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Last Munro - Beinn na Lap

Route: Beinn na Lap, from Corrour

Munros: Beinn na Lap

Date walked: 03/06/2017

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 10km

Ascent: 562m

A long-anticipated day!

Many thanks to all who joined me at various stations along the way from Helensburgh Upper to walk up my final Munro, Beinn na Lap; it was also Catherine's final mainland Munro. And, the grandchildren - Daisy and Rosie - were doing their first Munro!

The train practically emptied itself at Corrour, and it soon became obvious that there were no fewer than THREE separate last Munro parties ascending the hill.

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Train party


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Ready for the off


It was dry as we got away from the station, but soon turned wet and quite cool. Fortunately this didn't last too long, and the weather improved and became quite sunny at times as made our way in leisurely fashion up the hill - the other parties going on ahead.

Catherine and I were asked to stop just before the final rise, and wait! Up until this moment I hadn't suspected any skulduggery, so was quite taken aback. It seemed pretty quiet on the hill, and so we suspected that the other parties had descended by another route. Imagine our surprise on cresting the last pull to the summit to find that both other parties had waited for us - very kind, and much appreciated. Even the piper offered to play another tune just for us! The others soon drifted away as we enjoyed cake and photos at the top.

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The summit party


By now the weather was looking quite threatening, and we decided that a quick descent was in order. Not a moment too soon - as we left the summit ridge behind, the thunderstorms started.

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Scary weather


Anyway, we all got down safely for a lovely tea at The Station House. I must say that they coped admirably with the huge influx of soggy customers; we had booked, but I am not sure about the others. Apparently their busiest ever day.

As can be imagined, the weather was quite benign by the time we all came out to catch the train home!

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Leum Uilleim as seen from Corrour - on the Corbett list!


All-in-all, a great day.

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Occupation: Outdoor Education Instructor
Activity: Munro compleatist
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Ideal day out: An Arran Ridge-Walk
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Statistics

2017

Trips: 1
Distance: 10 km
Ascent: 562m
Munros: 1

2016

Trips: 1
Distance: 13 km
Ascent: 870m
Corbetts: 1

2014

Trips: 2
Distance: 9 km
Ascent: 1643m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 2

2012

Trips: 1
Distance: 14 km
Ascent: 789m
Corbetts: 1


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