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Garbh Bheinn & the return of the Midge

Garbh Bheinn & the return of the Midge


Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue May 29, 2012 9:42 pm

Route description: Garbh Bheinn, Loch Leven

Corbetts included on this walk: Garbh Bheinn (Loch Leven)

Date walked: 28/05/2012

Time taken: 4.3 hours

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Parked up just before the bridge near the farm. There are two well worn paths at the start with one taking you round the initial steep ascent and the other taking you up the steep ascent. We went round taking the less steep option as it was such a warm day, not because we're lazy sods :wink: On the way down we took the more direct steeper option :) After taking the easier option we were on the ridge making our way to the summit. There are a few faulse summitson this ridge but a very enjoyable walk that had a bit of everything from grassy terrain to rocky terrain to a wee bit scrambling and also some scree, the scree being the worst part of it. Once on the summit we had an early lunch as most of us had been up since between 4 and 5 o'clock with the exception of Jimmy and Mo who got the longest lie in. We were on the summit for around 1 hour enjoying the views and fine weather but not enjoying the return of the Midge. This was my first walk this year where they have been out. A great day was had and long may this fine weather continue and not too much effort required for some lovely views :D
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The start

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Pap of Glen Coe


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Mamores

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Loch Leven

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Garbh Bheinn

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Aonach Eagach

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The ridge

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Rocky section

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Ridge

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The scree section

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Alan almost past the scree

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Ben Nevis

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The Mamores

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Loch Eilde Mor

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Blackwater res

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Expedition leader
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Beinn a' Chrulaiste

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Glen Coe

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Aonach Eagach Ridge

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The Pap & beyond

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Lunch

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Summit photo

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On our way down

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Down again

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Oi wait on me
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Johnny Corbett
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Re: Garbh Bheinn & the return of the Midge

Postby soulminer » Tue May 29, 2012 9:53 pm

Certainly one I have been looking at for a mid week day off. As I see, good for views :lol:
How is the sheep situation- dog friendly ?
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Re: Garbh Bheinn & the return of the Midge

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue May 29, 2012 9:57 pm

soulminer wrote:Certainly one I have been looking at for a mid week day off. As I see, good for views :lol:
How is the sheep situation- dog friendly ?


Didn't notice any sheep so dog friendly there. There is a wee scramble though but you can avoid it by going round the other side of the hump
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Re: Garbh Bheinn & the return of the Midge

Postby monty » Wed May 30, 2012 10:54 am

Nice set of photos Johnny. Looks like a nice scramble can be had if chosen too. Yep the midges are out. Hundreds of the blighters at loch Mullardock Dam last week. Its going to be a painful summer :lol: :lol:
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Re: Garbh Bheinn & the return of the Midge

Postby ChrisW » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:43 am

Another cracker JC, looked bloody steep in places :shock: great photos of a lovely hike....would have been better without the dreaded midge eh :lol:
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Re: Garbh Bheinn & the return of the Midge

Postby jimandandrea » Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:10 pm

Excellent views you got there. A grand day out. I liked the expedition leader pic :wink: :lol:
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Re: Garbh Bheinn & the return of the Midge

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:55 am

Cheers it's a definate must do Corbett this one :)
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