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Birthday Walk up Beinn Na lap

Birthday Walk up Beinn Na lap


Postby philiarana » Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:17 pm

Route description: Beinn na Lap, from Corrour

Munros included on this walk: Beinn na Lap

Date walked: 27/11/2015

Time taken: 3.5 hours

Distance: 10 km

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We got the train up from Glasgow My plan was to climb Beinn Na lap on my birthday and stay the night in the Loch Ossian hostel, then return home on Saturday.
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Corrour train station

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a bit damp

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Loch Ossian and beinn Na Lap

The weather forcast was horrendous, so I was happy to do as much or as little as we could.
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MWIS forecast


After dropping our bags off at the hostel, we started off accross the boggy ground. There was sleet coming in, but it wasn't that cold. We saw a lone stag on both the way up and down.
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stag

As we got higher, the sleet turned to snow and was settling on the ground, but it wasn't very thick. The clouds also started to clear and the views improved.
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Leum Uilleim

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Loch Ossian

We easily got to the summit cairn, but didn't hang about too long, as we were aware we should get lower in case the weather came in again.
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Summit of Beinn Na Lap

The clouds cleared further and had some blue sky and parts. When we got off the ridge onto lower ground, we sat down for the first time (we'd eaten something quickly while standing, on the way up) and took in the views.
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sun breaking through and Leum Uilleim

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We got back to the hostel some after 4pm before it got dark and just before it started snowing again.
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Loch Ossian at twilight

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Saturday morning leaving Loch Ossian and the Youth hostel
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Re: Birthday Walk up Beinn Na lap

Postby PerthAlly » Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:37 pm

Good report and photos despite the weather :)

Is it a straight forward yomp? Kinda fancy Beinn na Lap but I'm waiting for the sun on my back.

I've become a snob about good weather in my old age :lol:
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Re: Birthday Walk up Beinn Na lap

Postby philiarana » Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:51 pm

It's probably one of the easiest munros you could do.... in summer you could easily get the train through, walk up and be back in time to catch the train home. Just beware the midges! :?
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Re: Birthday Walk up Beinn Na lap

Postby Graeme D » Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:21 pm

Nice. I did this in September while supervising a Gold Duke of Edinburgh group in the area. Still to fire the report up though. Had a cracking night in the hostel the night before as well. :D
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Re: Birthday Walk up Beinn Na lap

Postby Mike Reynolds » Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:01 pm

Well done, you were certainly lucky with the weather given the forecast.

Beinn na Lap was my final Munro back in 2008. Specially picked as being (alledgedly) relatively straightforward and easy for the non climbing friends and family who were kind enough to keep me company and share the day. Also the the train journey, in our case from Bridge of Orchy, added to the sense of occasion, the Talisker helped too!
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Re: Birthday Walk up Beinn Na lap

Postby Silverhill » Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:14 pm

A belated Happy Birthday and what a great way and place to celebrate it! The train journey and the remote setting of the hostel really must have made it a special occasion. 8)
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Re: Birthday Walk up Beinn Na lap

Postby philiarana » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:59 pm

Silverhill wrote:A belated Happy Birthday and what a great way and place to celebrate it! The train journey and the remote setting of the hostel really must have made it a special occasion. 8)


Thanks :-) It was indeed
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