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

Route: Garbh Bheinn and Belig

Corbetts: Garbh-bheinn (Skye)
Grahams: Belig

Date walked: 18/04/2019

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 9.7km

Ascent: 1107m

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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Grahams: Beinn Dearg Mhor (Sligachan)
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Distance: 11.3km
Ascent: 1253m
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Attachment(s) Corbetts: Sail Mhor
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Ascent: 809m
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Location: Cowdenbeath
Occupation: Architect/Teacher
Activity: Munro compleatist
Pub: Applecross Inn
Mountain: Glamaig
Place: so many
Gear: Altberg Mallerstang boots
Member: Bodwalks
Camera: Samsung/Nikon/Nokia
Ideal day out: Scary scrambles on epic slopes and ridges with idyllic lochs nestled below.....and of course well provided with water and tasty nibbles.
Ambition: Shared fun and happiness!
Munro rounds: 1

Munros: 282
Corbetts: 47
Grahams: 27
Donalds: 20
Wainwrights: 7
Hewitts: 9
Sub 2000: 29
Islands: 24



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Statistics

2019

Trips: 2
Distance: 21 km
Ascent: 2360m
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 2

2017

Trips: 1

2016

Trips: 2
Distance: 19.73 km
Ascent: 1576m
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 1

2014

Trips: 27
Distance: 469.4 km
Ascent: 27181m
Munros: 35
Corbetts: 1
Donalds: 1
Sub2000s: 2

2013

Trips: 42
Distance: 650.79 km
Ascent: 41479m
Munros: 56
Corbetts: 3
Sub2000s: 2
Hewitts: 3
Wainwrights 3

2012

Trips: 30
Distance: 467.46 km
Ascent: 33490m
Munros: 60
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2011

Trips: 26
Distance: 297.95 km
Ascent: 24459m
Munros: 39
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 1

2010

Trips: 6
Distance: 88 km
Munros: 13


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