Glen Luss sextet
by rockhopper » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:22 pm
Route description: Beinn Dubh - Glen Striddle horseshoe, Luss
Grahams included on this walk: Beinn a'Mhanaich, Beinn Chaorach, Beinn Dubh, Beinn Eich, Cruach an t-Sidhein, Doune Hill
Date walked: 13/09/2014
Time taken: 10.8 hours
Distance: 23 km
Ascent: 2600m11 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).
Ascent: 2,600m approx
Time: 10hrs 50mins (incl stops 2hrs 30mins for photos, food, water etc)
Had been looking at various options for these hills – one of malkyc’s reports came in very handy in the planning. Fairly early start – drove up the A82 then up Glen Luss and parked at NS331942 on the right hand side of the road just before the turning circle.
by weaselmaster » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:59 pm
by The Rodmiester » Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:16 pm
by chickadee » Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:41 pm
by scottishkennyg » Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:15 pm
by AnnieMacD » Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:54 pm
by litljortindan » Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:07 pm
by Gordie12 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:32 pm
by rockhopper » Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:37 pm
There are several variations on routes for these hills, just depends what you're after - Malky's route was from Glen Fruin and excluded Beinn Dubh....but he did take a lot less time than meweaselmaster wrote:It looks a good circuit this one, I remember Malky_c posting it recently and thinking I'd save it for a winter's day - but looks a bit too long / ascent challenging for the times of short winter daylight. .
about 0640hrs and was off and walking about 0700hrs.....getting later as the nights draw inchickadee wrote: What time did you arrive?
scottishkennyg wrote:.I think I'll need to get going back round the munros again.
by dooterbang » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:06 pm
by malky_c » Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:47 pm
Some great photos in completely different atmospheric conditions to what I had. I think I would have done a route more like this if the time had been available. Mind you, I think I could've added Beinn Dubh from my start point given an extra 90 minutes or so, so you can start from anywhere really.
by Looella » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:37 pm
by rockhopper » Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:00 pm
Looella wrote:Was there lot's of good camping/bivy spot's thinking of cycling from Glasgow doing roughly half the route/ camp/ the other half and cycle back?
This is one of many of my reports which suffered when flickr changed its rules - I've now added photos so you'll be able to see the terrain better. Quite a while ago but my recollection is that finding a spot to pitch a tent shouldn't be tricky. Main thing to plan is a water source for camping. I left it quite late in the day to pick up water from the Luss Water which had an algae growing on it - sawyer mini filter solved that problem. There are other sources earlier on as per map so if you're stopping off part way round I'd think you'd find water higher up per map. All the best - there're lots of ups and downs but on a good day it makes for a rewarding round. Cheers
by sibbs70 » Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:52 pm
Just a wee note for you if you don't mind. Your pic " Hazy Loch Long" is actually the Gareloch and Faslane Naval Base. Loch Long is the other side of that.
Great report though.