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View To A Thrill

View To A Thrill


Postby pollyh33 » Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:24 am

Route description: Beinn Iutharn Mhor and Carn Bhac, Inverey

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Iutharn Mhor, Carn Bhac

Date walked: 02/07/2015

Time taken: 7.5 hours

Distance: 32 km

Ascent: 983m

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After seeing heehaw on Ben Avon I was determined to get back out and get some views. And so I chose this walk and despite it getting bad press I had a truly fantastic time. :D

No early ditching of the bike this time- straight to the omnipresent lodge ruins and off across the heather to Carn Bhac. A short section of peat hags to bounce on and then onto the path up to a further small bouldery ascent and onto the summit. Why can all hills not be this easy??? :lol: :lol: :lol:

And so with a big smile on my face it was down to the bealach, now as mentioned above I was dreading the vast expanse of peat hags but I thought they were absolutely fine- they were lovely and spongy to walk on. Next was the steep ascent- I tried to avoid the stones as much as possible and use the grassy patches to get to the ridge.

The first thing that greeted me a huge marker cairn but what I saw behind it was one of my favourite views of the day- the gently rising curve round to the summit cairn. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Once on the summit my plan was to carry on to Carn an Righ, and then I looked at the time, plenty of daylight left , excellent visibility but then I remembered the last time I was supposed to be heading to this hill and I burst out laughing - what a day that was! Life changing! And so I decided to leave Carn na Righ for another day- a very special day. :thumbup: :wink: :wink:

A good path left from the marker cairn down a gentle sloping ridge down into the heather again but by now the lodge is visible and if you are lucky you'll find a path which ends at a wee white cairn and just another 5 mins gets you back to your bike. Once again the return journey is so much faster than the inward journey. :D :D

Really enjoyed these hills and would happily do them again.
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Re: View To A Thrill

Postby GillC » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:46 pm

Lovely pics Pauline,,,how long do you think it would take to do Carn Bhac on its own,,under pedal power and feet? Cheers :D
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Re: View To A Thrill

Postby pollyh33 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:14 pm

Gill you would manage this in well under 6 hrs no bother. I wasted a lot of time because I intially followed the wrong path (oh there's a surprise!) when I reached the lodge. And there was also record breaking fannying about with my camera!
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Re: View To A Thrill

Postby pollyh33 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:15 pm

Gill you would manage this in well under 6 hrs no bother. I wasted a lot of time because I intially followed the wrong path (oh there's a surprise!) when I reached the lodge. And there was also record breaking fannying about with my camera!
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