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Gulvain from Glensulaig via Meall a' Phubuill

Gulvain from Glensulaig via Meall a' Phubuill


Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:54 am

Route description: Gulvain, near Kinlocheil

Munros included on this walk: Gulvain

Corbetts included on this walk: Meall a'Phubuill

Date walked: 09/08/2012

Time taken: 9 hours

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We cycled to the Bothy on the Wednesday evening, arriving just before 10pm and were the only ones there so chose the small middle room as it had floorboards rather than concrete flooring. I slept not too bad but Kim had a restless night as it was her first time in a bothy and in the morning was not feeling her usual self. After getting eaten alive by the midge made our way back to the track then walked up it before leaving it to climb the slopes of the Corbett. Kim had little energy and was struggling, so i asked if she was still wanting to continue to Gulvain to which she replied "yes". We then made our way down the steep slopes of Meall a' Phubuill and over to climb Gulvains ridge. We had a few stops for refreshments before we got to the summit. It was my intention to also climb the Graham on our way back to the bikes but Kim quickly knocked this on the head but she did invite me to climb it but i was happy to leave it for another day. When we got off Gulvain we picked up the track back to the bikes and had an easy cycle back to Fassfern. On our cycle back we spotted a nice bit in the river for a dook so we returned the gear to the car, grabbed a towel and flipflops and cycled back up to cool down in the river for a bit. From the Bothy and back to Fassfern was 9hrs.

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Meall a' Phubuil to the left

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Glen Suileag

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Meall Onfhaidh

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Clag as we approach the Corbett

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Gulvain in clag

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The summit

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Gulvain

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Route up Gulvain

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Streap

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Route down the Corbett

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On way up Gulvain

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Having a rest

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Boulder field near the summit

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Gulvain summit

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On our way down

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The Bothy

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Meall a' Phubuill

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The start & finish
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Johnny Corbett
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Re: Gulvain from Glensulaig via Meall a' Phubuill

Postby quoman » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:18 pm

its a shame you never got good views from the tops...am the same as kim when camping out i can hear eveything outside especially my pal's snoring :lol:
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Re: Gulvain from Glensulaig via Meall a' Phubuill

Postby ChrisW » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:29 pm

Another cracker JC, shame the Mrs didn't quite get the same level of enjoyment due to lack of sleep but kudos to her for getting up there regardless :clap: how cold was that river.... :shock:
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Re: Gulvain from Glensulaig via Meall a' Phubuill

Postby dooterbang » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:57 pm

Erm, do you work mate...or are you a full time hillwalking student type dude??

Cant keep up with the amount of walks/TRs you do!!

Still to do this so may copy your route. Cheers.
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Re: Gulvain from Glensulaig via Meall a' Phubuill

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:07 pm

ChrisW wrote:Another cracker JC, shame the Mrs didn't quite get the same level of enjoyment due to lack of sleep but kudos to her for getting up there regardless :clap: how cold was that river.... :shock:

Cheers, it was a roaster of a day but cold in that river :wink: [quote="dooterbang"]Erm, do you work mate...or are you a full time hillwalking student type dude??
Back at work now unfortunately :(
I'm kind of semi retired :D
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