Where did my fitness go?

Ridge to Beinn Heasgarnich


Munro: Beinn Heasgarnich

Height: 3530ft / 1076m

OS Map: 51

Beinn Heasgarnich is situated at the back of Killin a few miles down a one lane farm track. I started my walk next to the Kenknock farm and decided to take the lower track to a disused farm house. From there I ascended behind the farm house where I got my first glimpse of Creag Mhor a Munro next to Beinn Heasgarnich. Looking at Creag Mhor from a height of 350m it didn’t look too bad and I was tempted to try it first. However common sense prevailed and I crossed a small stream and proceeded to head up the west flank of Beinn Heasgarnich. The terrain became tougher and steeper from about 600m to 960m and my fitness or lack of it began to show. Once at the Once I struggled to get to the top of this tricky little section I could see the broad ridge to the top of Beinn Heasgarnich and I was on the top in just over three and a half hours. Creag Mhor can wait until next time.

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