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Sunshine on Beinn a Ghlo

Sunshine on Beinn a Ghlo


Postby macq23 » Sun May 26, 2013 10:32 pm

Route description: Beinn a'Ghlo

Munros included on this walk: Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain, Carn Liath (Beinn a'Ghlo), Carn nan Gabhar

Date walked: 25/05/2013

Time taken: 8.3 hours

Distance: 20.9 km

Ascent: 1435m

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A cracking day out on the Beinn a Ghlo route. We did the route in anticlockwise to get the bog and the long walk out of the way first, so thanks to those who suggested that, it was a good shout! We walked around Carn Liath and Bheinn Bheag, then finally heading up the rigde of Airgoid Bheinn before reaching the first munro - Carn nan Gabhar, this took 4 hours to do. Then it was off to Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain before reaching the last Munro of the day, Carn Liath. Coming down Carn Liath was a bit ropey with our tired legs but we were glad it wasn't the bog and long farmer track back ;-) With the weather being absolutely delightful, giving great views all around, we all had a great day, very lucky we were :-) Here are the photos, enjoy :-)

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Arrived at the Car Park, and what a sight to behold Carn Liath is!

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Starting the walk with Carn Liath imposing the blue skyline

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Not going up Carn Liath, but doing the route in reverse

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Great view of Beinn a Ghlo

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We're going up that???! Yes!! Going up the Airgiod Bheinn ridge!

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This was actually Steep going!! ;-)

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Look back down from the ridge, with Carn Liath in the background

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Airgiod Bheinn ridge at the top

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The view of Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain

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Still a wee bit to go for the 1st munro of the day...cracking day though!

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Approaching the true summit of Carn nan Gabhar

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Me at Carn nan Gabhar summit, loving the views!

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Great views from the summit

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Moving onto the Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain which is on the right

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Upwards we go!

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The view of Airgiod Bheinn....did we really come up that way??? Yes my tiring legs told me!

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More cracking views from Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain

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Me at Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain

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The last munro of the day...Carn Liath...Let us tango!!

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Great view looking back at the hills we covered :-)

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Slowly but surely approaching Carn Liath summit!

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Me at Carn Liath summit.....and that lovely couple behind me too! flipping photobombers!!

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The somewhat steep descent down Carn Liath which my jelly legs struggled a bit with...wibble wobble!!

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And how to end the day....why by visiting theAtholl Arms Hotel for a pint :-) Don't know how I managed to get up off the grass though :P


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Last edited by macq23 on Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:54 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Sunshine on Beinn a Ghlo

Postby jmarkb » Mon May 27, 2013 8:41 am

macq23 wrote:A cracking day out on the Beinn a Ghlo route. We did the route in anticlockwise to get the bog and the long walk out of the way first, so thanks to those who suggested that, it was a good shout!


You're very welcome: glad you had a good day out!
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Re: Sunshine on Beinn a Ghlo

Postby quoman » Mon May 27, 2013 9:03 am

Nice report and if i ever did these hills again i wuold go the way you went that pint looked good :lol:
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