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Bla Bheinn with weary legs and knackered knees

Bla Bheinn with weary legs and knackered knees


Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:03 pm

Route description: Bla Bheinn (Blaven)

Munros included on this walk: Bla Bheinn

Date walked: 31/05/2014

Time taken: 4.15 hours

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After 5 days walking, 4 on the Cuillins my legs were weary and with Jimmy & Mo returning home i decided to stay one more night to walk Bla Bheinn, as the forecast was too good to return home. I set off at 7am from the car park taking the path to the col. I was too far over to the left as i climb Bla Bheinn and ended up going up some slopes with loose scree, but if you head where the rocks are there is a better path that leads up. This was the way i returned. After getting up the scree slopes i came to the top before the climb down the small gully and then back up again before reaching the summit. You can either go down the gully or go so far down and along a ledge, i returned along the ledge. The downside of starting off so early was the Cuillins were still in cloud but i still got some good views of the smaller Skye mountains. I then returned to the car down the scree ending up on my backside on four occasions as i slid and slipped my way down, putting most of it down to my knackered knees and legs. I passed a few groups heading up on my way done chatting to some and giving them pointers in avoiding the scree from the col. Returned to the car just over 4 hrs after setting off to make the long journey home.
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Re: Bla Bheinn with weary legs and knackered knees

Postby Tomsie » Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:02 pm

You got a better day then us, still was a nice walk once below the clouds. Looking forward to going back.
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Re: Bla Bheinn with weary legs and knackered knees

Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:44 pm

A very productive few days on Skye then JC, well done :clap: :clap: closing in on the Compleation ! :D
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Re: Bla Bheinn with weary legs and knackered knees

Postby Mountainlove » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:23 pm

Blaven is such a great mountain. Well done for completing it in just over 4h thats good going!! Hopefully your knees will get better.
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Re: Bla Bheinn with weary legs and knackered knees

Postby AnnieMacD » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:52 pm

I can't believe you did this in 4 hours :clap: :clap: Pity you didn't come down from the main summit - it's easier on the knees than the scree from the lower top. Also you would have got the views of Clach Glas on the descent. Next time :lol: Off to read your other Cuillin adventures now.
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Re: Bla Bheinn with weary legs and knackered knees

Postby litljortindan » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:55 pm

Some great atmospheric pics.
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Re: Bla Bheinn with weary legs and knackered knees

Postby rockhopper » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:58 pm

Like you we also finished off here....but unlike you we got no view at all :sick:
A great way to finish off a fantastic trip ! - cheers :)
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Re: Bla Bheinn with weary legs and knackered knees

Postby jonny616 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:49 pm

My fav hill :clap: :lol:
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Re: Bla Bheinn with weary legs and knackered knees

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:56 pm

Hey thanks for all the replies folks, the tennis ball cysts behind my knees are now golf ball size. Still a great day out even with the pain :crazy:
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Re: Bla Bheinn with weary legs and knackered knees

Postby Collaciotach » Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:44 pm

Aye Bla Bheinn craicing hill :D

Well done a bhalaich ...closing in :D
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Re: Bla Bheinn with weary legs and knackered knees

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:05 pm

Collaciotach wrote:Aye Bla Bheinn craicing hill :D

Well done a bhalaich ...closing in :D
Yeah great hill, cheers hope to finish this year :D
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