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Garbh-bhienn and Belig, wow, wow, WOW!

Garbh-bhienn and Belig, wow, wow, WOW!


Postby Bod » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:49 pm

Route description: Garbh Bheinn and Belig

Corbetts included on this walk: Garbh-bheinn (Skye)

Grahams included on this walk: Belig

Date walked: 18/04/2019

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 9.7 km

Ascent: 1107m

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After enjoying two very special days using the buses to visit Portree and the Bella jane to visit Loch Coruisk, both absolute treats, it was time for a mountain walk again :D :D :D
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The "In Pin" on Sgurr Dearg in view as we climb Druim Eadar Da Choire :)
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And the whole Cuillin Ridge appears :)
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The southeast shoulder of Marsco dropping down with astounding views beyond :)
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Sgurr nan Gillean standing proudly and dominantly as always :)
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What a day :)
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Valerie loving the return to Skye every bit as much as I :)
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Where red meets black in the mighty Cuillin Hills :)
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Valerie popping up near the summit of Garbh-bheinn :)
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Super WOW! Bla Bheinn viewed across Clach Glas :) :) :)
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A small saddle ridge and some scrambling to reach the top of this magical mountain :)
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Enjoying a celebration before wondering how to get back down! LOL
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Summit self ecstasy :)
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The way we came up :)
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The way we went down, with Belig now in our sights:)
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Garbh-bheinn slopes and the unmistakable Clach Ghlas pinnacle!!!
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Clach Ghlas over there due south. Tantalising as ever :) :) :)
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Bealach na Beiste after a careful descent provided a great resting spot before Belig slopes, beautiful :)
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Rocky slopes or what and a spot of route finding required :)
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Finally a winding wall takes us to the grass covered and glorious mountain top :)
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We stayed here taking in this awe-inspiring environment for ages :) :) :)
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Finally was time to go back down and re-join Hector by the roadside, where he waited patiently all fixed up and happy to run again forever round the Highlands & Islands :)
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A wee reminder of the hazards out there, with a rescue chopper circulating Bla Bheinn.
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A very special mountains of Skye walk indeed :)
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What a day! What a week! :) :) :)
Put simply, last week, the best place in the world to be was the mighty Isle of Skye :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Garbh-bhienn and Belig, wow, wow, WOW!

Postby Graeme D » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:22 pm

You time travelling now Bod!!!!???? :lol:

A great route this, even better if you include Marsco :wink:
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Re: Garbh-bhienn and Belig, wow, wow, WOW!

Postby Bod » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:26 pm

Graeme D wrote:You time travelling now Bod!!!!???? :lol:

A great route this, even better if you include Marsco :wink:



Loved Marsco too, been up it from behind then down the front to Slig a few years back :D :D :D
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Re: Garbh-bhienn and Belig, wow, wow, WOW!

Postby gaffr » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:41 am

I too enjoyed this side of the Cuillin….we went totally inclusive by adding both the very fine wee top of Clach Glas and then onto Blaven. A grand day out in the hills. :) So much so that a second visit was also enjoyed.
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Re: Garbh-bhienn and Belig, wow, wow, WOW!

Postby BlackPanther » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:42 pm

One of my fav routes on Skye :D It definitely deserves a few WOWS!
We did it once in icy conditions, it was hairy, especially near the summit of Garbh-bheinn. But the views were worth the effort (including my wet pants) :lol: :lol: The pinnacle of Clach Glas is something special, not that I will ever climb it...

A good day on Garbh-bheinn in 2015:
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Re: Garbh-bhienn and Belig, wow, wow, WOW!

Postby Bod » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:17 pm

BlackPanther wrote:One of my fav routes on Skye :D It definitely deserves a few WOWS!
We did it once in icy conditions, it was hairy, especially near the summit of Garbh-bheinn. But the views were worth the effort (including my wet pants) :lol: :lol: The pinnacle of Clach Glas is something special, not that I will ever climb it...

A good day on Garbh-bheinn in 2015:
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Thanks BP, tremendous mountains they are, and was excellent to be back :D :D :D
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Re: Garbh-bhienn and Belig, wow, wow, WOW!

Postby Klaasloopt » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:47 am

This is the kind of report that messes with my hill-climbing priorities, just when I thought I had them sorted :lol:
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Re: Garbh-bhienn and Belig, wow, wow, WOW!

Postby Alteknacker » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:56 am

Wow, wow, wow! Absolutely. The views from these hills are just superb, and you certainly got the weather for it!

Somehow I seem to have missed the shots of you both on the summit of Clach Glas... :)
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Re: Garbh-bhienn and Belig, wow, wow, WOW!

Postby LeithySuburbs » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:55 pm

Graeme D wrote:You time travelling now Bod!!!!???? :lol:

If anyone has sufficient gravitational force to bend space-time...
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Re: Garbh-bhienn and Belig, wow, wow, WOW!

Postby gaffr » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:43 pm

Don't have a summit shot just two images that I took on Clach Glas ….maybe will show some of the terrain.
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After a pull up onto a juggy ledge and then move right to swing round onto a fine easy slab that will get you to the summit

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The last part of the descent from the summit...followed by more scrambling then a wee diff chimney that gets you closer to Blaven
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Re: Garbh-bhienn and Belig, wow, wow, WOW!

Postby Bod » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:48 pm

gaffr wrote:Don't have a summit shot just two images that I took on Clach Glas ….maybe will show some of the terrain.
$matches[2]

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Amazing isn't it! Thanks for the pictures, going to do more research and speak to a few friends :)
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Re: Garbh-bhienn and Belig, wow, wow, WOW!

Postby Bod » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:48 pm

LeithySuburbs wrote:
Graeme D wrote:You time travelling now Bod!!!!???? :lol:

If anyone has sufficient gravitational force to bend space-time...



:lol: :lol: :lol:
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