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Around Morvich

Around Morvich

Postby Komakawan » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:24 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Sgùrr an Airgid

Grahams included on this walk: Carnan Cruithneachd

Date walked: 09/07/2011

Time taken: 10 hours

Distance: 22.9 km

Ascent: 1537m

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We were in Morvich campsite (which i truly recommend by the way), climbed the Sisters and A'Ghlas Bheinn the days before and had to find another walk around Morvich (leaving there the third of us who was not able to walk anymore and had to rest).
We look upwards, saw what i recognized as the Corbett Sgurr An Airgid, and imagined a walk to the Graham Carnan Cruitneachd, which clearly provoked us as we descended from the A'Ghlas Bheinn two days before.
From Morvich, follow the road to Lienassie (turn two times right), enter the courtyard of the farm on the left and here begins a steep but pleasant ascent with sheeps and goats around.
At the bealach, you will find a small cairn, and a clear path turning left to the Corbett. The 2nd part of the ascent is rougher and gives beautiful views on the Loch Druich and Kintail on your left.
The mist arrived a few minutes after us on summit of the Corbett. We took a short break to cook a soup and descended back to the Bealach. The sky remained low-lying the next hours.
We follow the undefined ridge to Beinn Buidhe (which has 3 cairns on several minor bumps) and saw on left the wild plateau of Loch Nan Eun. We decided to go to Loch an t-Sabhail through wild and wet ground, just to see if there were fishes in it. This part of our walk can be avoided by following the ridge to Beinn Bhreac.
On our way, we saw deers, a hare, black grouses and other birds, and frogs at every step. No fishes :D
We followed the river and climbed a bit to the NW-shouldering of Beinn Bhreac (you will find small cairns and a undefined path there). From here we saw the Graham in front of us and decided to attack him from the right side (see photos, a green funnel goes up to the middle of the hill). There is no path to the summit anyway...
Great view from the summit, a "must-see".
The return route for this walk is almost a "tourist" route, compared to the wild ride so far... just follow the path and then the track through the woods. After a footbridge and a few miles, you will arrive as satisfied as we were at Morvich campsite.
Have fun !
I shall apologize for my english and point out i am french.
Misty morning in Morvich campsite.
First steps of ascent. See Allt A'Chruin and Loch Druich.
On the bealach. The way to the summit is on the right side of the Corbett.
Alex and me on the top of Sgurr An airgid
Rough ground ! In mist, terrific A'Ghlas Bheinn and Beinn Fada.
Micro-frog !
On one of the summits of Beinn Buidhe. See Skye Bridge (zoom in :-) )
Hey ya !
Loch an t-Sabhail
On the wild plateau. On the right, Bheinn Bhreac.
Carnan Cruitneachd. On its right, the green funnel that we followed to climb it.
Alex on the top of the world ... hum, of the Carnan Cruitneachd !
The way back to Morvich. On the right, in the clouds, Sgurr An Airgid

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Re: Around Morvich

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:41 pm

(which i truly recommend by the way),

A Frenchman who's picked up the Scotch lingo :D

Good report guys, sorry garcons, i too was at Morvich recently and agree it's a great site. I also climbed Sgurr an Airgrid which is a great Corbett with lovely views, didn't do the Graham though but will get round to it one day
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Re: Around Morvich

Postby malky_c » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:04 pm

Not been up Carnan Cruitneachd yet, but it looks like a good one - I particuarly like your photo of the summit :)
Agree with JC - Sgurr an Airgid is a great hill too.
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Re: Around Morvich

Postby Komakawan » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:55 pm

I prefered the graham ! No path, sharp summit, even its name is rough !
A few more views of it below ...
From the path to the Falls of Glomach ...
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Carnan Cruitneachd as we descended from A'Ghlas Beinn
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Re: Around Morvich

Postby rob munbett » Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:18 pm

Heading up to Morvich early August. Will certainly head over to Carnan C - the views down Glen Elchaig look great. Good report.
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Re: Around Morvich

Postby simon-b » Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:41 pm

That looks like a great day in a beautiful area. Nice photos, Komakawan.
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