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Beinn a'Ghlo

Beinn a'Ghlo


Postby nzt2011 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:41 am

Route description: Beinn a'Ghlo

Munros included on this walk: Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain, Carn Liath (Beinn a'Ghlo), Carn nan Gabhar

Date walked: 17/03/2012

Time taken: 8 hours

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Set off from the car park around 8am in glorious spring like sunshine! We could see the first objective of the day straight ahead, to be honest you can't really miss Carn Liath and the big scarred path up to the summit...it's visible for miles. Along the farm track road, turned left at the hut and began what would be a fairly tiring but great day out :)
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Hut can be seen bottom middle, turn off here
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Kyle nearing the summit of Carn Liath...note snow skies!
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In one direction we have this from the 1st summit.....
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quick 180 degree rotation...the ridge ahead and the changing face of Scottish weather!


A couple of quick summit pics and we were on our way, looking at the great ridge ahead.
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Kyle atop #1
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your author posing...
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on the way over the ridge


It was at this point on the ridge the horizontal snow started coming in! Goggles and waterproofs on and happily marching on along the broad and weaving ridge
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looking back from the ascent to munro #2
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#2 complete....our last target for the day in the distance Carn nan Ghabar
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Pano looking back...views were fantastic
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happy as larry! couldny be happier....
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having a break before climbing CnG
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the big chaps of the cairngorms in the distance


Had a quick refuel of bovril and a rather nice nip from a couple's hipflask from Inverness, and made our way back down...for the long, long walk back to the car. Was a great day out and definitely one I'd do again...a whole traverse in the snow would be amazing to do there.[attachment=0]DSCF2220.JPG
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Re: Beinn a'Ghlo

Postby monarchming » Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:50 am

Good report and pics nzt and I am heading off tomorrow to do these 3 Munros. :D
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Re: Beinn a'Ghlo

Postby nzt2011 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:55 am

Enjoy and thanks :) ....the long walk back is a bit dull and boggy, if I had the energy and was fit enough I would have done the whole thing in reverse after reaching summit 3
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