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Gulvain

Gulvain


Postby Jokester » Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:54 pm

Route description: Gulvain, near Kinlocheil

Munros included on this walk: Gulvain

Date walked: 31/08/2017

Time taken: 6.75 hours

Distance: 21.18 km

Ascent: 1252m

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I should have paid more attention to the WH guide as to where to park, in the end I parked right at the gates at the start of the walk, though I think there is actually a parking bit on the other side of the A830 from here.

Not really that much to say about this one, it was a grey, cool day which made for fast walking and there is a good track all the way to the base of the mountain which is maybe 1.5 hours or so walk.

ImageIMG_0267 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

The path up, at least lower down is nothing more than an eroded stream bed and at times muddy, slippy grass route.

ImageIMG_0274 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

Further up, it dries out and turns into a better path to follow up to the first top, with the round trig point on it.

ImageIMG_0278 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

From there, it's a simple drop to the other side onto the ridge and then onwards to the true summit.

ImageIMG_0281 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0289 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

There's a decent sized cairn at the top.

After that, it's just a case of heading back the way you come, taking care on the lower path where it's pretty slippy under foot in the wet.
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Re: Gulvain

Postby DougJ » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:32 pm

I think it was yourself I had a chat with between the summit and south top. The cloud did lift about 20 mins after i left it, and your pic looks about right for the time! Not a bad day all round - rain, cloud and enough wind and sun on the way back to keep the midges away...
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Re: Gulvain

Postby Jokester » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:06 pm

Couldn't have been me, I didn't see a single soul that day on my walk, must have passed in the clouds!
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