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Beinn Mhanach

Beinn Mhanach


Postby SecondRow » Wed May 08, 2019 6:58 pm

Route description: Beinn Mhanach

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Mhanach

Date walked: 08/05/2019

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 20.4 km

Ascent: 820m

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Parked in entrance to forestry track on side of A82, rather than the rather tight spaces, right by the side of the road (looked like a good way to lose a wing mirror!).

I was on my bike by 6am, with the temperature barely above 3 degrees. Initial going was pretty fast, then became harder going as I pushed up the glen from the viaduct. At the first ford of the river, I paid the price for my impatience and go soaked feet after trying to kamikaze through on my bike. Annoyingly if I had taken my time it should have been perfectly easy to get across dry!

At the fork of the track I abandoned my bike, changed my socks and pushed on to ascend via the WH route. Steep going, and my legs were feeling the pain of a few hill free months. At around 800m there was a good dusting of snow, which made for good going, but not much to see (70% chance of cloud free Munros!)

After locating the summit cairn and enjoying a view of not very much, I trudged back town, literally following my footsteps. On relocating my bike, it was an easy ride back to the start, other than the very last bit back to the A82.



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