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Finally Jimmy & Mo "Munro" do a Corbett

Finally Jimmy & Mo "Munro" do a Corbett

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:24 pm

Route description: Beinn a'Chrùlaiste from Altnafeidh

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn a' Chrùlaiste

Date walked: 20/09/2011

Time taken: 4 hours

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Before doing this walk i gave my walking buddy Jimmy "Munro" a call, " hi Jimmy, Kim and i are going walking tomorrow to do a Corbett, fancy coming?" "aye why not" was the answer i got. Once i recovered from the shock i reminded him it was a Corbett and not a Munro we were doing and he replied " thats fine i've done 100 ". So after reaching his target of 100 Munros, he set himself in May, a few days earlier on Buachaille Etive Mor he was more than happy to start his Corbett bagging days. You have to also realise that when Jimmy set his 100 target he and his wife Mo was sitting on 29 Munros, not bad going in 5 months. Well done Jimmy and Mo and here's to the next 100, thats Corbetts not Munros :D . Ok so back to the walk and the Corbett we decided to do was Beinn a' Chrulaiste which was quite fitting as it probably gives the best view of Stob Dearg their 100th Munro. We left from the Kingshouse hotel headed up over the WHW path and followed the very boggy path for 1km before taking to the ridge and up to the summit. It was a pretty straightforward assent even in the wind and rain. We descended by heading towards Stob Beinn a' Chrulaiste, heading south just before reaching it and down the slopes to the WHW way path back to Kings House. Initially we came off to quickly being on the wrong side of the stream and heading into the gorge so we had to re-climb a wee bit to cross the stream before heading down on the other side. Once down it was an easy walk along the path back to Kings House. Today was wet and windy but we all had a great day.
Beinn a' Chrulaiste

Kim with Jimmy & Mo and their 100th behind them

The boggy "path" leading to the ridge

Creise & Meall a Bhuiridh

Rannoch Moor

Creise & Meall a Bhuiridh

Blackwater Reservoir

Stob Dearg

The summit



Stob Dearg

On our way down

Another one of the Buachaille

Towards Glen Etive

Just can't get enough of Stob Dearg

On the WHW back to Kings House
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