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Beinn Fhada early morning: Wildlife,drizzle,mist, but views!

Beinn Fhada early morning: Wildlife,drizzle,mist, but views!


Postby Petr Dakota » Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:14 pm

Route description: Beinn Fhada (or Ben Attow)

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Fhada

Date walked: 30/08/2020

Time taken: 7.45 hours

Distance: 21 km

Ascent: 1079m

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The Route:


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After 5 working days ( tue - sat ) with very early starts every morning , waking up at 00:40 am and 12 hours shifts, Sunday was finally day to rest a bit.....but can someone resist when the weather forecast looked "reasonably dry" and with only very little wind on the West ? :D Well, I prepared all my mountain stuff on saturday evening, got to bed just before 22:00 with the alarm set to 01:00 am ! :roll: Enjoyed the silent night driving with the extra care to avoid any deer and rabbits collision, I arrived in Kintail shortly after sunrise...
I was lucky with the timing as the top of the mountains was still in a clag as I was keeping looking from the bottom, but fortunately it cleared when I got on the summit...then closed the views quickly again and looked like it stayed like that for the rest of my way back to the car park. Hope the other walkers ( only 6 solo walkers ) I have met on my way down got some views at least for a short time... :roll:
Great day in the mountains and good refreshment from the work :lol: After another 4 hours of driving got back homeat 19:00...still good time yet to spend the evening with my family :D 8) :D




The Movie incl. Photos at the End:




Some Photos:


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Arriving in Kintail...
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Sunday early morning...the initial way
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Opening the Glen views
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Looking up
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Gleann Choinneachain
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Local resident ( another one on the opposite mountain ), always meeting them there
:lol:
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The tops still in the mist...
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Towards A'Ghlas Bheinn
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Looking back...
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The misty top...
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Clearer a bit...
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even better...
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Higher...
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A'Ghlas Bheinn clearly visible in the distance
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...but disappearing shortly after
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The summit
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...and the views
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Towards Five Sisters
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...later
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Some blue ! ...sometimes
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Unusually I spent over 1.5 h on and around the summit !!!
:shock: :o :D :lol: :D
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...enjoyed lunch and (still warm ) coffee
8)
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Panorama
Last edited by Petr Dakota on Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Petr Dakota
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Re: Beinn Fhada early morning: Wildlife,drizzle,mist, but vi

Postby Stevenp » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:02 pm

Good report, thanks. I was one of the solo walkers you met just below the plateau and sadly no view on Fhada so your film fills the gaps! Two hours later the cloud lifted and justified toiling up A' Ghlas Bheinn.
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Re: Beinn Fhada early morning: Wildlife,drizzle,mist, but vi

Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:40 pm

Stevenp wrote:Good report, thanks. I was one of the solo walkers you met just below the plateau and sadly no view on Fhada so your film fills the gaps! Two hours later the cloud lifted and justified toiling up A' Ghlas Bheinn.

Thanks :) Glad you saw the Fhada views at least by my video-movie, thanks for watching...and good that you got some views from A'Ghlas Bheinn :thumbup: Also the wildlife there is never disappointing ! :D
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Re: Beinn Fhada early morning: Wildlife,drizzle,mist, but vi

Postby Alteknacker » Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:14 pm

NOTHING beats being up in the hills in the very small hours. Just you and ... everything. Great stuff!

It must have been: you were almost smiling on some of the latter pics... :wink:
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Re: Beinn Fhada early morning: Wildlife,drizzle,mist, but vi

Postby Petr Dakota » Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:34 pm

Alteknacker wrote:NOTHING beats being up in the hills in the very small hours. Just you and ... everything. Great stuff!

It must have been: you were almost smiling on some of the latter pics... :wink:

Thank you :) Yeah ! I need probably work on it ! :lol: :D :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Beinn Fhada early morning: Wildlife,drizzle,mist, but vi

Postby kenncunn » Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:00 am

Another great video Petr. Always satisfies my yearn for the hills when I don't get a chance to go because of other commitments
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Re: Beinn Fhada early morning: Wildlife,drizzle,mist, but vi

Postby Petr Dakota » Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:57 pm

kenncunn wrote:Another great video Petr. Always satisfies my yearn for the hills when I don't get a chance to go because of other commitments

Thank you :) I really appreciate and glad that it can give you the taste of the hills. Hope you will be able to get in to the hills soon. All the Best. Petr
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Re: Beinn Fhada early morning: Wildlife,drizzle,mist, but vi

Postby rockhopper » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:28 am

Good result - always good when the cloud lifts and you get a view with some blue skies especially after a very early start - cheers :)
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Re: Beinn Fhada early morning: Wildlife,drizzle,mist, but vi

Postby Petr Dakota » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:19 pm

rockhopper wrote:Good result - always good when the cloud lifts and you get a view with some blue skies especially after a very early start - cheers :)

Thank you :) Forecast was promising, bud showed the fogy hours which kept still changing...then Lucky...and then Happy :D :D :D
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