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Gooey, Lui and the Views

Gooey, Lui and the Views


Postby nobabody » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:28 pm

Route description: Ben Lui and Beinn a'Chleibh

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chleibh, Ben Lui

Date walked: 20/03/2012

Time taken: 6 hours

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Set of at 7.30 from Larbert with my mate Drew, for what promised to be a fine initiation into the hillwalking for him. A no bad drive up had us parked for 9 and ready to go. First the much maligned river crossing, smart move by the others we met at the carpark, they had wellies for the job, however a barefoot crossing for Drew and a wee drop icy water into ma boots was not how I'd planned it, but hey-ho.
Next the trudge up through the sludge, past the bridge and waterfall...
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and once clear of the forest, the views certainly made it worthwhile...
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Headed staight-ish for the bealach,
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enjoying the sunshine, cursing at the rain and laughing when it quickly changed to snow as we got higher.
Once on the bealach, enjoyed the view to the south
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then we decided to head for Beinn a' Chleibh, met a couple of guys on the climb up and had a bit of chat before pushing on to the summit.......hoorah at last i was standing on a cloud free munro top !!
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Great views all round and the impressive Ben Lui looked equally clear of cloud
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so after a few snapshots we headed back to the bealach before starting the climb up to our second summit of the day.
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After enduring the snow/hail being fired at us by the wind, we again passed a few folk on the climb before stopping for a quick bite and hot choca mocca. Another 20mins of climbing got us to the summit which was now immersed in cloud, typical !! however it slowly cleared enough for a few photos
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before headin back down for a slog through the bog and back to the car, this time caring not a jot about the river crossing as a change of clothes was in the car only 100m away.
All in all a fantastic day, four seasons, 2 munros and views to die for.
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Re: Gooey, Lui and the Views

Postby BoyVertiginous » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:35 pm

Nice one. Good thread title and coolly ignoring any mention of a cracking Brocken Spectre. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Gooey, Lui and the Views

Postby nobabody » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:47 pm

BoyVertiginous wrote:Nice one. Good thread title and coolly ignoring any mention of a cracking Brocken Spectre. Thanks for sharing.


cheers, i'd only heard of these "spectres" a few days before this walk, so you can imagine my delight and surprise when it appeared !! looked so much cooler at the time, photos really don't do it justice, thanks again
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Re: Gooey, Lui and the Views

Postby quoman » Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:15 pm

Nice one mate i see you speaking english in this report :lol: :lol: :lol: not like your last one jibber jabber :lol: :lol:
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Re: Gooey, Lui and the Views

Postby Caberfeidh » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:19 am

nobabody wrote:Set of at 7.30 from Larbert


Someone admits to living in Larbert?! :shock:
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Re: Gooey, Lui and the Views

Postby nobabody » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:45 pm

Caberfeidh wrote:
nobabody wrote:Set of at 7.30 from Larbert


Someone admits to living in Larbert?! :shock:


aye, am a Fifer thru and thru tho:D came here for work 23 yrs ago and they've imprisoned me with traffic lights, give me roundabouts anyday !!
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