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Beinn Chuirn & Meall Odhar

Beinn Chuirn & Meall Odhar


Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun May 01, 2011 3:35 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Chuirn

Grahams included on this walk: Meall Odhar

Date walked: 29/04/2011

Time taken: 5 hours

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Set off from Dalrigh on the bikes along the track to just short of the old mine, here we left the bikes and headed up Beinn Chuirn. It took 1 hour to cycle in and another hour to reach the summit.

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Ben Lui on the cycle in

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Kim & Beinn Chuirn

We went round the mine, past Eas Anie and followed the broad ridge upto the summit.
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View down the Glen

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Kim climbing the grassy slopes

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Me crossing the burn

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Kim on her way up the ridge

The walk up the ridge was quite easy going and not very steep, unlike it's east face which was our planned route to the Graham.
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Kim on the Summit

The weather was perfect, though as we gained height we could feel the wind picking up and it was pretty blowy on the summit.
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Me & Lui

We didn't spend long on the summit due to the wind then headed north north east to find a way down the steep slopes. I saw a route down from where we left the bikes earlier and once we passed the main crags i eventually spotted it. I then waited on Kim to check she was ok to go down it, which luckily she was or she'd be walking back herself :D
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The crags on our way down

We stopped at a large boulder where we got some shelter from the wind and had some lunch.
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View from our lunch spot

After lunch it was only a short distance till we were off the steep section and heading through the trees and up towards Meall Odhar. Looking back we couldn't believe we got down the way we did, although it does look worse than what it was.
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Beinn Chuirn

I think it was only about 30 mins it took to get up to Meall Odhar, once we reached the trees. Personally i think this is a great wee hill with wonderfull views of all the Biggies surrounding it.
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Kim on Odhar

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Me on Odhar

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Our route down

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Through the trees

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The open hillside

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The bikes

After a snack on the summit we headed down towards the bikes via the trees. Once at the bikes it was a 40 mins cycle back to Dalrigh.
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Re: Beinn Chuirn & Meall Odhar

Postby mountain thyme » Sun May 01, 2011 8:40 pm

Good report...Some great pics JC. Looks like you had a good day. :D
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Re: Beinn Chuirn & Meall Odhar

Postby mgmt! » Mon May 02, 2011 12:27 pm

well done jc, looks like you and kim had a good day on the hill, love the report, short and informative, keep up the good work
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Re: Beinn Chuirn & Meall Odhar

Postby Graeme D » Mon May 02, 2011 2:40 pm

This is a combination I've had designs on for quite a while but you know how it is.... too many plans, too little time. This'll do nicely though until I actually find the time! Cheers. :D
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Re: Beinn Chuirn & Meall Odhar

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon May 02, 2011 9:27 pm

Thanks, it was a very enjoyable day with the very kind weather we had.
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