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A' Ghlas-bheinn, Beinn Fhada

A' Ghlas-bheinn, Beinn Fhada


Postby 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

Ascent: 1838m

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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:
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Nice path...
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leads all the way to the bealach between Fhada and A'Ghlas-bheinn.
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Over a burn then turn off at the cairn for Fhada.
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Path leads to a corrie & continues up the wall.
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Up on the ridge, stony here but then gets boggy so staying close to the crags on the left is probably the best bet.
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A'Ghlas-bheinn:
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Glen Affric.
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Mullach Fraoch-coire & Ciste Dubh:
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Brothers ridge:
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Trig point & interesting descent ridge...which I'm not taking cos I'm bagging the 2. I'll be back.
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Cloudy Sisters:
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Gleann Gaorsaic & Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan:
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Then back the same way, nice descent ridge again:
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Up to the bealach.
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Then there's a big cairn and a rough path branches off to A'Ghlas-bheinn.
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Back down to Loch a'Bhealaich on the other side of the bealach.
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False summits before the top.
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Fhada descent ridge again. Which I didn't take.
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Finally the true summit.
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Fhada from the cairn.
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Gleann Gaorsaic:
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Stony path at the start of the descent.
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Disappears in the bog.
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Steep grass leads down to a bridge at the plantation.
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Landrover track at the bridge, turn left.
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Leads through a meadow witha derelict cottage. I continued on the landrover track, then realised I'd missed the cut off for the bridge.
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So, back to the meadow & through the stile.
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Over the bridge, then rejoined the path out. Met a few other walkers but they didn't know the tennis score. Back to Fhada:
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Finally got a phone signal at Fort William & found out the news :D
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Re: A' Ghlas-bheinn, Beinn Fhada

Postby pigeon » Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:42 pm

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 :D Cheers
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Re: A' Ghlas-bheinn, Beinn Fhada

Postby 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 :D Cheers


And a fine summit it is...after all the false ones :lol:
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Re: A' Ghlas-bheinn, Beinn Fhada

Postby Gavin99 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:14 pm

Nice photos of a grand walk . That ridge leading west from Beinn Fhada looks like it's worth another visit 8)
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