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A' Ghlas-bheinn, Beinn Fhada
by gman » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:41 pm
Munros included on this walk: A' Ghlas-bheinn, Beinn Fhada
Date walked: 07/07/2013
Time taken: 7.2 hours
Distance: 24.5 km
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Was going to watch the Wimbledon final on Sunday, but the weather looked good & Murray had no chance anyway so it was up at 4am and off to Kintail.
Parked opposite the campsite, there's limited parking further up at the outdoor centre though. Over a bridge then footpath signed falls of Glomach:
leads all the way to the bealach between Fhada and A'Ghlas-bheinn.
Over a burn then turn off at the cairn for Fhada.
Path leads to a corrie & continues up the wall.
Up on the ridge, stony here but then gets boggy so staying close to the crags on the left is probably the best bet.
Mullach Fraoch-coire & Ciste Dubh:
Trig point & interesting descent ridge...which I'm not taking cos I'm bagging the 2. I'll be back.
Gleann Gaorsaic & Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan:
Then back the same way, nice descent ridge again:
Up to the bealach.
Then there's a big cairn and a rough path branches off to A'Ghlas-bheinn.
Back down to Loch a'Bhealaich on the other side of the bealach.
False summits before the top.
Fhada descent ridge again. Which I didn't take.
Finally the true summit.
Fhada from the cairn.
Stony path at the start of the descent.
Disappears in the bog.
Steep grass leads down to a bridge at the plantation.
Landrover track at the bridge, turn left.
Leads through a meadow witha derelict cottage. I continued on the landrover track, then realised I'd missed the cut off for the bridge.
So, back to the meadow & through the stile.
Over the bridge, then rejoined the path out. Met a few other walkers but they didn't know the tennis score. Back to Fhada:
Finally got a phone signal at Fort William & found out the news
by pigeon » Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:42 pm
by gman » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:53 am
pigeon wrote:Fine pictures gman,did this same walk recently and got totally soaked as we approached A Ghlas Beinn,good to see what the summit looks like now Cheers
And a fine summit it is...after all the false ones
by Gavin99 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:14 pm
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