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Gooey, Lui and the Views

Route: Ben Lui and Beinn a'Chleibh

Munros: Beinn a'Chleibh, Ben Lui

Date walked: 20/03/2012

Time taken: 6 hours

Set of at 7.30 from Larbert with my mate Drew, for what promised to be a fine initiation into the hillwalking for him. A no bad drive up had us parked for 9 and ready to go. First the much maligned river crossing, smart move by the others we met at the carpark, they had wellies for the job, however a barefoot crossing for Drew and a wee drop icy water into ma boots was not how I'd planned it, but hey-ho.
Next the trudge up through the sludge, past the bridge and waterfall...
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and once clear of the forest, the views certainly made it worthwhile...
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Headed staight-ish for the bealach,
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enjoying the sunshine, cursing at the rain and laughing when it quickly changed to snow as we got higher.
Once on the bealach, enjoyed the view to the south
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then we decided to head for Beinn a' Chleibh, met a couple of guys on the climb up and had a bit of chat before pushing on to the summit.......hoorah at last i was standing on a cloud free munro top !!
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Great views all round and the impressive Ben Lui looked equally clear of cloud
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so after a few snapshots we headed back to the bealach before starting the climb up to our second summit of the day.
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After enduring the snow/hail being fired at us by the wind, we again passed a few folk on the climb before stopping for a quick bite and hot choca mocca. Another 20mins of climbing got us to the summit which was now immersed in cloud, typical !! however it slowly cleared enough for a few photos
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before headin back down for a slog through the bog and back to the car, this time caring not a jot about the river crossing as a change of clothes was in the car only 100m away.
All in all a fantastic day, four seasons, 2 munros and views to die for.

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