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Beinn Fhionnlaidh

Beinn Fhionnlaidh


Postby meles meles » Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:42 am

Route description: Beinn Fhionnlaidh

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Fhionnlaidh

Date walked: 21/07/2020

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 14.5 km

Ascent: 959m

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On the way up
My first Munro for 2020, I picked the right day weather-wise and ascended in glorious sunshine. It stayed until nearly back down, what others say about the views is correct - a stunning panorama stretching all the way round.

Which is a good thing, as I found the first two-thirds of the climb a real slog, very boggy which rapidly became a little tiresome; and in addition, the comments about false summits are spot on too, I am so glad I had read that before starting! It has numerous false summits, but the top is eventually there!

One thing to bear in mind is that just before the two lochans on the way up the route is cut by a diagonal hollow, which is particularly boggy. This led me off course and I couldn't find the lochans for a while, they are perched up higher. And the same thing happened in the same place coming back down, lost the track went off course trying to avoid them and ended up rather precariously perched on the southern face.

Good to have got it done, it's well worth it for the views, but hats off to those who persevere in poor weather through those endless bogs!
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Infinity pool - perhaps!
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From the summit
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