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Beinn Dubh - Photogenic Powerhouse

Beinn Dubh - Photogenic Powerhouse


Postby Rocketrocket » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:42 pm

Route description: Beinn Dubh - Glen Striddle horseshoe, Luss

Grahams included on this walk: Beinn Dubh

Date walked: 18/11/2018

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 8.9 km

Ascent: 670m

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First real go on a Graham for RocketRocket - and wow what an experience.

For an out of shape chap (soon to hopefully be in shape!) the first 200 meter inline was a small torture - but the weather was perfect. The going through the small forest and the the first part of the hill was good but as I finally reached the first plate it gets a little boggy. A few happy go lucky folks got soggy feet but that didn't seem to spoil their day.

The 2nd incline really tested by resolve, but powering through I eventually got to the top for excellent views from the little stone pile cairn and a spot of afternoon tea. But boy my legs were done and I knew the decline around the horseshoe was even more punishing than the one I just climbed so plumped to head back down the way I came. Hey - it was a day for the views so it was worth it.

What a wonderful hill and a wonderful day, Highly recommended - especially if you want to get fitter!
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Re: Beinn Dubh - Photogenic Powerhouse

Postby PeteR » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:13 pm

Some great images. I recall a boggy, windy day when I did the horseshoe. There are some other fine Grahams in the area too :wink:
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