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Perfect Day on Ben Lui & Beinn a' Chleibh

Perfect Day on Ben Lui & Beinn a' Chleibh


Postby Keefers » Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:48 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chleibh, Ben Lui

Date walked: 20/01/2017

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 11.8 km

Ascent: 1066m

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What a perfect day to be playing in the mountains. The forecast hinted at the potential of a view, but we could not have imagined just how spectacular the day was to be.

We parked up at the car park on the A85 a few km's from Dalmally.

We took the advice to bring trainers for the river crossing ... thankfully, and with water levels fairly low we negotiated the river and under the railway line.

The initial path took us through the forest and we kept our eyes open for the fork in the path which took us down to the stream descending from Fionn Choirein, and the stepping stones and blue rope to aid the crossing. Do be careful .... obvious statement .... its slippy!

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Its fairly easy to see the route through the forest given that a large number of trees have been felled. It is boggy in places and we took our time to negotiate our way through. Reaching the bridge and cairn its straight up Fionn Choirein to the exit of the forest by a gate.

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Still in cloud, we took a compass reading and set off in the direction of the beach between the two Munro's and as we reached 100m from the top we could see sunlight bursting through the cloud ... could the inversion be on?????

Honestly, we couldn't believe our eyes!

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I shall let the photos tell the story from here ....
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Re: Perfect Day on Ben Lui & Beinn a' Chleibh

Postby Chris Mac » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:25 pm

Cracking photo's, so that's what the view is like from the top!?

Did this walk last September and saw nowt.

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Well jealous we never got the views you did, thanks for sharing. :clap:
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Re: Perfect Day on Ben Lui & Beinn a' Chleibh

Postby rockhopper » Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:41 pm

Superb :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: - cheers :)
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Re: Perfect Day on Ben Lui & Beinn a' Chleibh

Postby katyhills » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:05 pm

Fab! :D
Superb inversions. Like islands on a sea of marshmallow :D
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Re: Perfect Day on Ben Lui & Beinn a' Chleibh

Postby JaneAyr » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:14 am

Wow! Great photos - you certainly picked a good day :)
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Re: Perfect Day on Ben Lui & Beinn a' Chleibh

Postby celt54321 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:30 pm

lucky,lucky...its great wene that happens :clap:
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Re: Perfect Day on Ben Lui & Beinn a' Chleibh

Postby Keefers » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:34 pm

celt54321 wrote:lucky,lucky...its great wene that happens :clap:


Its only taken 220 Munros to get to the 'perfect day' :lol:
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Re: Perfect Day on Ben Lui & Beinn a' Chleibh

Postby Valveman » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:07 pm

Best day I've had - will be difficult to beat it, if not impossible!!! :lol:
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Re: Perfect Day on Ben Lui & Beinn a' Chleibh

Postby Mal Grey » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:39 pm

How did I miss this? One of the best inversions I can remember seeing pictures of. Lucky you!
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Re: Perfect Day on Ben Lui & Beinn a' Chleibh

Postby Coop » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:50 pm

My memories

Closed the river - soaked!

Some hours later

Crossed the river again- soaked again!!!
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Re: Perfect Day on Ben Lui & Beinn a' Chleibh

Postby Keefers » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:16 pm

Mal Grey wrote:How did I miss this? One of the best inversions I can remember seeing pictures of. Lucky you!


Thank you - it was a special day and hard to head back down that day ...
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Re: Perfect Day on Ben Lui & Beinn a' Chleibh

Postby Keefers » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:30 pm

Coop wrote:My memories

Closed the river - soaked!

Some hours later

Crossed the river again- soaked again!!!



Im not laughing .... honest ..... :lol:
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Re: Perfect Day on Ben Lui & Beinn a' Chleibh

Postby Alteknacker » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:50 pm

Missed this when first posted. Looks like one of the most amazing inversions ever! I thought I'd experienced the mother of all inversions on 8th June 2013 when in the Mullardoch area (quite a few folk took pics of it), but this seems even more amazing.

Fabulous experience!
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