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On the way to Island Corbetts - Am Bathach

On the way to Island Corbetts - Am Bathach


Postby Gordon Ballantyne » Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:28 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Am Bathach

Date walked: 21/06/2014

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 6 km

Ascent: 655m

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Set off on my Island Corbett trip and while passing through Cluanie, decided to do Am Bathach as a warm-up, as the first choice coastal hills were taking the clag which hadn't reached this far inland.

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Parked up beside a tatty old car with a door bold tacked on to the petrol cap cover, to keep it from flapping around.
Headed off up the path starting from the old rusty gate. It was a relief to be on a dry-ish path instead of leg tugging heather,moss & bracken.
The first top was soon reached, with the clag dusting A'Craileag and Sgurr an Fhuarail on either side.
A nice wander over the ridge got me to the top.
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Old friend Ciste Dubh seemed quite close today.
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The views to the south cluanie ridge were superb.
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The alpine flowers seemed to be rushing to make the best of the warm weather and were out in full flower.

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I abandoned a fleeting notion to descend to the Affric path after viewing the steep wet grass and headed back over
the ridge, the way I'd come up.

Soon I was heading to the Broadford Hostel, to start my island adventure in earnest !
Gordon Ballantyne
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