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Misty early walk with sunny finish - southern Loch Laggan

Misty early walk with sunny finish - southern Loch Laggan


Postby Petr Dakota » Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:26 pm

Route description: Beinn a'Chlachair, Geal Charn and Creag Pitridh

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chlachair, Creag Pitridh, Geal Charn

Date walked: 08/06/2015

Time taken: 8.06 hours

Distance: 28.32 km

Ascent: 1285m

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It was my first day off after working all weekend and 5 days after my previous long walk last week. I decided for this area to get 3 Munros in one route. Woke up at 00:05, I started my journey at 01:15 very early morning and heading to the north-west via Stirling, Perth and Dalwhinnie.
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Start point near the west end of Loch Laggan, just before the bridge over River Spean...parked here shortly after 04:00 am. Notice the heavy white clouds in the background, my target - all 3 munros are hidden there...
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The view over River Spean from the bridge...lovely start of the walk
8)
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Morning's news talkers
:lol: :lol:
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This one looks like just overcame cold night
:lol:
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After 5 km of walk: Lochan na h-Earba and the cute beach in sunrise...
8) :o 8)
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My way to the deep mist...
:roll: :) Then I disappeared in the mist, no visibility, wet condition and cold wind, not even a sign of the hills around...I decided to follow the path to Coire Pitridh and get the 1st Munro Beinn a' Chlachair from there instead the shorter steepy and very boggy shortcut :roll: :? :wink:
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Finally a sign of view and better visibility near the 1st summit
:)
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Beinn a' Chlachair summit over the snow
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After short time on the summit: shortly clear and some inversion...Nice morning and fresh feelings to see something like this from summit in the time when most of people are just waking up
8) :D
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Inversion and sunshine...atleast shortly
8) :D 8)
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Back to "normal" walking back on the summit plateau
:( :crazy: :?
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Loch a' Bhealaich Leamhain, descending to Coire Pitridh
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Summit of Geal Charn after another walk in the mist
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The summit from the East side, 2nd Munro done
8)
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Creag Pitridh from Geal Charn - my next target
:D
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Munro no.3 on the route - Creag Pitridh summit
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View from the summit , Lochan na h-Earba and Loch Laggan
8)
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Looking back to Geal Charn
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Self-timer photo on the summit
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Descending this way, Binnein Shuas in the background...nice Graham very close, but not time to add
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The Bird on a view point, enjoying the sunshine now
:D 8) :D
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Beinn a' Chlachair - my first today's Munro, visible now from a distance...finally I can see where I was
:lol: 8) :lol:
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Lochan na h-Earba on my way back...Sunshine, warm and clear views in this time
:D 8) 8)
First people I met almost on the end of my way back, a couple with their dog just started the walk...they had nice clear visibility with views around and sunshine...I got back to the car park at 12:19. It was a nice 28 km walk and because of the very early start half of the day still ahead :D 2.5 h driving time home then.
Last edited by Petr Dakota on Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Misty early walk with sunny finish - southern Loch Lagga

Postby Petr Dakota » Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:32 pm

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Re: Misty early walk with sunny finish - southern Loch Lagga

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:04 am

Another long day! Like your fifth photo very much! Gael Charn, some amount of snow still on the summit, JUNE!
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