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Garbh Bheinn (Loch Leven) a hazy recollection

Garbh Bheinn (Loch Leven) a hazy recollection


Postby The Rodmiester » Wed May 10, 2017 6:45 pm

Route description: Garbh Bheinn, Loch Leven

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

Date walked: 23/04/2017

Distance: 5.82 km

Ascent: 823m

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Still a bit hazy from the night before and not feeling as bright and breezy as the norm I decided to clear the head and climb the nearby Corbett from the Kinlochleven Bunkhouse Garbh Bheinn, Hugh had very kindly offered to drive me to the start so after saying a few quick good bys and realising I was about to leave all my food on the table I hopped into Hugh's awaiting car a sped off to follow the others to the start of the walk not far from the bunkhouse.

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Looking back at the car parking area just beyond the bridge over the burn on the North side of the road, sufficient room for three cars
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Looking up to what awaits us, a fairly good path at this point with cairns marking the route
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Looking back over Loch Leven
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Some topic of discussion being discussed, cannot be about route finding as there is a good path most of the way
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The full squad further up the climb
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Another wee stop, probably waiting for the old guy
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I don't know what this plant is called found on the pathway
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A slight drop down at this point but on the whole the path is a fairly consistent climb and pretty dry underfoot
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Come on The Rodmiester is the head no feeling too well, just no sympathy at all
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Still suffering but all self inflicted
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By pass the crags on the right
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What's this a wee dance in front of The Pap of Glencoe
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Yes we are waiting for you!
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Looking back we had skirted around on the left of picture
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Happy group at the summit
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Complete group at the summit cairn we had met up with Jaxter and Ross
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Another group photo at summit
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The whole group having there lunch break at the summit, the last time I was here I never saw a thing
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Heading back down, the head feeling much better now
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Starting down the steeper section
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Starting down the steeper section
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What's going on here then?
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Nearly at the cars now, another steep section so concentration a must. Another fine day on the hill with the weather a whole lot better than forecast with great company. Now to head off for a coffee and a cake.
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Re: Garbh Bheinn (Loch Leven) a hazy recollection

Postby Quincy » Wed May 10, 2017 9:32 pm

Great walk, great set of pictures :D who took the leg kicking piccy as it's the only one missing!
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Re: Garbh Bheinn (Loch Leven) a hazy recollection

Postby malky_c » Wed May 10, 2017 9:34 pm

Yes, you were sounding a bit slurred by 3am the previous night though...mind you, I was impressed with your dish drying skills at that point. Usually when I'm in that state I drop most of them - don't think I saw a single break :lol: 8)
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Re: Garbh Bheinn (Loch Leven) a hazy recollection

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed May 10, 2017 9:58 pm

Quincy wrote:Great walk, great set of pictures :D who took the leg kicking piccy as it's the only one missing!


Hi Quincy, I must check if I took one or not, thanks for the reminder :D
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Re: Garbh Bheinn (Loch Leven) a hazy recollection

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed May 10, 2017 10:00 pm

malky_c wrote:Yes, you were sounding a bit slurred by 3am the previous night though...mind you, I was impressed with your dish drying skills at that point. Usually when I'm in that state I drop most of them - don't think I saw a single break :lol: 8)


Now you mention it I kind of remember something about that, God was it 3.00am think I did well then getting up to do this one. Mind you with the wind on top that had to help clear the head :lol:
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Re: Garbh Bheinn (Loch Leven) a hazy recollection

Postby Yorjick » Wed May 10, 2017 10:03 pm

It is credit to you as a photographer that you make your human subjects look to relaxed and natural. :clap: Looks like a fantastic day on a fine hill.

Not sure but I think the red plants may be a type of lichen. I will do some research!
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Re: Garbh Bheinn (Loch Leven) a hazy recollection

Postby Yorjick » Wed May 10, 2017 10:24 pm

Your photograph is of a Cladonia species of lichen but I state which species. I sometimes post images at the Natural History Museum site.

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/natureplus/communi ... tification

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Re: Garbh Bheinn (Loch Leven) a hazy recollection

Postby Jaxter » Wed May 10, 2017 10:48 pm

Nice one Rod - you were in a far worse state than Ross & I so must've been how we caught you up :lol: :lol: A great wee hill :thumbup:
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Re: Garbh Bheinn (Loch Leven) a hazy recollection

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu May 11, 2017 12:12 am

Yorjick wrote:Your photograph is of a Cladonia species of lichen but I state which species. I sometimes post images at the Natural History Museum site.

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/natureplus/communi ... tification

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Thanks for all that info Steve, nice one :D
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Re: Garbh Bheinn (Loch Leven) a hazy recollection

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu May 11, 2017 12:14 am

Jaxter wrote:Nice one Rod - you were in a far worse state than Ross & I so must've been how we caught you up :lol: :lol: A great wee hill :thumbup:


Thanks jaxter, I really suffered going up, all my fault, but a great night and day none the less, it was good to meet up with you two at the summit, ta again for organising a fabulous weekend :D
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