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A Corbett and Graham in Ardgour

A Corbett and Graham in Ardgour


Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:54 pm

Route description: Sgurr Dhomhnuill via Ariundle Oakwoods

Corbetts included on this walk: Sgurr Dhomhnuill

Grahams included on this walk: Sgurr a'Chaorainn

Date walked: 22/08/2014

Time taken: 8.3 hours

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We weren't sure which route we were going to take as we set off from the mast on the road from Strontain to Polloch. The options were the Druim Garbh ridge, follow the stream to the col between the Corbett and Sgurr na h-Ighinn or the Druim Leac ridge. We would decide once we got to a point where we could see all 3 routes and we soon arrived at that point, opting to take Druim Leac ridge. We now made our way down to cross the stream before making our way up the ridge to Sgurr na hiLighinn. From here it was a steep descent to the col before a climb to the summit of the Graham, Sgurr a' Chaorainn. Although visibility was good the rain was off and on as was the wind which meant a number of stops during the walk taking jackets, waterproofs off then back on again. It was a bit cold on the summit of the Graham for lunch so we dropped down a bit for a bite to eat but soon got cold as the wind picked up again so we packed up and headed back to the col before the steep climb back up to 766m top. From this point is was a gentle climb to Sgurr Dhomhnuill and its large cairned summit. Next was to choose a route back and the one we opted for was to descend the steepish north west slopes and climb to the 803m point and follow the Druim Garbh ridge back to the car. This seemed to take forever to get back down as it was undulating at times and also had many large Lochans on it which had to be negotiated, with Jimmy stopping to do a spot of fishing on our way down. We arrived back at the car 8hrs 30mins after setting off. Although a very enjoyable walk it was hard going at times but good to get out walking in such a beautiful area.
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Re: A Corbett and Graham in Ardgour

Postby mountain thyme » Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:58 pm

Jimmy Fishing ??? What did he catch ?
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Re: A Corbett and Graham in Ardgour

Postby rockhopper » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:22 pm

looked enjoyable even if hard going at times - cheers :)
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Re: A Corbett and Graham in Ardgour

Postby Collaciotach » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:28 pm

I was away in the NW but you walked past my house a bhalaich , I stay just up from the Ariundle Centre , can't see us from the road mind.

A grand hill this one and aye a long haul over the Druim Garbh , I managed to misnavigate onto this couple of Saturdays past instead of Sgurr Dhomhnuill ,weather was grim and my companions no pleased :D :lol:
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Re: A Corbett and Graham in Ardgour

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:05 am

mountain thyme wrote:Jimmy Fishing ??? What did he catch ?
A can of lager, he's off the drink though so he threw it back in :shock:
rockhopper wrote:looked enjoyable even if hard going at times - cheers :)
Cheers it was :D
Collaciotach wrote:I was away in the NW but you walked past my house a bhalaich , I stay just up from the Ariundle Centre , can't see us from the road mind.

A grand hill this one and aye a long haul over the Druim Garbh , I managed to misnavigate onto this couple of Saturdays past instead of Sgurr Dhomhnuill ,weather was grim and my companions no pleased :D :lol:
Easily done i'd think in bad weather. I was looking at all the houses wondering what one was yours :crazy:
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Re: A Corbett and Graham in Ardgour

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:18 pm

Hi there JC, I missed this report. Just done some of these, Rocky or What! nice hills though, hard going lower down after a long day my legs were cramping a bit going down by the burn heading fopr the path. I came off Sgurr Dhomhnuill the wat I climbed up and went down the boulderfield filled gully to the head of the Glen. You forgot about Beinn na h-Uamha! :shock:
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Re: A Corbett and Graham in Ardgour

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:52 am

The Rodmiester wrote:Hi there JC, I missed this report. Just done some of these, Rocky or What! nice hills though, hard going lower down after a long day my legs were cramping a bit going down by the burn heading fopr the path. I came off Sgurr Dhomhnuill the wat I climbed up and went down the boulderfield filled gully to the head of the Glen. You forgot about Beinn na h-Uamha! :shock:
Hi Rod, yip we did but looking to do it on bike up Glen Gour & maybe add on a Marylin. Cheers :)
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