The dreaded 6 around theTarf Hotel.
by davetherave » Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:43 pm
Munros included on this walk: An Sgarsoch, Beinn Dearg (Blair Atholl), Carn a'Chlamain, Carn an Fhidhleir (Carn Ealar)
Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Bhreac, Beinn Mheadhonach
Date walked: 04/06/2011
Time taken: 17 hours
Distance: 54.5 km
Ascent: 2775m1 person thinks this report is great. Register 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. Rain poor vis, slightly better next day.
Time. 17 hrs
Distance. 54.5 km
Ascent. 2775 m
Munro’s x 4
Corbett’s x 2
Grahams x 0
Carn a Chlamain, Beinn Dearg, Carn a Fhidhleir and An Sgarsoch
Beinn Mheadhonach and Beinn Bhreac
Old Bridge of tilt car park
We changed our plans from doing the Mamores ridge, and decided on doing the dreaded six up the back of Glen Tilt. Weather forecast was meant to be better towards the east, supposedly. I had been avoiding this route for a while but now, with the predicted better weather in the east, this was now the time!
Once again we arrive late due to my nightshift! We did not leave the Old Bridge of Tilt car park till after 3pm. I had originally hoped to camp at the bealach to the west of An Sgarsoch, but at a very early stage I realised that this would not happen. And by the time we had passed Gilberts Bridge, and were heading towards the old military bridge I told Julie to prepare for a night in the Tarf hotel.
From the Old military Bridge it was a 3km hike up the ridge North, to the summit of Beinn Mheadhonach. Until now visibility was pretty poor and it had been raining on and off since we started, thankfully there was very little wind. We never hung around, we just carried on north for a short spell then headed due east towards Carn a Chlamain.
We arrived there wet; and again we carried on pretty smartish no time for hanging around. After a short photo session we head for Conlach Beag then on to Meall Tionail. From here we would occasionally get short glimpses of the bothy through the clouds. “Not far now” I said.
We spent a very good evening at the Tarf bothy; we had it all to ourselves. We found a Lump of Bog wood drying in the NE room. I spent 20minutes chipping it down with a steel poker, I returned the other half of the bog wood to the room we found it hiding in…… I also scavenged some bits of coal out of the fire. We managed to eat our super as we toasted our toes at the fire. What a great end to our day.
Next morning we were up and gone by 7am we still had a massive day ahead of us. As for the weather I never quite new what it would bring so the sooner we got going the better. The views near the bothy were good, but up at any height they were non-existent. We never got any decent views until later in the day.
The views from An Sgarsoch summit were poor, by the time we reached Carn a Fhidhleir they were starting to improve ever so slightly. And from there on the views stayed much the same.
We then skimmed round Carn Meall Tionail then headed on to Cnap a Choire Chreagaich, from here we got reasonable views over to the Corbett Beinn Bhreac. We dropped off from Cnap a Choire Chreagaich in a slightly wrong direction, we ended up descending the scree. We should have been more SE, ended up giving ourselves a bit more work than was needed. We then headed for the 845m spot height and carried on for the summit of Beinn Bhreac.
Was a good 4km to reach our final summit of the day; thankfully the terrain did not look to demanding. The only thing I was concerned about was when we did reach our final summit Beinn Dearg we still had a good 13 km to go to reach the car park. But soon enough our final summit was reached and to our advantage, from here on out was a downhill trek on a track of sorts…
by gammy leg walker » Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:53 pm
There seems to be no limit to your stamina
by Johnny Corbett » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:22 pm
by Graeme D » Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:08 am
by ChrisW » Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:01 am
by rockhopper » Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:59 pm
by kevsbald » Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:18 pm
by davetherave » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:11 pm
I decided not to contrabute to that thread. Haha.