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Sgulaird in the sun Creach Bheinn in the hail

Sgulaird in the sun Creach Bheinn in the hail


Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:26 pm

Route description: Beinn Sgulaird

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Sgulaird

Corbetts included on this walk: Creach Bheinn (Loch Creran)

Date walked: 12/04/2012

Time taken: 7 hours

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Plan A today was to climb just the Corbett as i had a wee strain for the past 2 days but once walking i felt fine and decided to go for plan B which was to climb the Munro. Then i had the idea of plan C, why not climb them both? Great idea, so dedcided i would see how i felt once i did the Munro and how much water i had left as i only brought enough for a 4 hour walk. I arrived about 11 at the start and got the last parking spot. Once ready i took the track up the Allt Buide where a cairn marks the spot to leave the track and climb the Munro. The path goes all the way to the summit but can be missed at times and although there are a lot of ups and downs over the ridge it is a fairly gentle walk. Personally i though it was a great walk, maybe because it was such a good day although the rocky ridge would be enjoyable even in clag. At the summit i met a guy named Gordon who is also a member of this site and we decided to walk back down together although he could not continue to the Corbett as he had to get back. We came back to the just before the 863m top and made our way down to the track in the Coire Buidhe. It was here we parted company with Gordon offering to top up my water bottle from his allowing me to continue to the Corbett. I thanked him and made my way up Creag na Cathaig as he headed down the track back to the start. As i approached the 804m top i could see the weather was changing and not long before i reached the summit heavy hail appeared followed with snow. This stayed on while i was at the summit and didn't go off till i was at Meall Garbh. From Meall Garbh i went down the ridge to Meall nan Caorach and then down towards the Allt Buidhe which i crossed to get back on the track to the finish.

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Beinn Sgulaird

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Loch Creran

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Path up the ridge

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A little drop coming up before you climb again

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The view back down

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The rocky ridge to the summit

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Loch Etive

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The final part of the ridge

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Loch Creran

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Ardgour

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Beinn a' Bheithir

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Glen Coe

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Glen Etive

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Cruachan Hills

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The summit

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Creach Bheinn

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Beinn Sgulaird

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The way up Creach Bheinn

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The weather coming in

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Rain at Etive Mor

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Hail at the summit

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Not much to view from the summit

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Snowing now

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Starting to clear again

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Final obsticle of the day, crossing the Allt Buidhe
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Re: Sgulaird in the sun Creach Bheinn in the hail

Postby 2dalmatians » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:48 pm

Nice report Jc an :) d well done for getting out even when not 100%. Really liked the ridge pic
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Re: Sgulaird in the sun Creach Bheinn in the hail

Postby quoman » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:01 pm

Nice one Johnny
I was going to do this hill tomorrow but the weather is to be dreadfull so sitting in the hoose :(
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Re: Sgulaird in the sun Creach Bheinn in the hail

Postby Bod » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:51 pm

Yes Johnny, well done.....I enjoyed that one. Must say I remember Sgulaird well when I was up it a few years back with my best man. Might have to head back now and climb the corbett :D :D :lol:
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Re: Sgulaird in the sun Creach Bheinn in the hail

Postby rockhopper » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:54 pm

Good job you climbed Beinn Sgulaird first to get the good views before the weather worsened - enjoyed walking in this area but didn't think to add on the corbett - cheers :D
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Re: Sgulaird in the sun Creach Bheinn in the hail

Postby monty » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:26 am

Nice walk Johnny. Not done Sgulaird yet so adding the Corbett might be an option :lol: :wink: Great set of photos. The final ridge up Sgulaird looks nice. :D
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Re: Sgulaird in the sun Creach Bheinn in the hail

Postby dooterbang » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:31 am

Fit as **** matey...not long now till your out walking with the likes of youing Monty :D

Well done on pushing yourself, its very rewarding.
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Re: Sgulaird in the sun Creach Bheinn in the hail

Postby ChrisW » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:52 pm

I'm impressed JC, last thing I want to do when I'm not feeling 100% is climb a bloody great hill and get hammered with hail at the top :shock: great stuff mate :D
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Re: Sgulaird in the sun Creach Bheinn in the hail

Postby kevsbald » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:49 pm

Well done for combining - 'deliberately' left the Corbett so I can take it and the 3 Grahams over in that area for a summer camp and watch the sun go down....
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Re: Sgulaird in the sun Creach Bheinn in the hail

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:34 pm

Cheers guys, Sgulaird is superb. Save it for your final one Monty and i'll tag along and try and keep up :lol:
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Re: Sgulaird in the sun Creach Bheinn in the hail

Postby jonny616 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:54 am

Sgulaird is one of my fav hills. Did it in the snow with clear sky. My profile pic is me standing on the cairn :lol: :lol: :lol: Like a big dafty :lol:
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