Ossian Overnighter; a few happy accidents....eventually
by Gable Gable End » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:03 am
Munros included on this walk: Beinn na Lap, Carn Dearg (Corrour), Sgor Gaibhre
Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Pharlagain
Date walked: 26/06/2011
Time taken: 9 hours
Distance: 36 km
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Sadly what I did was I headed along the Sgor Gaibhre tops, dropping down and heading backup and hit the summit of the Corbett Beinn Pharlagain; which I thought was one of the munro tops until I got onto Walkhighlands today!!!!!! It was here where I clocked the mistake and it dawned on me that I had went completely the wrong way and was a long way from the station. From here I panicked a bit and hence the lack of photos from here onwards. I cursed and kicked myself silly for not packing enough food and started heading towards Rannoch station. About ten mins on route to Rannoch I had another change of mind; I've started to develop a wee bit of "bagger" recently and I got greedy. I cut back back, descended down to the Allt Eigheach and painfully ascended/grinded the boggy/steepish slope of Sron Leachd a Chaorainn and began to jog along the ridge to hit Carn Dearg From here I knew I was never catching my 15.20 train as it was sometime around 1pm or so; the only thing on my mind at this point was getting to the station so no photos or "stops". I decided that I could be in luck and the train might run late and I'd kick myself if I took a break on the hill and ended up missing the delayed train so I pushed on anyway descending down to Corrour Old Lodge and speedwalking/jogging along the boggy track towards peters rock before cutting a few k off by traversing a load of bog, mush, gorse and general pain-in-the-arse terrain beside Meall na Lice and proceeded to jog the majority of the way to the station.
I caught the train with a few minutes to spare and I was absolutely delighted that I was able to pull this off as I had no energy in the tank whatsoever; quickly forced a few cereal bars down me but I was so wrecked by this point; the food made me feel physically sick. When I thought back to it; I had been going hammer and tongs without rest since I kicked off in the morning. It was a hard shift for me but I was absolutely delighted to be avoiding a 5/6 hour wait at the station for the 9.30 train back to Roy Bridge.
I awarded myself a very large 12oz Sirloin and all the trimmings on a sizzling platter at the Stronlossit; it was delicious and disappeared in my gullet very quickly. Overall I enjoyed the round but I am annoyed at myself for making such basic mistakes in good conditions; I'm also a bit annoyed that I rushed these and I think I'll come back in future and maybe stay at one of the hostels.
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by Gable Gable End » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:21 am
by pollyh33 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:59 am
I think you definitely deserved that steak, did it even touch the sides????
by Gable Gable End » Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:24 pm
by walk aboot » Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:31 pm
I've had a fretful Corrour day myself before, worrying about reaching the station in time to catch the train .
by staticmouse45 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:12 pm
Looked awesome though!!
by gammy leg walker » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:56 pm
Nevre got the chance to ask,how did you enjoy the AE.
Thats a big walk but luckily you got sunshine Good effort.
by mountainstar » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:41 pm
Bet you were glad it was raining on the Sunday....there would'nt have been much chance of a TR from that day!
Great to meet you again
by Graeme D » Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:28 am
by malky_c » Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:54 am
An interesting route. Hoping to do the Corbett myself at some point, although I'll probably end up doing the two Munros again too, for a more interesting day out. Hopefully no racing against the train though.
Getting your walking out of the way before attending a WH meet seems to be the way forward - too much crap weather and sore heads to actually do much on the weekend!
by Graeme D » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:41 pm
Gable Gable End wrote:Great feeling of "remote country" here and I quite fancy renting the lodge which sits at the head of the glen; would be great for a WH meet!
I did manage to get up this way yesterday with skyepilot2 as planned. We parked at Rannoch Station and got the train up to Corrour to start the walk from there. We nipped in for a quick cuppa before starting and the guys working in there told us how much the weekly rental was for the Lodge. Can't remember how much they said but it made my eyes water anyway. There was a 3 in it, I remember that much, and it wasn't £300. Not even sure it was £3,000! So yeah, anyway, WH meet up there in 2012???
by Gable Gable End » Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:38 am
Unless anyone fancies stumping up for the main lodge???