Glas Bheinn - 501m
Saturday 28th September 2013

Weather/Conditions: Really nice evening with a haze that made everything orange.
Distance/Ascent/Time: 12.7km / 200m / 1h 05m
Accompanying: Alone

Glas Bheinn is like the counterpart to Meall Mor. They sit of opposite sides of the A82, both little hills with absolutely immense views. I've always loved the area around Rannoch Moor for it open wildness, and these hills show that off at it's best. They also lay on either side of my Munro Round: Meall Mor was climbed a week before setting off, and Glas Bheinn a matter of weeks after finishing.

On Meall Mor I felt the pressure setting in. On Glas Bheinn, there was release. In fact, this day was truly enjoyable. I'd had a happy day on the Buachaille seeing Fi and Scoob to the top of their last Munro, and Glas Bheinn was a quick addition on my way home. The weather was settled and hazy, which kind of expanded the moor, and I tramped off through the grasses to gain the summit ridge of this little hill. I could see over to Beinn a' Chreachain where I'd had one of my lowest moments - well in the past now.

The cairn wasn't long in coming, but I felt like I could have walked on indefinitely. It was a reminder of the pleasure to be taken from just walking, and I looked across Rannoch Moor and could well imagine just continuing...

It was a short walk, and I was back at the layby soon, and heading home happy. I'd recommend these little hills to anyone passing by, just try and resist the temptation to walk away off into the wilderness and never come back...

360° Panorama

Glas Bheinn
Times (Time relative to 0.00)
(0.00) 5.20pm Layby, Lochan na h-Achlaise
(0.40) 6.00pm Glas Bheinn
(1.05) 6.25pm Layby, Lochan na h-Achlaise

Written: 2015-11-09