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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.

Old friend Ciste Dubh seemed quite close today.


The views to the south cluanie ridge were superb.

The alpine flowers seemed to be rushing to make the best of the warm weather and were out in full flower.


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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