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Spidean Coire nan Clach via Creag Dhubh

Spidean Coire nan Clach via Creag Dhubh

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:32 am

Munros included on this walk: Spidean Coire nan Clach (Beinn Eighe)

Date walked: 06/07/2011

Time taken: 6 hours

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This walk was originally going to be the 2 Corbetts Ruadh-stac Beag and Meall a' Ghiuthais but due to me not checking the map where the path split i ended up taking the left one rather than the right one. After realising my error, rather than return back to the right path i noticed i could climb Creag Dhubh and carry on to the Munro Spidean Coire nan Clach. There were 2 small problems in doing this, problem one was my map didn't quite go as far as Spidean Coire nan Clach and secondly as i'd started the walk form Kinlochewe i'd be over 4 miles away once i finished. As i liked the look of Creag Dhubh i decided to go for it and gave Kim a phone to pre warn her i may need picked up along the Torridon road and i'd call her later with a accurate time. Kim being wise asked if it was ok to continue without the correct map and i replied i'd be fine as long as there was a path and i knew roughly how to get down off Spidean Coire nan Clach and if i felt unsafe i would return via the route i came.. Kim was now at ease and i was now on the ridge after climbing the rocky scree slopes of Creag Dhubh. Once on the ridge there was some fine rocky pinnicles to negotiate along with a bit of scrambling and loose rocky scree whilst going over severeal tops before coming to the Munro summit of Spidean Coire nan Clach. From the summit i took the path to the left which brought me to a large cairn and from here the path continued down to Glen Torridon. When i could see the road i carried on down the path till i estimated i was about 30 mins away and would now phone Kim.Yip ypu've guessed it, no signal. At this point i should maybe have climbed back up till i got a signal but decided to carry on down. I then had over 4 miles of road to walk back but i said to myself i'd get a signal soon no problem, well i eventually got a signal 1 mile from Kinlochewe. Hi Kim can you come get me please, i'm only 1 mile away? and hurry up please cause my feet are feeling it after a 3 miles road walk :D
Creag Dhubh

Creag Dhubh getting closer

I carried along the side then up the ridge

The Corbett Meall a' Ghiuthais

The view east

Creag Dhubh ridge

The other Corbett Ruadh-stac Beag

First "obsticle" coming up

The area around Bodaich Dubh Beinn Eighe, it was quite impressive.

And some more

Spidean Coire nan Clach summit

The cairn on the way down
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Johnny Corbett
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Re: Spidean Coire nan Clach via Creag Dhubh

Postby kev_russ » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:29 pm

Some great pics there Johnny :)
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