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Glas Bheinn (Assynt) - the now traditional Sunday Corbett
by 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: 530m3 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
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.
Glas Bheinn from the parking area
Quinag across the A894
Loch na Gainmlich
Rod and Nigel battle on into the wind
Evie on the broad shoulder
Evie and Nigel crossing the boulder fields
Almost time for a breather amongst the boulders
Rod settles down to take in the view
Lunar landscape stretching towards the summit
Back down the broad ridge above Loch na Gainmlich
Quinag ....... once again. One day!
Evie and Nigel dwarfed by Quinag
Cairngorm-like summit plateau
The Fab Four at the summit
Quinag from the summit
The lower cairn on the edge of the coire
The road home
by Collaciotach » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:38 pm
by rockhopper » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:48 pm
by mountain thyme » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:00 pm
by kevsbald » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:03 am
Yet to do but my fortnight in September will surely take this on. Cheers.
by BlackPanther » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:48 am
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
by The Rodmiester » Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:40 pm
by Johnny Corbett » Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:50 pm