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The 2 Beinn Eighe Corbetts

The 2 Beinn Eighe Corbetts


Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:16 pm

Route description: Meall a'Ghiubhais, Loch Maree

Corbetts included on this walk: Meall a' Ghiubhais, Ruadh-stac Beag

Date walked: 24/07/2014

Time taken: 7 hours

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I did this walk with Andy "Londonwalker" who arrived at the site the previous day. We started from Glas Leitire car park, taking the south path to the viewpoint before continuing over to Ruadh-stac Beag. We decided to hit this head on rather than walk around to the south side and made our way up the steep north east ridge, both agreeing if we were on our own we would not be going up this route. The route was steep in places with a wee scramble to negotiate and we were soon on the ridge making our way to the summit. It was another warm day in Torridon and after lunch we had a good rest at the summit, before opting to return down the south slopes rather than our route of ascent. This route is down scree before reaching the grassy ground down below. We then made our way back towards the viewpoint with Andy stopping off at a Lochan to dip his feet while i went up Meall a' Ghiuthais. I returned to the car from the summit via the north path, while Andy returned to Kinlochewe via the path that takes you to Kinlochewe funnily enough.
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Johnny Corbett
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Re: The 2 Beinn Eighe Corbetts

Postby mountain thyme » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:58 pm

lovely pics :D

Glad Andy was there to guide you so far :lol:
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Re: The 2 Beinn Eighe Corbetts

Postby AnnieMacD » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:09 pm

Gosh you are certainly getting through the Torridon hills! Can you tell me what it was about the ascent of Ruadh-stac Beag that made you feel you wouldn't have tackled it that way on your own? Did you go up near the caves? It's high on my list and I'm trying to devise a route that takes in as much of the hill as possible.
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Re: The 2 Beinn Eighe Corbetts

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:10 pm

AnnieMacD wrote:Gosh you are certainly getting through the Torridon hills! Can you tell me what it was about the ascent of Ruadh-stac Beag that made you feel you wouldn't have tackled it that way on your own? Did you go up near the caves? It's high on my list and I'm trying to devise a route that takes in as much of the hill as possible.
Just the safety side mainly. It wasn't too bad in the end, with the steep grassy slopes probably the worst bit. We had originally planned to go up beside the caves but we headed over to the grassy area to the right and then a wee scramble before going up the rocky ridge. I'm sure you will be fine tackling it on your own. :D
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Re: The 2 Beinn Eighe Corbetts

Postby londonwalker » Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:23 pm

T'was a hot day out there JC well done for bagging them both, only a true athlete can manage that!

Lost your number BTW so can you send me a text. Cheers
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Re: The 2 Beinn Eighe Corbetts

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:05 pm

londonwalker wrote:T'was a hot day out there JC well done for bagging them both, only a true athlete can manage that!

Lost your number BTW so can you send me a text. Cheers
It was that Andy, not sure about being a true athlete though :crazy: I'll send you a text mate, cheers for the company. :D
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Re: The 2 Beinn Eighe Corbetts

Postby scottishkennyg » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:59 pm

Cracking photos there JC..
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