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Rannoch Alder Forrest Exped Jul22

Rannoch Alder Forrest Exped Jul22


Postby SunnyAdventure » Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:13 am

Route description: Ben Alder and Beinn Bheòil from Culra

Munros included on this walk: Aonach Beag (Alder), Beinn Bheoil, Beinn Èibhinn, Ben Alder, Càrn Dearg (Corrour), Càrn Dearg (Loch Pattack), Geal-chàrn (Alder), Sgòr Gaibhre

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Dearg (Glen Lyon), Beinn Pharlagain, Cam Chreag (Glen Lyon)

Fionas included on this walk: Blath Bhalg, Meall a'Mhuic

Date walked: 30/07/2022

Time taken: 30.75 hours

Distance: 95 km

Ascent: 6365m

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30th Jul 07:30- 1st Aug 2020 18:30.
This 3 days trip taking in total 19 hills( 3 Corbetts 8 Munros 6 Munro tops 2 grahams)
Wet day1 till later afternoon, sunny the rest days with some cloud.

Attendee :Sunny and big Agnes.

Due to the weather forecast not great for backpacking till later afternoon, had the change plan to do another walk first before go in Rannoch Forrest. So picked the 3 combo in north Glen Lyon Cam Chreag 862m, Meall a'Mhuic 745m and Beinn Dearg 830m. Good track start and end, mix terrian between the hills but was not bad going. 21.8k 1421m ascent 6:45 hours.

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Cam Chreag 862m
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Meall a’Mhuic 745m
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Beinn Dearg 830m

Drove to northwest Loch Rannoch opposite 'Road to the Isles' track at NN446578, 2km east of Rannoch Station : 56°41'10.7"N 4°32'16.8"W https://goo.gl/maps/9m5tBFWZGN9VGb8C8 there was not space at all, managed to squeez on the grass verge. sorted my rucksack and cooked dinner, after eatting a few cars had gone, so I moved my car to a proper parking space and set off for the big Alder expedition at around 17:30.

This expedition to Rannoch, Alder forest and Corrour forest 15peaks, taking in 1 Corbett 8 munros 6 Munro tops, took roughly 22hours 4540m ascent 66k(my track recording played up again that stopped recording between peak 11-12,only lines up a straight line). Hills: Beinn Pharlagain 868m, Sgor Gaibhre 955m, Sgor Choinnich 929m, Ben Alder 1148m, Sron Coire na h-lolaire 956m, Beinn Bheoil 1019m, Carn Dearg 1034m, Diollaid a’ Chaim 925m, Sgor Lutharn 1028m, Geal-Charn 1132m, Aonach Beag 1116m, Beinn Eibhinn 1102m, Mullach Coire nan Nead 921m, Meall Glas Choire 924m, Carn Dearg 941m.

Walked up to Carn Dearg 941m in just a short of 3 hours time, 10.8k 863m ascent. pitched big Agnes and retired.
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Saturday night camp just below Carn Dearg941m(Corrour) summit


Sunday Morning started at 07:40 drop down to Ossian lodge and tackle the north ridge of 8 peaks
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Loch Ossian from Meall Glas Choire 924m
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Beinn Eibhinn summit with the ridge behind
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Sgor Lutharn 1028m Summit with loch Ericht behind
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Sgor Lutharn 1028m Summit with Carn Dearg in view on left
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Ben alder from Sgor Lutharn 1028m
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then dropped down to Cural and heading up standart WH Ben Alder route, reached summit around 8pm, was planning to camp here but too rocky, walked over to the grassy bit next to the wee lochan and found a reasonably flattish spot, bit dump but it was the best i could get and its getting late. so pitche big Agnes and retired. 12.5 hours 2810m ascent 35.2k.
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Sunny night summit camp At Ben Alder, next to Lochan a’ Garbo Choire
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Sun set off Ben alder
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Ice off the fly sheet


Monday woke up outer tent fly sheet covered in ice both inside and outside. I took off the fly sheet hanging on the pole and packed up everything else, hanging the soaking fly sheet on my rucksack with 1 karibinner on each corner to stop it from slidding to the side and get in my way. Started walking 7:50 ,dropped down straight to the west steep slope and ascent up the bealach north of Meall a' Bhealaich 861, and followed the ridge to Sgor Choinnich, Sgor Gaibhre and Beinn Pharlagain as the last peak and returned to the car. 6.5 hours 880m ascent 20k.
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Sgor Choinnich 929m Summit

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Beinn Pharlagain 868m Summit

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Sgor Gaibhre 955m Summit
Opened up innner tent sleeping bag and matress to let it air while sorting other things.

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Drove to Pitlochary and did the wee graham Blath Bhalg 641m, just under 2 hours 7.2k 404m ascent.

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Drove home too tired to do anything, extended hot bath shower and bed, early rising next day for work start 7:30.
SunnyAdventure
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Re: Rannoch Alder Forrest Exped Jul22

Postby R1ggered » Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:40 am

Not surprised you were tired :crazy: Great trip and report. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Rannoch Alder Forrest Exped Jul22

Postby SunnyAdventure » Wed Aug 03, 2022 10:11 pm

R1ggered wrote:Not surprised you were tired :crazy: Great trip and report. :clap: :clap:

Thank you R1ggered
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Fionas:219   Donalds:89
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