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Beinn an Lochain

Beinn an Lochain


Postby jonny616 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:23 am

Route description: Beinn an Lochain

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn an Lochain

Date walked: 22/11/2011

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 5.5 km

Ascent: 720m

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Having sat below the second summit of the Cobbler two Saturdays ago with stretch & co (possible name for an unlikely dance troupe) enjoying lunch, my gaze was drawn by a fine looking peak which was up passed the rest & be thankful. Being in the company of completers & folks with much walking experience it was not long before I new what the hill was & how to get up there.
My friend Colin phoned to see if I fancied what has become known as a sneaky midweek peak as he was off on Tuesday, but had to be back in time to pick up his daughter from nursery.
Parked up, suited & booted for 08:30. Clear blue skies with a wisp of cloud on the summit.
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Beinn an Lochain

Found a spot to cross the stream where a small island made it narrow enough to jump. Splash, straight into a bog on the other side. Might as well just have waded across. :lol:
Head in a direct line to pick up the ridge just above the tree line. There then follows a series of steep steps, grassy at first, interspersed by flattish boggy sections until the summit is reached.
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Steep & Boggy
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final one i hope

As you climb higher the views really open up. The sun was warming the ground & this was creating some interesting cloud movement around the base of the hill & the surrounding peaks.
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Spent a while at the summit taking it all in, hoping over to the second summit before descending by the same route, the clouds now gone.
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Summit
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Arrochar Alps

Meet a few others on our way down who had started later to make sure the cloud was away.
Then Ben Arthurs Bothy bar for lunch. What a grand day out.
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Re: Beinn an Lochain

Postby mrssanta » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:33 am

oh, yes indeedy :D
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Re: Beinn an Lochain

Postby rockhopper » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:45 am

Jammy sod 8) You certainly picked a great day for this walk - great weather. (Some of us seem to be stuck with the weekends :() Some nice shots of the cloud/mist on the hills - cheers :D
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Re: Beinn an Lochain

Postby magicdin » Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:01 am

It is a terrific wee ridge isn't it - glad to see you got a good day for it :thumbup:
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Re: Beinn an Lochain

Postby daveh » Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:36 am

Great mini ridge walk and my favorite hill in the area and had some good winter days on there too.Some good winter gullies too and easy walk in.
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Re: Beinn an Lochain

Postby jonny616 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:51 pm

mrssanta wrote:oh, yes indeedy :D


Indeed mrssanta a great wee hill
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Re: Beinn an Lochain

Postby jonny616 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:55 pm

rockhopper wrote:Jammy sod 8) You certainly picked a great day for this walk - great weather. (Some of us seem to be stuck with the weekends :() Some nice shots of the cloud/mist on the hills - cheers :D


Thanks Rockhopper

I feel jammy. However the forecast for next tuesday is not so peachy
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Re: Beinn an Lochain

Postby jonny616 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:59 pm

magicdin wrote:It is a terrific wee ridge isn't it - glad to see you got a good day for it :thumbup:


Thanks Magicdin

I really enjoyed its. Looking for something similar for next tuesday any suggestions?
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Re: Beinn an Lochain

Postby jonny616 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:01 pm

daveh wrote:Great mini ridge walk and my favorite hill in the area and had some good winter days on there too.Some good winter gullies too and easy walk in.


Hi daveh

bit to steep for winter for me yet
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Re: Beinn an Lochain

Postby magicdin » Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:16 pm

jonny616 wrote:
magicdin wrote:It is a terrific wee ridge isn't it - glad to see you got a good day for it :thumbup:


Thanks Magicdin

I really enjoyed its. Looking for something similar for next tuesday any suggestions?



If you are still thinking of Arrochar area Ben Donich/Brack is a good combination
The Brack combined with the Graham Cnoc Choinnich is also a good wee outing via Coilessan Glen
(Will be muddy - but everywhere is just now)
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Re: Beinn an Lochain

Postby soulminer » Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:24 pm

It certainly is a fine walkers hill, and the views are amazing :)
Have only done it in winter, but would recommend any revisit under those conditions- a different hill indeed.
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Re: Beinn an Lochain

Postby smiffysmc » Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:08 pm

Great report and pictures. I'd really like to do this hill,hopefully before winter really sets in.

As mentioed before,Ben Donich is a great hill. It was my first Corbett and sure the views would have been excellent,if it wasn't for the Clag. :lol:

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Re: Beinn an Lochain

Postby Bod » Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:58 pm

Yes, enjoyed that one you guys, great walk! :)
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