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Fionn Bheinn

Fionn Bheinn


Postby tombombadilio » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:54 pm

Munros included on this walk: Fionn Bheinn

Date walked: 17/04/2018

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 9.59 km

Ascent: 789m

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1342: Set off after weather watching, pretty benign Spring dayImage

Still benignImage

Bealach between Meall a'Chaorainn and Creagan na Laogh - An Teallach in distance?Image

Still lots of snowImage

SunImage

Long and wet but not too hardImage

Loch FannichImage

Fionn BheinnImage

Brief break in the weatherImage

1556: FB summitImage

Down Loch FannichImage

Windy AF, cowering in lee of trig pointImage

Spring cornicesImage

Heading down after tea and cake, waited out Spring squalls to get decent summit shotsImage

Race to descend, front moving inImage

Wet and windy descent on sogging groundImage

Sun back out on approach, dried off mostlyImage

1740: Back in car, another ticked offImage

Summary:
Short jaunt in typical Spring conditions - showery, windy, sunny spells, changeable. Ground saturated but some nice snow fields, some still bridging streams, care required. Views in weather breaks impressive, dappled sunlight on mountains almost preferable to blue skies and full sunshine. Extremely windy at top, wind chill something else. Spent long enough there to catch the breaks and get shots, but caught out on descent - hammered by horizontal rain forcing one hand in pocket and other pulling hood over side of face. Warm sunshine on lower slopes and wind to dry out. Nice, short day, efficient use of small afternoon weather window to knock off an outlier. Longish but pleasant drive back to Glen Shiel lodgings along Loch Carron.
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