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Beinn Mhanach - The long and winding road

Beinn Mhanach - The long and winding road


Postby jwramsay » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:42 pm

Route description: Beinn Mhanach

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Mhanach

Date walked: 18/08/2012

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 25 km

Ascent: 953m

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On Saturday 18th August 2012, I had enough time to bag a single munro. 2 hours drive in, 2 hours drive home, 2 hours walk in, 2 hours walk out and 3 hours up and down, means 11 hours of the day expended in bagging this 1 munro - Beinn Mhanach (3127 feet/953m), the last remaining unbagged Orchy Hill for Peter and I.

The long walk in is superb, but if you have a bike - use it!! You ford the river 7 times in and 7 times back and know you have good bits of you finish with dry feet!

This walk shows a superb route up Beinn Dorain, right up the front which looks like a very easy ascent.

The walk in/out is just super, great track, lovely scenery, easy going.

The climb is relentless by quick, with views of Glen Lyon opening up nicely. The summit has a cairn and good views over to the Lawers Range and an appreciation of the steepness of An Stuc!

7 hours from start to finish.

Beinn Dorain & The Viaduct
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The long and winding road:
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The road goes on and on and on:
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Dougie at the summit baring his flag again:
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Dougie has a rest at the summit cairn:
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Peter eyes up the scenery:
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Loch Lyon with the Lawers Range in the distance:
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The descent back to the meandering river path:
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Andy, Dougie and Peter with the long walk out and viaduct:
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A look back to the featureless lump that is Beinn Mhanach:
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Creag Mhar & Beinn Heasgarnich:
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Closeup of Creag Mhar:
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A look down back down the valley to the route start:
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The viaduct:
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Short youtube video of our day:
http://youtu.be/cmleEAfM8hU?hd=1

Does anyone know how to embed youtube links? Used to work I'm sure? MOD: Just paste the link into your post (no need for any URL tags)
Last edited by jwramsay on Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:45 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Beinn Mhanach - The long and winding road

Postby PeteR » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:58 pm

Some lovely photos there :D :D When I did this one I saw nothing.......but clag :lol: So it's good to see what I missed :D
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Re: Beinn Mhanach - The long and winding road

Postby LeithySuburbs » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:59 pm

Very much one for a dry spell I reckon :think: . What effect are you using in the pics?
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Re: Beinn Mhanach - The long and winding road

Postby jwramsay » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:38 am

It's a filter plugin for Adobe Photoshop called HDR Pro by Nik s/w

The light wasn't that great on Saturday, so needed a little "something" to bring the features out.
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Re: Beinn Mhanach - The long and winding road

Postby quoman » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:37 am

stunning photo's liked the Loch Lyon with the Lawers Range, and a quick time to... we had a hit and a miss day when we did it.
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Re: Beinn Mhanach - The long and winding road

Postby ChrisW » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:58 pm

That really is a long walk in JW, looks like all the work comes at the end then a long walk out again, beautiful valley down to the viaduct though....even with 7 river crossings :D
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Re: Beinn Mhanach - The long and winding road

Postby jmarkb » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:08 pm

LeithySuburbs wrote:Very much one for a dry spell I reckon


An alternative is go from Achallader Farm via the Dothaidh/Achaladair col: there is a path most of the way and it probably takes about the same time. The bonus is that you can combine it with Beinn Achaladair (or even Beinn a' Chreachain).
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