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Anyone been up to Corrour/Dalwhinnie recently?

Anyone been up to Corrour/Dalwhinnie recently?


Postby GaryandDawn » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:18 pm

A mate and I are looking at hiking from Corrour Station to Dalwhinnie over a weekend in a couple of weeks.

Neither of us are really kitted out for snow and ice (Crampons Ice axes) although have plenty of thermals.

I've been keeping an eye on the forecast and there doesn't appear to have been much snow.

We won't be going up any hills (We both prefer long distance hikes)

Just after a 1st hand opinion if it's a goer or if we should look at somewhere else
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Re: Anyone been up to Corrour/Dalwhinnie recently?

Postby Paul Webster » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:06 pm

There is no snow at all at lower levels currently - it's very mild. It could all change by then of course :)
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Re: Anyone been up to Corrour/Dalwhinnie recently?

Postby GaryandDawn » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:11 pm

Thanks Paul,

I've got my eye on the 10 day forecast, looks reasonable so far

Looks like the first planned hike of 2013 will be a goer :clap: :clap:
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Re: Anyone been up to Corrour/Dalwhinnie recently?

Postby luibnaclach » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:22 pm

im sure im "teaching my granny how to suck eggs" and for that i apologise in advance! but be prepared for the absolute worst of conditions,which can come in a very short time,and has caught many a person out :(

its an area very close to my heart, sermon over, be prepared and enjoy :)
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Re: Anyone been up to Corrour/Dalwhinnie recently?

Postby GaryandDawn » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:44 pm

luibnaclach wrote:im sure im "teaching my granny how to suck eggs" and for that i apologise in advance! but be prepared for the absolute worst of conditions,which can come in a very short time,and has caught many a person out :(

its an area very close to my heart, sermon over, be prepared and enjoy :)


I walked from Spean Bridge to Rannoch last year via Corrour, was a lovely weekend, well except for going arse over tit near the old Corrour lodge, twisting my ankle and having to hobble all the way to Rannoch, where I couldn't even go for a pint once I got there
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Re: Anyone been up to Corrour/Dalwhinnie recently?

Postby luibnaclach » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:15 pm

aye the establishment at rannoch station is an embarrasment to scotland,so b@@@@y unsociable you could not make it up :( :( :( :( :(
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Re: Anyone been up to Corrour/Dalwhinnie recently?

Postby Backpacker » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:32 pm

luibnaclach wrote:aye the establishment at rannoch station is an embarrasment to scotland,so b@@@@y unsociable you could not make it up :( :( :( :( :(


Not impressed and definitely somewhere that will never get my custom
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