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Snow gonnae be easy

Snow gonnae be easy


Postby Gman27 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:26 pm

Route description: Sgor Gaibhre and Carn Dearg from Corrour

Munros included on this walk: Carn Dearg (Corrour), Sgor Gaibhre

Date walked: 03/11/2012

Time taken: 6 hours

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This weekend I was on my tod as XPfloyd was otherwise engaged so needed to find some munros using public transport so these two were ideal.
Got the first train from Dumbarton to Corrour and arrived at 11:20 to be greeted by snow on the platform,I hadn't realised how much snow was in the hills and I was now thinking my plan to do Beinn na lap aswell was out the window.
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After I reached peter's stone the path goes right but the route to take continues straight up and the going was really hard I dont know if there is any path when there's no snow but it certainly wasn't today so it just I had to slog it out to the top of the first hill.
Although it's hard going I always find it fun in the snow especisally these moments when you find yourself waist deep in the stuff and there were a few of them :lol:
Once I had reached Meall na Leitire Duibhe things got a bit easier as the terrain gets rockier and after a quick refuel I carried on to the summit taking in the stunning views which was a welcome change to the usual pea soup.
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Summit Cairn Carn Dearg

Making good time to the Mam Ban it was now just a straight climb to the summit of Sgor Gaibhre which looked easier and closer than it was.
With the summit cairn reached at 3:30 I was starting to realise that Bein na Lap would be better tackled on another day so I went for the twin top of Sgor Choinnich instead.
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Summit Cairn Sgor Gaibhre
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Summit Sgor Choinnich
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I hung around at the top for a bit taking in the views which were spectacular but within ten minutes there was a lot of black cloud appearing and something told me it was time to move.
After a pathless descent I reached the edge of the forrest at Loch Ossian and as if to say 'right thats you off the hill now' the heavens open up.
With light fading I had reached the track at Loch Ossian and with my knackered legs it was a long walk back to the station.
A really enjoyable day and as usual I cant wait untill the next one
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Re: Snow gonnae be easy

Postby mrssanta » Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:55 pm

that was great and you certainly had the best of the day
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Re: Snow gonnae be easy

Postby Gman27 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:21 pm

mrssanta wrote:that was great and you certainly had the best of the day


thanks....yeah it was a cracker and I dont seem to get them very often so it was really appreciated
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Re: Snow gonnae be easy

Postby fazerboy » Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:27 pm

Nice report! You managed to get some lovely photos there !!
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Re: Snow gonnae be easy

Postby Lenore » Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:38 pm

Good the nice weather lasted as long as you were on the hill. Cracking pictures!
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Re: Snow gonnae be easy

Postby xpfloyd » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:00 pm

Nice one mate, sorry I couldn't join you. Looks like its time to look out the axe and crampons then!
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Re: Snow gonnae be easy

Postby Gman27 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:49 pm

xpfloyd wrote:Nice one mate, sorry I couldn't join you. Looks like its time to look out the axe and crampons then!


Yeah it was ok the snow was deep enough and not really any ice but aye think i'll be packing them from now on

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Lenore wrote:Good the nice weather lasted as long as you were on the hill. Cracking pictures!


Yeah it was a bit weird like someone hit a switch when I got down :?


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fazerboy wrote:Nice report! You managed to get some lovely photos there !!

cheers actually the camera was playing up so these were taken on my phone
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Re: Snow gonnae be easy

Postby dawnfoth » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:01 pm

Wowsers! Looks like you had a great day! Some nice pics! :D
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Re: Snow gonnae be easy

Postby Fudgie » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:34 am

I did the three of them before the snow came down and I didn't find a path up the hill after Peter's Stone either. There is a train that goes through earlier in the morning but only stops at Dalmuir and Helensburgh Upper, not Dumbarton :thumbup:

The walk to Beinn na Lap goes on forever from Sgorr Gaihbre so you did the right thing leaving it for another day.
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Re: Snow gonnae be easy

Postby quoman » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:56 am

Good report and nice pic's its a timely report i am thinking of doing them in the next couple of weeks cheers
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Re: Snow gonnae be easy

Postby PeteR » Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:37 pm

Lovely photos there :D Two underated hills in my view, but they make for a good day out. Did these two from the south at the start of the year, so good to see a report from a different direction
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Re: Snow gonnae be easy

Postby Gman27 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:26 pm

Fudgie wrote:I did the three of them before the snow came down and I didn't find a path up the hill after Peter's Stone either. There is a train that goes through earlier in the morning but only stops at Dalmuir and Helensburgh Upper, not Dumbarton :thumbup:

The walk to Beinn na Lap goes on forever from Sgorr Gaihbre so you did the right thing leaving it for another day.


Aye it was your report that gave me the idea Fudgie, yeah that train would`ve been better i'll need to remember that for next time, maybe I'll keep Beinn na Lap till last and to the big **** up on the last train :lol:
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Re: Snow gonnae be easy

Postby Gman27 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:30 pm

:D
PeteR wrote:Lovely photos there :D Two underated hills in my view, but they make for a good day out. Did these two from the south at the start of the year, so good to see a report from a different direction


Thanks, yeah I Had a great day a cracking double

quoman wrote:Good report and nice pic's its a timely report i am thinking of doing them in the next couple of weeks cheers


Thanks I was happy with the pics I only used my crappy phone
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Re: Snow gonnae be easy

Postby michaelmcp » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:22 am

That's the blue skies I was hoping for on Sunday but never quite got it.
Haven't done that set of hills yet, might try them this winter.
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Re: Snow gonnae be easy

Postby malky_c » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:59 pm

Really liked the colours in those photos :) . Need to come back here as I didn't see anything from these ones.
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