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Gulvain

Gulvain


Postby gman » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:15 pm

Route description: Gulvain, near Kinlocheil

Munros included on this walk: Gulvain

Date walked: 27/03/2013

Time taken: 6.15 hours

Distance: 21.5 km

Ascent: 1246m

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Left the parking layby about 8.15, a lorry had got stuck under the railway bridge when I arrived but managed to get free just as I left. Took the bike for this one as there was a long walk in :D Over the road & through a gate onto the landrover track, there's a steep uphill climb then descent on the right side of the burn. Got easier once over the bridge and on to the left bank. Gulvain soon comes into view, the hills I'd passed in Crianlarich, Glen coe etc were covered head to toe in snow, much less on this one:
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Ditched bike at the walled field:
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Then branched right at the cairn:
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And up the steep grassy hill, eventually got to snowy bit:
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Weather looking good so far, looking west to Srugg Thuilm:
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Back down the glen:
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East:
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After relentless uphill slog, got to the shoulder at 855m. Both peaks now in view:
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Lovely cylindrical trig point at top1:
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Then onwards:
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Ridge gets narrow:
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Looking back, snow deep in places:
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Summit, weather turning cloudy now:
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So didn't hang about, back on the ridge:
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Snow coming down now, same view from trig point on south top:
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Over towards Sgurr Thuilm again, the return is on the same route but at least the weather's giving some variety.
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East:
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And back down to the glen, only fell over once on the steep descent which must be some kind of record for me:
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Back to bike, more downhill bits on the cycle back which was nice. Some flurries of snow on the drive back but the sun was out & all the hills down to Loch Lomond looking great :D
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Re: Gulvain

Postby soapy27 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:38 pm

Great photos again gman :clap:
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Re: Gulvain

Postby Mountainlove » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:21 pm

Brilliant photos! Curently I am excited seing snow free photos...but the snow covered tops just look amazing! :D
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Re: Gulvain

Postby pollyh33 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:11 pm

Fantastic report gman and very very timely :D :D

I'm heading up to Gulvain tomorrow, so it was smashing seeing photos of the conditions that await me :thumbup: :thumbup:

Cheers P X
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Re: Gulvain

Postby gman » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:16 pm

Cheers, these hills seem to be protected from the worst of the snow. Conditions are ideal for a steep uphill slog :D
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Re: Gulvain

Postby The Rodmiester » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:11 am

Some cracking and dramatic photographs, looks a good hard day :clap:
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