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Lochearn Corbetts ans Graham

Lochearn Corbetts ans Graham


Postby davetherave » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:04 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Creag Mac Ranaich, Meall an t-Seallaidh

Grahams included on this walk: The Stob

Date walked: 02/04/2011

Time taken: 10.5 hours

Distance: 31 km

Ascent: 1950m

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Date. Saturday 2nd April
Completed by. Dave, Julie and Wilson
Weather. Pretty poor, poor for camping
Time. 10.5hrs
Distance. 31km
Ascent. 1950m
Hills.
Munro’s x 0
Corbett’s x 2
Grahams x 1

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Meall an t-Seallcidh, Creag mac Rainaich
and
The Stob (Meall na Frean)

Starting from.
Balquidder Station

Arriving late was the plan, would be good timing for getting high for pitching the tent. Getting a small part of the walk out of the way, leaving the majority for the following day seemed like a good idea for our first camp of the year.

Heading up the East slope of Meall an t-Seallcidh from Glen Kendrum we would gain the ridge then make our way to the summit. We then carried on to Cam Chreag and skirted round Meall Fhiodhain planning to find a place to pitch between Meall Fhiodhain and the 789 spot height. No luck with a good pitch around there as the ground was like a giant sponge.
We decide on the top of the 789 spot height. We climb up and find an exposed flat but dry area to pitch.

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Ben Vorlich and Stuc a chroin

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Lochearn

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Julie heading for the first Corbett Meall an t-Seallcidh

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Wilson enjoying..

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Julie enjoying the views from Meall an t-Seallcidh

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789 spot height. camp spot


Sunday morning comes and we are ready to go, slept okay considering how hard the wind and rain blew most of the night. Opted to head over to The Stob (Meall na Frean) and also Stob Caol. Thankfully we travelled light as the terrain was murder under foot. We took only water every thing else got left at camp.

Arrive back at camp we make time for a quick brew. We then pack up and head swiftly for Creag mac Rainaich on reaching the summit rather than drop down and out, we decide to stay high and dry and carry on around the coire to Meall Sgallachd. We then carry on for a bit more before dropping down to the track and back out via Glen Kendrum.

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Stob Caol

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The Stob

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mini blizzard

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Views over to Lawers range from 789 spot height

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from Creag mac Rainaich

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Ben more and Stob Binnein

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looking back to Creag mac Rainaich from Meall Sgallachd

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and again

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Creag mac Rainaich

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arriving in Glen Kendrum


All in all it was a good start to our 2011 camping. We got to try out our new wee Vango Banshee 200 tent that we purchased for a trip later in the year. It performed really well in the harsh wind and rain.
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Re: Lochearn Corbetts ans Graham

Postby monty » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:24 pm

Nice walk Dave,
Nice to see Wilson and Julie out on the hills again, (you been AWOL :lol: ). Weather didn't look to good but still got some nice views. :D
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Re: Lochearn Corbetts ans Graham

Postby davetherave » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:31 pm

Hello there Monty.

No, not awol at all. Not on near as much though. Im in the process of writting an other report as i speak. Had a cracker of an over nighter again, yesterday. Up loch Laggan area. Report will be in soon. :lol:
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Re: Lochearn Corbetts ans Graham

Postby Merry-walker » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:53 pm

That's a great picture of Julie (or is that you? can't tell with all the clothing) and Wilson at the Stob. Super report Dave :)
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Re: Lochearn Corbetts ans Graham

Postby kinley » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:07 pm

Looks a rough night :lol:

Not ashamed to say we camped low and slept well 8)

Nice triple though.
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Re: Lochearn Corbetts ans Graham

Postby ChrisW » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:12 pm

Great report and some cracking photo's, though wilson does not look too happy in the mini blizzard :D
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Re: Lochearn Corbetts ans Graham

Postby malky_c » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:03 am

Rather unusual way of reaching the Stob, bus I wouldn't have expected anything less from you :lol:

Looks like a good camp out, and good to see all three of you on the hills again 8)
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Re: Lochearn Corbetts ans Graham

Postby Graeme D » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:24 pm

Full marks again Dave for inventive route making! Good to see Julie back out there again. I don't recall seeing any reporting on these two Corbetts since I posted on them a couple of years back now. Good to see them featuring again. I remember thinking what a great and different view it was of Loch Earn from the top of Meall an-t-Seallaidh. 8)
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