Lochearn Corbetts ans Graham
by 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: 1950mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Completed by. Dave, Julie and Wilson
Weather. Pretty poor, poor for camping
Munro’s x 0
Corbett’s x 2
Grahams x 1
Meall an t-Seallcidh, Creag mac Rainaich
The Stob (Meall na Frean)
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.
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.
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.
Nice to see Wilson and Julie out on the hills again, (you been AWOL ). Weather didn't look to good but still got some nice views.
by davetherave » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:31 pm
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.
by Merry-walker » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:53 pm
by kinley » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:07 pm
Not ashamed to say we camped low and slept well
Nice triple though.
by ChrisW » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:12 pm
by malky_c » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:03 am
Looks like a good camp out, and good to see all three of you on the hills again
by Graeme D » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:24 pm