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2 corbetts from Spean Bridge

2 corbetts from Spean Bridge


Postby mountain thyme » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:23 am

Route description: Cruach Innse and Sgurr Innse

Corbetts included on this walk: Cruach Innse, Sgurr Innse

Date walked: 17/11/2012

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 15 km

Ascent: 1004m

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We stayed in the Lomond Mountaineering Clubs hut in Onich on Friday night. Nice wee hut with electricity and a loo. Two small vinos were required to help me have a good nights sleep. There were lots of noises and lots of smells going on in that hut with four guys being in it. Saturday seen us heading to Spean Bridge. Headed down the road signposted for Corriechoille and parked just before the start of the forest and before the large deer gate.
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the wee minister

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Headed through the deer gate and followed the good track through the forest and over the bridge at the Allt Leachdach.
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heading along the track

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cruach innse

A short distance after the bridge we picked up a small faint path and headed east to pick up the ridge of Cruach Innse. Headed south east along the ridge and reached the summit in 1hour and 35 minutes.
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over to the grey corries


It was extremely cold so we took a quick summit picture (much to Richards annoyance - he doesn’t get the summit pic bit and headed off!
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summit of cruach innse

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grey corries


The next target corbett was difficult to see from the summit of Cruach Innse

We took a bearing and headed south west towards Sgurr Innse. Headed too far west and ended up in a boulder field covered in deep snow. Visibility was very poor and decided to head east and made our way down to the bealach at 605 m. Just before the rise to Sgurr Innse we stopped for lunch and to refuel.
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towards sgurr innse

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looking back at cruach innse


Headed south east up to the summit of Sgurr Innse. A tiny bit of easy scrambling was required in one or two occasions.
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summit of sgurr innse


Reached the summit in 3hours. Another quick summit picture and headed back down to the bealach. Once at the bealach we headed west and picked up the good track back to the car.
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cruach innse.. track back

Back to car in 4 hours and 50 minutes.

Headed to Fort William swimming pool for a nice sauna and steamroom to freshen up before heading back to the hut :D
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Re: 2 corbetts from Spean Bridge

Postby Gavin99 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:11 am

Glad you posted this , hope to get up to do these in the next few weeks , looks like a nice short one for the winter . I like the sauna idea after a day on the hills , can't see it catching on though , the pub is always going to win !
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Re: 2 corbetts from Spean Bridge

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:38 pm

Nice one MT. These are two of my favourite Corbetts that i've yet to climb, hopefully soon :)
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Re: 2 corbetts from Spean Bridge

Postby mgmt! » Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:34 pm

nice we report there mountain thyme, but i think the walkhighlands readers need to no that you are standing on a brick next to the wee minister cause you are actually smaller than him ! i also thought most of the wind in the lmc hut was coming from the ladies wing ! last but not least but is richard wearing a glove puppet on the summit of sgurr innse ? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: 2 corbetts from Spean Bridge

Postby mountain thyme » Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:08 pm

Gavin99 wrote:Glad you posted this , hope to get up to do these in the next few weeks , looks like a nice short one for the winter . I like the sauna idea after a day on the hills , can't see it catching on though , the pub is always going to win !


Thanks Gav. It was a great wee day out. Richard also made a good point that by climbing the corbetts its a great way to see the munros... Cracking views over to the grey corries when the cloud lifted.
I missed the bit that drink awaited us back in the hut after the sauna :wink:
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Re: 2 corbetts from Spean Bridge

Postby mountain thyme » Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:11 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:Nice one MT. These are two of my favourite Corbetts that i've yet to climb, hopefully soon :)


Cheers JC. Get yourself to spean bridge soon.. well recommended :D

mgmt! wrote:nice we report there mountain thyme, but i think the walkhighlands readers need to no that you are standing on a brick next to the wee minister cause you are actually smaller than him ! i also thought most of the wind in the lmc hut was coming from the ladies wing ! last but not least but is richard wearing a glove puppet on the summit of sgurr innse ? :lol: :lol: :lol:


cheers mgmt! i forgot to post the pic of you standing on the wee ministers box to reach his shoulders :)
it does look as though he has a glove puppet on :lol:
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Re: 2 corbetts from Spean Bridge

Postby rockhopper » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:18 pm

Can remember thinking that these two could've been added on when walking the munros round here but would've made for too long a day - looks much better your way as a winter trip. Hope your car's suspension survived OK - cheers :)
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Re: 2 corbetts from Spean Bridge

Postby mgmt! » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:12 am

rockhopper wrote:Can remember thinking that these two could've been added on when walking the munros round here but would've made for too long a day - looks much better your way as a winter trip. Hope your car's suspension survived OK - cheers :)


mountain thyme,s car suffers from travel sickness rockhopper, it takes no well if it leaves glasgow :shock:
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