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Beinn a' Chòin (770 m) is a Scottish Corbett located near the shores of Loch Lomond.
This wild, rugged, and remote area is home to deer stalkers and hunters who like to hone their craft by disappearing into the mountains easily.
Be on your guard with this route.
It’s pathless, isolated, and when the weather rolls in, wet feet will be the least of your troubles.
The GPX file provided is to display a rough guide of the direction you should be following.
Do NOT solely rely on it in every situation.
Read the terrain ahead of you to make sensible decisions and cross rivers and streams only if you feel comfortable.
No one will hear you scream out here. Once you’ve driven miles down the one-way road deep into the mountains, park at Garrison Farm car park, RSPB Inversnaid.
Take the main track north heading through a gate up into the Glen.
Follow this track for a time before reaching the GPS point to turn right and ascend.
There is no path.
This section will require you to dig deep as the terrain is wet, boggy, and steep.
Power on through to reach the ridge and aim for the summit. After a wet selfie and a wet sandwich, retrace your steps back down the ridge to cross a boggy plateau.
Climb the grassy ridge to summit Stob an Fhainne (653m).
Descend the south face.
This is where sensible decisions need to be made.
Down below you will be able to see the car park (sometimes), but to get to it you need to navigate various cliff bands that scatter this area.
Once again, the GPX file is just a rough guide of direction.
Do not try to tackle anything too steep and in wet conditions, take it extra slow.
Re-join the track and trudge back to the car park.
It’s perfectly ok to question why you put yourself through this sh*t at times. This hike and guide were completed during winter weather conditions.
This is just one opinion of this route.
Make sure to do your own research by consulting local internet resources, mountain guides or guidebooks to evaluate other opinions so you can be best prepared for the terrain. A Guide by Red