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Lonely in Glen Etive

Lonely in Glen Etive


Postby pigeon » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:29 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Fhionnlaidh, Sgor na h-Ulaidh

Date walked: 14/10/2012

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 17.3 km

Ascent: 1570m

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On my tod today ,for various reasons none of the regular gang were available(Charlie Kev and Chris all lying reekin' o booze someplace,Ian getting his motor fixed,Jim still kiddin' on he can play golf and Gavin hangin' of the side o a Corbett somewhere :lol: )so Johnny no mates headed for Glen Etive to tidy up some un finished business.Sgurr na h Ulaidh and Beinn Fhionnlaidh were the ones and i dunno why but never fancied these 2 up till now.Maybe it was the big drop between them or the boggy start but they had to be done sometime and today was it.Up through the woods ,out on to the open hillside(boggy)steeply up to Ulaidh ,back down ,follow the fence ,pick a steep line up to Fionnlaidh's 841 top(or there abouts),continue up to Fhionnlaidh,take loads o pics,re trace steps a bit,drop down to meall nan ghobar,follow boggy path to the rickety bridge,crawl across bridge :lol: ,follow forest track back to car.Simples :lol: .Did i miss the gang?..................Na :lol: .(only kiddin boys,see ye's on the next one) :thumbup:
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Ben Starav from Invercharnan
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first view of Sgurr n h Ulaidh
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Fionnlaidh and it's 841 point
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Well done big Andra
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AE ridge from Ulaidh
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Beinn Maol Chalium
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steep route up to Fionnlaidh
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Starav and the gang
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Beinn Trilleachan and Beinn Sgulaird
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Fhionnlaidh,good walking now
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Beinn Fhionnlaidh trig
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smashin' views from the top
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good bit of snow on the Ben
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Trilleachan
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Beinn Sgulaird
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Beinn a Bheither
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Starav Trilleachan and Loch Etive
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Starav again
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YIKES!!!!If Carsberg did bridges ,this would no be it!
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back end of the Bookles
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Dalness,nice pad
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Re: Lonely in Glen Etive

Postby Paula Hubens » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:39 pm

Nice one pigeon! Looking forward to doing these next year. Those views are great 8) , but that bridge :eh:
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Re: Lonely in Glen Etive

Postby basscadet » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:57 pm

Aye, a good effort :clap: and nice to see some pics of what these look like when they arent coated in clag :D
I was going to do a similar route, but got blown off h'ulaidh and had to go back for Fionnlaidh.. a poor effort on my part :lol:
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Re: Lonely in Glen Etive

Postby Frigate » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:12 pm

There's nothing like good company and a wee swallie except for a good walk. Nice one, we'd have only held you back, Christine is getting faster but not yet!!!
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Re: Lonely in Glen Etive

Postby Ian Bayne » Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:51 pm

Looks like you had a cracker of a day you could have picked up the dog and talked to him all day Car all better now ,still doing the Nevis pair this weekend?.
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Re: Lonely in Glen Etive

Postby soulminer » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:02 pm

Sometimes it is a pleasure to be on your own in the middle of nowhere- ahh the solitude :lol: Used the same route, but twice -did them individually, but with company :)
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Re: Lonely in Glen Etive

Postby PeteR » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:21 pm

These two together look like a tough old trip pigeon. Good effort to get them both bagged though :D
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Re: Lonely in Glen Etive

Postby gammy leg walker » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:09 pm

Braw pics,thats a 2 hill toughie.

PS I walked across that shooglie bridge
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Re: Lonely in Glen Etive

Postby rockhopper » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:34 pm

Great day for it pigeon - just can't get enough of Glen Etive....even better when the midges have gone :thumbup: Can be good to get out on your own - lovely area for reflecting as you go - looks like you enjoyed it - cheers :)
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Re: Lonely in Glen Etive

Postby pigeon » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:37 pm

Paula Hubens wrote:Nice one pigeon! Looking forward to doing these next year. Those views are great 8) , but that bridge :eh:
Glen Etive is crackin' Paula,think it's going to feature in the new James Bond film,you'll love it :wink:
basscadet wrote:Aye, a good effort :clap: and nice to see some pics of what these look like when they arent coated in clag :D
I was going to do a similar route, but got blown off h'ulaidh and had to go back for Fionnlaidh.. a poor effort on my part :lol:
Can imagine finding that way up Fionnlaidh would be pretty tricky in the clag BC so no discrace in bailing oot likes :thumbup:
Frigate wrote:There's nothing like good company and a wee swallie except for a good walk. Nice one, we'd have only held you back, Christine is getting faster but not yet!!!
Ha ha cheers Kev,straight into the Ashmaan again after this one,Clippers idea no mine :lol: :lol: and noroadwork incidents on the way home either :lol:
Ian Bayne wrote:Looks like you had a cracker of a day you could have picked up the dog and talked to him all day Car all better now ,still doing the Nevis pair this weekend?.
Aye keep eyes on the weather Ian,either them or East to the Gorms,be in touch :thumbup:
soulminer wrote:Sometimes it is a pleasure to be on your own in the middle of nowhere- ahh the solitude :lol: Used the same route, but twice -did them individually, but with company :)
Cheers.
Seen a couple beggining to climb Ulaidh as i was plotting my way up Findlay but apart from that seen no one and spoke to no one all day,it was magic SM :D
PeteR wrote:These two together look like a tough old trip pigeon. Good effort to get them both bagged though :D
Was no that bad pete,different story if the weather had been rough though :crazy:
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Re: Lonely in Glen Etive

Postby pigeon » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:39 pm

gammy leg walker wrote:Braw pics,thats a 2 hill toughie.

PS I walked across that shooglie bridge
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Like your style there Gammy,glad as i was on my own ,no one there to take pictures of me crawling across it :lol: :lol:
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Re: Lonely in Glen Etive

Postby pigeon » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:42 pm

rockhopper wrote:Great day for it pigeon - just can't get enough of Glen Etive....even better when the midges have gone :thumbup: Can be good to get out on your own - lovely area for reflecting as you go - looks like you enjoyed it - cheers :)
Cheers RH ,only Beinn Sgulaird left down there Munro wise,consulted ma Corbett book though and found loads of reasons to re visit Glen Etive,bring it on :lol: :lol:
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Re: Lonely in Glen Etive

Postby Gavin99 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:37 pm

Nice one , that looks like a handy way you went up Fionnlaidh :shock:
Ian is right , you should have brought Jake for the company 8)
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Re: Lonely in Glen Etive

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:57 pm

Cracking day you got. Looks a good route from this side :D
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Re: Lonely in Glen Etive

Postby pigeon » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:05 pm

Cheers Gavin and Johnny,picked the best day of the weekend for it,Saturday wiz rotten :(
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