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Beinn Heasgarnich 2012

Beinn Heasgarnich 2012


Postby JonAksel » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:56 am

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Heasgarnich, Creag Mhor (Glen Lochay)

Date walked: 14/10/2012

Time taken: 9 hours

Distance: 20.4 km

Ascent: 1444m

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If you go against the stream, you will come to a Munro summit.
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Keep going.
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Some of the vegetation.
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The weather is not too promising but the sun is hiding behind there.
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You go through a boulder field.
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You make it to the ridge, but clag.
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The weather turns bad. 90 % rain and 10 % sleet.
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A lochan. This planet has got water.
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Coire Sheasgarnaich
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A nearby star.
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You just get a local view from Beinn Heasgarnich today.
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You take the compassbearing to keep on the ridge.
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Then the clag lifts.
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The next Munro is Creagh Mhor. You are wondering if it's going to be clag there too?
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When you look back, Beinn Heasgarnich is clear.
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That is Ben Challum.
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Fionn a'Ghlinne with Beinn a'Creachain in the North.
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You need a tropical fruit break. Would you give me the other half?
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View towards the Orchy's.
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The rainbow.
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Beinn Heasgarnich. The striped tiger mountain.
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Up against the stream again.
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Sunset from the Bealach between Creag Mhor and Meall Tionaill.
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Someone recognize this one?
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Ben Lui somewhere there.
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Ben Lui and some Corbetts.
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Blackish clouds over the Orchy's.
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You start realizing that it's not going to be a summit view as the top is covered with clag.
But the allmighty left a window for you to see your old friend Challum only.
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Backview to the top.
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The last glimpse of the sun.
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Glen Lochay.
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The SE ridge of Creag Mhor.
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Stob nan Clach.
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But it's getting dark.
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You are missing the bright summer evenings.
The route.

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JonAksel
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Munros:115   Corbetts:4
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Sub 2000:4   Hewitts:8
Wainwrights:8   
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Re: Beinn Heasgarnich 2012

Postby basscadet » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:16 am

Oh I love a bonny rainbow :) Your pics are awesome :clap:
Was up the other two over the glen on Saturday in way poorer conditions.. Glen Lochay is right nice though.. I'll be back for this two afore long me thinks :D
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Re: Beinn Heasgarnich 2012

Postby JonAksel » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:33 pm

basscadet wrote:Glen Lochay is right nice though.. I'll be back for this two afore long me thinks :D


I drove to the upper carpark along the Hydro maintenance road. But the zig-zag road up from Glen Lochay is not very well maintained itself, and you have to open two gates. If you have a car designed for tarmac, like mine, it's a bit risky to drive there, with really big holes. And I regretted my eagerness of gaining height that I would have to walk up in the evening anyway. I didn't want to drive the same way back so I continued over too Glen Lyon. And from that side the road was much better.
So: If you love your car, and absolutely have to go to the upper car park, it's better to approach from Glen Lyon.

Thank you very much for the comments. I enjoy to read your trip reports too, with a lot of wildbagging. :)
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Re: Beinn Heasgarnich 2012

Postby mrssanta » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:04 pm

that looks like a great day, I love it when the weather clears like that, and rainbows and a sunset as well :D
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