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A long diversion or climb a Corbett?

A long diversion or climb a Corbett?


Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:44 pm

Route description: Meall a' Bhuachaille circuit, Glenmore

Corbetts included on this walk: Meall a'Bhuachaille

Date walked: 01/06/2012

Time taken: 2 hours

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We were returning down the A9 from our trip to Fisherfield when we arrived at Dalwhinnie to find the road was closed. Sadly this was due to a fatal accident involving two lorries and we were told the road would be closed until at least 5pm, it was 11.30 when we arrived. As my car was at Calvine this would mean a diversion via Fort William a journey that would take almost 3 hours. Jimmy was driving and we were all pretty tired so i suggested a short Corbett at Aviemore. We decided this would be better than the long drive and hopefully once we had climbed the Corbett the A9 would re-open. The Corbett in question was Meall a' Bhuachaille which we climbed from the visitors centre. It was a straight forward up and down on the path which took 2 hours. After the walk we spent some time in Aviemore before heading back down the A9 with a 2 hour wait on the A9 re-opening. Thankfully this road will be dual- carriageway in a few years time.
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Meall a' Bhuachaille

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Coming out the forest

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Cairngorms

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The Loch

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Cairngorms

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The summit

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Re: A long diversion or climb a Corbett?

Postby ChrisW » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:14 pm

A cracking little time filler JC, far better than 2 hours sitting in the car (or a further 2 hours that is) nice to see my old 'local area' bathed in sunlight again :D
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Re: A long diversion or climb a Corbett?

Postby monty » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:58 pm

Excellent Johnny. One of the few Corbets I have done. Done in the snow mind. Shame about the reason for the diversion but top marks for dedication. I drive up the A9 regularly to Inverness and see some real nutters overtaking. Maybe not in this case but the sooner it is duelled the better. :D
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