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Glas Bheinn, WH March Meet, Windy with a sting in the tail!

Glas Bheinn, WH March Meet, Windy with a sting in the tail!


Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:21 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Glas Bheinn (Assynt)

Date walked: 30/03/2014

Time taken: 2.6 hours

Distance: 5.92 km

Ascent: 520m

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This was to be my third day of the WH Spring Meet and after two fabulous days on the hill but very windy the forecast looked to be very similartoday

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, dry yet very windy. Glas Bheinn looked a safe bet so Desmond, Evie, Nigel and Graeme D joined me and headed up to the car parking just beyond the large car park for Quinag on the road to Lylesku the A894
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Car park at the roadside enough room for four cars, Glas Bheinn behind
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The path from the parking area is pretty wet and boggy in places and heads off in the direction of Loch na Gainmhich, soon you find a track on your right, take this until you see a wee cairn on your left
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Heading on up from the track with Quinag in the distance
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Heading on up to the centre where the grass gully is there is a feint path on the North side of the wee burn
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Graeme D at one of the rest points, I think all were feeling the affects of the two previous days climbing slightly
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Time for the cameras to come out to take a photograph of the majestic Quinag
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Graeme looking back the way we had come
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Coming over the first of many shoulders to hit the stoney strewn summit ridge, but still a long way to go, we were to find
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GraemeD taking it all in
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Evie striding on in great style, obviously a lot still left in the tank!
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The summit! well it's way over there somewhere
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Nigel having a wee breather. The summit was not as wind affected as the initial climb up to the summit, as the wind tended to whip around the Northern lower slopes, so that was a big plus seeing the distance to cover seemed quite far
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Summit still a bit to go, in fact as you were approaching the top your eyes were drawn to a cairn on your left but in actual fact the summit is further on straight ahead
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Getting nearer
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A wee bit further
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Final summit with strange plants growing????
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Quinag from the summit cairn
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Summit pose a necessity, made it in one hour thirty minutes
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Summit view
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Nigel getting down to some serious photographs at the lower cairn
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What are they called? any ideas anyone! Hamish Brown in the SMC Corbett book suggests that this is a rather neglected hill, but I recon it's another wee gem in an altogether fantastic area.
Last edited by The Rodmiester on Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Glas Bheinn, WH March Meet, Windy with a sting in the ta

Postby jmarkb » Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:51 pm

The Rodmiester wrote:What are they called? any ideas anyone!


I think it's thrift: in summer it would look like this http://s409.photobucket.com/user/hardclimb/media/NewCameraClachtollJune2009083.jpg.html
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Re: Glas Bheinn, WH March Meet, Windy with a sting in the ta

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:12 pm

jmarkb wrote:
The Rodmiester wrote:What are they called? any ideas anyone!


I think it's thrift: in summer it would look like this http://s409.photobucket.com/user/hardclimb/media/NewCameraClachtollJune2009083.jpg.html

Thanks for that jmarkb. I don't know why there are three maps, will try and delete two.
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Re: Glas Bheinn, WH March Meet, Windy with a sting in the ta

Postby Mountainlove » Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:57 pm

Following with jealousy all your trips taken on the WH Meet. It looks like a lovely hill and a hill in under 3 h is always great option for a half day. Thank you for sharing and so far I never saw that plant when it was not in bloom
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Re: Glas Bheinn, WH March Meet, Windy with a sting in the ta

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:12 pm

Mountainlove wrote:Following with jealousy all your trips taken on the WH Meet. It looks like a lovely hill and a hill in under 3 h is always great option for a half day. Thank you for sharing and so far I never saw that plant when it was not in bloom


Hi there Mountainlove, you missed a fantastic weekend, but no doubt you had other adventurous plans up your sleeve :) very colourful in bloom, never seen it like that before high up on the summit area. Only downside was the gusting winds and maybe the air quality was a bit hazy for crisp photographs, but apart from that, spot on! :D
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Re: Glas Bheinn, WH March Meet, Windy with a sting in the ta

Postby old danensian » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:41 am

Great reminder of what proved to be a smashing Sunday morning snatch - thanks for posting.

You just don't get a sense of how strong that wind was.

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Re: Glas Bheinn, WH March Meet, Windy with a sting in the ta

Postby Graeme D » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:31 pm

Ahhh - memories. I needed that after the 36 hours I've had! I see I have my "Sunday morning and I've been robbed of an hour in bed" face on at the summit! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Glas Bheinn, WH March Meet, Windy with a sting in the ta

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:45 pm

Graeme D wrote:Ahhh - memories. I needed that after the 36 hours I've had! I see I have my "Sunday morning and I've been robbed of an hour in bed" face on at the summit! :lol: :lol: :lol:


A fine hill and good company, and no I didn't do anything else down the road, cream crackered, combination of lack of sleep and physical activity, I guess. Did you stop off en route and do anything?
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Re: Glas Bheinn, WH March Meet, Windy with a sting in the ta

Postby Graeme D » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:49 pm

Nah, unless you count stopping at Aviemore for petrol, where I was treated to the spectacle of a bloke trying to peel a dead pheasant off his radiator grille in the forecourt! Caberfeidh - road kill alert! :lol:
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Re: Glas Bheinn, WH March Meet, Windy with a sting in the ta

Postby mountain thyme » Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:37 pm

nice one Rod...I was wondering what those plants were too :)
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