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Beinn na Lap- Boring, not quite

Beinn na Lap- Boring, not quite


Postby soulminer » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:18 am

Route description: Beinn na Lap, from Corrour

Munros included on this walk: Beinn na Lap

Date walked: 25/10/2010

Time taken: 2.5 hours

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Left in plenty of time to catch the Beinn na Lap express at Crianlarich. Fuelled up, roll and sausage with a large black coffee, you know the phrase ' cornerstone of any nutritious.......'
Train arrived -on time, and we were Corrour bound - we as in me and a carriage of snap happy americans expounding the virtues of the 'cute little hills' Grrrrr
Arrived and changed footwear added gaiters and off
The view back
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Sign just before the turn off up the stream- sorry, muddy path :)
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Far in the distance a black landrover was dropping off 6 people at the start of the walk up, half an hour later I passed them- three Americans with three children.Quick conversation and off towards the goal for today.
Forgot my Ice Skates,
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By this time it was windy and more than a little Siberian :shock: , time for another layer :) Ah, toasty

A selection of shots,
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Just before I left the summit the sky decided to brighten, so What did I do- took a picture
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Left to head down and it closed in again, last photo of the day,
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Took the same route down, with only a slight corner-cut, and back to the station for the long wait for the 18:25 to Crianlarich- it was 14:15 when I started to change :shock:
They do a fine Venison burger in the Station Hostel, a whole lot of thumb-twiddling later I was on board the train heading homewards.
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Re: Beinn na Lap- Boring, not quite

Postby malky_c » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:33 am

I cycled in from Loch Laggan to do this one. Not sure it saved any time but it certainly cut back on the thumb twiddling! :)
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Re: Beinn na Lap- Boring, not quite

Postby monty » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:15 am

Hi Soulminer,
I took the same route as you. (Most walkers do :lol: ) However it was misty on top and I saw nothing much atall. You got some nice views but its a pretty featureless place. Nice and remote though. :D
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Re: Beinn na Lap- Boring, not quite

Postby Stretch » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:22 am

Sorry about my fellow Americans Soulminer, it annoys me from time to time too. Looks like you had a great day once you got away from civilization.
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Re: Beinn na Lap- Boring, not quite

Postby mountain coward » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:11 am

Fancy them getting someone to drive them to the foot of the hill! What's wrong with the train, or as you amusingly put it, the Ben na Lap Express :lol:
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Re: Beinn na Lap- Boring, not quite

Postby soulminer » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:18 am

Sorry Stretch, it not Americans in general, only the 5 camera obese sandal wearers :lol:
Spoke to the Estate workers I met about the non-appearance of the crowd I met going up, who were insisting on going to the top.
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Re: Beinn na Lap- Boring, not quite

Postby kinley » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:17 pm

Nearly your last first ascent soon then? :)

Certainly a nice wee viewpoint.

we got the train in from the North and walked back to Tulloch - can't abide walking to a timetable :(

You must have had an absolute stonker of a week in Assynt in that high pressure? :D
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Re: Beinn na Lap- Boring, not quite

Postby soulminer » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:42 pm

Reasonable Kinley :D
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Re: Beinn na Lap- Boring, not quite

Postby doogz » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:38 pm

Dave as we chatted on saturday as was hopeful of another train other than the 1825 so i could join you alas it wasnt to be...Ben More last week was much better than this with the fab views we got from summit :lol: in 40+mph winds

great to see you with two to go and what a journey for us both....

fab views

better pics

my tuition on the boat back from mull must have worked regards your picture taking....lol

see better to listen than to mock me... :idea:

Soon we will be ascending that Carn Bhac monstrosity and then the happy day will be in sight..just the one left..bravo


Cheers for all the walks in the last 2 and a half years...gawd is that all ...we gotta have done near 300 munros in that time and a few of the C word variety too ....you helping me with redos and vice versa...its been a blast and nearly ...nearly no disagreements...lol :lol:
and the fab weeks away North trip....SKYE WEEK...Strathfarrar...far too numerous to mention...once you compleat then i can dish the dirt.......



So with me at nightshift again and you lardying about drinking coffee i will sign out

Great trip report my friend

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The Whingeing Doogz 8)
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Re: Beinn na Lap- Boring, not quite

Postby soulminer » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:46 pm

Note to self- introduce Doogz to a spellcheka :lol:
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Re: Beinn na Lap- Boring, not quite

Postby doogz » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:57 pm

you try writing when you have two eagle eyed managers ....... :lol:
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