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My First Moutain

My First Moutain


Postby Beckie » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:53 pm

Route description: Beinn Ghobhlach

Grahams included on this walk: Beinn Ghobhlach

Date walked: 27/12/2011

Time taken: 4 hours

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Having lived in front of Beinn Ghoblach since I was 11, but never having made it to the summit, when home for Christmas in 2011 I decided that after 11 years, it was finally time to climb it and lose my mountaineering virginity! My dad had climbed it wearing wellies but I decided my sturdy trainers would be more comfortable (yes my feet were soaked by the time I got home). It wasn't a bad day, I had planned to go on boxing day to work off Christmas dinner but it was very windy so I held off for the 27th. My mum and dad made me take a compass and a map just in case, only I forgot to pick them up off the kitchen table :crazy: such a rookie! I took the dog with me though so I was confidentish she could guide me back down! About 5 minutes into the ascent:
Windmill.jpg


The first part was definitely the hardest as I literally went straight up the hill which was very steep. The only plus point was that it wasn't boggy at this point! The first glimpse of the peaks:
First Glimpse.jpg


When I reached the first plateau I finally got some good views.
panoramic.jpg


An Teallach.jpg


Hurry Up.jpg


The scree near the top:
Scree.jpg


I took the straight up route to the summit, yet again such a rookie!
Should have gone the other way.jpg


Then realised the easier way...
The less than vertical route.jpg


But finally reached the top!
Summit.jpg


Yay.jpg


Fen.jpg


I walked along the ridge which gave me a good view of the Scoraig peninsular:
DSC_0131.JPG


Made it back down unscathed, although lesson learnt about appropriate clothing, had the top half right but just jeans (comfy but too cold), trainers and gaiters weren't enough! Christmas dinner was well and truly burnt off :D

The route I took:

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Re: My First Moutain

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:03 pm

That looks an interesting wee hill with lots of nice views from the summit, hope you enjoyed your day, and by now no doubt you have climbed a few more mountains. I look forward to seeing some more of your trip reports.
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Re: My First Moutain

Postby hills » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:49 pm

What a fine hill to be your first, well done on climbing it. :D
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Re: My First Moutain

Postby Tomsie » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:10 am

Well done on your hill, like the photo of peninsula :clap:
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Re: My First Moutain

Postby RicKamila » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:16 am

Nice report. Love the last two photos!!
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Re: My First Moutain

Postby ScottishLeaf » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:19 am

That looks like a cracking hill, my friends are moving to Stornoway in the summer... might just pack my boots for the house warming party!
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Re: My First Moutain

Postby Fudgie » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:47 am

I love the picture of the dog. Master of all he sees :wink:
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Re: My First Moutain

Postby Beckie » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:43 pm

Fudgie wrote:I love the picture of the dog. Master of all he sees :wink:


Queen of all she sees :wink:
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Re: My First Moutain

Postby Beckie » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:44 pm

ScottishLeaf wrote:That looks like a cracking hill, my friends are moving to Stornoway in the summer... might just pack my boots for the house warming party!


If you're getting the Ullapool ferry you should definitely stop off there for a few nights! More to climb than on the Isle of Lewis!
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