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Moidart Trio in the sunshine

Moidart Trio in the sunshine


Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:51 pm

Route description: Rois-Bheinn round, Inverailort

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

Date walked: 10/08/2012

Time taken: 9 hours

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The plan today was to climb the two Munros from Glenfinnan but as we'd drove to Arisaig to camp at the Kinloid campsite for two nights i didn't see the point of driving all the way back to Glenfinnan and looked for a walk closer to home. I had a look at the map and read the Corbett book and decided on this little trio as it promised stunning views to Rum and Eigg amongst others. When we set off from Inverailort little did we know that this was going to turn out to be our best walk yet, as the cloud was low and did not look like it would clear but were we in for suprise. As we headed up the path round Tom Odhar and into Coire a' Bhuiridh there was little sign of things changing so we followed the river up, we should have actually crossed it at the bridge further down to get on the ridge earlier but this was an error on my part and we eventually got onto the ridge just before Druim Fiaclach. By this point the clag had lifted, the blue sky was out and the views from Druim Fiaclach were stunning. We could see exactly where we heading and made our way along the ridge to the first Corbett of the day, Sgurr na Ba Glaise, enjoying the views as we went. We were loving this walk as we continued the ridge walk to Corbett no.2, Rois-Bheinn, and the book was not wrong, with the views to the Islands absolutely stunning. We could easily have sat here all night but we had another one to climb and made our way back to the Bealach an Fhiona to find a route to An Stac. There is a wall that can be followed down just before the bealach but the initial bit looked pretty steep so we decided to go down at the bealach then made our way up An Stac. An Stac is very rocky with some large boulders but it was good fun finding a route up through them as it was finding a route down An Stac. Again we were not to disappointed with the views enroute to An Stac and from it's summit. We again sat for a bit at the summit taking in all the views before we made our way down to the path back to the start. We were out for a total of 9hrs and i have to say its the best 9hrs i've spent walking, just beating Knoydart and Liathach.

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Johnny Corbett
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Re: Moidart Trio in the sunshine

Postby SusieThePensioner » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:56 pm

That sounds a great walk and how lucky with the weather! Some beautiful views all round :thumbup:
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Re: Moidart Trio in the sunshine

Postby ChrisW » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:17 pm

What a beauty JC, bet you're glad you didn't make the drive back down to Glenfinnan :wink: perfect weather and stunning surroundings throughout, what a lovely round. :D
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Re: Moidart Trio in the sunshine

Postby soulminer » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:24 pm

Did these three recently and it was a roaster of a day 8)
Well worth all effort expended, they make it hard for the summit ticks - but they reward you with stunning views in all directions.
I stayed in a cottage with fine view of Rois Bheinn a couple of years ago, and wanted to do them then, but.....
Cheers.
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Re: Moidart Trio in the sunshine

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:15 pm

Thanks this walk is a stunner, the views are the best we'd ever seen. A cracker of a day and well worth the effort. :D
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Re: Moidart Trio in the sunshine

Postby rohan » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:23 pm

We could easily have sat here all night

I did just that a few years ago (just past midsummer)and had a stunning sunset/sunrise.
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Re: Moidart Trio in the sunshine

Postby rockhopper » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:32 pm

Another cracker johnny - great when you get the weather especially up here ! I've just been reading through all your other reports as well - you've been busy but looks like you both had a great time - cheers :D
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Re: Moidart Trio in the sunshine

Postby Bod » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:47 pm

Must be one of the very best walks in Scotland then Johnny? Been wondering about these too for many a year now! Well done, CRAcking right enough :) :) :)
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Re: Moidart Trio in the sunshine

Postby quoman » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:52 am

looks like the best walk you had on your trip up north lovely photos
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Re: Moidart Trio in the sunshine

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:27 am

[quote="Bod"]Must be one of the very best walks in Scotland then Johnny? Yes without a doubt Bod. Cheers guys :D
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Re: Moidart Trio in the sunshine

Postby jonny616 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:52 am

Wow. You've had a busy wee few days. All great reports. Stunning pics. :clap:
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Re: Moidart Trio in the sunshine

Postby mountain thyme » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:55 pm

Excellent guys on such a long day. Id love to revisit this area and will be looking to do these ones :D

Was Kim intentionally hiding behind that rock :)
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Re: Moidart Trio in the sunshine

Postby Essan » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:04 pm

Always good to see people enjoying "my" hills - you had a cracking day for it!
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Re: Moidart Trio in the sunshine

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:28 pm

jonny616 wrote:Wow. You've had a busy wee few days. All great reports. Stunning pics. :clap:
Cheers Jonny
mountain thyme wrote:Excellent guys on such a long day. Id love to revisit this area and will be looking to do these ones :D

Was Kim intentionally hiding behind that rock :)
Kim doesn't like getting her photo took :wink:
Essan wrote:Always good to see people enjoying "my" hills - you had a cracking day for it!
Thanks :D
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Re: Moidart Trio in the sunshine

Postby kevsbald » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:10 pm

A 100 Corbetts?!! My god man, you have been busy. Love the look of these three. Nice one.
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