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Knoydart day 1, 3 loonies & me head to Luinne Bheinn

Knoydart day 1, 3 loonies & me head to Luinne Bheinn


Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue May 01, 2012 1:45 pm

Route description: Luinne Bheinn and Meall Bhuidhe, Inverie, Knoydart

Munros included on this walk: Luinne Bheinn, Meall Buidhe (Knoydart)

Date walked: 28/04/2012

Time taken: 10 hours

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The walk started from the Knoydart Bunkhouse, where we were based for our 2 days of walking. Mountain Thyme had 4 Munros till compleation, 3 of them on Knoydart so myself and my walking buddies Jimmy and Mo decided to join her on this penultimate trip and with us coming Mountain Thyme was guaranteed perfect weather 8) . We arrived at Inverie on the Friday at 3pm, checked into the bunkhouse then had a few beers before our first walk on the Saturday. Jimmy & Mo coped ok on the Saturday as they are both alkies and used to hard days after a night on the drink but myself and Mountain Thyme struggled slightly :D . The walk took 10 hours in total, taking in the Munros Meall Buidhe and Luinne Bheinn. As said we left from the bunkhouse at 07.30am taking the track up Gleann an Dubh-Lochain, leaving it just after the memorial monument where another track led through Gleann Meadail. After crossing the second bridge we started the climb upto the ridge, this was where the evenings drinking started to take effect as it was reasonably steep and the sun was out making it hard going. Eventually we made it to the ridge and onwards to Meall Bhuidhe, with the views enroute and onto Luinne Bheinn being amongst the best we had ever seen. From Meall Bhuidhe we continued down and round the curving ridge and onto Luinne Bheinn and from here down to Mam Barrisdale and the path back to the bothy. I struggled with the last few kilometers due to a sore foot and was concerned i wasn't going to make it out on the Sunday but after Mo suggesting i take an Ibuprofen i was a right as rain on the Sunday. Luckily i also had my summer boots for the Sunday as 10hours in the Meindles were maybe a bit long as Mountain Thyme also struggled in her Meindles but she wasn't clever enough to bring two pairs of boots. :lol:

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Meall Bhuidhe

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The second bridge

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Inverie Bay

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The hard core alkies gain the ridge

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View back to the Bay

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Ladhar Bheinn

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On our way up the ridge

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View on way up

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The ridge

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Views to Skye

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The summit

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Ladhar Bheinn

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Luinne Bheinn

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Sgurr na Ciche

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Ben Aden

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On way to Luinne Bheinn

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Route down Meall Bhuidhe

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Sgurr na Ciche

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Towards Rum

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Loch Quioch Mountains

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Meall Bhuidhe

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Loch Hourn

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Luinne Bheinn summit

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Ladhar Bheinn

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On our way down
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Re: Knoydart day 1, 3 loonies & me head to Luinne Bheinn

Postby jonny616 » Tue May 01, 2012 1:51 pm

Great stuff. Have not been to Knoydart yet something i hope to address this year 8)
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Re: Knoydart day 1, 3 loonies & me head to Luinne Bheinn

Postby kevsbald » Tue May 01, 2012 1:54 pm

Brilliant stuff! Well done all.
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Re: Knoydart day 1, 3 loonies & me head to Luinne Bheinn

Postby Jock McJock » Tue May 01, 2012 2:16 pm

Nice one and well done to MT, getting close now :D Some lovely pics there too :D
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Re: Knoydart day 1, 3 loonies & me head to Luinne Bheinn

Postby dooterbang » Tue May 01, 2012 7:16 pm

What a day for it.

That MT can fair swally :shock:
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Re: Knoydart day 1, 3 loonies & me head to Luinne Bheinn

Postby soulminer » Tue May 01, 2012 7:26 pm

A cracker indeed 8) Such a terrific area to wander about it :thumbup:
My personal fav was the round of Coire Dhorcail- gobsmacked with the views :shock:
Enjoy, and hope the weather held for Ladhar Bhein :thumbup:
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Re: Knoydart day 1, 3 loonies & me head to Luinne Bheinn

Postby monty » Tue May 01, 2012 7:39 pm

superb Johnny. Fantastic views all round. Nearly finished MT :shock: 8) :D
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Re: Knoydart day 1, 3 loonies & me head to Luinne Bheinn

Postby mgmt! » Tue May 01, 2012 9:43 pm

well done all, looks like you got some great weather :D
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Re: Knoydart day 1, 3 loonies & me head to Luinne Bheinn

Postby Paula Hubens » Tue May 01, 2012 10:14 pm

Ahh (deep sigh), I love this part of Scotland. Thanks for the report and pictures Johnny :D
(Enjoy your last 2 Munros MT!)
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Re: Knoydart day 1, 3 loonies & me head to Luinne Bheinn

Postby Bod » Wed May 02, 2012 12:14 am

Ah! :D :D :D Great to see you all up in Knoydart, a favourite place of mine including the extended area too. I was up these two with my Maths teacher back in the 80's after a group of all camped in Barrisadale Bay for a few nights at the end of a summer term. What a fantastic school trip that was :D :D :D
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Re: Knoydart day 1, 3 loonies & me head to Luinne Bheinn

Postby Alan S » Wed May 02, 2012 2:35 pm

Well done to you all for this :D And what great weather for these hills 8)
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Re: Knoydart day 1, 3 loonies & me head to Luinne Bheinn

Postby gammy leg walker » Wed May 02, 2012 6:54 pm

Beautiful pictures JC.

Nearly there MT.
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Re: Knoydart day 1, 3 loonies & me head to Luinne Bheinn

Postby mountain thyme » Wed May 02, 2012 7:35 pm

excellent johnny.. thanks to all 3 of you for a great weekend :D
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Re: Knoydart day 1, 3 loonies & me head to Luinne Bheinn

Postby Ranger » Wed May 02, 2012 11:19 pm

I walked past you guys descending Luinne Bheinn :D A brief 'cracking day' was exchanged if I recall
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Re: Knoydart day 1, 3 loonies & me head to Luinne Bheinn

Postby mountain thyme » Wed May 02, 2012 11:59 pm

Ranger wrote:I walked past you guys descending Luinne Bheinn :D A brief 'cracking day' was exchanged if I recall

aye brief! you werenay for stopping to have a chat with us :D
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