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Cars, trains,bikes in alder region

Cars, trains,bikes in alder region


Postby robertphillips » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:25 am

Route description: Aonach Beag: Four Munros from Culra

Munros included on this walk: Aonach Beag (Alder), Beinn Eibhinn, Carn Dearg (Loch Pattack), Geal-charn (Alder)

Date walked: 02/03/2012

Time taken: 9.5 hours

Distance: 38 km

Ascent: 1550m

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beinn eibhinn,aonach beag,geal charn, carn dearg, 018.jpg
geal charn summit
Left the house at 6am,Headed to bridge of orchy train station. Parked the car and caught the 8.15 train to corrour.
Arrived at corrour station at 9am with bike in tow.

Cycled along loch ossian for 7 km , left bike at corrour shooting lodge and headed off on foot up the uisge labhir.After 3km headed up the hill onto Meall glas choire.

Headed round to the northern end of Beinn Eibhinn, then along and up to the summit of Beinn Eibhinn time 2.5 hours Met two fellow walkers at summit and had a quick cup of tea.
beinn eibhinn,aonach beag,geal charn, carn dearg, 001.jpg
summit of beinn eibhinn
beinn eibhinn,aonach beag,geal charn, carn dearg, 002.jpg
cornice at summit


Stayed on summit 5 minutes then haeded down towards aonach beag no views today as the clag was in

beinn eibhinn,aonach beag,geal charn, carn dearg, 009.jpg
towards aonach beag


final pull up to aonach beag summit time 1 hour

beinn eibhinn,aonach beag,geal charn, carn dearg, 010.jpg
aonach beag summit


Stayed on summit 2 minutes then headed off towards geal charn

on geal charn summit time 30 minutes
beinn eibhinn,aonach beag,geal charn, carn dearg, 018.jpg
geal charn summit


No time to hang around headed to the fourth and final munro of the day carn dearg
beinn eibhinn,aonach beag,geal charn, carn dearg, 019.jpg
path down to carn dearg


arrived at summit time 1 hour

beinn eibhinn,aonach beag,geal charn, carn dearg, 027.jpg
carn dearg summit in the clag


Time was now 2 pm and i had to move fast now as the train was at half six, headed down to just west of culra and speedly along towards the bealalach dudh,a couple of hours later was heading down uisage labhair but was in danger of missing the train so had to run the last 3 km back to the bike at corrour lodge,arrived at 5.45 and biked the last 7 km along the loch towards the station arrived threre at 6.20 5 minutes before train arrived, that was to close met fellow walker he had been up beinn na lap, swapped details about todays walk then boarded train ready for a beer, good day all round. :D
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geal charn summit
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Re: Cars, trains,bikes in alder region

Postby gaffr » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:30 pm

Fine though rather hectic journey into the Alder area. I think that you should award jourself with a fine new walking pole after all this. :) That old pole should have be left on one of these summit cairns.....it just seems to fit into the terrain. :lol:
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Re: Cars, trains,bikes in alder region

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:19 pm

You timed that one well and you got the exact same views i got when i did this round :?
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Re: Cars, trains,bikes in alder region

Postby robertphillips » Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:28 pm

Cheers guys

Still a a few walks left on that hand made walking stick lol 8)
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Re: Cars, trains,bikes in alder region

Postby quoman » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:52 pm

Shame about the views robert
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Re: Cars, trains,bikes in alder region

Postby Collaciotach » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:52 pm

Hello Robert ..Your munching through them Munros :lol: i have a photo of your stick on Bidean ,good report and yer hardy a bhalaich 8) .

Did three of those four in heavy snow / white out back in early Feb grand hills
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Re: Cars, trains,bikes in alder region

Postby robertphillips » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:09 am

Cheers collaiciotach its the same stick it was a good day, but no views,read your report back in february looked a very cold day you had.
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