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Springtime on Garbh Bheinn

Springtime on Garbh Bheinn

Postby past my sell by date » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:25 pm

Route description: Garbh Bheinn, Loch Leven

Corbetts included on this walk: Garbh Bheinn (Loch Leven)

Date walked: 14/03/2015

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 6 km

Ascent: 865m

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Another warm sunny day with very little wind. This really was a walk of two halves. While the bottom was horrendously boggy - I was really tired when I returned to the car from trying to stay upright during the last steep drop - the top provides great going with stunning views in all directions - even if today it was bit hazy in the distance. On the ascent I took the path around the lower rocky outcrops - while in descent I went straight over them - slightly better. Not a lot to say except to show the pictures.
The Western Mamores from near the start
Looking back from the first hump]
The main challenge comes into view - it's not nearly as steep as it looks
traversing round the next hump
Looking down again - the "other" Garbh Bheinn (Ardgour) is on the horizon
I stopped for a rest at the foot of the main section. The going improves dramatically at this point where a stony little zig-zag path begins and in no time it seemed, I reached the point where the ridge starts to flatten out.
start of the zig-zag path Mam na Gualainn across Loch Leven with Mullach nan Coirean and Stob Ban behind
An eagles eye view down from the top of the rise
The whole Mamore ridge comes into view with the Ben behind
Looking up to the summit
The summit - looking N to the Ben
A wider view including Loch Eilda Mor
to the S the Aonach Eagach ridge looked really wintery: by contrast the Glencoe side was completely snow free: but that's Spring in the Highlands
A wider view to the south
Looking E over the Blackwater Reservoir
Looking down to the little "gendarme" that bars the way to the summit
Afternoon sun on the Aonach Eagach
A great day out - there are really some stunning Corbetts in this area
Last edited by past my sell by date on Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Springtime on Garbh Bheinn

Postby litljortindan » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:39 pm

Lovely set of pictures and a fine looking top bit of the route up.
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