Glen Etive Hills – Ben Starav & Glas Bheinn Mhor
On Friday 11th June 2010 I headed to Glen Etive to wild camp for the night with the intention of getting an early start for my 2 targets, the munros of Ben Starav and Glas Bheinn Mhor. I took a walk up the corbett Beinn Trilleachan to suss the area out. A few beers with some fellow campers and off to bed around midnight (that was when it got darkish!). An early rise at 5am and after getting the tent into the car and a bite to eat, I started on Ben Starav at 7am - first on the hill! I reached the top at 10.30am, 3.5 hours. Not bad for me. Was passed by some real fit and eager dudes who planned on bagging all 5 munros, one of them did Starav in 2 hours! Along the rather easy ridge to the ballach, where I could have added Beinn nan Aighenan (3150 feet) to make it 3. I decided against this as the sole was coming away from my (now binned) walking shoe, so decided just to bad Glas Bheinn Mhor which is really on the route back to the car. I got back to the car at 5pm, so was really glad that I didn't add Beinn nan Aighenan or it'd have been 8 or 9pm. Managed to be home in front of TV with a fish supper and a beer to watch the England v USA World Cup game at 7.30pm (thats why it takes me 3.5 hours and a fit young man 2 hours to do a munro!). Great weekend.