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Before she turns - Garbh Bheinn Loch Leven

Before she turns - Garbh Bheinn Loch Leven


Postby Collaciotach » Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:21 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Garbh Bheinn (Loch Leven)

Date walked: 25/03/2016

Time taken: 2.5 hours

Distance: 6 km

Ascent: 865m

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The advantages of living in the Gàidhealtachd are numerous and one of those is the ability look out the window and see what the weather is doing ón the hill .

Good Friday morning the forecast predicting clear , dry weather until about lunchtime in the West i set off for Loch Lìobhan at 6.30 and was walking up Garbh Bheinn for 7am

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Loch Lìobhan


A steep sometimes wet incline and by the time i'm well up i can see the weather rolling in from the West covering the hills in Suaineart with cloud

.... brèagha fhathast os coinn an Loch :D

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Air an druim


a varied wee incline this with scree ,rock and wet grás you gain height quickly and nice aspects to the Màm Mòr and beyond

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Am Mhàm Mòr


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Air cuil Aonach Eigeach


We were soon over the lower ridge and into the main druim which had a wee sprinkle of fresh snow ón its path ..

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An druim


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A' ribhist


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Grianach


The wind was already fresh to strong and cold with it with cloud now settling ón higher peaks to the West and South
as we made the mullach

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Sgothach


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Aonach Eigeach


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A' Deas


Not a lot of shelter at the summit from the biting wind , had a 25min breakfast tea behind the bigger carn taking in the views which were not to shabby

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Deas a ' ribhist


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An Ghlinne


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Iarmailt gorm


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Sealltainn


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Snòg


Back at the car for 9.40am and back home for 10.30am ....a good mornings stroll and as i write this the weather has rolled in ón Suaineart !

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Sios


Its bonnie country around Loch Lìobhan and has many songs on that subject with a host of famous Gàelic praises ón its charms put to the pen by a good few local Gàidhealachd bards ...

"Ach cho fhad's a bhios Gàidhlig 'ga sgriobhadh le peann
Bidh mi moladh mo ghleann taobh Loch Liobhainn."

Cheerie an drasta :D
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Re: Before she turns - Garbh Bheinn Loch Leven

Postby kevsbald » Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:06 pm

That view back to the Sgorr is fabulous.
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Re: Before she turns - Garbh Bheinn Loch Leven

Postby Beaner001 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:26 pm

Had great views of this one last Sunday, Kinlochleven is a lovely little place.
Managed a wee Munro with a Corbett chaser myself today before the weather :wink:
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Re: Before she turns - Garbh Bheinn Loch Leven

Postby Collaciotach » Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:04 am

Beaner001 wrote:Had great views of this one last Sunday, Kinlochleven is a lovely little place.
Managed a wee Munro with a Corbett chaser myself today before the weather :wink:


And where was that a' bhalaich ?
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Re: Before she turns - Garbh Bheinn Loch Leven

Postby Jaxter » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:09 am

Some fabulous photos there :clap:

I always think I'm lucky in Glasgow to be within such easy reach of the hills but you're right in amoungst them :thumbup:
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Re: Before she turns - Garbh Bheinn Loch Leven

Postby dooterbang » Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:16 pm

Top notch Colla :)

Nice to see you still out pounding them hills. So envious that you have all this on your doorstep.
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Re: Before she turns - Garbh Bheinn Loch Leven

Postby rockhopper » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:12 pm

Nice early shots - great to have this so close at hand to be able to fit it in in a weather window - quite a difference, needed crampons and ice axe here just a month ago - cheers :)
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