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30 reasons to climb a Corbett for 10 Walkhighlanders
by 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
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I had checked some previous walk reports and was told that Beinn a' Chrulaiste was one to keep for good weather (very good advice!)
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.
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 who we have this wonderful website to thank for.
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...
Buachaille and Creise during the previous evening
Cloudy Creise during Saturday evening
Starting point is the well used lay-by used for Buachaille Etive Mor
Buachaille Etive Beag
Down Glen Coe
The wee bridge and the gang
The group on the way up
It was hard not to take photos
The Mamores coming into view
Looking at Buachaille Etive Beag and Bidean
Snow makes everything just so much more dramatic
The remaining group approaching
The one and only
The top looking north
and looking south
and towards north east
Towards the west
The cairn with views towards Ben Nevis
Ben Nevis peaking out of the clouds
I think everyone took this picture, with views towards Ben Nevis, Aonachs and Mamores
It was hard but we had to return...
The wee scramby bit which you can avoid
The helicopter seen and heard frequently during the day
by basscadet » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:51 pm
Too long until next meet
by PeteR » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:48 pm
Great photos, especially the zoomed shot of the Ben
It was a much quieter summit when I was there on the Friday Just me and the Big Bookil
And just to confirm what you were told, the Kings House route is very, very boggy
by Meatball » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:23 pm
Glad you had a good day!
by The Rodmiester » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:31 pm
by AnneJ » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:40 pm
by tomyboy73 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:48 pm