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A stunning day on Beinn an Lochain

A stunning day on Beinn an Lochain


Postby absintheboy » Wed May 28, 2014 3:24 pm

Route description: Beinn an Lochain

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn an Lochain

Date walked: 06/04/2014

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 5.5 km

Ascent: 720m

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Thought it was about time I posted my first walk report. Early in April, myself and two friends decided to take the drive up to Arrochar to take advantage to the (somewhat) clear weather we were having that weekend. Although we did end up getting caught in a few little downpours, the walk was fantastic with stunning views all day.

Beinn an Lochain is now firmly rooted as one of my favorite climbs so far.

The final gear check/fag before setting off
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A very wet and muddy start
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Views looking over to Gen Croe (I think)
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Looking down to Loch Restil
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Glen Kinglas in the distance
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The summit looked rather daunting from this angle
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Weather heading in
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"It's only a little rain"
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Time for the steep bit
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Not quite as bad as it looked
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Good footing despite the wet grass
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Looking down to Loch Restil
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Stunning views
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He had wanted a photo on this spot for a while
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More rain heading in
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It's always amazing to see just how quickly the cloud can roll in....
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....and then back out.
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Time for a quick bite to eat
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and to appreciate the stunning scenery
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Before the final push
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Just in time, as the clouds roll in once again
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Re: A stunning day on Beinn an Lochain

Postby Fife Flyer » Wed May 28, 2014 7:49 pm

Loved the photo's :clap: :clap:

Attempted to do Ben Lui from Rest & Be Thankful, until the heavens opened & was up to my knees in water, nice to see photo's from that angle :wink:
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Re: A stunning day on Beinn an Lochain

Postby davetherave » Thu May 29, 2014 12:48 am

Sure is a fantastic hill. Your pictures sure do this Corbett justice.

Thanks for posting pics.
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Re: A stunning day on Beinn an Lochain

Postby absintheboy » Thu May 29, 2014 12:50 am

Thanks folks, I appreciate it. I really should make more of an effort to write up more reports.
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