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Beinn Sgulaird

Beinn Sgulaird


Postby tombombadilio » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:08 pm

Route description: Beinn Sgulaird

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Sgulaird

Date walked: 10/12/2018

Time taken: 5.6 hours

Distance: 12.1 km

Ascent: 1260m

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Loch Creran and cairn to strike uphill


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Sunrise


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Point 488m


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Path up right shoulder with view up Glen Creran


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Ben Cruachan range to south


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SW to Lismore


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Reflections on Loch Etive


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Glen Etive hills to NE


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Pano to SE


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More sun over Cruachan


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Meall Garbh at 848m


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Ahead to Beinn Sgulaird


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Frozen lochan


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Beinn Sgulaird summit


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Summit pano


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Just below incoming cloud base


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Meall Garbh again


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Approx 1 hour between Meall Garbh and Beinn Sgulaird


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Back to Glen Creran in plenty of time


Summary:
Fine, straightforward early winter's day. No encounters, lay-by empty at start and end of day. Views quickly gained down Loch Creran and beyond to Lismore, with more awesome views eastwards of the Cruachan range reflecting in Loch Etive, winter sunshine behind. Ground crisp and frozen at height. Absolute silence in lee of wind on ridge. Spotted some birds with winter feathers (grouse?). Meall Garbh proved a frustrating false summit, Beinn Sgulaird about an hour further on. Well timed arrival at summit, sunshine still out. Departed 15 mins later as cloud bank moved in just above head, filtering the sun somewhat. Thereafter, a dull, but still fine bimble down back to car. Easy but satisfying day.

Start: 09:10
Finish: 14:47
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