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Two Torridon Corbetts

Two Torridon Corbetts


Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:39 pm

Route description: Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine and Sgurr Dubh

Corbetts included on this walk: Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine, Sgurr Dubh

Date walked: 13/07/2014

Time taken: 4.4 hours

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I started this walk from the track that leads to Coulin Lodge, cycling to behind the Lodge and leaving my bike at the gate. I then walked up the track to the gate at the open hillside, it was just after here i left the path to head up to the ridge of Sgurr Dubh. This route was slightly scrambly but an ok route, in preference to heading to the col. I got good views from the summit before i made my way over to the other Corbett. This one had been shrouded in cloud for all of the walk and was still in cloud when i reached the summit, so no views from here. I returned to the col before making my way back down the path to my bike. On my cycle out i came across a Jack Russell at the cattle grid and thought it odd a dog was on its own and with no collar on. I managed to get it to follow me to my car from where i was going to drive back to the Lodge so see if anyone had lost a Jack Russell but while getting changed a car drove the track which the dog swiftly followed. I then saw it on the track after the cattle grid and thought it must be making its way home, so i returned to my car and back to Kinlochewe.
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Last edited by Johnny Corbett on Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Two Torridon Corbetts

Postby AnnieMacD » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:47 pm

That looks like a good ascent route for Sgurr Dubh. I'm intending to do Beinn Liath Beag as well so will probably do this in two trips. I think there's a circular trip in there somewhere!

Glad the dog got back home. Most dogs around here don't have collars but they all know the way home!
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Re: Two Torridon Corbetts

Postby mountain thyme » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:40 pm

got my eye on these 2 when back up in this area . You look totally gubbed in the summit pic . Youre nearly lying doon :D
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Re: Two Torridon Corbetts

Postby Graeme D » Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:08 pm

Vintage stuff JC! Looks like you're well wedged in between those rocks though? Are you sure you didnae need MRT to get you oot? :lol:
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Re: Two Torridon Corbetts

Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:54 pm

AnnieMacD wrote:That looks like a good ascent route for Sgurr Dubh. I'm intending to do Beinn Liath Beag as well so will probably do this in two trips. I think there's a circular trip in there somewhere!

Glad the dog got back home. Most dogs around here don't have collars but they all know the way home!
Thanks it was a good route, rough going getting to one from the other though.
mountain thyme wrote:got my eye on these 2 when back up in this area . You look totally gubbed in the summit pic . Youre nearly lying doon :D
Keeping low to get in the photo :wink:
Graeme D wrote:Vintage stuff JC! Looks like you're well wedged in between those rocks though? Are you sure you didnae need MRT to get you oot? :lol:
Thanks Graeme, aye it was tough getting back up at my age :lol:
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Re: Two Torridon Corbetts

Postby wilkiemurray » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:14 pm

Nice report JC - Had a look at this route before I headed up these recently myself - wee dog looked a bit sorry for itself :(

Did you find the ascent on this side rocky - was a rocky wee mountain!

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Re: Two Torridon Corbetts

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:01 pm

wilkiemurray wrote:Nice report JC - Had a look at this route before I headed up these recently myself - wee dog looked a bit sorry for itself :(

Did you find the ascent on this side rocky - was a rocky wee mountain!

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Hi Murray, it was rocky, though just some minor scrambling. Yeah the dog was looking a bit lost but i'm sure it found itself home. :)
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