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Big walk with a big ascent in a very hot burning day

Big walk with a big ascent in a very hot burning day


Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:14 pm

Route description: Beinn Achaladair and Beinn a'Chreachain

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chreachain, Beinn Achaladair, Beinn Mhanach

Date walked: 12/05/2016

Time taken: 9.07 hours

Distance: 27.03 km

Ascent: 2190m

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Woke up: 01:45 am
Start from home: 03:15
Start of walk: 05:12

Back home at 16:00


Conditions: very very very hot...I spent over 4.5 l of drinks in the mountains, only during the walk...plus a lot of liquid before and especially after :o :shock: :lol: :shock:

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Some stops for morning's shots on the road


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Bridge of Orchy car park and the flags which makes me think about the oncoming 23.6.2016...


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The initial path, mostly used for Beinn Dorain and Bein an Dothaidh


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Looking back down towards Bridge of Orchy


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The Glen ahead...my pathless way


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Towards Beinn Dorain


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Here I decided to test my fitness and climbed up - very steepy ascent :roll:


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...another view from my crazy ascending


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Great views from the top

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Beinn Achaladair ahead


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Clear views around


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Local resident enjoying the clear views :D


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Beinn an Dothaidh


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...and Beinn Dorain


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The walk ahead


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Looking back


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Loch Tulla and Black Mount Hills


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The Heat !!!


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Ben Nevis zoomed


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Harder ground near the 1st Munro summit...


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the summit over the snowy cornice


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Beinn Achaladair summit


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Black Mount and Rannoch Moor


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2nd Munro - Beinn a'Chreachain ahead in the distance...


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Wide views far away


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Looking back towards Beinn Achaladair


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...again


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...and again from the distance


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Beinn a'Chreachain closer...

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...and closer


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Looking back


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some snow still there


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The summit of Beinn a'Chreachain


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on the summit

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Towards North and the usual route to do these two Munros


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Looking back towards Beinn Achaladair


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My next target Beinn Mhanach


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Looking back to Beinn a'Chreachain, nice stream - fresher place :D


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Ascending Beinn Mhanach and looking back towards Beinn a'Chreachain over the Glen

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...and from higher level


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Towards Tyndrum

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zoomed

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Zoomed more :lol:

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...and the normal ( very little zoom ) view again

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Munro no. 3 done - the summit of Beinn Mhanach


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Beinn a'Chreachain from the summit of Beinn Mhanach


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Descending

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this part of way up via the Glen towards Beinn Dorain and Beinn Dothaidh was endless in the hot conditions...I felt every one meter of the ascent :o

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...closer a bit


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Looking back

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Finally on the top, descending "only" behind the point


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The view of civilisation...and the imagination of the beer in bridge Orchy Hotel :D


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Here is the hotel ! :D ...and the beer tasted more than well !!! :D :lol: :lol:
Last edited by Petr Dakota on Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Big walk with a big ascent in a very hot burning day

Postby simon-b » Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:43 pm

That is a big walk, Petr, and a lot of ascent. You got some excellent views. Two friends and I linked these three summits with a route similar to yours, in reverse, two years ago. But we started and finished at Achallader, which cut down on the amount of climbing. But our route therefore didn't finish right at the hotel, so we had to drive there and couldn't drink beer! You say the beer tasted more than well - anything like as good as a velký Plzeňský Prazdroj from a proper pivnice?
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Re: Big walk with a big ascent in a very hot burning day

Postby jamesb63 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:26 pm

Great going Petr :clap: :clap: I did same route but had snow ,hail and clag :lol:
you had brilliant views all round
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Re: Big walk with a big ascent in a very hot burning day

Postby dav2930 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:51 pm

Great photos Petr. The heat takes it out of you on a big walk like that doesn't it? Still, 9 hours is a very good time! :clap:
I once attempted the Welsh 3000's in a June heatwave; I got so hot and thirsty I had to give up at Ogwen. :roll:
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Re: Big walk with a big ascent in a very hot burning day

Postby Alteknacker » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:00 pm

Nice one, Petr. :clap: :clap: :clap:

It's tough when it's hot, no?

I have a similar route in mind for the first fine weekend (or maybe after a Beinn Challium route), mainly because it's only 6.5 hours drive one way, rather than 10+. So it's good to see what it looks like up close and personal...

dav2930 wrote:I once attempted the Welsh 3000's in a June heatwave; I got so hot and thirsty I had to give up at Ogwen. :roll:


That's really uncanny! I had exactly the same experience, doubly frustrating because I was 20 minutes ahead of a 9.5 hour schedule. But that means nothing if you don't actually finish ... :( . Never got anywhere near that time subsequently :( :( :(
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Re: Big walk with a big ascent in a very hot burning day

Postby ancancha » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:12 pm

I had fabulous fun on these, though I didn't do them all at once :lol:
You are fair ticking them off Petr :clap:
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Re: Big walk with a big ascent in a very hot burning day

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:50 pm

simon-b wrote:That is a big walk, Petr, and a lot of ascent. You got some excellent views. Two friends and I linked these three summits with a route similar to yours, in reverse, two years ago. But we started and finished at Achallader, which cut down on the amount of climbing. But our route therefore didn't finish right at the hotel, so we had to drive there and couldn't drink beer! You say the beer tasted more than well - anything like as good as a velký Plzeňský Prazdroj from a proper pivnice?

Correct Simon :clap: thank you :D
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Re: Big walk with a big ascent in a very hot burning day

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:52 pm

jamesb63 wrote:Great going Petr :clap: :clap: I did same route but had snow ,hail and clag :lol:
you had brilliant views all round

Thanks James :D I would be grateful for the snow that day, but the views made me feel better :D :lol:
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Re: Big walk with a big ascent in a very hot burning day

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:55 pm

dav2930 wrote:Great photos Petr. The heat takes it out of you on a big walk like that doesn't it? Still, 9 hours is a very good time! :clap:
I once attempted the Welsh 3000's in a June heatwave; I got so hot and thirsty I had to give up at Ogwen. :roll:

thank you :D the heat is really worse than any winter cold and snowy conditions ! :crazy: I feel much fresher in the winter time despite the extra effort in the snow, which i like it :wink:
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Re: Big walk with a big ascent in a very hot burning day

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:58 pm

Alteknacker wrote:Nice one, Petr. :clap: :clap: :clap:

It's tough when it's hot, no?

I have a similar route in mind for the first fine weekend (or maybe after a Beinn Challium route), mainly because it's only 6.5 hours drive one way, rather than 10+. So it's good to see what it looks like up close and personal...

Thank you :D hope you will get a great clear day, but hoipe not so hot... :shock: a lot of liquid and energy requaired
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Re: Big walk with a big ascent in a very hot burning day

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:01 pm

ancancha wrote:I had fabulous fun on these, though I didn't do them all at once :lol:
You are fair ticking them off Petr :clap:

It was just a productive month...17 mountains ( Scotland and North wales ) done in 30 days :D
Now more trips with my daughter,,, :wink: 8) :D
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Re: Big walk with a big ascent in a very hot burning day

Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:39 pm

trip 2
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