Munros: Carn Dearg (Corrour), Sgor Gaibhre
Date walked: 03/11/2012
Time taken: 6 hours
Got the first train from Dumbarton to Corrour and arrived at 11:20 to be greeted by snow on the platform,I hadn't realised how much snow was in the hills and I was now thinking my plan to do Beinn na lap aswell was out the window.
After I reached peter's stone the path goes right but the route to take continues straight up and the going was really hard I dont know if there is any path when there's no snow but it certainly wasn't today so it just I had to slog it out to the top of the first hill.
Although it's hard going I always find it fun in the snow especisally these moments when you find yourself waist deep in the stuff and there were a few of them
Once I had reached Meall na Leitire Duibhe things got a bit easier as the terrain gets rockier and after a quick refuel I carried on to the summit taking in the stunning views which was a welcome change to the usual pea soup.
Making good time to the Mam Ban it was now just a straight climb to the summit of Sgor Gaibhre which looked easier and closer than it was.
With the summit cairn reached at 3:30 I was starting to realise that Bein na Lap would be better tackled on another day so I went for the twin top of Sgor Choinnich instead.
I hung around at the top for a bit taking in the views which were spectacular but within ten minutes there was a lot of black cloud appearing and something told me it was time to move.
After a pathless descent I reached the edge of the forrest at Loch Ossian and as if to say 'right thats you off the hill now' the heavens open up.
With light fading I had reached the track at Loch Ossian and with my knackered legs it was a long walk back to the station.
A really enjoyable day and as usual I cant wait untill the next one
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