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A Blitz on The Red Cuillin (with high camp )

A Blitz on The Red Cuillin (with high camp )

Postby davetherave » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:44 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Garbh-bheinn (Skye), Glamaig

Grahams included on this walk: Beinn Dearg Mhor (Sligachan), Belig, Marsco

Date walked: 12/07/2013

Time taken: 17 hours

Distance: 29 km

Ascent: 2990m

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Date. Saturday 12th 13th July 2013
Completed by. Dave, Julie, Wilson and Jake
Weather. Mainly clear with sun, dry conditions
Time. 17 hrs ish
Distance. 28.7 km
Ascent. 2990 m
Munro’s x 0
Corbett’s x 2
Grahams x 3

Glamaig and Garbh Bheinn

Beinn Dearg Mhor, Marsco and Belig

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Starting from.

Sligachan Hotel

Well its has been a while since my last trip report, probably about 16/18 months.

Due to various reasons we just seemed to loose all motivation. Something had to give and unfortunately for us it was the weekends away and the overnight camps.

Hopefully, we are now ready to resume where we left off ohh so long ago. I really hope that we can get back in the groove once again, and put together some serious trips in the near future.

Where better to start than The Isle Of Skye and a BLITZ on the Red Cuillin.

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over to the Black Cuillin

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Julie heading for Glamaig

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Getting ready for the climb of Glamaig

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Wilson summits Glamaig. The Beardie is back!

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Ohh we are both back. Wilson and Jake on Glamaig

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Beinn Dearg Mhor summit.

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Looking to Garbh Bheinn and Blaven

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Belig Garbh Bheinn and Blaven

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Play time at the bottom of the near dry waterfalls heading up to Marsco

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The dogs on Marsco's summit with the Clach Ghlass traverse behind.

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and again

i need timeout !

camp spot on top of Marsco

Wilson on Garbh Bheinn with Blaven behind

i rather fancy this traverse one day.

A look back on our route from below Garbh Bheinns summit.

descending to Glen Sligachan

Marsco and Garbh Bheinn peeping from behind.

Final view of Glamaig with Beinn Dearg Mhor,

What a great few days we had, was a pretty tough route for us but considering we have not been out for nearly 18 months i will have to consider this a triumph.
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Re: A Blitz on The Red Cuillin (with high camp )

Postby Stretch » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:34 pm

Your reports have been missed, so glad to see one again! Looks like Wilson and his comrade haven't skipped a beat. :clap:
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Re: A Blitz on The Red Cuillin (with high camp )

Postby Gavin99 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:18 am

Welcome back , what a grand trip to get you going again . Nice to see Wilson and Jake back in action :D
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Re: A Blitz on The Red Cuillin (with high camp )

Postby malky_c » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:19 am

Good to have you back at last :D . Looking forward to more crazy routes. Great hills these, Marsco in particular. Well done on finding somewhere flat enough to camp on it.
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Re: A Blitz on The Red Cuillin (with high camp )

Postby gaffr » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:40 am

Good to see that you are all back in the groove again! with old Wilson in his summer coat :) You were within a stone's throw of that very fine wee....not on any lists....brilliant wee peak of Clach Glas. Not for Wilson and co. though. :) Look forward to more of your posted wanderings.
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Re: A Blitz on The Red Cuillin (with high camp )

Postby rockhopper » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:29 pm

Had been missing your varied route reports, Dave - great to see you back again and you all enjoying yourselves. :thumbup: Well done on the route especially after such a long break - cheers :)
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Re: A Blitz on The Red Cuillin (with high camp )

Postby gammy leg walker » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:25 pm

What a fine return to WH hope there are plenty more to come.
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Re: A Blitz on The Red Cuillin (with high camp )

Postby Bod » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:30 pm

Magical, great photo of the dogs on Marsco :)
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Re: A Blitz on The Red Cuillin (with high camp )

Postby dooterbang » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:59 pm

Like others on here I've been missing your wonderful reports...and this is another belter :clap:

I do hope yous get your mojo back, even if it means shorter low level trips...just good to be out.

Wilson must be happy :wink:

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Re: A Blitz on The Red Cuillin (with high camp )

Postby PeteR » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:37 pm

I can sympathise with the loss of motivation, as I had that myself a few years back. But as others have said, it's great to see you all back :D Not a bad place to start either :D
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