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A Corbett & Graham from Dalnaspidal

A Corbett & Graham from Dalnaspidal

Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:55 am

Route description: Beinn Mholach, from Dalnaspidal

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Mholach

Grahams included on this walk: Creag a'Mhadaidh

Date walked: 20/06/2013

Time taken: 5.3 hours

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Cycled from Dalnaspidal to the end of the track and left the bike near the waterfall. The cycle was effortless along the Lochside on a good level track. It is possible to continue on the bike where the track ends but i chose to walk from here. Atv tracks continue to the river then meets the other main track and also lead up towards Beinn Mholach. I crossed the river with no problems but there is a bridge futher up if in spate. After i crossed the river i started the climb up to Creag nan Gabhar with the ATV tracks aiding tha walking. Visibility was poor as i gained height and i didn't see much from Creag nan Gabhar to the summit of Beinn Mholach except when a small break in the clouds revealed the huge cairn and trigpoint on Beinn Mholach for a few seconds. From the summit i headed east and straight for Gualann Sheileach which is the same height as the Graham, Creag a' Mhadaidh but only the latter is a Graham. On my way down it started to clear and by the time i got to Gualann Sheileach, i had a clear view of Beinn Mholach and now wished i'd did the Grahams first. I then dropped down a bit to have lunch and also change my socks which were wet from the rain, thats what i get for walking in shorts and not putting my waterproofs on. I now headed for the Graham before returning back to the track, stopping off at the Bothy for a look, before heading back for the bike and back to the start. If anyone is walking this area or Dalnaspidal or Talla Bheith Forest keep an eye out for a missing dog which went missing last weekend. There is a post up on the general discussion forum. Cheers

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The start

Loch Garry

The waterfall

The Graham and its twin

The river crossing

Towards Dalnaspidal Forest

Huge summit cairn in the distance

The summit

Loch Garry

Beinn Mholach

Gualann Sheileach summit

Creag a' Mhadaidh

The Graham summit

Loch Rannoch

Gualann Sheileach & Beinn Mholach
The Bothy
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Re: A Corbett & Graham from Dalnaspidal

Postby Graeme D » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:24 pm

Ah, good memories of a fine bothy night when the heat source from the fire showed up on NASA satellites! :lol:
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Re: A Corbett & Graham from Dalnaspidal

Postby The Rodmiester » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:22 pm

Pity about the weather JC, I have these two noted for an early knock off!
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