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Two Corbets and very long walk

Two Corbets and very long walk


Postby tamaara » Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:56 pm

Route description: Cruach Innse and Sgurr Innse

Corbetts included on this walk: Cruach Innse, Sgurr Innse

Date walked: 15/05/2013

Time taken: 11 hours

Distance: 27.4 km

Ascent: 1285m

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Today we planned to climb to the Grey Corries, but unfortunately over there is snow! So we had to quickly change the route and go on two Corbett’s: Cruach Innse and Sgurr Innse.

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Our journey begins in Spean Bridge. Prior to the beginning of the route is 5 km. The weather is good.

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On the lawns are many sheep. Little ones are fun running around their mothers. And this couple is tired, resting.

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Behind me is my dream-the Grey Corries (right), and reality - Cruach Innse (left hand side).

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Photo with the Wee Minister - my MUST HAVE almost in every report.

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Start of the ascent. The sun was gone, became cloudy. Far below is raining already. We could admire the rainbow on the sky.

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Continuing the ascent, we stumbled onto the snow. The only place on the whole route.

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The clouds were getting darker and darker. We were expecting for rain. But no. Snow started! Nature's surprise - it is snowing in May!

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And here we are at the top of Cruach Innse! Clouds disappeared, the sun is shining again.

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Clouds little bit cover the beautiful view of the Grey Corries.

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Backwards view, where we came from.

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…and this is front view – second Corbett Sgurr Innse

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Everything changes very quickly. Clouds fled away. The Grey Corries opened in full beauty!

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The view of Stob Coire na Ceannain.

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Game of wind and clouds continues. You can just sit and admire ...

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Lunch time. Everything is so delicious on the top of mountain!!!

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On the left hand side is clearly visible path - here we are going to descent. We must be careful around us are crags.

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Went down a little, back view.

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We have already reached the bealach between Corbetts. Pretty wet. View of Sgurr Innse.

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Stob Ban

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Ascent to Sgurr Innse not too difficult, except one part at the top.

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Oooh! This small bird makes a terrible noise. First of all you can hear the voice of a monster, and only then may notice this little sweet bird.

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One more view of Cruach Innse.

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Continue to climb. Stones size increases and the angle of rise too.

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This moss in the left corner is dangerous - you put the leg and it goes through the moss, but underneath are stones.

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It is not necessary to climb this wall, just pass by on the left.

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I am on the top of Sgurr Innse, and behind me is the Grey Corries.

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View of Stob Ban from the top

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Bealach between Grey Corries and Stob Ban.

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Panorama of the mountains which are behind of Stob Ban (made with high magnification)

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We rest a bit at the top, enjoyed the magnificent views of the mountains and started to descent.

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We are on the road. The path is not clearly visible on the lawn, too wet.

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Far away on slope is noise of waterfall.

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Way back goes down the road! Quite simple, but tedious - 7 km long ...

Route has been finished, the experience is great. Today’s weather surprised us with all you can imagine - sun, rain, snow, wind...
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tamaara
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Re: Two Corbets and very long walk

Postby The Rodmiester » Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:09 pm

A couple of nice hills there with an extra long walk in, great stuff! :) typical Scottish weather the four seasons in one day, nice, well it keeps you on your toes, all that extra gear to pack, might as well use it :lol: Nice photographs and report. When are you to be doing the Grey Corries though?
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Re: Two Corbets and very long walk

Postby tamaara » Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:36 pm

Thanks for Your nice comment! The Grey Corries we will try to hike in mid of July. I hope weather will be favourable to us. :wink:
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Re: Two Corbets and very long walk

Postby MunroMadMen » Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:09 pm

Looks like you had a great day and the pictures are real nice :)
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