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Beinn Fhionnlaidh from Creran

Beinn Fhionnlaidh from Creran


Postby jonny616 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:58 pm

Route description: Beinn Fhionnlaidh

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Fhionnlaidh

Date walked: 21/03/2012

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 15.2 km

Ascent: 980m

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Mid week sneaky peak time again. Tuesday was the day, which was a shame because it looked like being the worst weather day of the week, but hay ho.
As the weather looked poor most places west was chosen as I have hardly been west at all this year. Equally the weather did promise to get better as the day went on so no point rushing out the door at 05:30.
Picked up Mark in Dumbarton at 07:00 & on to Crianlarich to meet Andy, finally pulling into the parking area at Glen Creran & ready for the of 09:30, noting that the GPS had us at 7 meters. It’s been a while since I have done a sea level Munro, but I thought it would be good practice for getting on to the ridge in Kintail.
Followed the route detailed here & after about 20 mins we were at the track end & ready to hit the broad ridge. We had disturbed some stags already having there morning graze. The path at the end of the track soon disappears & once we reach the staggeringly high point of 200 meters we were in the clag. :lol:
Could always just make out the next rise, so on & on we go almost walking in to the first lochan as we could barely see it. From the lochans we picked up the path again & had it pretty much all the way to the summit. Very windy with no views, but pleased to have made it with good company.
Dropped back done for a lunch stop once we found a reasonably sheltered spot & cracked all the usual gags about picnics in Scotland & stunning views & then it started to lift. Mark went back up onto the ridge & after a ‘bloody hell look at this’ Andy & I joined him. We could see the sea! :lol:
The walk back done was pretty pleasant as the hills around us came & went.
A nice walk with no major incidents, but it is a bit of a slog.
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Parking Area
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Track goes left behind the middle cottage
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View of our target on the left
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End of the track
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End of the track
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slog
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lochan
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still slogging
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summit
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picnic in the clag
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Beinn Sgulaird & beyond
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Looking back up
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Beinn Sgulaird
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Fhionnlaith

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Re: Beinn Fhionnlaidh from Creran

Postby gammy leg walker » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:38 pm

After your last excursion this TR was a wee bit boring jonny :lol: :lol: :lol: glad you got back out, and hope you have managed to forget the last one mate.........................see you in Kintail
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Re: Beinn Fhionnlaidh from Creran

Postby pigeon » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:54 pm

You're no havin' much luck with the weather lately jonny,still good to have a drama free day now and again :lol:
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Re: Beinn Fhionnlaidh from Creran

Postby quoman » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:15 pm

Hi jonny,What can you do about the weather just got to get out.

I was at the hills at marmore lodge had the same weather as you :(
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Re: Beinn Fhionnlaidh from Creran

Postby Jock McJock » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:09 pm

Nice wee report Jonny. Know we didn't get the weather all day but it was a good day on the hills. Once the clag lifted the views were pretty good. Told you it would lift :lol:
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Re: Beinn Fhionnlaidh from Creran

Postby SusieThePensioner » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:11 pm

jonny616 wrote:Mid week sneaky peak time again
Glad to see you had company this time and no bogs to give you that sinking feeling :D Still feel ill thinking of you stuck such a long way down :shock:

You may not have had good weather all day but its great to get out walking and have the photos showing what your day was like :)
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Re: Beinn Fhionnlaidh from Creran

Postby rockhopper » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:44 pm

Pity about the clag jonny as you do get some great views from the top - still, at least you had an enjoyable day :D {need to get my skates on, you'll be catching up again at this rate :lol: ] - cheers
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Re: Beinn Fhionnlaidh from Creran

Postby pollyh33 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:10 am

Looks like a fun but driech day out :lol: :lol:

Don't worry it will be all fun in the sun at Kintail 8) :lol:
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Re: Beinn Fhionnlaidh from Creran

Postby jonny616 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:11 am

pollyh33 wrote:Looks like a fun but driech day out :lol: :lol:

Don't worry it will be all fun in the sun at Kintail 8) :lol:


I do hope so. You working Tuesday?
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Re: Beinn Fhionnlaidh from Creran

Postby jonny616 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:08 pm

gammy leg walker wrote:After your last excursion this TR was a wee bit boring jonny :lol: :lol: :lol: glad you got back out, and hope you have managed to forget the last one mate.........................see you in Kintail


Cheers mate. I did offer to jump in the lochan :lol: & i took a fair bit of stick :lol: 7 days & counting 8)
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Re: Beinn Fhionnlaidh from Creran

Postby jonny616 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:11 pm

pigeon wrote:You're no havin' much luck with the weather lately jonny,still good to have a drama free day now and again :lol:


I've definitely sinned in a previous life :lol:

quoman wrote:Hi jonny,What can you do about the weather just got to get out.

I was at the hills at marmore lodge had the same weather as you :(


When you gotta go you gotta go :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Beinn Fhionnlaidh from Creran

Postby jonny616 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:11 pm

pigeon wrote:You're no havin' much luck with the weather lately jonny,still good to have a drama free day now and again :lol:


I've definitely sinned in a previous life :lol:

quoman wrote:Hi jonny,What can you do about the weather just got to get out.

I was at the hills at marmore lodge had the same weather as you :(


When you gotta go you gotta go :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Beinn Fhionnlaidh from Creran

Postby jonny616 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:13 pm

SusieThePensioner wrote:
jonny616 wrote:Mid week sneaky peak time again
Glad to see you had company this time and no bogs to give you that sinking feeling :D Still feel ill thinking of you stuck such a long way down :shock:

You may not have had good weather all day but its great to get out walking and have the photos showing what your day was like :)


The company was good. It might be a while before i go out on my own :lol:
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Re: Beinn Fhionnlaidh from Creran

Postby jonny616 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:15 pm

Jock McJock wrote:Nice wee report Jonny. Know we didn't get the weather all day but it was a good day on the hills. Once the clag lifted the views were pretty good. Told you it would lift :lol:


It was a good day. Enjoyed your company. You get a 10 out of 10 for the weather prediction :lol: :lol:
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Re: Beinn Fhionnlaidh from Creran

Postby jonny616 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:18 pm

rockhopper wrote:Pity about the clag jonny as you do get some great views from the top - still, at least you had an enjoyable day :D {need to get my skates on, you'll be catching up again at this rate :lol: ] - cheers


Cheers RH. I don,t think you need to worry about me catching you up. I'll wake up one morning to see a 50k bike & walk around 9 munros report with your name attached :lol:
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