Birthday Walk up Beinn Na lap
by 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 km2 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
The weather forcast was horrendous, so I was happy to do as much or as little as we could.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We got back to the hostel some after 4pm before it got dark and just before it started snowing again.
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by PerthAlly » Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:37 pm
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
by philiarana » Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:51 pm
by Graeme D » Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:21 pm
by Mike Reynolds » Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:01 pm
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!
by Silverhill » Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:14 pm
by 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.
Thanks It was indeed