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Beinn Luibhean dash

Beinn Luibhean dash

Postby kevsbald » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:31 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Luibhean

Date walked: 17/12/2010

Time taken: 2.75 hours

Distance: 4 km

Ascent: 610m

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Had the day off and fancied a wee dash north to tick off this hill. It would mean I had grabbed all the Arrochar alps at both Munro and Corbett height - needless to say I do love this area and it's only an hour from the door. There are some good things to life in Glasgow. I had a leisurely brekkie and was off out at 0915, with a start at 1015. It was 0C but it didn't feel it and there was sna in the air. I saw two punters heading on to Beinn an Lochain and hoped the cloud would lift for them. I decided to skirt the forestry and head initially for the bealach between my target and Beinn Ime but I headed further South and on to hill proper, once past the 'no-go' forestry area. It really made for a quick ascent but a biting wind was blowing from the West. I didn't hang about today and really pinged it up to the summit, where I took a couple of self-portraits (one with the 10 second timer, which wasn't as I planned) and one to show the hoar sticking to my beard (enough!). Beinn an Lochain looked quite bleak. Chilly. I stuck on my crampons as it would be a little slippy heading back down and was back at the car in quick time. The hardest bit was the path back to the mobile mast as the recent thaw and freeze had made the path into a dodgy escalator. No matter, it had been a good wee stretch of the legs and I was on my way home for lunch by 1300. Q a grey day weather/photo wise but good to be out all the same.

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Starting oot
'View' to the bealach between Ime and Luibhean
Bleak Beinn an Lochain
Hoar on my face - lucky me!
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Re: Beinn Luibhean dash

Postby magicdin » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:34 pm

smash and grab right enough - well done :D
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Re: Beinn Luibhean dash

Postby Graeme D » Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:27 pm

kevsbald wrote:one to show the hoar sticking to my beard (enough!).

Now, that's a line I've never come across before in a TR on this site! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Beinn Luibhean dash

Postby rockhopper » Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:45 pm

You're a jammy sod, Dr. P - I always seem to need most of a day and you manage a few hours ! (Maybe I'm getting old...)

kevsbald wrote:which wasn't as I planned) and one to show the hoar sticking to my beard

glad your spelling is better than some :lol: :lol:

Loved the peekaboo picture called Hiya! 8)
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Re: Beinn Luibhean dash

Postby CurlyWurly » Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:33 pm

Now that looks more like the weather you bring along when we hit the hills!!!

Cracking stuff none the less :)
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Re: Beinn Luibhean dash

Postby bobble_hat_kenny » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:31 pm

Nice report as always, Kev! Thon's something of a scary close-up though :wtf: .
Luibhean is a nice wee hill I'd say - I did it after work this week; it has great views and makes an ideal evening outing from the fleshpots of Glasgow. It's quite possible to be up and back down inside of 3 hours, even for those of us who aren't so Hardened and Hoary of Beard as your good self :lol: :lol: !
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Re: Beinn Luibhean dash

Postby smiffysmc » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:52 pm

Quite fancy doing thus hill at the weekend. Especially via this route since I stay that side of the rest. Might take me a bit longer though. Ha.
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