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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

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Loch Garry

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The waterfall

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The Graham and its twin

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The river crossing

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Towards Dalnaspidal Forest

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Huge summit cairn in the distance

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The summit

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Loch Garry

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Beinn Mholach

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Gualann Sheileach summit

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Creag a' Mhadaidh

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The Graham summit

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Loch Rannoch

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Gualann Sheileach & Beinn Mholach
Attachments
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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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