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Snaking up an Sunart Corbett Carn nan Nathrach

Snaking up an Sunart Corbett Carn nan Nathrach


Postby Collaciotach » Sun May 19, 2013 7:43 pm

Route description: Carn na Nathrach, from Glen Hurich

Corbetts included on this walk: Carn na Nathrach

Date walked: 19/05/2013

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 6 km

Ascent: 648m

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Carn nan Nathrach ................ the cairn of the Adders is well named .

We came across this beither hiding in "lus nan nathrach" or the adder grass, he was sunning himself ,we did not disturb him long and neither me nor an cu fancied getting a nip :)

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An Asp


This Corbett is hidden away at the back of Suaineart between Gleann na h -iubhraich and Gleann an dubh lochan and it can be fair haul in to reach the start point at the bottom of the Beinn a Mheadhoin druim

Once you are up through the trees the sealladh opens up immediately and on a grand day like this it was stunning

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Gleann na h uibraich is Beinn Resipole


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A ribhist


There is a clear trail on the ridge with interesting basalt dykes and minor false summits and wee lochans which were sparkling clear

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Lochan Beag


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Lochan agus clach basalt


A dhaithgearr bha sin air a mhullach Beinn Mheadoin .... we were soon on the summit of Mheadoin looking into the Glen and with a good clarity toward an tir mor ..... the mainland

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An tir mor agus Beinn a Bheithir


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Coilltean


I could see the summit in the distance from here a surprisingly long ridge walk for a wee hill :D

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Carn nan Nathrach


We were hanging about a fair while in the nooks and crannies this cracking wee hill has in abundance, I could see the islands of the inner Hebrides and the Cinn Taile range and The Cuithlinn on Skye

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Sealltainn air ais


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Muideart


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An Bheinn


You can add a wee bit of a mild scramble to get to the summit with the basalt crags and the view from the mullach is grand

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carn


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Sgurr Domhnuill


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Ceann Taile


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Beinn Mor Mhuile


So another fine day out in Suaineart Ghorm nan Darach and I would recommend this fine hill to anyone in fact this corner of the Gaidhealtachd has an abundance of variety and is not often visited, but best keep that a secret.

Cheerie a nis

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An Cu




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Re: Snaking up an Sunart Corbett Carn nan Nathrach

Postby malky_c » Mon May 20, 2013 10:20 am

Great weather :) . This is the last biggie in the area that I haven't been up yet - hopefully I'll be taking the tent over it sometime this year (going to be watching out for adders though!). Can't wait!

Collaciotach wrote:good clarity toward an tir mor ..... the mainland

:lol: Is this what everyone in Ardgour calls the other side of the ferry?
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Re: Snaking up an Sunart Corbett Carn nan Nathrach

Postby gaffr » Mon May 20, 2013 1:09 pm

We too enjoyed this longish broad ridge up/down to/from Nathrach some years ago. Friendly folks at the Glenhuirich house.
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Re: Snaking up an Sunart Corbett Carn nan Nathrach

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon May 20, 2013 1:15 pm

Thats a coincidence, i was nearly giving you a shout to walk this on Sunday but forecast i saw for the area was mist and fog so went to Glen Roy instead. Looks like you got the better of the weather as our Corbetts were in clag. Catch you sometime. :D
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Re: Snaking up an Sunart Corbett Carn nan Nathrach

Postby kevsbald » Mon May 20, 2013 3:38 pm

Excellent stuff - looks like an cu was 'agith'.
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Re: Snaking up an Sunart Corbett Carn nan Nathrach

Postby Collaciotach » Mon May 20, 2013 5:35 pm

malky_c wrote:Great weather :) . This is the last biggie in the area that I haven't been up yet - hopefully I'll be taking the tent over it sometime this year (going to be watching out for adders though!). Can't wait!

Collaciotach wrote:good clarity toward an tir mor ..... the mainland

:lol: Is this what everyone in Ardgour calls the other side of the ferry?


Aye the mainland it is :D ....... give me shout if your around the area
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Re: Snaking up an Sunart Corbett Carn nan Nathrach

Postby Collaciotach » Mon May 20, 2013 5:37 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:Thats a coincidence, i was nearly giving you a shout to walk this on Sunday but forecast i saw for the area was mist and fog so went to Glen Roy instead. Looks like you got the better of the weather as our Corbetts were in clag. Catch you sometime. :D


Aye give me a shout if your about, did this on Friday probably put the wrong date on the walk report , Sunday was misty indeed :D
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Re: Snaking up an Sunart Corbett Carn nan Nathrach

Postby Collaciotach » Mon May 20, 2013 5:38 pm

kevsbald wrote:Excellent stuff - looks like an cu was 'agith'.


Cheers a bhalaich :)
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Re: Snaking up an Sunart Corbett Carn nan Nathrach

Postby Collaciotach » Mon May 20, 2013 5:40 pm

gaffr wrote:We too enjoyed this longish broad ridge up/down to/from Nathrach some years ago. Friendly folks at the Glenhuirich house.


A grand hill but aye longish ..... Hazel is the lassie aye friendly indeed :D
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