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Ben Starav Trio

Ben Starav Trio


Postby SecretSquirrel » Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:41 pm

Route description: Ben Starav and Glas Bheinn Mhor

Munros included on this walk: Beinn nan Aighenan, Ben Starav, Glas Bheinn Mhor

Date walked: 28/05/2016

Time taken: 9.75 hours

Distance: 20.31 km

Ascent: 1928m

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Parked up near Coileitir at 10pm. Back seats down in the car, sleeping mat & bag prepped for some shut-eye before a 5am start on Starav.

The rising sun lighting up the cloud over Ben Starav
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Waterfall on route to the start of Starav's ridge
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Glas Bheinn Mhor framed with blue sky's at 6am
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Getting towards the rockier climb up Starav
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The view down Glen Etive towards the Buachaille's
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The top of Ben Starav comes into view, with Stob Coire Dheirg on the left
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The boulder clamber up Starav
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Looks daunting, but just a simple scrambly clamber over boulders
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Loch Etive
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Looking back down the ridge and some cloud starting to move in ...
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The summit of Ben Starav ... apparently there should be a crumbling circular trig point? Possibly hidden under the cairn?
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The clag moved in obscuring the summit views. I waited 20-30 minutes to see if it would clear, but unfortunately it was not to be
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Still some old snow still kicking about
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Moving into the unknown ... navigating the rocky ridge towards Stob Coire Dheirg
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There wasn't much else to see until I got back under the cloud on route to Beinn nan Aighenan
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Beinn nan Aighenan was rockier than I expected, but an easy walk up
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Some views open up towards Cruachan
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Back in the clag on the summit of Beinn nan Aighenan
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Loch Tulla in the distance
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A bit clearer now back at the bealach, some views across Glas Beinn Chaol
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Back up into the clag to Meall nan Tri Tighearnan
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Conditions starting to brighten up
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Eventually rewarded with a view back to a clag-free Beinn nan Aighenan
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Onwards to Glas Beinn Mhor
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Looking back to the top of Meall nan Tighearnan and Ben Starav starting to make in appearance in the background
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Beinn nan Aighenan again
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Glas Beinn Mhor summit cairn
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Conditions on Starav improving by the minute
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Ben Starav
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Descent path along Glas Beinn Mhor's ridge. Lochs Dochard and Tulla beyhond.
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Stob Coir an Albannaich
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The River Kinglass
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The walk out along Allt Mheuran
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Looking back to Glas Beinn Mhor
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Stob Coire Dheirg and Ben Starav
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Glen Etive looking fab in the afternoon sunshine
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Crossing the, very still, River Etive on the last leg back to the car.
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