Many rivers to cross
by jonny616 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:13 pm
Route description: Beinn Mhanach
Munros included on this walk: Beinn Mhanach
Date walked: 19/02/2012
Time taken: 7.5 hours
Distance: 19.6 km
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Following our Sunday stroll down the Auch glen to Beinn Mhanach, I would like to start out by saying that I think this hill gets bad press. Sure the fact that Sunday was a good weather day helped, but even so it’s a great walk. The walk in & out up the Auch glen is lovely in spite of the 8 times you ford the river there & 8 back again. Some have railway sleepers & do not come over your boots, others require hop scotch on rocks & a couple a quick sprint, but our feet remained dry throughout (just).
When you reach the base of Mhanach you are then faced with a straight up steep & unrelenting in a Ben More stylee.
We started in sunshine & blue sky with good views of the target ahead, but with great views opening up behind us. Ben Lui looking particularly stunning. As we climbed the steep slopes the weather was changing with clouds building, but Ben Lui still below the cloud. From the summit 360 degrees of great views below the cloud.
As we descended we lost the top of Lui, then Dorain & eventually the top of Mhanach.
Met a guy on the way up & two ladies as we descended. One of them dressed head to toe in Haglofs & talked about needing to wear her nose warmer. Déjà vu or the twilight zone you decide.
by PeteR » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:26 pm
by pollyh33 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:09 pm
Fantastic photos all the way, so pleased that you got the best of the weather
As for the woman dressed head to toe in Haglofs.... , I'm so jealous!!!!
Hopefully heading there next again Friday, it will interesting to see how much snow will still be about after this week of super mega hot weather
Could mean those river crossings might be a bit more lively
REally like your first photo, still time to enter it in the competition
morag1 wrote:still time to enter it in the competition
ooops, just realised it's closed , never mind you can enter it in next months
by Graeme D » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:24 pm
by SusieThePensioner » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:12 pm
Was there someone in mind???jonny616 wrote:One of them dressed head to toe in Haglofs & talked about needing to wear her nose warmer. Déjà vu or the twilight zone you decide.
by pigeon » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:56 pm
by quoman » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:33 pm
done it 3weeks ago and i agree wi you its a nice hill if you get the views we were 20 mins from getting the viewsfrom the top
by Collaciotach » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:53 pm
by doogz » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:02 pm
Some good crisp shots in there
We done it in August and the rain poured incessantly so going was wet ...returning was like wading ....good tight gaiters and quick steps
Made sure I went back on a - 3 day and it was more a skating over the burns and rivers
Cheers for posting
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by steven65 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:53 pm
I was the guy making my way back down as you , Mille & your 2 mates were on the final pull up - my dog Oskar was a wee bit interested in Millie
I like you , thoroughly enjoyed the walk in very fair winter conditions. I chatted to the 2 ladies who were quite a wee bit behind you guys ,1 of the them is a membere here on WH , but i can`t recall her name , although she came from Grangemouth.
I`ve stuck on a foto of Oskar on top of the cairn in the cold wind, i was glad to get back down out of it for a warm cuppa.
Oskar on Beinn Mhanach
by gammy leg walker » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:54 pm
Nice report by the way.
by Klaasloopt » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:25 pm
I did this last March, but from the northern (Achaladair-) col.
by ChrisW » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:41 am