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Glas Bheinn

Glas Bheinn


Postby rockhopper » Sat May 07, 2016 8:41 pm

Route description: Glas Bheinn from Kinlochleven

Corbetts included on this walk: Glas Bheinn (Kinlochleven)

Date walked: 27/12/2015

Time taken: 6.3 hours

Distance: 20 km

Ascent: 1000m

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Was looking for a relatively short walk that didn’t involve too much effort and that didn’t have steep slopes due to the snow conditions. Glas Bheinn fitted the bill.

Parked early in Kinlochleven in the car park near the church then up the track through the woods. A little light drizzle at the start but it soon petered out. Clear skies in the forecast but ended up with a bit more cloud than expected so the tops were almost never all completely clear.

Didn’t take too long to get up high - still early and sun not up

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Followed the track heading for Loch Eilde Mòr

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Crossed the allt at the outlet from the loch

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Then along the south of the loch heading for Meall na Cruaidhe

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Now looking brighter getting toward the snow line

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Turned NE and headed towards Glas Bheinn. The snow was now mostly about knee deep and up to thigh deep in places - generally when not expected. Soft and deep - no need for winter hardware.

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Probably took a few too many photos of the eastern mamores.

Higher up there were some decent views although sporadic as the cloud came and went.

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Summit

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Waited a bit then headed back the same way. Decided against the slightly longer circuitous return due to the depth of snow.

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Found this spider crawling on the snow surface

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Glencoe hills

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Back over the loch outlet and rejoined the track ahead of another walker who was further back on the same track. Thought he’d catch up but then he took the Mamore Lodge track.
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Re: Glas Bheinn

Postby mountain thyme » Sat May 07, 2016 8:47 pm

Nice one RH. Smashing pics
I remember doing that one and I couldn't walk on the path right up to the Loch as there was a mountain bike competition coming down the track :D
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Re: Glas Bheinn

Postby BlackPanther » Mon May 09, 2016 9:27 am

Wow, great to see this route in full white, GB is a cracking viewpoint! We did this in spring last year (descending straight to Loch Eilde Mor) and loved every minute :D

Now I can only dream about clear skies like in your photos... We were on Skye yesterday, so hazy I couldn't see the Cuillin from Trotternish ridge, not to mention the mainland...
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Re: Glas Bheinn

Postby jacob » Mon May 09, 2016 7:59 pm

Very atmospheric pics, at times almost abstract. Thumbs up for that.
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