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Garbh Bheinn – an unplanned, yet enjoyable plan C

Garbh Bheinn – an unplanned, yet enjoyable plan C


by PeteR » Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:26 pm

Route description: Garbh Bheinn, Loch Leven

Corbetts included on this walk: Garbh Bheinn (Loch Leven)

Date walked: 17/03/2013

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Re: Garbh Bheinn – an unplanned, yet enjoyable plan C

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:04 pm

This Corbett is a topper, one of my favourites. I did it last May on a lovely sunny day. Cheers :D
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Re: Garbh Bheinn – an unplanned, yet enjoyable plan C

Postby mountain thyme » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:47 pm

was looking at this one... maybe this week. How long did it take you Pete ?
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Re: Garbh Bheinn – an unplanned, yet enjoyable plan C

Postby PeteR » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:26 pm

Bruno wrote:Excellent report Pete.
Sometimes these unplanned trips are the best - it looks a great wee hill and like many Corbetts the views on the way up are unsurpassed, in my opinion.
Iain


Thanks Bruno. My Corbett count is embarassingly low, but I would agree that the views from them have all been good so far. This is a nice easy, roadside hill so good for a half day jaunt :D
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Re: Garbh Bheinn – an unplanned, yet enjoyable plan C

Postby PeteR » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:28 pm

SusieThePensioner wrote:That seemed to be an excellent Plan C, Pete, amazing you could come up with so many plans :shock:
Great walk and some beautiful photos :thumbup:

I'm all for stopping for a good piece of chocolate cake :lol:


Thanks Susie. Plan C this weekend was to stay in doors :( I quite like having my head attached to my shoulders, but wasn't sure that would remain the case if the wind was as strong as forecast :shock: So no cake for me this weekend.
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Re: Garbh Bheinn – an unplanned, yet enjoyable plan C

Postby PeteR » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:30 pm

Graeme D wrote:Always have at least up to a Plan C Pete! And a D and E are often advisable too! I've considered this hill a few times and it is an outside contender for this year sometime! Only criticism of your report is that it could have benefited from some views of Loch Leven and the AE! :lol:


Criticism duly noted Graeme :lol: :lol: :lol:

I was thinking as I posted the photos there were an awful lot of the Loch and the AE, but hey, it was some view :D This is a good little hill that you should look to get up some time.
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Re: Garbh Bheinn – an unplanned, yet enjoyable plan C

Postby PeteR » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:32 pm

Scotjamie wrote:Again Pete? another great TR
Well done on plan C.

Graeme D wrote:Always have at least up to a Plan C Pete! And a D and E are often advisable too!

You'll soon have as many plans as Graeme


Thanks Scotjamie.

I think Plan C is enough :lol: Plan D would be down the pub :lol:
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Re: Garbh Bheinn – an unplanned, yet enjoyable plan C

Postby PeteR » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:33 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:This Corbett is a topper, one of my favourites. I did it last May on a lovely sunny day. Cheers :D


Thanks JC. Agreed, it's a great little hill :D
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Re: Garbh Bheinn – an unplanned, yet enjoyable plan C

Postby PeteR » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:36 pm

mountain thyme wrote:was looking at this one... maybe this week. How long did it take you Pete ?


It all depends on how fast you walk mountain thyme, and whether you stop and faff about as much as I did on the way up. I'm a slow plodder too, and also on the way down I just wandered about soaking up the views of the Aonach Eagach and the view down Loch Leven. Even at my slow pace I did it in 5.5 hours, but with a bit more focus this is easily do-able in 4 to 4.5 hours I would suggest.
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Re: Garbh Bheinn – an unplanned, yet enjoyable plan C

Postby rockhopper » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:10 pm

Pity about plans A and B but looks like plan C worked out well (you're certainly organised ! :shock: ). Good decision to leave Sgurr a'Mhaoraich for a nice day given the views from it - cheers :)
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