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Beinn an Lochain

Beinn an Lochain


Postby U059361 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:28 pm

Route description: Beinn an Lochain

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn an Lochain

Date walked: 24/11/2013

Time taken: 4.25 hours

Distance: 5.5 km

Ascent: 720m

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Did this walk with the Stirling Hill Walking Club where 10 of us took to the hill. It was boggy and wet at the bottom but quickly became more solid the higher up we got. Reached the snow level and put our spikes on before tackling the steepest and most heavily snow covered top. Had to let a walking group come down as we made the last climb, just where the path is narrow, so took a wee while and felt like christmas shopping.
The views all the way up were great and the top although cloudy was clear all the way to the sea.
A great walk and a great test of my new spikes, which worked well.
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Loch Restil by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
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Glen Croe by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
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Three Arrochar Tops by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
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Final climb to top by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
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Two tops by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
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Smile please, Top Stitch by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
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The Path all way down by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
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Re: Beinn an Lochain

Postby colingray8 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:00 am

Hi Joe,

Glad you enjoyed it and hopefully we'll see you out with us again.

I really enjoyed the walk on Sunday. This hill had been on my radar for some time and it did not disappoint, what a fantastic hill. Rocky, step and being covered in snow just added to the whole atmosphere.

Fantastic!

I like your photo's. some good views well captured.

Thanks,

/Colin. :o
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Re: Beinn an Lochain

Postby BoyVertiginous » Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:02 pm

One to add to the wish list.

The Restil and Arrochar Tops shots are braw.
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Re: Beinn an Lochain

Postby bootsandpaddles » Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:29 pm

One of my favourite hills especially in the winter. :clap:
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Re: Beinn an Lochain

Postby pigeon » Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:43 pm

Nice pics,been meaning to do this for ages now,must do soon :wink:
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