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Two corbetts from Glen Orchy

Two corbetts from Glen Orchy


Postby mountain thyme » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:10 pm

Route description: Beinn Udlaidh and Beinn Bhreac-liath, Glen Orchy

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Bhreac-liath, Beinn Udlaidh

Date walked: 12/08/2012

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 11 km

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Two Corbetts from Glen Orchy

We started the walk from Invergaunan. There were enough car parking spaces at either sides of the gate for 4 cars.Went through the gate and followed the good track to the end of the forest. We continued on the track for roughly ½ km passing some fencing and then headed south west up the steep slopes, avoiding new tree plantations.

Here we had to climb over a deer fence onto the open hill. It would have been possible to initially follow the original fence from the bottom track up the hillside as the fencing headed under the crags of Beinn Udlaidh :o

We passed quartz like rocks to gain the ridge north towards Beinn Udlaidh.
The summit is flat and stony and the mast seems to have been blown down in the winds.

A quick summit pic as the winds were strong and headed south east and dropped to about 690m and stopped for a bite to eat.

We continued east north east towards the col picking up a path and then north up the steep grassy slopes towards the summit of Beinn Bhreac Liath. Two small cairns are presented on the huge broad plateau and we made sure we visited the two :)

We practiced some timing on the summit and continued north for 1.5km along the ridge, calculating that we were walking at approximately 5km an hour.

Headed west from the plateau down very steep heathery ground and across the Allt Ghamhnain to pick the path back up at the edge of the forest back to Inveraunan.

4 hours 55mins
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excellent track

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after the forest

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wee lochan when heading towards Beinn Udlaidh

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beinn udlaidh summit

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looking over to Beinn Bhreac Liath

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summit of Beinn Bhreac Liath

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Beinn Odhar

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Beinn Dorain

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Beinn Udlaidh from Beinn Bhreac Liath
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Re: Two corbetts from Glen Orchy

Postby mgmt! » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:15 pm

nice wee report again mt, does exactly as it says on the tin.
ps who is that handsome looking young man in your summit pics ?? think i no him 8)
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Re: Two corbetts from Glen Orchy

Postby mountain thyme » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:26 pm

mgmt! wrote: ps who is that handsome looking young man in your summit pics ?? think i no him 8)


it was some guy who wanted to walk with me so he could cadge a free lift back to glasgow :wink:
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Re: Two corbetts from Glen Orchy

Postby rockhopper » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:44 pm

Nice wander MT - I've been looking at hills closer to home for winter, will keep your WR in mind - cheers :D
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Re: Two corbetts from Glen Orchy

Postby Fudgie » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:41 am

rockhopper wrote:Nice wander MT - I've been looking at hills closer to home for winter, will keep your WR in mind - cheers :D


I've been doing the same as they're "only" an hours drive away. Looks like a good short day out.
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Re: Two corbetts from Glen Orchy

Postby jmarkb » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:54 am

Nice report! It's a good wee round that one, with some different views of familiar hills. There's a bit of fun scrambling to be had up the giant quartz vein (if you fancy it), and keep an eye out for some weird folded rocks a bit higher up.

I wish whoever put the mast up there would come back and clear up after themselves sometime!
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Re: Two corbetts from Glen Orchy

Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:32 am

mgmt! wrote:nice wee report again mt, does exactly as it says on the tin.
ps who is that handsome looking young man in your summit pics ?? think i no him 8)
You don't have get to walk with some handsome blokes eh :D I did these two from the south when i did them.
jmarkb wrote:
I wish whoever put the mast up there would come back and clear up after themselves sometime!
Good point, that summit is a disgrace :(
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Re: Two corbetts from Glen Orchy

Postby dooterbang » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:59 pm

Well done guys - nice to see you aint fed up with each other yet :wink:

Nice looking dude on the summit :)
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Re: Two corbetts from Glen Orchy

Postby gammy leg walker » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:57 pm

Nice,MT,283 Munros and hardly any TRs,now bagging corbetts and posting TRs. :D

PS.........................Not sure about the fine looking fella,what about the classy chick next to him. :wink:
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Re: Two corbetts from Glen Orchy

Postby Graeme D » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:15 pm

Been sizing this pair up for a while. Useful info for future reference.
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Re: Two corbetts from Glen Orchy

Postby mountain thyme » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:07 pm

rockhopper wrote:Nice wander MT - I've been looking at hills closer to home for winter, will keep your WR in mind - cheers :D

cheers rockhopper... its a nice wee circuit and close to glasgow

Fudgie wrote:
rockhopper wrote:Nice wander MT - I've been looking at hills closer to home for winter, will keep your WR in mind - cheers :D


I've been doing the same as they're "only" an hours drive away. Looks like a good short day out.

it was and 2 corbetts bagged :)

jmarkb wrote:Nice report! It's a good wee round that one, with some different views of familiar hills. There's a bit of fun scrambling to be had up the giant quartz vein (if you fancy it), and keep an eye out for some weird folded rocks a bit higher up.

i wish whoever put the mast up there would come back and clear up after themselves sometime!


cheers jmarkb
i seen the quartz but didnt scramble... the wind had picked up ..so was a wee quickie up and down

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mgmt! wrote:nice wee report again mt, does exactly as it says on the tin.
ps who is that handsome looking young man in your summit pics ?? think i no him 8)
You don't have get to walk with some handsome blokes eh :D I did these two from the south when i did them.
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i keep walking in the hope that i WILL eventually get to walk with a handsome dude :)

dooterbang wrote:Well done guys - nice to see you aint fed up with each other yet :wink:

Nice looking dude on the summit :)


dunno about that :)
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Re: Two corbetts from Glen Orchy

Postby mountain thyme » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:13 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:
mgmt! wrote:nice wee report again mt, does exactly as it says on the tin.
ps who is that handsome looking young man in your summit pics ?? think i no him 8)
You don't have get to walk with some handsome blokes eh :D (


i keep walking in the hope that i will eventually get to walk with some handsome dudes :D
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Re: Two corbetts from Glen Orchy

Postby mountain thyme » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:16 pm

gammy leg walker wrote:Nice,MT,283 Munros and hardly any TRs,now bagging corbetts and posting TRs. :D

PS.........................Not sure about the fine looking fella,what about the classy chick next to him. :wink:


cheers gammy... due to work commitments never had a chance but might go back and do my trip reports ....as there were a few crackers :D
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Re: Two corbetts from Glen Orchy

Postby mountain thyme » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:17 pm

Graeme D wrote:Been sizing this pair up for a while. Useful info for future reference.

cheers graeme :)
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Re: Two corbetts from Glen Orchy

Postby morag1 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:39 pm

Hi mountain thyme, really enjoying all your corbett reports, hope to do a few of these myself :D

Lucky you having Mgmt to keep you right but I thought the corbetts would be too easy for him :?
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