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Boot Failure on Beinn Fhionnlaidh

Route: Beinn Fhionnlaidh

Munros: Beinn Fhionnlaidh

Date walked: 27/06/2021

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 14km

Ascent: 959m


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We followed the official WalkHighlands route for this munro from Elleric, Glen Creran.

From the official carpark.do not be tempted to take private road as they are not long coming out to chase you (we needed to do this due to total boot failure of my daughters walking boots at the end of the walk). We had kept them together thankfully long enough to get off the hill my using socks on the outside as the sole was coming away. The rock slabs nearer the top cut away at the socks so by the time we got back to the landrover track the boots were more like flip flops

The other thing worthy of note is there is no water to be had on this walk - no burns to replenish your water bottle.

Luckily I had my 2 Sherpas with me, daughter Megan assigned the camera equipment and her boyfriend Gregor the food and copious amounts of liquids.

We started off at 11:40am after our drive from the Central Belt. Stopping off at Arrochar, Inverary, Kilchurn castle and St Conans Kirk. We were back on the road to find a comping spot at 7:30pm.

The midges only caught up with us on the summit as it was totally calm and we ate up there. The clegs on the other hand were relentless all the way.

I never took photos on the way up but took a shed load at the summit due to the wonderful 360 degree munro fest!

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Megan atop the trig point - check the patch job to both boots!


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Beinn Sgulaird


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Beinn Trilleachan


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Ben Starav


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5 Glen Etive Munros


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Sgor Nah Ulaidh


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View North


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View North West


Also a 360 degree sweep from the top where I try and name all of the nearest munros.


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Location: Wishaw
Occupation: S/W Engineer
Interests: Munro Bagging, Photography, Home Cinema, Glasgow Rangers
Activity: Mountain Walker
Pub: Louden Tavern
Mountain: Bidean Nam Bian
Place: Glencoe
Gear: Camera
Camera: Nikon D800
Ideal day out: ridge-walk all the way

Munros: 109
Corbetts: 8
Grahams: 4
Donalds: 3

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2021

Trips: 1
Distance: 14 km
Ascent: 959m
Munros: 1

2020

Trips: 1
Ascent: 560m
Munros: 1

2019

Trips: 3
Distance: 22 km
Ascent: 2228m
Munros: 5

2018

Trips: 2
Distance: 32 km
Ascent: 800m
Munros: 5

2017

Trips: 3
Distance: 16 km
Ascent: 1330m
Munros: 8

2016

Trips: 4
Distance: 34 km
Ascent: 3545m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 1

2015

Trips: 2
Distance: 16 km
Ascent: 1189m
Munros: 4

2014

Trips: 3
Distance: 54 km
Ascent: 2029m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 1

2013

Trips: 8
Distance: 107 km
Ascent: 6240m
Munros: 16

2012

Trips: 10
Distance: 1261.5 km
Ascent: 9421m
Munros: 14
Corbetts: 1

2011

Trips: 8
Distance: 115 km
Ascent: 8935m
Munros: 16
Corbetts: 1

2010

Trips: 15
Distance: 10 km
Ascent: 2340m
Munros: 25
Corbetts: 1

2009

Trips: 10
Distance: 15 km
Ascent: 1500m
Munros: 14

2008

Trips: 2
Corbetts: 1


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