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Beinn Heasgarnaich

Beinn Heasgarnaich

Postby Coop » Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:35 pm

Route description: Creag Mhor and Beinn Heasgarnich

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Heasgarnich

Date walked: 01/04/2018

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 18.5 km

Ascent: 900m

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Sunny no wind and clear day
Walked with shug fae ayr whom I caught up with after leaving the car park - after getting past a wee gnarly mongrelly ned of a dug with a chip on its shoulder!!
Followed the track up past the lochan and cut across and over the fence. Then up on the crispy surface. Couple of deep/ wide ravines to traverse round.
No bogs today- wahey. Round and up round and up . Thought we were at the summit but soon realised there was another few hundred metres to go and a stiff climb up. Crampons may have helped a bit but got up with no real probs and the views 360 were stunning.
Another bloke appeared from nowhere ( he'd come over Creag Mhor) as we were taking photos of everything around us. Down he went following our upward prints. We carried on for a bit and then headed down. Few steep bits which required a good look and some zig zagging and traversing.
Stayed right of the stream and got down to the dam - where a deed sheep awaited us !!

Back along the good track to the car park.
A good day out and glad I'd done it today in the crisp snow and sunshine rather than trudging through a bog in the rain.

Cap doffed to Beinn Sheasgsrnaich.
Cheers for the company Shug. Safe walking pal and maybe I'll bump into you somewhere else.
Fantastic day
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