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Beinn Fhada and A'Ghlas-beinn

Beinn Fhada and A'Ghlas-beinn


Postby pigeon » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:54 pm

Munros included on this walk: A' Ghlas-bheinn, Beinn Fhada

Date walked: 01/06/2013

Time taken: 8.5 hours

Distance: 19.9 km

Ascent: 1814m

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This was day 2 of a long weekend trip,yesterday seen us breaking our Skye duck on Blaven but with no luck with the summit views there we hoped Saturday would be a different story.Braw morning as myself,Kev ,Gav,Ian,Chris and Jake the dug set off from the outdoor centre at Morvich towards Gleann Choinneachain and up the stalkers path which evetually splits after some big ziggy zags,right for Beinn Fhada or left for A Ghlas -beinn.
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Gavin shows Chris the way up the Glen
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view back down Gleann Choinneachain
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Beinn Fhada first so upwards again towards Coire Gorm,a great quiet spot this so we had a breather before heading up more zig zags.
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Ian and Kev down in Coire Gorm
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the Sisters make their first appearance
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Gleann Lichd,hostel down there somewhere
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Ian approaches the top
The ground levels a bit for the last km to Beinn Fhada,what a viewpoint ,sat and looked at the hills we still had to do,Affrics and the Ceathreamhnan groups and cast our minds back to our adventures on the Sisters ,Brothers etc,magic :lol:
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Gavin admires the very fine views from Beinn Fhada
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Decided the best way to A Ghlas-beinn would be to re-trace our steps to the split in the path,descending from Meall a'Bhealaich looked steep so took the safe option,Kev also decided he'd had plenty for the day and he could head back down from here to the car park.About 100m of ascent sees you to the high point of the Bealach,a great viewpoint this down Gleann Lichd towards the Alltbeithe hostel.
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Chris and Gavin in the Bealach an Sgairne
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Loch a' Bhealaich
We start climbing toward A Ghlas beinn and the weather takes a turn for the worse,waterproofs on as it pours down for about 40 minutes,so no views from to top today :(
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top of a rather damp A Ghlas-beinn
No hanging around either and we set off towards A'Mhuic for the steepish grassy descent towards the forest track.
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better now,views down to Loch Duich
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Jake and Beinn Fhada behind
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zoomed
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Loch Duich again
It's a pleasant stroll from here back to the centre and we reach the cars in around 8 and a half hours(for the whole walk,not the stroll along the forest track :lol: ),back to the Kintail Lodge Hotel for a swift ale and to set plans in motion for day 3 of our trip. :wink:
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Loch Duich yet again,in the evening

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Re: Beinn Fhada and A'Ghlas-beinn

Postby Fife Flyer » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:55 pm

Great report, sounds like a bit of a trek, you can rely on the weather though :(
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Re: Beinn Fhada and A'Ghlas-beinn

Postby rockhopper » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:51 pm

another one of my favourite areas (seem to have quite a lot of them :roll: ) - looked a bit on the damp side which is a pity....still you did make up for it the next day ! - cheers :)
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Re: Beinn Fhada and A'Ghlas-beinn

Postby pigeon » Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:08 pm

Fife Flyer wrote:Great report, sounds like a bit of a trek, you can rely on the weather though :(
rockhopper wrote:another one of my favourite areas (seem to have quite a lot of them :roll: ) - looked a bit on the damp side which is a pity....still you did make up for it the next day ! - cheers :)
Ach a wee shower,wasn't that bad,deprived us of summit views from AGB though but the first time the waterproofs have been out for a while so can't complain :wink:
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Re: Beinn Fhada and A'Ghlas-beinn

Postby PeteR » Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:23 pm

Another cracker pigeon :D Did these in tgwo trips. Beinn Fhada in the snow was the best of the two for sure :D Think I had the same views as you from A'Ghlas Beinn :lol:
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Re: Beinn Fhada and A'Ghlas-beinn

Postby Collaciotach » Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:30 pm

Grand ... yet to do these a long ish day it would seem to be :D
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Re: Beinn Fhada and A'Ghlas-beinn

Postby SusieThePensioner » Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:37 pm

A good walk and some great photos :thumbup:
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Re: Beinn Fhada and A'Ghlas-beinn

Postby Ian Bayne » Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:32 pm

A good day out morning ok afternoon scattered drizzle ( mwis having a laugh with its self) how I hate false tops
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Re: Beinn Fhada and A'Ghlas-beinn

Postby pigeon » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:35 pm

Cheers Pete and Suzie,nics pics again Ian :D
Collaciotach wrote:Grand ... yet to do these a long ish day it would seem to be :D
Quite a long day Collaciotach,great stalkers path though takes you well into Fhada's upper reaches.
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