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A sunny Loch Leven duo
by rockhopper » Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:13 pm
Route description: Garbh Bheinn, Loch Leven
Corbetts included on this walk: Garbh Bheinn (Loch Leven), Mam na Gualainn
Date walked: 28/02/2016
Time taken: 8 hours
Distance: 14 km
Ascent: 1700m8 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).
Most of the boggy section had frozen over so just had to avoid slipping.
Euphemism for unrelentingly steep is....gain ground quickly. Hardly a breath of wind and getting warmer as the sun was starting to rise.
Towards Stob Ban
Up over Torran nan Crann then on to Stob Coire Sgoilte. Garb Bheinn looming ahead.
Picked up a track here and there with some old footprints as an aid. Not a lot of snow higher up but very steep in places - decided on crampons and ice axe before it got too steep and slippery.
Pap and Loch Leven
Onwards and upwards
Ben Nevis, arête and CMD
Up to the top past a cairn then along the top to see over to Blackwater Reservoir
Loch Eilde Mòr
Ben Nevis zoomed
Beinn á Bheithir
Loch Eilde Mòr on different setting
Down to the village
Part of AE ridge
Set off back down taking a few photos on the way
Walkers on AE ridge
Met a couple of walkers on their way up. Had a long chat about hills and trains then wished them a good day and continued on.
Back at the car just before midday - too nice a day to head home so had some lunch and drove over the bridge and round to just past Callert House - parked in the wee layby behind another car.
Walked back to the start of the right of way then up through the trees
A bit hazy in the distance but could see over towards Glencoe. Think this is An t-Sron / Stob Coire nam Beith
Zoomed - can just see some walkers on the left before the final steep section
Just past the end of the trees, started more directly NE up the hillside. Became a lot steeper with snow soft and deep in places - made the going a lot harder.
Along the ridge
There was a little wind now but still not really cold - started to head back down
Tom Meadhoin didn’t look to far away with relatively little ascent required. Would probably have had time to get to it then get back down to the car but looked as though much of the way would be in soft snow which didn’t really appeal. Decided against it and headed back down to the car - a couple of days later the legs are feeling the effect of the ascent, must do some more stretching....
by dogplodder » Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:29 pm
by Petr Dakota » Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:35 pm
Beautiful views and fabulous photos
I love the winter shots
by RiverSong » Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:57 pm
When I saw the title of the report I thought you meant the Central Belt Loch Leven and the Lomond Hills, then I thought Surely that's too easy for Rockhopper !!!!
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by litljortindan » Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:22 pm
by Jeremiah Johnson » Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:57 pm
by Fife Flyer » Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:31 pm
Just a shame we don't have more weekends like that, especially when the white stuff is covering the high ground
by dav2930 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:15 pm
With scenery like that who would want to be anywhere else? Beats golf that's for sure!
Well done for deciding to go up the second Corbett.
by ChrisW » Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:51 am
by Jaxter » Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:59 am
by spiderwebb » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:26 am
by rockhopper » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:12 pm
haven't been up that way for a while - given the gip my calves were giving me on Tuesday, definitely not too easy ! - cheersRiverSong wrote: Surely that's too easy
the weekends have been quite good of late - makes up for the poorer start to winter I guess - cheersFife Flyer wrote:Just a shame we don't have more weekends like that, especially when the white stuff is covering the high ground Cheers
ceud taing [with thanks to google ] - cheersCollaciotach wrote:Sgionneil
by ancancha » Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:37 am
Pleasure to read and see