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Mam and Tam but missed Doire Ban

Mam and Tam but missed Doire Ban


Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:11 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Mam na Gualainn

Grahams included on this walk: Tom Meadhoin

Date walked: 17/10/2011

Time taken: 3.3 hours

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Started this walk from a small parking area just after Callert house and just at the point where Loch Leven narrows. There is a track from the layby but i chose to walk along the road a few yards and take the signposted path. Due to the recent rain the path was a bit boggy and slippy but would probably be ok after a spell of dry weather and further up it becomes stony. I stayed on the path till the bealach where there is a cairn and a path off to the right leading to the Corbett. Going by the well worn path i'd imagine this is a well walked Corbett, with the path leading all the way to the summit. From the summit i retraced my steps back to the bealach then made my way up to Tom Meadhoin. Tom Meadhoin was a differant story to Mam na Gualainn though, it being pathless over rough boggy and at times steep ground but not long to the summit. From the summit as with the Corbett you get some fine views of the Glencoe hills and The Mamores. After some lunch i made my way back to the bealach and back down the path to the car. On returning home i checked my os map and found i could easily have bagged the Marilyn, Doire Ban so was a wee bit peeved off at missing out on it. I highlight all the hills on my maps, Munros being one colour Corbetts another and so on but on this occassion i took one of two maps i have for this area and sods law i took the one without the highlighted Marilyn but as they say the hills aint going nowhere.All in it was nice short walk taking in a Corbett and a Graham with some nice views.
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The Pap of Glencoe from the parking spot

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The way up

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Loch Leven and Beinn a' Bheithir

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Path up the ridge

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Aonach Eagach

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The Mamores

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Kinlochleven

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Loch Leven

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The ridge towards Beinn na Caillich

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Mam na Gualainn summit

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Tom Meadhoin

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Heading back down the ridge

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The Mamores

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Mam na Gualainn

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The Aonach Eagach

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Tom Meadhoin summit

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The path back down

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Loch Leven

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The Pap of Glencoe

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The 2 hills from the A82
Last edited by Johnny Corbett on Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:37 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Mam and Tam but missed Doire Ban

Postby kinley » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:54 pm

Cheers for flagging Doire Ban - I've just had a thought for a Munro, Corbett, Graham, S2K route. 8) :lol:

The Corbett is a wee cracker isn't it? 8)
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Re: Mam and Tam but missed Doire Ban

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:17 pm

Yeah it's a great viewpoint with a pretty easy assent. You looking to do Mullach nan Coirean along with these three?
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Re: Mam and Tam but missed Doire Ban

Postby kinley » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:21 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:Yeah it's a great viewpoint with a pretty easy assent. You looking to do Mullach nan Coirean along with these three?


Yup - numbers look like a good day. Was contemplating Mullach from this side anyway - would make an interesting wee jaunt with the others. :)
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Re: Mam and Tam but missed Doire Ban

Postby malky_c » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:50 pm

Nice views of Loch Leven 8)

Must pay more attention to these two. Done Mam na Gualain twice but still not seen anything from it. Tom Meadhoin was good, although I was only about 13 at the time so I can't remember that much about it!
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