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1 Corbett, Mountain Thyme & her 3 Guides

1 Corbett, Mountain Thyme & her 3 Guides


Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:46 am

Route description: Beinn an Lochain

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn an Lochain

Date walked: 31/12/2011

Time taken: 3.3 hours

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On the Friday night i got an sos message from Mountain Thyme informing me she was now a Corbett bagger and would be climbing Beinn an Lochain on the Saturday :D . She asked if i would like to guide her up, sorry sorry join her on this walk. As i'd been longing to do Beinn an Lochain for a while now, how could i refuse. We arranged to meet at 09.30 on the Saturday at the start of the walk. I arrived first with not only Mountain Thyme behind me but also in the car was 2 more guides, the guides being fellow walkhighlanders mgmt & Milesy :D . One guides not enough for the Corbetts it appears. We set off from the layby at 10 and straight away encountered our first obsticle, the burn. It was overflowing but we all managed to leap across, just.Though MT'S left foot did go under, so there was MT at the start of the walk on a wet day with one wet foot. MT being MT though just got on with it without a grumble. We then made our way over the boggy ground and up the path, the path leading all the way to the summit. This is a steep hill with narrow ledges on the way and a wee scramble now and then. On the higher ground there was still some snow which was soft and mgmt led the way through with the rest following, there were some tricky sections but being in a group we all seen each other through safely. By the time we reached the summit we were all soaked through, so we took some photos descended a bit to have a spot of lunch then made our way back to the start. We arrived back at 13.30, the day weather wise was poor, the walk was a good one and the company was superb.
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Beinn an Lochain

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MT leaping the burn

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A look back down

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Milesy points as MT climbs

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Milesy, guide no3 looks after MT as guides one and two plan ahead

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The way ahead

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Approaching a rocky section

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MGMT leads the way

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This was a concern MT was at the front,doesn't she know she has to stay behind her guides
:lol:
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Here you veer to the left to the summit

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Rocky section close to the summit

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MT arrives at the summit
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The summit photo
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Re: 1 Corbett, Mountain Thyme & her 3 Guides

Postby Gavin99 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:59 am

This still looks a great hill even on a dreich day, those snow patches look awkward enough :?
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Re: 1 Corbett, Mountain Thyme & her 3 Guides

Postby pollyh33 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:39 pm

Great report Johnny :D

Are you really sure it was you guys who were guiding MT??? :?

Fabulous memories of this hill 30years ago- blue skies and lots of snow 8) 8)


Well done :thumbup:
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Re: 1 Corbett, Mountain Thyme & her 3 Guides

Postby mountain thyme » Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:46 pm

pollyh33 wrote:
Are you really sure it was you guys who were guiding MT??? :?



Well done :thumbup:


haha..thanks polly more like mountain thyme and her girl guides...

ive got the corbett bug now even though the weather was p*** :D
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Re: 1 Corbett, Mountain Thyme & her 3 Guides

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:09 pm

mountain thyme wrote:
pollyh33 wrote:
Are you really sure it was you guys who were guiding MT??? :?



Well done :thumbup:


haha..thanks polly more like mountain thyme and her girl guides...

ive got the corbett bug now even though the weather was p*** :D


You two are a pair of comedians, leave the jokes to us guys :D
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Re: 1 Corbett, Mountain Thyme & her 3 Guides

Postby lomondwalkers » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:11 pm

What a wee belter of a hill, one of my favourites!!
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Re: 1 Corbett, Mountain Thyme & her 3 Guides

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:17 pm

Gavin99 wrote:This still looks a great hill even on a dreich day, those snow patches look awkward enough :?

lomondwalkers wrote:What a wee belter of a hill, one of my favourites!!


I would put it in the classic variety, one i will definately climb again hopefully on a nice sunny day :D
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Re: 1 Corbett, Mountain Thyme & her 3 Guides

Postby mgmt! » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:08 pm

nice report johnny, a cracking hill this, its got a bit of everything, it was good to meet you and get a walk in at last, just be careful what you say to mt regards guiding and dont sign anything !!
as for the girl guides, i think they threw mt out, but thats another story :D
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Re: 1 Corbett, Mountain Thyme & her 3 Guides

Postby morag1 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:56 pm

Lucky, lucky Mountain Thyme - 3 great guides all to herself :sick: :mrgreen: :sick:
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Re: 1 Corbett, Mountain Thyme & her 3 Guides

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:31 pm

mgmt! wrote:nice report johnny, a cracking hill this, its got a bit of everything, it was good to meet you and get a walk in at last, just be careful what you say to mt regards guiding and dont sign anything !!
as for the girl guides, i think they threw mt out, but thats another story :D


Thanks Michael it was a pleasure and a very enjoyable day considering the weather we got


morag1 wrote:Lucky, lucky Mountain Thyme - 3 great guides all to herself :sick: :mrgreen: :sick:


Some people just don't know how lucky they are :D
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Re: 1 Corbett, Mountain Thyme & her 3 Guides

Postby mountain thyme » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:47 pm

heres the true story..... last but not least... wee johnny corbett

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JC getting tired at the end! haha


and again.....

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johnny leaps the stream
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Re: 1 Corbett, Mountain Thyme & her 3 Guides

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:57 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: I like it Mountain Thyme but what you have forgotten is one of the jobs of a mountain guide is to make sure everyone is off the hill safely, a bit like the captain of a sinking ship :D
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Re: 1 Corbett, Mountain Thyme & her 3 Guides

Postby iainwatson » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:09 pm

nice one! loved this hill when i did it last year it certainly has a wee bit of everything,would love to go up again on a lovely summers day,

cheers for the report :D
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