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Garbh Bheinn

Garbh Bheinn

Postby Coop » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:37 pm

Route description: Garbh Bheinn, Loch Leven

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

Date walked: 08/03/2018

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 6 km

Ascent: 865m

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Itchy feet - had to get out somewhere
West looked best and I hadn't been Glencoe way for a while.Only car at the wee bridge at the start and the only one at the finish.

Up the boggy path and cut off left after a bit to get up on the ridge line. The kinda path leads up to a small grassy guĺley through what looks like a wall of rock from down below.

Decent view behind of the pap and along loch leven

That "rocky pinnacle just before the summit was like one of those 'rocket" ice lollies just looking at me saying " give it your best "
Up and over or round and up
Up and over or round and up - that was the question.
Round I went and then a bit of a careful scramble up as it was too dodgy to go all the way round.
Light snow most of the way up and on the ground it wasn't too bad. Probably better as it had frozen most of any scree together

On up to the summit and a few snow covered cairns. Half a view to Blackwater reservoir Loch Eilde Mor.and across to Aonach Eagach- thinking to myself. " if anyone's up there today - take care"
I wanted to hang around for better views but there were a lot of black clouds around- and that meant more rain and snow coming.

Only 6km but it felt a lot longer. 3hrs up and 1 1/2 back down following my own snow prints.

Going back in the car I had a look up at Beinn a Bleithir, then the 3 sister's then the Big Bookil They all looked so menacing with the snow covering and the cloud swirling around

Great day- care needed- care taken
Cheers to Garbh Bheinn
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