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Name that Corrie!

Re: Name that Corrie!

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:06 pm

Caberfeidh wrote:Corrie Cireineach or Corrie Lochan nan Cat, Ben Lawers? If not can we have a clue for the hard of thinking? :shock:


On the right lines - it is not too far away from Ben Lawers.... a few miles west. However the large loch that nearly gets into the photo is not Loch Tay... it is somewhere much less visited.

The Munro I am standing on is a familiar sight from a main road, a railway and a well known hotel, but it is a bit overshadowed by its more famous neighbour - which rises south-west of the corrie I'm looking towards.

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Re: Name that Corrie!

Postby Caberfeidh » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:43 am

Corrie Eoghannan, above Loch Lyon? Grasping wildly here... :shock:
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Re: Name that Corrie!

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:11 am

Caberfeidh wrote:Corrie Eoghannan, above Loch Lyon? Grasping wildly here... :shock:


Very close! - go just a few miles WSW

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Re: Name that Corrie!

Postby Caberfeidh » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:46 am

Coire a' Ghabhalach - and that's my final offer! :shock:
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Re: Name that Corrie!

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:29 am

Caberfeidh wrote:Coire a' Ghabhalach - and that's my final offer! :shock:


And that is spot on!

Over to you!

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Re: Name that Corrie!

Postby Caberfeidh » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:54 pm

It's amazing what wild guesswork and poring over maps will do! How about this one? Which corrie lies up the hill from here?
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Which corrie lies up the hill to my right?
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Re: Name that Corrie!

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:26 am

Is this Glen Lyon and the corrie above would be Gleann Da-Eig? Great photo!

(Which has just got me thinking. I crossed Gleann Da Eig last year, higher up the valley, and I assumed it meant Valley of Two Eggs. But it occurs to me it could be a variant spelling of Gleann Da Eag - valley of the two notches, referring to this dramatically notched rock outcrop?)

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Re: Name that Corrie!

Postby jmarkb » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:30 pm

HalfManHalfTitanium wrote:(Which has just got me thinking. I crossed Gleann Da Eig last year, higher up the valley, and I assumed it meant Valley of Two Eggs. But it occurs to me it could be a variant spelling of Gleann Da Eag - valley of the two notches, referring to this dramatically notched rock outcrop?)


I don't have a better theory, but where is the other notch?
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Re: Name that Corrie!

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:55 pm

jmarkb wrote:
HalfManHalfTitanium wrote:(Which has just got me thinking. I crossed Gleann Da Eig last year, higher up the valley, and I assumed it meant Valley of Two Eggs. But it occurs to me it could be a variant spelling of Gleann Da Eag - valley of the two notches, referring to this dramatically notched rock outcrop?)


I don't have a better theory, but where is the other notch?


You’re right - just fanciful speculation by me.

But I do wonder where those two eggs are!

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Re: Name that Corrie!

Postby jmarkb » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:58 pm

I'm not sure where the "egg" translation comes from (it is given by Chris Townsend in his Cicerone Scotland book). Egg is ugh in Gaelic, so eag = notch does seem more likely. There is also a Gleann Da Ghob (Glen of the two beaks) nearby (NE of Meall Greigh).
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Re: Name that Corrie!

Postby Caberfeidh » Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:22 pm

HalfManHalfTitanium wrote:Is this Glen Lyon and the corrie above would be Gleann Da-Eig? Great photo! (Which has just got me thinking. I crossed Gleann Da Eig last year, higher up the valley, and I assumed it meant Valley of Two Eggs. But it occurs to me it could be a variant spelling of Gleann Da Eag - valley of the two notches, referring to this dramatically notched rock outcrop?)
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Yes! There's another photo which is even better for having me in it beside the rock for scale. :shock: I like the translation of notches, it is a very notched land thereabouts. Over to you, O Semi-Titanious One.
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Re: Name that Corrie!

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:36 pm

Thanks! Yes, Glen Lyon is so beautiful, one of these days I will take the time to explore it more.

What is the corrie top right?

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Re: Name that Corrie!

Postby vuirich » Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:30 pm

Is it Coire Leacach on Stob Coir' an Albannaich?
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Re: Name that Corrie!

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:20 pm

vuirich wrote:Is it Coire Leacach on Stob Coir' an Albannaich?


Yes indeed - over to you!

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Re: Name that Corrie!

Postby vuirich » Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:02 am

Cheers. It's been many a long year since I was up there - a beautiful winter's day in the 80s.

What is the corrie in the back right of this photo?

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