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2mm of snow on the roads...oh no turn back

2mm of snow on the roads...oh no turn back


Postby mountain thyme » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:52 pm

Route description: Meall na Fearna, from Loch Earn

Corbetts included on this walk: Meall na Fearna

Date walked: 19/01/2013

Time taken: 5.3 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 830m

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2mm of snow...oh no turn back ya mad corbett bagger

Dooterbang picked me up at 730am. Think my cars on the way out with all the driving ive been doing over the years :wink: It started to snow as we reached Callendar. As we turned into the South Lochearnhead road there was a wee landing of snow on the road.

Dooterbang wanted to stop and head somewhere else… but I was keen to continue as the road didn’t look too bad…I was being cursed and called a mad corbett bagger .. :roll:

Parked at Ardvorlich and headed south up the private road and over a stile where the path turns into a track.
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Starting point

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A white horse..Johnny Corbett

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Ardvorlich House


The plan was to follow the burn up through Glen Vorlich first tackling the corbett Meall na Fearna and depending on the weather head northwest towards Beinn Domhnuill and then west to pick up the track again back to Ardvorlich.
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end of the path

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along the track

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However the weather wasn’t the best and the track was covered in snow that we ending up taking the wrong path. I pulled the GPS out to check our location once we realised we were on the wrong path to where we intended.
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Beinn Domhuill


We noticed we were heading for Beinn Domhnuill. Therefore we continued to Beinn Domhnuill and when we reached the top the weather changed. We encountered hailstones, strong winds and extremely poor visibility. We put on our googles.....and then took some shelter and rechecked the GPS for a grid reference. We used this with the map and compass and headed towards Meall na Fearna.

We passed below the summit of the corbett too far south in the poor conditions and had to head back north once we realised our mistake.

Once at the summit we took a quick summit pic.
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DB at the summit of Meall na Fearna

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copying the DB pose

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summit pic

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Took a bearing and headed west and down towards the track which had an initially steep incline towards the bealach between Ben Vorlich and Meall na Fearna. We continued and on the track back to Glen Vorlich and reached the car in 5 hours 30 minutes.
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DB not used to walking.. getting a bit tired

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a wee 40 winks

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I found this corbett quite a difficult one in poor weather conditions. Not bad going time wise in bad conditions and after struggling to find the summit.
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Re: 2mm of snow on the roads...oh no turn back

Postby hills » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:13 pm

Goodness that must have been tough in the soft snow, not great ground I seem to mind, think I might do this hill from Glen Artney, but well done for getting it done... :D
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Re: 2mm of snow on the roads...oh no turn back

Postby dooterbang » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:47 pm

I remember you bricking it when driving along this 2mm of snow :wink:

You also forgot to mention me sliding down the southern face and banging my shin up then 15 minutes later to find myself thigh deep in water...and finally slipping on ice and falling on my backside!!

Good day out though and tough in those conditions.

Tricky wee top to find but the mad corbett bagger got it :D

Oh and i think you'll find that this is the real DB pose....
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Re: 2mm of snow on the roads...oh no turn back

Postby pollyh33 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:43 am

Nice one Theresa :clap:

Always better to let someone else do the driving especially if there's a chance of a wee bump to the car :wink:


Can't believe you haven't found your signature pose, its not like you've been short of summits to practice on :lol: :lol:

Enjoy Dublin X
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Re: 2mm of snow on the roads...oh no turn back

Postby ChrisW » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:49 am

Great report MT, really enjoyable though to be fair to DB I don't think your 'DB Pose' was anything like the photo above it.......but man did it make me laugh :clap: :lol:
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Re: 2mm of snow on the roads...oh no turn back

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:53 am

Good effort :clap: Another Corbett bagged, great stuff. :)
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Re: 2mm of snow on the roads...oh no turn back

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:29 pm

I didn't know you could drive MT :crazy: Good to see you are out on the hills again. I did this in snow as well and found it quite easy, 4hrs i think it took me :D
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Re: 2mm of snow on the roads...oh no turn back

Postby mountain thyme » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:58 pm

hills wrote:Goodness that must have been tough in the soft snow, not great ground I seem to mind, think I might do this hill from Glen Artney, but well done for getting it done... :D


Cheers hills. It was tough but meant to be very boggy in the summer... so might be better in the snow :)

dooterbang wrote:I remember you bricking it when driving along this 2mm of snow :wink:

You also forgot to mention me sliding down the southern face and banging my shin up then 15 minutes later to find myself thigh deep in water...and finally slipping on ice and falling on my backside!!

Tricky wee top to find but the mad corbett bagger got it :D

Oh and i think you'll find that this is the real DB pose....


It was your driving that made me brick it :wink:

The best bit was you stepping into thigh deep water but the even better bit was when you said im glad it was deeper and i said im glad it wasnay me :)
Was a tricky one :?

pollyh33 wrote:Nice one Theresa :clap:

Always better to let someone else do the driving especially if there's a chance of a wee bump to the car :wink:


Can't believe you haven't found your signature pose, its not like you've been short of summits to practice on :lol: :lol:

Enjoy Dublin X

Cheers Polly..... thats true i dont have a signature pose :(

ChrisW wrote:Great report MT, really enjoyable though to be fair to DB I don't think your 'DB Pose' was anything like the photo above it.......but man did it make me laugh :clap: :lol:


Cheers Chris.... i thought i could be DBs stunt double with that pose :)

The Rodmiester wrote:Good effort :clap: Another Corbett bagged, great stuff. :)

Cheers Rodmiester and i swore i wouldnt start corbett bagging :?

Johnny Corbett wrote:I didn't know you could drive MT :crazy: Good to see you are out on the hills again. I did this in snow as well and found it quite easy, 4hrs i think it took me :D

Woman of many talents JC...Youve got plenty of practice in the hills part time worker...some of us work more that 40hours a week saving the world..... Did you like the horse picture :?
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Re: 2mm of snow on the roads...oh no turn back

Postby morag1 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:11 pm

I always like to have a wee peak to see where you've been, well done on bagging another corbett :clap:

That looks like a nice area, really nice photos :D

I, too think you need a signature pose, something a bit more glamorous than the boys ones though :wink:
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Re: 2mm of snow on the roads...oh no turn back

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:46 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:I didn't know you could drive MT :crazy: Good to see you are out on the hills again. I did this in snow as well and found it quite easy, 4hrs i think it took me :D

Woman of many talents JC...Youve got plenty of practice in the hills part time worker...some of us work more that 40hours a week saving the world..... Did you like the horse picture :?[/quote] Yes, i'd like to thank Dooterbang for telling you it was a hores :shock:
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Re: 2mm of snow on the roads...oh no turn back

Postby rockhopper » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:22 pm

pity about the lack of views but good to see dooters back out in his ninja outfit...looks like you'll need to help him to stay on his feet though - cheers :)
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Re: 2mm of snow on the roads...oh no turn back

Postby mountain thyme » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:34 pm

morag1 wrote:I always like to have a wee peak to see where you've been, well done on bagging another corbett :clap:

That looks like a nice area, really nice photos :D

I, too think you need a signature pose, something a bit more glamorous than the boys ones though :wink:


cheers morag.... im still practising my signature pose :D

rockhopper wrote:pity about the lack of views but good to see dooters back out in his ninja outfit...looks like you'll need to help him to stay on his feet though - cheers :)

Cheers RH..he is getting on a wee bit :)
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Re: 2mm of snow on the roads...oh no turn back

Postby mgmt! » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:38 pm

Well done on finding the top mountain thyme, it's good to no you did listen to some of the stuff I warbled on about. I hove your house never got burgled while you were away, seeing someone told the world you were off, and as for signature pose? Your either knackered or holding your hand up with the number of summits done that day, which will be mostly 1, seeing as your getting on a bit
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Re: 2mm of snow on the roads...oh no turn back

Postby mgmt! » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:40 pm

mgmt! wrote:Well done on finding the top mountain thyme, it's good to no you did listen to some of the stuff I warbled on about. I hope your house never got burgled while you were away, seeing someone told the world you were off, and as for signature pose? Your either knackered or holding your hand up with the number of summits done that day, which will be mostly 1, seeing as your getting on a bit
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