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Another two Ronnie Corbetts in the bag

Another two Ronnie Corbetts in the bag


Postby mountain thyme » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:43 pm

Route description: Creag Mac Ranaich and Meall an t-Seallaidh

Corbetts included on this walk: Creag Mac Ranaich, Meall an t-Seallaidh

Date walked: 24/11/2012

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 15 km

Ascent: 1000m

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Another two Ronnie Corbetts in the bag

Today seen me walking with mgmt! his brother Stephen and 3 members of the Lomond Mountaineering Club.
Mgmt! parked at the public toilets at Lochearnhead. Walked back up the road and over the bridge and turned left onto the main road, the A84. Crossed the road and headed up the path signposted for Balquiddar and Killin cycle route. Passed the church on the left and followed the track up passed some houses.
Where the first track splits signposted Balquiddar and Killin cycle path, we turned right and headed under the bridge and up the steep, slight zig zag track to where it splits again. Here we headed left through the gate and followed the track straight ahead. Just before the bridge we headed left through a wooden gate and over that bridge.
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2nd bridge..dont go under it

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through the wooden gate

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what is it?

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the track towards Creag Mac Ranaich

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single horned sheep


The track is a great route all the way up to about 600metres. Just as the track passes over a small stream which is easily missed, we left the track and headed north east up through some crags. The snow was deep and slippy on occasions but a fairly straightforward climb.
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from the bealach to Creag Mac Ranaich

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climbing Creag Mac Ranaich

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Stephen


After reaching the plateau and passing two small lochans we headed northeast up to the summit. Reached the summit in 2hours 45 minutes. Quick group picture at the summit. Headed back down and sheltered behind some rocks and stopped for lunch. Donned further clothing as it was cold as we stopped.
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towards Creag Mac Ranaich

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Summit of Creag Mac Ranaich


Retraced our footprints back down to the bealach between Crag Mac Ranaich and Meall an t-Seallaidh.
From here we headed southwest up to just before the lochan.
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lochan before Cam Chreag

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From here we headed south up to Cam Chreag and then approx 60 metres down towards a lochan and then continued south, where an easy climb takes you up to the summit of Meall an t-Seallaidh.
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lochan between Cam Chreag and Meall an t-Seallaidh

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mgmt! and ronnie corbett. congratulations )


This summit corbett was mgmt!s 50th. :clap: Corbett that is… although its no long to his actual 50th birthday :shock: We stopped for a summit pic of mgmt with his Ronnie Corbett bag and celebrated with a wee cake…don’t know who opened it and stole a bit. :shock:
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summit of Meall an t-Seallaidh

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summit

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summit

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over to Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin

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Ben Vorlich, Stuc a Chroin and Beinn Each

From the summit headed east down the easy slopes to pick up the track again and followed the track back to the main road. As we headed down the slopes cracking views were seen over to Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin.
The very last part of the walk was in the dark.
Good day out. No views at the summits but conditions were dry.
Back to the car in 7hours .
Thanks to mgmt! for driving
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Re: Another two Ronnie Corbetts in the bag

Postby morag1 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:29 pm

Nice report Mountain Thyme and congratulations to Mgmt! for reaching his 50th :clap:

love the Ronnie Corbett bag :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Another two Ronnie Corbetts in the bag

Postby ChrisW » Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:58 pm

A wee cracker MT, your "what is it" pic is a very wet dead mole :( some lovely wintry shots there :clap: did you find out who stole the bit of cake...... :think: ....... :lol:
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Re: Another two Ronnie Corbetts in the bag

Postby pigeon » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:02 pm

Good stuff MT,another walk we have been saving for winter ,hope to get round to it soon.Not sure if it's best tackling them from Balquidher or Lochearnhead though :? Looks like you lot had a good laugh despite the weather :thumbup:
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Re: Another two Ronnie Corbetts in the bag

Postby mgmt! » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:47 pm

nice report mountain thyme, the ronnie corbett bag was presented to me at the lomond mc annual cielidh, to noise me up for corbett bagging !! what are the like :roll: so i had to take it up a corbett or 2, thanks for the cake ( half eaten soren :shock: ) and no worries about the driving, im sure you will take a turn one year :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Another two Ronnie Corbetts in the bag

Postby Bod » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:39 am

The mighty corbetteers! Well done nice report there :D :D :clap:
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Re: Another two Ronnie Corbetts in the bag

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:40 pm

Nice one folks and well done to Michael on his 50th. I'll get you a bag with me on it for your 100th, by that time i'll have compleated :wink:
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Re: Another two Ronnie Corbetts in the bag

Postby rockhopper » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:52 am

nice one MT despite the lack of views and well done to Mgt on his 50th :clap: - good to see you're still getting a helping hand from Mgt, the club and JohnnyC :wink: - cheers :)
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Re: Another two Ronnie Corbetts in the bag

Postby mountain thyme » Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:49 pm

morag1 wrote:Nice report Mountain Thyme and congratulations to Mgmt! for reaching his 50th :clap:

love the Ronnie Corbett bag :lol: :lol: :lol:


thanks Morag. He doesnt look 50 (from the back anyhow)

ChrisW wrote:A wee cracker MT, your "what is it" pic is a very wet dead mole :( some lovely wintry shots there :clap: did you find out who stole the bit of cake...... :think: ....... :lol:


we thought it was a mole... but looked very small. No didnt find out who nicked the bit of cake :wink:

pigeon wrote:Good stuff MT,another walk we have been saving for winter ,hope to get round to it soon.Not sure if it's best tackling them from Balquidher or Lochearnhead though :? Looks like you lot had a good laugh despite the weather :thumbup:


Thanks pigeon.. its a great track most of the way from Lochearnhead

mgmt! wrote:nice report mountain thyme, the ronnie corbett bag was presented to me at the lomond mc annual cielidh, to noise me up for corbett bagging !! what are the like :roll: so i had to take it up a corbett or 2, thanks for the cake ( half eaten soren :shock: ) and no worries about the driving, im sure you will take a turn one year :shock: :shock: :shock:


cheers m....i will ..but its hard going having to plan, drive and lead :D

Bod wrote:The mighty corbetteers! Well done nice report there :D :D :clap:


cheers Bod :)

Johnny Corbett wrote:Nice one folks and well done to Michael on his 50th. I'll get you a bag with me on it for your 100th, by that time i'll have compleated :wink:


cheers... compleated what ?? your pieces ??

rockhopper wrote:nice one MT despite the lack of views and well done to Mgt on his 50th :clap: - good to see you're still getting a helping hand from Mgt, the club and JohnnyC :wink: - cheers :)


cheers RH...they would have you believe they help me!! guys and their male pride :D
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