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Another Cracking Corbett from Corrour Station, this time.

Another Cracking Corbett from Corrour Station, this time.


Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:13 pm

Route description: Leum Uilleim, from Corrour Station

Corbetts included on this walk: Leum Uilleim

Date walked: 18/04/2014

Time taken: 2.5 hours

Distance: 13.3 km

Ascent: 606m

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Another Argyll Mountaineering Club Meet this weekend, venue Loch Ossian YH. With all weather forecasts looking good, I had brought the tent along to stay at least one night under canvas. Having known when the main group of members were to arrive I had decided to catch the earlier train at 1145hrs and hopefull have time to erect the tent, dump off excess weight and travel light over the nereby Corbett Leum Uilleim on the West side of Corrour Station and be back to the station in time to meet up with the others due to disembark the train at 1515hrs.

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Rannoch Station
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Having erected the tent it took me about fifteen minutes to arrive back at Corrour Station, the corbett, directly behind. With the weather good and the skies clear I was hoping for some great views from the summits
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After crossing the railway line I headed North along the new track adjacent to the railway which is signposted a Right of Way. Passed a large on either side of the railtrack saying The Corrour Station Summit was 411meters above sea level, soon I was crossing a wooden bridge and the track took a turn towards the East shoulder of An Diollaid where there is an indistinct ATV track with muddy sections in places
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Looking back to Corrour Station from the ATV track with Meall na Lice (a Hump so I have found out) which I was to climb on the Sunday afternoon
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View from the Summit cairn on Beinn a' Bhric towards Beinn na Lap (left and Meal na Lice, right with Loch Ossian)
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Ben Nevis from the summit cairn on Beinn a' Bhric
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After dropping down approx 50m another climb up to the actual Corbett Leun Uilleim, on the way passing these red stones
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Approaching the large summit cairn
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Ben Nevis from the Summit cairn on Leum Uilleim
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Heading off down the North East shoulder of the Corbett which was holding most of the snow. No need for the crampons or ice axe on this occasion as the snow was pretty soft, but care had to be taken as the ridge area was quite small in places
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Near the station with as of yet no sign of the train bringing the rest of the group, mission accomplished!
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Train arriving at Corrour Station
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The rest of the party arrived and ready to head off to the Youth Hostel, which was to be the start of a fabulous weekend of walking with many hills climbed
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The Rodmiester
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Re: Another Cracking Corbett from Corrour Station, this time

Postby Fife Flyer » Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:23 pm

Nice one Rod with the usual great photo's and descriptions :clap: :clap:

You fairly get about, do you carry a photo of your wife so you can remember what she looks like :lol: :lol:
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Re: Another Cracking Corbett from Corrour Station, this time

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:31 pm

Fife Flyer wrote:Nice one Rod with the usual great photo's and descriptions :clap: :clap:

You fairly get about, do you carry a photo of your wife so you can remember what she looks like :lol: :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol: Hi Martin, nice stirr :lol: :lol: said I'd take her to sample the Corrour Station Restaurant some day to keep well in, maybe stay overnight :lol: Anyway I see your hill mileage is more than mine this year, at this point, but wait I've still to put the next three reports on :lol: :lol:
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