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Meall a' Ghiuthais

Meall a' Ghiuthais


Postby GariochTom » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:38 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Meall a' Ghiubhais

Date walked: 22/06/2013

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 12.5 km

Ascent: 890m

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We travelled across to the West coast on the Friday afternoon, and had a short walk in Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve before heading to the Carn Dearg Youth Hostel in Gairloch. Slioch looked good and we had hoped to ascend it over the weekend.

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Slioch from Beinn Eighe NNR by GariochT, on Flickr

However... the weather on Saturday morning didn't look very promising, with low cloud hiding the tops. We therefore decided to go for the Corbetts of Meall a' Ghiuthais and Ruadh-stac Beag instead.

As we ascended the track beside Allt Sgubaidh the sun came out and for a while we were walking in glorious sunshine, even having to put suncream on!

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Ruadh Stac-Beag near Beinn Eighe by GariochT, on Flickr

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Meall a' Ghiuthais near Beinn Eighe by GariochT, on Flickr

We passed a pretty wooded glen to our right and had to cross a few streams en route.

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The wooded Coire Allt na Doire-daraich by GariochT, on Flickr

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The way up Meall a' Ghiuthais by GariochT, on Flickr

The Beinn Eighe massif to our left looked very impressive.

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The Beinn Eighe Massif by GariochT, on Flickr

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P1110793 by GariochT, on Flickr

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On the way up Meall a' Ghiuthais by GariochT, on Flickr

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Steep ascent by GariochT, on Flickr

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Still ascending by GariochT, on Flickr

Near the top, the cloud and rain set in and we had little visibility at the summit.

The streams that we had crossed without much difficulty on the way up presented more of a challenge for our descent - it was amazing how much more water was flowing down them! No pictures of the descent though - too wet to get the camera out!
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Re: Meall a' Ghiuthais

Postby gordon l » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:22 am

Some fine pics of what looks like a good day out there. Really looking forward to getting back into that neck of the woods this weekend. Cheers
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