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45 second ferry crossing 2 corbetts and 1 graham in ardgour

45 second ferry crossing 2 corbetts and 1 graham in ardgour


Postby robertphillips » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:10 pm

Route description: Creach Bheinn and Fuar Bheinn: Galmadale round

Corbetts included on this walk: Creach Bheinn (Morvern), Fuar Bheinn

Grahams included on this walk: Beinn na Cille

Date walked: 27/09/2012

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 1350m

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Walking today is Robert and Rocky

Another mid week away day from work, started with the shortest and quickest ferry crossing from corran over to ardgour
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Start of the walk
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Up the edge of the trees we go, its steeper than it looks
once up on the ridge the going is not to bad,
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loch linnhe
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Rocky posing for the camera
arrived at the summit of beinn na cille after 1 hour 15 minutes, the rain was now coming on so didnt hang around for long.
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approach to beinn na cille
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beinn na cille summit
waterproofs on and then drooping down to the col at 460m, then up to the summit of fuar bheinn, the clag is down now, not to many more photos now.
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fuar bheinn summit
headed NNW to aviod the crags and down to the col at 540m, and up to the summit of creach bheinn.
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creach bheinn summit
quick cup of tea then headed down the ridge towards the col at 710m, then headed down through the crags towards glen galmadale to pick a faint path along the side of the the river.
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loch linnhe from glen galmadale
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Rocky looking tired
the rain is getting heavier and rocky is not too happy about it, so quickly made our way back to the car to catch a ferry. :) :lol:
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Re: 45 second ferry crossing 2 corbetts and 1 graham in ardg

Postby BoyVertiginous » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:53 pm

Interesting, Robert.

I'll be up there the week after next and have these on my hit list. You may not have had a clear enough view but, are they do-able from Glen Tarbert (via An Coire Dubh or Allt Duibhleach Riabhach or Allt Coire nam Frithallt)?
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Re: 45 second ferry crossing 2 corbetts and 1 graham in ardg

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:45 pm

Still to venture to this area and this walk looks not bad. Cheers :)
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Re: 45 second ferry crossing 2 corbetts and 1 graham in ardg

Postby robertphillips » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:44 pm

Didnt really see a lot, but i believe you can do both corbetts from that direction with a higher than sea level start. 8)

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Re: 45 second ferry crossing 2 corbetts and 1 graham in ardg

Postby Collaciotach » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:50 pm

robertphillips wrote:Didnt really see a lot, but i believe you can do both corbetts from that direction with a higher than sea level start. 8)

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That is 20mins from my house a bhalaich ..ain't i lucky ?. I ve been on these a few times ,did you see the camp on Creach Bheinn ? ,grand for a high camp :) ..... give me a shout if your in the area again :D
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Re: 45 second ferry crossing 2 corbetts and 1 graham in ardg

Postby BoyVertiginous » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:03 am

Johnny Corbett wrote:Still to venture to this area and this walk looks not bad. Cheers :)

Another good report from malkyc on this walk here:
http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=4506

Hope to have one to add in a fortnight or so.
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Re: 45 second ferry crossing 2 corbetts and 1 graham in ardg

Postby BoyVertiginous » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:08 am

robertphillips wrote:Didnt really see a lot, but i believe you can do both corbetts from that direction with a higher than sea level start. 8)

Regards

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Cheers, Robert.
The higher start had crossed my mind, just wasn't sure about the ground from the road, I'll take a closer look when driving between Ardgour and Strontian before tackling this.
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Re: 45 second ferry crossing 2 corbetts and 1 graham in ardg

Postby Collaciotach » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:32 am

You can approach these from a number of directions , i ve used Coire Ghardail ,rough and means retracing steps from Beinn a Cille back over to Creach Bheinn ,but you do gain height. An alternative is to approach from Gleann Tairbeart (sea level) or Braigh Liddesdail (1000ft) road from Sron an t Sithein - Loch Alainn a long day though
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Re: 45 second ferry crossing 2 corbetts and 1 graham in ardg

Postby BoyVertiginous » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:00 pm

Collaciotach wrote:You can approach these from a number of directions , i ve used Coire Ghardail ,rough and means retracing steps from Beinn a Cille back over to Creach Bheinn ,but you do gain height. An alternative is to approach from Gleann Tairbeart (sea level) or Braigh Liddesdail (1000ft) road from Sron an t Sithein - Loch Alainn a long day though

Thanks. I'll have a look at the walk-in from Glen Tarbert on the way over but, looking again at the map, I imagine the drive down the B8043 with the steep slopes on one side and Loch Linnhe on the other would only enhance the walk so, Glengalmadale is looking favourite right now.

I'm over for a week and also hope to get at least 2 of Beinn Resipole, Garbh Bheinn and/or Sgurr Dhomnuill while in the area (along with some low-level stuff with the family at Camas Nan Geall/Bourblaige and Meall Sanna, etc.)...without upsetting the family / hill time balance so, weather permitting, it'll be early starts for me.
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Re: 45 second ferry crossing 2 corbetts and 1 graham in ardg

Postby robertphillips » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:47 pm

Will do collaciotach, seen that camp and read abuot it somewhere 8)
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Re: 45 second ferry crossing 2 corbetts and 1 graham in ardg

Postby Collaciotach » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:52 pm

BoyVertiginous wrote:
Collaciotach wrote:You can approach these from a number of directions , i ve used Coire Ghardail ,rough and means retracing steps from Beinn a Cille back over to Creach Bheinn ,but you do gain height. An alternative is to approach from Gleann Tairbeart (sea level) or Braigh Liddesdail (1000ft) road from Sron an t Sithein - Loch Alainn a long day though

Thanks. I'll have a look at the walk-in from Glen Tarbert on the way over but, looking again at the map, I imagine the drive down the B8043 with the steep slopes on one side and Loch Linnhe on the other would only enhance the walk so, Glengalmadale is looking favourite right now.

I'm over for a week and also hope to get at least 2 of Beinn Resipole, Garbh Bheinn and/or Sgurr Dhomnuill while in the area (along with some low-level stuff with the family at Camas Nan Geall/Bourblaige and Meall Sanna, etc.)...without upsetting the family / hill time balance so, weather permitting, it'll be early starts for me.


Aye i did an overnight on Resipole ..fine hill .. take the family into the woods and up to the mine in Ariundle under Dhomhuill grand an easy going ,Glengamadale is a good route another cracking hill is Bheinn Mheadhoin "only" a graham but as fine as you ll get round here :D
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Re: 45 second ferry crossing 2 corbetts and 1 graham in ardg

Postby BoyVertiginous » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:14 am

Collaciotach wrote:
BoyVertiginous wrote:
Collaciotach wrote:You can approach these from a number of directions , i ve used Coire Ghardail ,rough and means retracing steps from Beinn a Cille back over to Creach Bheinn ,but you do gain height. An alternative is to approach from Gleann Tairbeart (sea level) or Braigh Liddesdail (1000ft) road from Sron an t Sithein - Loch Alainn a long day though

Thanks. I'll have a look at the walk-in from Glen Tarbert on the way over but, looking again at the map, I imagine the drive down the B8043 with the steep slopes on one side and Loch Linnhe on the other would only enhance the walk so, Glengalmadale is looking favourite right now.

I'm over for a week and also hope to get at least 2 of Beinn Resipole, Garbh Bheinn and/or Sgurr Dhomnuill while in the area (along with some low-level stuff with the family at Camas Nan Geall/Bourblaige and Meall Sanna, etc.)...without upsetting the family / hill time balance so, weather permitting, it'll be early starts for me.

Aye i did an overnight on Resipole ..fine hill .. take the family into the woods and up to the mine in Ariundle under Dhomhuill grand an easy going ,Glengamadale is a good route another cracking hill is Bheinn Mheadhoin "only" a graham but as fine as you ll get round here :D

Thanks again for the tips and shall see what I can do. I remember Mheadhoin from a previous stay in Ardtornish, pretty sure I saw it from Beinn a Chaisil when fishing Lochs Tearnait and nan Clach.
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