Garbh Bheinn (Loch Leven), a mighty fine climb! :) :) :)

Route: Garbh Bheinn, Loch Leven

Corbetts: Garbh Bheinn (Loch Leven)

Date walked: 07/11/2020

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 6.27km

Ascent: 867m

Val and I have enjoyed many years with our previous campervan called Hector exploring the Highlands, Islands and elsewhere, loving the life in a converted transit custom van. Now its a new era beginning in our slightly larger new wheels, a ducato van with heating and a few more mod-cons. Dougal is his name and adventuring his game :D :D :lol:

Wakening up in Glencoe parked below Stob Dearg looking across here towards Rannoch Moor, Meall a' Bhuiridh and Creise mountains ranges after having arrived late the previous evening.
The always impressive mountain peak Stob Dearg rising to over 1000 metres high, Buachaille Etive Mor the perfect back drop for breakfast :)
The sun rising higher just before heading for the wonderful drive down through the Pass of Glencoe to the Village and taking a right turn onto the B863 for the start of our walk near Caolasnacon :)
The beginning of the ridge seen from the parking space, Torran nan Crann the initial hike up :)
Dougal the campervan there, parked up and enjoying his first thrill going mountain climbing :)
Spectacular scenery quickly appears after the early boggy approach, and the weather was a treat to behold (well done Val, my own wee weather girl).
The aspect westward taking in views of Sgorr na Ciche (or Pap of Glencoe) and the lands across the sea reaching Ardgour, Maclean country north of the Isle of Mull :)
The Aonach Eagach ridge provides the views to the south, simply mesmerising :)
Up on to Stob Coire Sgoilte now, a fancinating stage of the climb after a very steep section. Not far now up on the summit area of Garbh Bheinn :)
A wee pose whilst enjoying a wee breather :)
Wow, wow, wow .... this is some mountain, a very special place to be. Mountains and the sea, you cannae beat it. Loch leven stretching out there through Ballachulish and into Loch Linnhe :)
Ben Nevis watching over us, and the Ring of Steall Mamores in the foreground there :)
Aonach Eagach again from a bit higher up. This section of Garbh Bheinn is a pure joy! :)
Val and I met two other couples at different stages on the mountain last Saturday and we all were clearly in awe and so grateful for the gift of freedom, despite these crazy days of 2020 :)
Summit selfie time, its has to be done :)
After savouring our time on top, it was time to carefully make tracks back down the mountain retracing our steps :)
I always love an opportunity for a magical lochan shot! An skimming of ice present too :)
Thank you Garbh Bheinn, tonic for the soul and what a day! :)
One final higher up photo before descending descending down into the shadow of the glen :)

The hills, mountains, glens, burns, rivers, lochans, lochs and the sea are God's Country here in Bonnie Scotland, to be treasured and looked after forever. Scotland Forever, there's a fine tune and a song to go along with this :D :D :D

Our weekend started here ......
And ended on the hillside here on Sunday with morning coffee views over Loch Tulla before driving home, refreshed, renewed and dreaming of exciting times ahead whether it be further adventures local, near of far :) :) :)

:D :D :D :D :D

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Comments: 15

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Attachment(s) Corbetts: Beinn Chaorach, Cam Chreag (Auch)
Date walked: 15/08/2020
Distance: 14.5km
Ascent: 1024m
Views: 740

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Attachment(s) Munros: Creag Leacach, Glas Maol
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Comments: 7
Views: 2492

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Attachment(s) Corbetts: Fuar Tholl
Date walked: 30/07/2020
Distance: 15km
Ascent: 1029m
Comments: 7
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Attachment(s) Corbetts: Sgòrr na Diollaid
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Ascent: 730m
Comments: 2
Views: 866

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Attachment(s) Corbetts: Garbh-bheinn (Skye)
Grahams: Belig
Date walked: 18/04/2019
Distance: 9.7km
Ascent: 1107m
Comments: 11
Views: 2801

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Attachment(s) Corbetts: Glamaig
Grahams: Beinn Dearg Mhór (Sligachan)
Date walked: 08/04/2019
Distance: 11.3km
Ascent: 1253m
Comments: 2
Views: 2218

Fisherfield route

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 29/05/2017
Views: 544

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Attachment(s) Corbetts: Sail Mhòr
Date walked: 12/04/2016
Distance: 10.7km
Ascent: 809m
Comments: 11
Views: 4523

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Attachment(s) Grahams: Sgùrr an Fhidhleir
Date walked: 11/04/2016
Distance: 9.03km
Ascent: 767m
Comments: 16
Views: 8856


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