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Ben Starav & Glas Bheinn Mhor reversed.

Ben Starav & Glas Bheinn Mhor reversed.


Postby teaandpies » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:34 am

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

Date walked: 20/08/2017

Time taken: 9 hours

Distance: 15.5 km

Ascent: 1457m

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This was a tough day out for me, I really struggled. It was a far more difficult walk than I believed it would be. I had read a lot of reports where others had said this but I still thought I'd manage fine or at least better than I did.

We were aiming for the 3 Munros but it was clear early on I'd be lucky to get any off the hills done!

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Todays hills

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The detour around the house via the fence was boggy as hell.

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Bog

We ended up making a direct route through long marshy grassland and this early on my boots were already soaking, what a start!

If that wasn't bed enough we'd missed bridge and were stuck on the wrong side of the burn so effectively we were walking the route the wrong way round. We passed a memorial under a tree, anybody know what that's all about?

The path was in pretty poor condition and there's a few sketchy bits where you have to hang on for dear life because of the lengthy drops down to the raging waters below but these awkward bits were soon left behind and we were now on open hillside.

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Glas Bheinn Mhor

This part of the walk was absolutely sodden wet making the going on a gentle gradient a lot harder. I was looking forward to firmer ground.

We stopped for breakfast but I struggled to eat my sausage roll and ended up allowing it to break in pieces and fall to the ground. I couldn't stomach food just now.

The ground did become firmer however it was still effectively a stream with water running down the path, this part of the walk was taking ages. I felt like I was getting nowhere and the hill felt like they were getting bigger.

Pieplough seemed totally unaffected leading the charge up the Glen.

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Pieplough


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Ben Starav up yonder

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Glas Bheinn Mhor

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Looking to Ben Starav

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Beinn nan Aighenan

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Ben Starav

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Lets slog it out

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Glen Etive

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On Stob Coire Dheirg

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The final approach to the summit

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Loch Etive

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A very busy summit

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Glas Bheinn Mhor

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Northwest Ridge

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Looking back up to Ben Starav

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Long and rough walk out



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