dozens of cars and quite a few groups setting off, with others getting ready. I could just imagine the queues on The Cobbler waiting to thread the needle. Both of us were quite suprised by the amount of people but at least folk were getting out and there was also a group of school kids amongst them which was good to see, a day off from the xbox and facebook will do them no harm whatsoever. We carried on with our short drive to the parking area at Butterbridge in the knowledge that Beinn Luibean would be quiet and as we arrived the parking was empty. Only two more cars were parked up while we did the walk and we never saw a single soul during our walk. We did however hear voices as we sat just off the summit as we were having lunch but have no idea where they went as we never saw them. Now to the walk and the route. There are several options up this hill and the one we took was round Beinn Luibean heading to the bealach between Beinn Luibean and Beinn Ime, heading up the north east ridge to the summit. We roughly took the same route back down, with other options available to us as well as taking in Beinn Ime but Alan was happy just doing the Corbett. There are paths on this hill but sometimes they become faint or just disappear. The views as expected are superb although the low cloud stopped us from getting them for most of the walk. The moral of this walk is if you're looking for a short quite day on the hills, Beinn Luibean is the answer.
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Beinn an Lochain

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Beinn Luibean

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Binnein an Fhidhleir

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Alan heading up the ridge

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Beinn Ime

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Further up the ridge

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Glen Kinglas

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The summit

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Loch Restil

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The Cobbler

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Beinn Ime

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On our way down

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Binnein an Fhidleir

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Beinn an Lochain

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Binnein an Fhidleir

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Glen Kinglas
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Re: A busy day on the Arrochar Alps but not on Beinn Luibhea

Postby soulminer » Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:53 pm

Have this one planned for later with the dogs. Excellent views from all the Arrochar hills, this probably being the least climbed- from your report there is no reason for it :? Cheers.
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Re: A busy day on the Arrochar Alps but not on Beinn Luibhea

Postby kevsbald » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:38 pm

JC,

I loved this wee hill - it's just unfortunate it's dominated by Beinn an Lochain and Beinn Ime but nice wee pad.

K
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Re: A busy day on the Arrochar Alps but not on Beinn Luibhea

Postby rockhopper » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:36 pm

Very timely and helpful - hoping to walk some of the corbetts in this area over the winter - cheers :D
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Re: A busy day on the Arrochar Alps but not on Beinn Luibhea

Postby kinley » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:50 pm

Better than most of our Arrochar weather - clocked up a few waterproofs hours on those.

Not a bad day 8)
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Re: A busy day on the Arrochar Alps but not on Beinn Luibhea

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:33 am

Thanks guys and as it's a short walk Rockhopper you could do it with Beinn an Lochain or Binnein an Fhidhleir or all three if you push it :D
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Re: A busy day on the Arrochar Alps but not on Beinn Luibhea

Postby goth_angel » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:45 pm

It was a busy day - I was on the Cobbler - was heaving!

Had wondered if tacking this one on was an option but just a bit too far in the wrong direction given parked at Loch Long.
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Re: A busy day on the Arrochar Alps but not on Beinn Luibhea

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:07 am

goth_angel wrote:It was a busy day - I was on the Cobbler - was heaving!

Had wondered if tacking this one on was an option but just a bit too far in the wrong direction given parked at Loch Long.


Was there a queue for threading the eye?

This one is only a few miles further up the road
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