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Going Dubh-Lally in Gale Force Sun

Going Dubh-Lally in Gale Force Sun


Postby roscoT » Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:52 pm

Route description: Beinn Dubh - Glen Striddle horseshoe, Luss

Grahams included on this walk: Beinn Dubh, Beinn Eich, Doune Hill

Date walked: 23/08/2015

Time taken: 5.4 hours

Distance: 19.8 km

Ascent: 1605m

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After an almost 5 week hiatus from the hills because of tendonitis in my left foot, I was desperate to get back out, and Sunday's forecast, as you all know, was just way too enticing not to. Beinn Chabhair was the only outstanding Crainlarich munro I'd still to do this year, so set off for the Drover's Inn. Unfortunately, there had been a fatal motorbike accident just north of Inverbeg about 10 minutes ahead of me, closing the road, so I had to turn back, hopes all but dashed.

The detour through Glen Douglas would've added at least an hour on to what was already a late start. No way was I going home though. Thought briefly about going round to Rowardennan for Ben Lomond, but stopped for the toilet at Luss and decided to go up Beinn Dubh, initially just as a quick up and down.

The weather was so good that I decided to do the horseshoe, and once I got to the 'tip' of the horseshoe the view over to Bein Eich and Doune Hill, plus the fact my legs sill had a good bit in them, led me to cut my own path down Mid Hill into Glen Mollochan. Thought about going straight up Beinn Eich from here, but it looked just that bit too steep, so I slung a right. The pathless slog up Doune Hill was a real toughie in the heat, but the wind up on the ridge was more of an issue - ear ache galore! Feint path round to Beinn Eich was pleasant, as was the descent down into Glen Luss and along the road to the car. 3 Grahams and 20K walked on a cracking day - I've got the bug again :D

ImageP1010274 by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
ImageP1010277 by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
Imagebeinn eich by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
ImageP1010293 by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
ImageP1010296 by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
Imagebliss by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
Imagerowardennan by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
Imagebeinn dubh summit by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
Imagehorseshoe tip ahead by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
Imagethe cobblerin the haze by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
Imagearrochar alps by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
Imagecoire na h-eahachan by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
Imagemid hill and doune hill by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
Imageoptions - straight up beinn eich or right to doune hill by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
Imagecompany in glen mollochan by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
ImageP1010334 by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
Imagesheep path by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
ImageP1010340 by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
Imageto doune hill by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
Imagepathless lumpy ascent by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
Imagelast bit by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
Imagedoune hill unnamed top by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
Imagebit windy by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
Imagefrom doune hill unnamed top by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
Imagedoune hill summit by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
Imageeich ridge from beinn lochan by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
Imagepath up eich by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
ImageP1010368 by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
Imageeich summit by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
Imagehomeward bound by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
Imageinto Glen Luss by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
Imagehard worker in the glen by Ross Thomson, on Flickr
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Re: Going Dubh-Lally in Gale Force Sun

Postby basscadet » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:49 pm

Oooh, that looked nice for a last minuter. 8) I'll remember for a similar occasion :wink:

It was really windy, I got blown down from the Buachaille, then stuck because of all the traffic, as the A85 was also closed on Sunday Afternoon :roll:
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Re: Going Dubh-Lally in Gale Force Sun

Postby Alteknacker » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:48 pm

Congrats on the best selfie yet posted.... :lol: :clap:
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Re: Going Dubh-Lally in Gale Force Sun

Postby roscoT » Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:21 pm

Cheers both!

It was also one of those days where you can get caught out with the sun if you're not careful! My legs also got eaten alive, annoyingly.

Nae luck basscadet - one road closure is bad enough in that neck of the woods! Did you detour or just slog it out in the tailback?
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Re: Going Dubh-Lally in Gale Force Sun

Postby teaandpies » Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:31 pm

A bit Windy...I love a bit of Scottish understatement :lol:
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