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Glas Bheinn (Assynt) - the now traditional Sunday Corbett

Glas Bheinn (Assynt) - the now traditional Sunday Corbett


Postby Graeme D » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:36 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Glas Bheinn (Assynt)

Date walked: 30/03/2014

Time taken: 2.7 hours

Distance: 7 km

Ascent: 530m

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The Rodmeister has done an excellent job of reporting on this one already and Scoob has posted up one of his excellent videos from when he and Fi did it a few days previously.

It has become something of a tradition on recent WH meets for Nigel and myself to do a Corbett on the Sunday before heading home to normality. This time the target was the nearby Glas Bheinn, a hill that probably suffers unduly as a result of its proximity to more illustrious and iconic peaks such as Quinag and Suilven. However, I did not buy into the remarks I overheard from somebody in the lodge that morning that it looked like a dull hill. Indeed, anyone who knows me will testify that there would be very few hills if any that I would classify as "dull".

And this one most certainly is not dull. It boasts superb views of Quinag and a fantastic short day on a broad bouldery ridge. We were blasted by ferocious winds for much of the walk but it was an exhilarating couple of hours in good company and the ideal opportunity to break in my new Brasher Ahkluns.

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Glas Bheinn from the parking area

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Quinag across the A894

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Loch na Gainmlich

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Quinag again

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Rod and Nigel battle on into the wind

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Evie on the broad shoulder

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Evie and Nigel crossing the boulder fields

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Almost time for a breather amongst the boulders

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Rod settles down to take in the view

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Lunar landscape stretching towards the summit

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Back down the broad ridge above Loch na Gainmlich

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Quinag ....... once again. One day!

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Evie and Nigel dwarfed by Quinag

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Cairngorm-like summit plateau

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The Fab Four at the summit

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Towards Conival

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Quinag from the summit

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The lower cairn on the edge of the coire

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The road home
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Re: Glas Bheinn (Assynt) - the now traditional Sunday Corbet

Postby Collaciotach » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:38 pm

Nice photos and aye no such thing as dull :wink:
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Re: Glas Bheinn (Assynt) - the now traditional Sunday Corbet

Postby rockhopper » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:48 pm

didn't look too taxing before the trip home, graeme, but well worth it for the views - cheers :)
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Re: Glas Bheinn (Assynt) - the now traditional Sunday Corbet

Postby mountain thyme » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:00 pm

Johnny Corbett and I climbed this one on the Friday and i thought it was a cracking hill :D
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Re: Glas Bheinn (Assynt) - the now traditional Sunday Corbet

Postby kevsbald » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:03 am

A dull hill......only dullards say such things.
Yet to do but my fortnight in September will surely take this on. Cheers.
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Re: Glas Bheinn (Assynt) - the now traditional Sunday Corbet

Postby BlackPanther » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:48 am

Who said this one is dull????? :evil: :evil:

We did it a few years back in January and it was a cracking short day. Steep but still fun, and views are great as on any Assynt mountain. Glad you enjoyed it, folks :D
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Re: Glas Bheinn (Assynt) - the now traditional Sunday Corbet

Postby The Rodmiester » Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:40 pm

Nice one! Graeme , both report and hill! Been getting some nice sunny dry weather in Wales, which has made up for the wet windy stuff after our WH Assynt meet. :D
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Re: Glas Bheinn (Assynt) - the now traditional Sunday Corbet

Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:50 pm

Good stuff Graeme, it's a great wee walk this one. You guys got good views from the summit where as myself and Mountain Thyme got none. :D
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