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sgor gaibhre/carn dearg from loch eigheach

sgor gaibhre/carn dearg from loch eigheach


Postby tdm900 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:00 pm

I have just read a report on this walk but it was done with a night camping , so has any one on here done it during the day and how long did it take , I know the majority of people do it from Corrour but that's to much faffing about getting trains , cheers
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Re: sgor gaibhre/carn dearg from loch eigheach

Postby jupe1407 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:13 am

tdm900 wrote:I have just read a report on this walk but it was done with a night camping , so has any one on here done it during the day and how long did it take , I know the majority of people do it from Corrour but that's to much faffing about getting trains , cheers


I did it a couple of years ago, late November if i remember right. We followed the Road to Isles then headed up the nose of Carn Dearg's south ridge, across to Sgor Gaibhre and back out over Beinn Pharlagain. We were 10 hours and came off Pharlagain as it was getting dark, though we had deep snow to contend with for much of the way. You could probably knock 2 hours off that time in frosty, snowless conditions. The walk in/out is about 3 miles on a good track - you could save a lot of time with a bike.

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Re: sgor gaibhre/carn dearg from loch eigheach

Postby jmarkb » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:04 am

It's been a long time since I did it so can't remember how long it took. It's about 24km and 1200m of ascent if you include Meall na Meoig in the round - as jupe suggests, 8 hours would be a reasonable time if you don't hang about.
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Re: sgor gaibhre/carn dearg from loch eigheach

Postby Backpacker » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:07 am

I did it this way,

I was just over 8 hours, did the corbett 1st the headed for the 2 Munro's. From memory there weren't any issues except that the corbett is pathless

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Re: sgor gaibhre/carn dearg from loch eigheach

Postby Phil the Hill » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:43 pm

We did it during the day when the railway was closed due to storms. We missed out the Corbett and just did an out and back via the Road to the Isles. Report here: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=16778
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Re: sgor gaibhre/carn dearg from loch eigheach

Postby prog99 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:09 pm

I remember the nav on Meall na Meoig being mildly challenging in the mist.
I know you were trying to avoid the train but Its worth considering getting the early train from rannoch and walking back over the hills.
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Re: sgor gaibhre/carn dearg from loch eigheach

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:04 pm

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