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Glen Lochy trio

Glen Lochy trio


Postby rockhopper » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:00 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Bhreac-liath, Beinn Udlaidh

Grahams included on this walk: Beinn na Sroine

Date walked: 24/11/2013

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 15 km

Ascent: 1300m

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Date: Sunday 24 November 2013
Time taken: 6hrs 30mins
Distance: 15km approx
Ascent: 1,300m approx
Attendees: me

Met Office forecast clear blue skies and almost no wind for Sunday – didn’t quite work out like that though............ :roll:

Parked in the lay-by at NN306316 then walked west for a little under 1km – passed a forestry track where I could have parked instead – and headed up the east side of the Allt just before Arinabea.

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Ground was uneven and grassy but not too boggy. Walked up through the clearing in the trees.

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Followed the edge of the trees after crossing to the west side of the Allt until I reached NN298327 when I headed off NE towards Beinn Bhreac-liath.

Looking west towards Beinn Udlaidh
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Sun threatening to appear
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Map showed some crags so I stayed to the right of them as I headed up

Improving views as I got higher

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Auch corbetts
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Little cairn at the top
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Stopped for a wee while before taking a more direct line nearly westwards towards Beinn Udlaidh.

Going across the head of Coire Ghamhnain looking at Beinn Udlaidh
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Ice beside a stream
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Initially west up through some steeper sections before going more NW to the summit.

Ben Challum
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Ptarmigan
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Eastwards
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Weather was improving though still cloudy and not a lot of sun. Transmitter remains at the summit

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Could see a group of people in the distance – zoomed shot. Met them on the way down – turned out to be Twinascents from this site and their friend. Stopped for a wee chat – nice meeting you !

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A few more photos from the summit and on the way down - retraced my step back down to the bealach.

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Then back down via the gap in the forestry
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Got back to the car - still only lunchtime so drove west on the A85 and parked in a small parking area at NN246287 to have some lunch. There were two walkers in a car – thought they were also about to start as well but no as they left when I had just finished eating.

Looked quite steep with no path so initially followed a wee stream – found this hard going as the ground was uneven with long, dying grass. Got a bit better out on the open hillside though still steep and tussocky.

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May be steep but didn’t take long to get up on to the flattish ridge with some good views

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Then just a case of walking SW to the summit trig

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Remains of a wind turbine I think

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Ben Cruachan zoomed
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Beinn a’Chochuill (I think)
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Beinn Eunaich (I think)
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Two walkers I think on Ben Lui
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Hung around for a wee bit hoping the sun would come through properly but it didn’t. Headed back down the hill taking a less direct route by going NE a bit further then down the side of the forest.
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Re: Glen Lochy trio

Postby Collaciotach » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:27 pm

Ah was wondering what you had been up to :D

Nice one , I m sure the Corbett / Graham total will start to mount :wink:
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Re: Glen Lochy trio

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:40 pm

Good stuff Rockhopper, you took the same route as me for the Corbetts and i think i'll follow your route for the Graham. Been looking at whats the best way up this your route looks fine, if a bit steep looking. Cheers :D
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Re: Glen Lochy trio

Postby rockhopper » Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:28 pm

cheers Colla - was taking a break for a wee while :)

Johnny Corbett wrote:Been looking at whats the best way up this your route looks fine, if a bit steep looking.
JC - I think probably best just to head NW up beside the edge of the trees until the edge changes direction towards the NE - at that point just keep going NW until you get to a ridge then go SW to the summit - that's the way I descended - it's only about 2km each way anyway - cheers :)
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