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Beinn Chabhair on a not so boggy day

Beinn Chabhair on a not so boggy day


Postby ArgyllGoSlow » Sun May 20, 2018 10:51 am

Route description: Beinn Chabhair, from Inverarnan

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Chabhair

Date walked: 20/05/2018

Distance: 14 km

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After reading all the walk reports on Beinn Chabhair it was not a hill I relished climbing - bog, bog and more bog. However, after a week of sunny dry weather it seemed now was the time.

First Munro of the year and did find it hard. After the initial steep climb from the campsite, not a lot of height is gained when walking over the moor (aka the bog). (Take the hydro road to avoid some of the bog.). When you start the climb for real there is clear path all the way, but, just when you think you have gained some height the path decides to take you down a peg or two (on more than one occasion).

Very windy to the top. Lots of great views at different parts of the walk, especially over to Ben Lui. As usual met a lot of nice people who were also enjoying a good day on the hills.

Did not enjoy coming down the last steep bit to the campsite, tired legs and risk of slipping. However, I think we saw Beinn Chabhair at its best and can give it a postive review
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