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Ciste Dhubh

Ciste Dhubh


Postby thand » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:06 pm

Route description: Ciste Dhubh and Am Bathach, Cluanie

Munros included on this walk: Ciste Dhubh

Corbetts included on this walk: Am Bathach

Date walked: 05/12/2012

Time taken: 6.5 hours

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Two winter walks in two weekends - does life get better than this?

First time up to Loch Cluanie and we definately picked the day for it.
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Started the walk up Am Bathach from the layby just after ten and soon were knee deep in snaaaaa!!! :D
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We didn't hit this with our usual pace as we were too busy soaking up the views on this cracking corbett (know one mentioned that for every up there was a down - still adds to the fun).
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Am Bathach
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We reached the summit at around 12 and spent some time taking photos and and hiding behind a rock to eat lunch before setting off to Ciste Dhubh.
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Forgot that coming off a corbett to a munro gives a bigger climb than two munros :shock: still blows out the cobwebs from the week.

We took the line over the fin - good little scramble in the conditions -man another climb after this? What a summit though - great fin in the snow.
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Due to time and lack of space we didn't hang about, and were heading back down...
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Living the dream!

Finished the walk out in the dark before a hellish drive back to Aberdeen via Dufftown.... :crazy: Still one of the most enjoyable walks i've ever done.
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Re: Ciste Dhubh

Postby Ranger » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:41 am

Looks a fantastic and memorable day! :clap:

Can't be blazing a trail in some fresh snow - bloody exhausting though :lol:
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Re: Ciste Dhubh

Postby soapy27 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:48 am

Great report and photos :clap:
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Re: Ciste Dhubh

Postby old danensian » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:07 am

Ciste Dhubh's a stunner in whatever season - I managed a summer sunrise from the top a couple of years ago: quite a contrast.

Apologies for not supplying the WH lackies to do the trailblazing snow plodding this time.

Two successive days - two successive weekends - yes, winter's really begun now - mind you, it's lashing it down here and barely conducive to going out to the shops never mind a hill.

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Re: Ciste Dhubh

Postby JonAksel » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:13 am

Very nice winter pictures. I was there a couple of months ago, and will returnt to the same area.
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Re: Ciste Dhubh

Postby Fudgie » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:30 am

That looks like a phenomenal day out.
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Re: Ciste Dhubh

Postby thand » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:45 pm

old danensian wrote:Ciste Dhubh's a stunner in whatever season - I managed a summer sunrise from the top a couple of years ago: quite a contrast.

Apologies for not supplying the WH lackies to do the trailblazing snow plodding this time.

Two successive days - two successive weekends - yes, winter's really begun now - mind you, it's lashing it down here and barely conducive to going out to the shops never mind a hill.

OD


Do you have a day rate? - we were taking turns at the front tour de france style :crazy:
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Re: Ciste Dhubh

Postby Graeme D » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:25 pm

I have done Am Bhatach and admired Ciste Dubh from a number of surrounding peaks, but I don't think I've ever seen them looking quite this hot! :D
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Re: Ciste Dhubh

Postby gman » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:46 pm

Great report, have to do this one soon :D
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Re: Ciste Dhubh

Postby PeteR » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:39 pm

Excellent stuff :D Some great photos there. Found these two hard enough with no snow, so can imagine they must be some effort in that deep soft snow.
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Re: Ciste Dhubh

Postby SAVAGEALICE » Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:33 pm

crackin pics :clap: :D
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Re: Ciste Dhubh

Postby dogplodder » Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:39 pm

Nice to see this one in snow.

It's beautiful. :D
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Re: Ciste Dhubh

Postby thand » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:44 pm

SAVAGEALICE wrote:crackin pics :clap: :D


Cheers - Pics are a mixture taken from the guys I was on the walk with so can't claim the credit for all of them.
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Re: Ciste Dhubh

Postby rockhopper » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:10 am

would certainly agree with you there - Ciste Dhubh has a great shape and looks even better in the snow - hard going at times but looked a cracking day - cheers :)
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Re: Ciste Dhubh

Postby wilkiemurray » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:00 am

amazing pictures - you certainly had a good day :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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