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30 reasons to climb a Corbett for 10 Walkhighlanders

30 reasons to climb a Corbett for 10 Walkhighlanders


Postby Mountainlove » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:30 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn a'Chrulaiste

Date walked: 10/11/2013

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 5.63 km

Ascent: 602m

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Having climbed Beein Odbhar the previous day and attended the Walkhighland Meet that same night I could not wait to do another Corbett. :D :D
I had checked some previous walk reports and was told that Beinn a' Chrulaiste was one to keep for good weather (very good advice!) :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

Sunday came and it was as glorious as a winters day could ever be...6mph winds, not too cold and views for miles and miles.
I had not been the only one who picked out the hill across from the Buachaille and at the end we were a group of 9+1 who crowded this Corbett. :D :D :D

The day was perfectand the views were simply out of this world...I even have to admit, that I can't remember a day with better views than we had that day.
The icing was to be able to have Paul and Helen Webster in our company :D who we have this wonderful website to thank for. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

The walk we took was the one from the Altnafeadt. We walked across the wee forest and climbed up the shoulder. There is another way up from the Kingshouse hotel, but we were told that the path is boggy. I had wondered if the other way would have been any shorter and asked a few other walkers, but none of the people we met that day had managed a steady paste and seemed to have taken just as long as we did (but how can you not stop and enjoy views like that?)

But the walk is not the most important part of that day- it was the views. Lets the pictures show you the reason why you should climb this Corbett and ignore the Munros at some point....I would not have thought it was possible... :lol:





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Buachaille and Creise during the previous evening

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Cloudy Creise during Saturday evening

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Starting point is the well used lay-by used for Buachaille Etive Mor

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Buachaille Etive Beag

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Down Glen Coe

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Serious snow

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Beinn a'Chrulaiste

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The wee bridge and the gang

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The group on the way up

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Climbing higher

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It was hard not to take photos

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The Mamores coming into view

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Rannoch Moor

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Looking at Buachaille Etive Beag and Bidean

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Snow makes everything just so much more dramatic

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The remaining group approaching


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The one and only

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Blackwater Reservoir

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The top looking north

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and looking south
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and towards north east

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Towards the west

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The cairn with views towards Ben Nevis

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Ben Nevis peaking out of the clouds

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The gang

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myself

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Views again

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I think everyone took this picture, with views towards Ben Nevis, Aonachs and Mamores

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It was hard but we had to return...

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The wee scramby bit which you can avoid

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The helicopter seen and heard frequently during the day
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Re: 30 reasons to climb a Corbett for 10 Walkhighlanders

Postby basscadet » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:51 pm

Oh your photos are way better than mine.. I think my camera was awa in a boose that day unfortunately :lol:
Too long until next meet :(
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Re: 30 reasons to climb a Corbett for 10 Walkhighlanders

Postby PeteR » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:48 pm

Stunning stuff ML :D

Great photos, especially the zoomed shot of the Ben :clap:

It was a much quieter summit when I was there on the Friday :lol: Just me and the Big Bookil 8)

And just to confirm what you were told, the Kings House route is very, very boggy :lol:
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Re: 30 reasons to climb a Corbett for 10 Walkhighlanders

Postby Meatball » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:23 pm

Cracking stuff!
Glad you had a good day!
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Re: 30 reasons to climb a Corbett for 10 Walkhighlanders

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:31 pm

Thanks for posting Mountainlove, wonderful photographs, fancy. Me missing a day like that! Your right about the starting point, think I'll miss the boggy stuff from Kingshouse. Bet Sunday made up for a lot of the rubbish days you have had on the hills.
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Re: 30 reasons to climb a Corbett for 10 Walkhighlanders

Postby AnneJ » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:40 pm

Great report and fab photos! It was a great day out. The views were out of this world! What a brilliant way to finish off the meet :D
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Re: 30 reasons to climb a Corbett for 10 Walkhighlanders

Postby tomyboy73 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:48 pm

great pictures, ML, i`d like to do this one & am hoping for a similar day :D
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