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Really Roastin' on the Rois Bheinn Round

Really Roastin' on the Rois Bheinn Round


Postby soulminer » Fri May 25, 2012 9:50 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: An Stac, Rois-Bheinn, Sgurr na Ba Glaise

Date walked: 25/05/2012

Time taken: 6.5 hours

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Doogz and I had arranged to leave early for the drive up, we were both champing at the bit for this one. Spent a little time finding the start,even though I had been in Roshven on holiday the year before last :roll:
It was hot, climbed over the closed gate and set off up the track.

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IMGP0772 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

We encountered some wild goats on the path as we looked for the start of the walk up the Alisary Burn. There are two brown sheds at the end, and a deer fence running off to the side. A kind lady and her daughter pointed the start of the route for us :clap:
Through the forest up the steep track, even in this weather there are places that are still boggy.

The view behind;

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IMGP0776 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

We eventually came out the forest at a rather large waterfall- oh how we wished we could jump in 8) By now it was 'stewing' hot, but the goats from earlier weren't phased by the heat.

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IMGP0780 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

A very useful wall pointed us in the right direction. The going was tough indeed, we stopped frequently to drink plenty and take what shade we came across. Further up we decide to break off and head directly for An Stac- it would provide us with plenty of shade, well at least for a little time anyway.

Took this on the way down- our route headed up the grassy rake under the slabs, hang right and up;

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IMGP0850 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

We came across a nest with eggs- skylark ? as we traversed up towards the rake.

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IMGP0784 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Shade at last, this walk certainly had a degree of difficulty about it- hope it would be worth it ? The route up, at times, had us both with four points of contact :) It took us what seemed like an age, but we made it.

Rois Bheinn;

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IMGP0786 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Doogz on the edge, before the summit;


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IMGP0788 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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IMGP0790 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Our next targets;

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IMGP0791 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

There is definately a steep descent off An Stac, but we managed fine with the aid of our new friend- a fine cooling breeze :lol:

Doogz descending from Castle Greyskull;

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IMGP0810 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

The fine wall in the centre,from the ascent to the bealach;

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IMGP0812 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Rois Bheinn;

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IMGP0814 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Sgurr na Ba Glaise;

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IMGP0815 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

We dropped our backpacks are with renewed vigour set off up Sgurr na Ba Glaise, with just cameras and water. A wonderful summit.

Me with Rois Bheinn as the backdrop;

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IMGP0818 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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IMGP0819 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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Sat about for a time enjoying the views. A few more drinks and back to the bealach for the last Corbett of the day.

A view up;

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IMGP0823 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

A view back;

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IMGP0824 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Summit and the summit of the West top in the background;

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IMGP0826 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Sgurr na Ba Glaise in the background;

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IMGP0828 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Burst :lol:

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IMGP0829 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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IMGP0832 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

An Stac with cotton ball clouds;

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IMGP0839 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

And the views out to sea;

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IMGP0843 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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IMGP0849 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

A truly fantastic day, hard going in the heat- but totally worth it :thumbup: A short report, as I'm knackered, bet Doogz is sleeping on the couch by now as it must have taken it's toll on him- walking and driving. Cheers mate :clap:
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Re: Really Roastin' on the Rois Bheinn Round

Postby Collaciotach » Fri May 25, 2012 10:20 pm

Belting day you had ,i was in Glenfinnan climbing Pines :? really warm .... thinking of going on to Ros Bheinn on Sunday night for a overnight camp hopefully sunset and rise ..see any foine spots? :D
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Re: Really Roastin' on the Rois Bheinn Round

Postby soulminer » Fri May 25, 2012 10:25 pm

Some fantastic camping spots, hope it works out for you up there :D
Rois Bheinn- West Top, or An Stac summit, the sun will set well from there, and you can sleep on mossy,grassy comfort :lol:
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Re: Really Roastin' on the Rois Bheinn Round

Postby SMRussell » Fri May 25, 2012 11:11 pm

Stunning photos! What a beautiful spot.

Castle Greyskull!! :lol: :lol: Bagging Corbetts makes you feel like a Master of the Universe eh? With those views, why not!
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Re: Really Roastin' on the Rois Bheinn Round

Postby Scotsman2012 » Fri May 25, 2012 11:43 pm

You're certainly making the most of the good weather after those 2 yesterday, what's the plan for the weekend? :D
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Re: Really Roastin' on the Rois Bheinn Round

Postby Bod » Sat May 26, 2012 12:23 am

Stunning and wonderful....what a beautiful area :D :D :D
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Re: Really Roastin' on the Rois Bheinn Round

Postby SCOTRAIL DRIVER » Sat May 26, 2012 12:33 am

PIC IMGP0843 IS STUNNING WELL DONE...... :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Really Roastin' on the Rois Bheinn Round

Postby soulminer » Sat May 26, 2012 11:34 am

SMRussel wrote :
Bagging Corbetts makes you feel like a Master of the Universe eh?


Would be nice to think so :lol: Needed superhuman powers yesterday- a tough toil :shock:

Scotsman2012 wrote :
what's the plan for the weekend?


You will just have to wait and see :) Plans are definately afoot :wink:

CHEERS- Bod and SCOTRAILDRIVER :)
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Re: Really Roastin' on the Rois Bheinn Round

Postby rockhopper » Sat May 26, 2012 5:21 pm

Some interesting terrain features and the views are fantastic :thumbup: Haven't actually seen any wild goats yet even though I've been in areas where they're often present. Certainly looks hot but I guess it makes a pleasant change - cheers :D
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Re: Really Roastin' on the Rois Bheinn Round

Postby soulminer » Sat May 26, 2012 6:39 pm

We actually met the goats parents- The big-horned billy had his beady eye on us. No wonder they used goats for Devil worship- looked pretty Satanic :shock: :lol: I'm a faster runner than Doogz, so I don't know what it would have done to him :wink: :lol:
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Re: Really Roastin' on the Rois Bheinn Round

Postby 2dalmatians » Sun May 27, 2012 6:46 pm

You boys are fairly getting about at the moment. Some stunning pics too. Love the ones of the lochs. Tortured this weekend as committed to other things and couldn't get out (except a wee jaunt up Dumyat for fitness). Hoping to do a wee Donald close by tomorrow that has been on the list for a while. Will be after work so hopefully some clearer pics when the haze burns off.
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Re: Really Roastin' on the Rois Bheinn Round

Postby soulminer » Sun May 27, 2012 9:20 pm

We certainly do, 2D :lol: There will be another report 2moro, can't be bothered just now- been feed and knackered :wink:
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