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Marilyn (Sub2k) Munros Corbett

Marilyn (Sub2k) Munros Corbett

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue May 22, 2012 12:04 pm

Route description: Sgor Gaibhre and Carn Dearg from Corrour

Munros included on this walk: Carn Dearg (Corrour), Sgor Gaibhre

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Pharlagain

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Sron Smeur

Date walked: 15/05/2012

Time taken: 8.15 hours

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Parked up beside Loch Eigheach at 10.15, it was a late start as Jimmy wanted a long lie, probably too much lager the night before :D Joining myself and Jimmy on this walk was Kim and Jimmys 3rd wife Mo. Kim calls it bootcamp when she walks with us as she feels the pace is too quick, though i feel Kim copes with it quite well as her fitness is good for the amount of times she gets out :) . The pace is all down to Jimmy though as he sets it with the prize of 10 cans of lager waiting in his fridge his inspiration.
Now to the walk, we took the track as far as the bridge, crossing it and following the track to where another one branched off to the right. We took this one but it soon ended, then we started to climb up to Sron Leachd a' Chaorainn. Once up and on the ridge we reached a path that we followed all the way to Carn Dearg. We reached the summit in just under 3 hours, took some photos then descende slighlty to a sheltered spot for some lunch. After lunch we carried on to Sgor Gaibhre over Mam Ban, this part taking about 1 hour. From the Munro to the Corbett it was straight forward enough as we headed along the ridge to the Corbett Meall na Meoig, taking around 1 hour to the summit. It was on this section of the walk that Mo found a crampon, which thanks to this site i am in the process of returning it to it's grateful owner. Once we reached the Corbett we decided to add on the Sub 2k Sron Smeur and made our way through the 2 tops of Beinn Pharlagain towards Sron Smeur, taking 1hr 30 mins to get there. There is no summit cairn on Sron Smeur, just three boulders around the summit. From the Sub we contoured round the south of Meall na Mucarach to pick up the track back to the car. We arrived back at the car 8hrs 15mins after setting off, allowing Jimmy to be back in Killin for half 7 with his beloved cans of Tenants :lol:

Sron Leachd a' Chaorainn

Glen Coe

A look back

Sgor Gaibhre

Carn Dearg

South from Carn Dearg summit

The Mamores

Carn Dearg summit

Sgor Gaibhre & Ben Alder


Aonach Beag Munros

Ben Alder

Loch Ericht

Sgor Gaibhre summit

The Corbett

Having a break before the Corbett

Meall na Meoig summit

Carn Dearg

Sgor Gaibhre

Ben Alder


Sron Smeur


View from south Sron Smeur

Sron Smeur summit
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Re: Marilyn (Sub2k) Munros Corbett

Postby Graeme D » Tue May 22, 2012 1:44 pm

Very similar to my route from last year. But something is different! What could it be??? Hmmm, can't quite put my finger on it ........ :lol:
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Re: Marilyn (Sub2k) Munros Corbett

Postby mountain thyme » Tue May 22, 2012 2:07 pm

well done. Im surprised you managed all those hills without the real expedition leader to lead the way! Does Jimmy drink? :)
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Re: Marilyn (Sub2k) Munros Corbett

Postby monty » Tue May 22, 2012 5:30 pm

Nice route Johnny. Super photos. Multiple types of hill in one bag. :D

Re: Marilyn (Sub2k) Munros Corbett

Postby ChrisW » Tue May 22, 2012 9:06 pm

A great wander JC with lovely photos along the way, nice to see a dusting of snow on the distant hills. Took me a minute to realise you didn't climb Marilyn Munros Corbett....in fact I didn't even know she had one :lol: :D
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