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Beinn Liath Mhor a' Ghiubhais Li WH Meet

Beinn Liath Mhor a' Ghiubhais Li WH Meet


Postby mountain thyme » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:26 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Liath Mhor a'Ghiubhais Li

Date walked: 06/08/2015

Time taken: 2.35 hours

Distance: 7.62 km

Ascent: 505m

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Day 1 of the Walkhighlands Summer Meet in Aultguish. Picked Jelena up at Glasgows Buchanan Street Station at 740am and headed north. The drive up the A9 was pretty miserable until we passed Inverness and then blue skies appeared :D We stopped off at the Aultguish Inn to put the cider and other refreshments in the fridge en route to the hill, so we could enjoy a cold drink post walk :)

The start of the walk is only a 5 minute drive from the Aultguish Inn. Parked up in a small parking bay with room for 2 cars at the north side of Loch Glascarnoch, just south of the main carpark for The Fannaichs and Am Faochagach.
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Parking spot

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Colour coordinated - not

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Jelena Posing

We headed along the track signposted for Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich. We followed the Abhainn an Torrain Duibh for a short distance and then eventually crossed over it.
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Over to Am Faochagach

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And again

We picked up an AV track on the east heading through the forest. We continued on this track until we reached an opening at the end of the forest.
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At the end of the AVtrack

From here we headed south east up the shoulder of Beinn Liath Mhor a’ Ghubhais Li.
Heading up the views over to the Fannaichs and towards Beinn Dearg and Am Faochagach were stunning. It was pretty straightforward climb be it a wee bit boggy in places.
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Over to the Fannaichs

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Posing in front of the fannaichs

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Heading up the shoulder

Continued southeast up to a small cairn and further onwards to a shelter cairn with remnants of a trig point. We sat for a while taking in the views.
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wee cairn

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The trig !

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Summit pic

We decided to head northeast in the direction of Meall Diamh, but rather than climbing up Meall Diamh we skirted along the west side of it, following a fence for a short spell. Rather than follow it down to the road, decided to climb it and head towards the car.
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oops

This decision was short lived as it was extremely boggy so headed in the direction of a metal gate and made our way straight down to the A835 and back along to the car.
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the gate

Back to the car in 2hours 35 minutes. Nice wee hill, with great views and good company. And a wee tiny drive back to the Aultguish for the first nights refreshments :)
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Re: Beinn Liath Mhor a' Ghiubhais Li WH Meet

Postby spiderwebb » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:33 pm

Lovely report T, walked beneath this one loads of times when I use to walk the dogs, its also where Sam the springer went missing for 4 days !!

Your colour coordinated with the T shirt and at :D
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Re: Beinn Liath Mhor a' Ghiubhais Li WH Meet

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:22 pm

Nice one Theresa, like the circular walk idea. Like the photo of the two of you on the summit, very nice. That was a wobbly old fence to climb :lol: Never seen a trig point like that before, apart from the time I climbed this hill, that is.
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