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A Fine Ridge walk at Sunrise

A Fine Ridge walk at Sunrise


Postby wilkiemurray » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:01 am

Route description: Beinn an Lochain

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn an Lochain

Date walked: 09/12/2018

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Beinn an Lochain

Commitments on Saturday afternoon meant I was searching for somewhere where a short day could be enjoyed. It had been a few years since I had last headed up the fine mountain of Beinn an Lochain an I as off early to meet Gerry in Arrochar where we ditched my car and jumped in to his (a real car ;)).

Away from the layby before sunrise and we were soon across the wee boggy section and on the hills ridgeline, heading upwards. No walk in required and height is quickly gained. The clouds were whisking about a little and gave a great atmospheric feel, especially as we watched the sunrise over the Arrochar Alps. Up we went and although this was done in the winter, there was a lack of snow (it arrived later than usual this year!!). The ridge line is fantastic and although only a short hike this is a great outing. There are places though where under a coating of snow a slip would be serious with some long run outs on either side. The ridge narrows and notches as it approached the summit and today, this meant heading into the clag 

We spent a short time on the summit, but the clag only briefly broke to reveal the fine views , so eventually we turned around and headed back down the way we had ascended.

Once we descended a little the views opened up and as sods law dictates , the clag cleared, so although we never got the view up top, the views on the descent were fantastic. Another fine day in the Arrochar Alps and it was capped of perfectly with a bacon buttie and fine coffee back down on the loch side

some snaps :

ImageRest and Be Thankfull by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

ImageArrochar Alps by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

ImageBeinn an Lochain by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

ImageCobbler by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

ImageArrochar Alps by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

Imagemorning light by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

Imagemountaineer by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr
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Re: A Fine Ridge walk at Sunrise

Postby Sgurr » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:27 am

\\\\usual lovely pics
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Re: A Fine Ridge walk at Sunrise

Postby Mal Grey » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:10 pm

Lovely light. Thanks for sharing, once again.
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Re: A Fine Ridge walk at Sunrise

Postby Alteknacker » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:08 am

Great stuff, and superb pics - as usual! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: A Fine Ridge walk at Sunrise

Postby onsen » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:08 pm

Snaps are very atmospheric... 8)
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