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Last minute Lochain

Last minute Lochain


Postby smiffysmc » Sun May 06, 2012 8:53 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn an Lochain

Date walked: 06/05/2012

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 5.5 km

Ascent: 720m

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Quick wee report for our morning on Beinn an Lochain.

Have not been out on the hills since my weekender at Lawers four weeks ago. I was on standby waiting for the arrival of my baby,who has now arrived and called Amelia. :D
With everything settled at home and the fact i'm now up throught the night a 5am start was nothing to head upto Butterbridge to stretch the legs. A txt to Martin 'Mears' had him packing his bag for the early start.

Pickin Mears up at 5am we arrived at the layby at 05.40, strangely we were the only ones there. :lol: The sun just catching the summit of our target.

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We booted up and were on our way by 05.45 !! Across the burn onto the slightly boggy other side then onto the drier pathway yards away. Navigation easy on the established path. With blue skys above and despite the cloud heading down Glen Kinglas things were lookin good for a morning on the hills. From previous reports i knew the views of surrounding hills would be fantastic. In no time at all,i wasn't proved wrong.

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As we followed the path things just got better.

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Gettin closer,it does look daunting but the path makes short work of the ascent. Mind you,there are some nice wee drops !!! Loch Restil was like a mirror,in fact......it was!!

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Further on we could see the final leg to the summit...were we really going up that ??

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Over to Ben Donich

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Ime,Beinn Luibhean,Narnain and the Cobbler

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At the Summit

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We walked as WH route and looped back onto the main track passing the Mini Lochain on the way.

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We were back at the car in 4 hours. It would have been quicker if it wasn't for the stopping for pictures and wee wanders,but thats what its all about. A fantastic walk in great conditions to get the legs working again.
A MUST for anyone who have completed the others in the 'Arrochar Alps' area.

Cheers.
Last edited by smiffysmc on Sun May 06, 2012 9:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Last minute Lochain

Postby RicKamila » Sun May 06, 2012 8:57 pm

Great photos, loving the mirrored lochs and a big congratulations on the birth of your daughter from both of us :-D :clap: :thumbup:
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Re: Last minute Lochain

Postby Gavin99 » Sun May 06, 2012 9:01 pm

Congratulations on the baby , nice photos too :D
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Re: Last minute Lochain

Postby smiffysmc » Sun May 06, 2012 9:04 pm

RicKamila wrote:Great photos, loving the mirrored lochs and a big congratulations on the birth of your daughter from both of us :-D :clap: :thumbup:


Cheers.Best thing, i was home in time to feed and change my daughter :lol: Maybe one day she'll join me on the hills. 8)
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Re: Last minute Lochain

Postby smiffysmc » Sun May 06, 2012 9:11 pm

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Re: Last minute Lochain

Postby davetherave » Sun May 06, 2012 9:14 pm

Congratulations on the safe arrival of your daughter.

I think this hill was a great choice for getting back into the hills.

I will certainly be doing this ex Munro again.

Super pics you seem to have captuted.
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Re: Last minute Lochain

Postby PeteR » Sun May 06, 2012 9:23 pm

Great pictures of a great hill :D One of my favourites :D

And congratulations of the arrival of your daughter :D Your life will never be the same again :lol:
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Re: Last minute Lochain

Postby smiffysmc » Mon May 07, 2012 9:29 pm

PeteR wrote:Great pictures of a great hill :D One of my favourites :D

And congratulations of the arrival of your daughter :D Your life will never be the same again :lol:


Never be the same..... That's true :)

Now I need two people's approval to get out to the hills! :D

Thanks for all the congratulations. :)
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