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The Brack and the track

The Brack and the track

Postby U059361 » Tue May 20, 2014 7:56 pm

Route description: The Brack and Cnoc Coinnich, Ardgartan

Corbetts included on this walk: The Brack

Date walked: 20/05/2014

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 11.5 km

Ascent: 834m

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Did this walk as described on WH route. Got to car park at 9:30am. It is a dawddle till the cut off straight up the hill.
ImageThe Brack from the track, Ardgartan by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
A scramble right away to get into the forest it keeps it up right to the top above a cascade and large boulder.
ImageOut of the trees, The Brack by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
The climb from above the trees

The boulder and cascade at top of steep climb up

Just a steady walk up to the lochan from there. :wink:
ImageAbove the boulder, The Cobbler by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageTurn right after the lochan by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
The top was in clag but getting the odd glimpse. Had my lunch in some shelter and waited. Need to remember that it always clears later on and sure enough it did it again today when I was on my way down. :(
The ridge down to the bealach is not an easy walk and crags to be avoided.
ImageAim for the point in the clouds by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
From the point, the lower crags to be avoided by walking to lochan and keeping to south side are more obvious. When I got to the right of way the top was clear. It is a long trudge back to the car park from here, but the sun came out o make it pleasant.
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