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Glencoe Corbett to be saved for a fine day!

Glencoe Corbett to be saved for a fine day!


Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:28 pm

Route description: Beinn a'Chrulaiste from Altnafeidh

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn a'Chrulaiste

Date walked: 03/09/2014

Distance: 6.28 km

Ascent: 620m

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Today was to be our second day climbing around Glencoe and with the sky much clearer than yesterday, when we hit low cloud on Stob Dhub at 700m and then on upwards never saw a thing. This Corbett had been on my to do list for a while and I knew that as I was in the area this would be the hill to climb for such a day as this. With the roadside car park full at Altnafeadh and not wishing to damage the underside of my car on the Southside car park ( The Buachaille) entrance, I parked further West towards Glencoe where there is an area for approx three cars.

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Leaving the car on the roadside and heading along the road towards our goal Beinn a' Chrulaiste a Corbett of 857m in height with renowned good views from the summit
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Looking towards the Buachaille on te opposite side of the road
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The Lairig Gartain which lies between the two Buachailles Beag on the right and Mor on the left
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After leaving the road after passing the tree plantation on your left pass through the opening in the fence and head towards a gate at the top part of th roadside field, the gate is on the ground so no climbing required. We continued along the fence line until the right angle bend heading right towards the West shoulder of the Corbett. Note we found out later at the gate there is a fence on your right cross it and you will find a row of three old rotten tree stumps, along this line there is a feint path which probably is the route you will follow
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The Buachaille in the background
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Another photograph of the Buachaille
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The Devils staircase p[art of The West Highland Way taking you over to Kinlochleven
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From the summit of Stob Beinn a' 639m. After following the fenceline towards the 639m point we soon came across a feint path which took us around the South side of Stob Beinn a', after which there is a slight drop in height where a small lochan exists
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Looking back to the Buachaille, in fact there is not a lot to see looking forwars at this point alll the good views are to the West
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Being watched up ahead! The underfoot conditions are now becoming more rocky
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First sign of the summit Trig point
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Trig point from a cairn on the summit
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Blackwater Reservoir from the summit. In fact you can see for miles in all directions, Ben Nevis, Mamores, Grey Corries, Corbetts Cruach Innse, Sgurr Innse, The Essians, Ben Alder etc etc
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Summit photo taken by a chap whose walking companion had Compleated two rounds of Munros and Corbetts, Respect! If your reading this thanks again for the photograph and apologies for disrupting your moment at the summit shelter around the trig.
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Happyfeet, Happy to have reached a Corbett with Views this time!
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On the way back
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Lagangarbh cottage
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Picture of the fenceline with the row of three rorren tree stumps where the path comes down fo the fallen gate near the start.
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Re: Glencoe Corbett to be saved for a fine day!

Postby Fife Flyer » Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:31 pm

Nice one Rod, notice you are busy knocking off the Corbett's :wink:
Glencoe was busy when we drove through at the weekend, especially the layby for the big Buckil :lol:

Loved the photo looking down onto the road :wink:
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Re: Glencoe Corbett to be saved for a fine day!

Postby Silverhill » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:05 pm

Ooh, that’s a hill with lovely views! 8) I haven’t seen Glen Coe from this side yet, must amend!
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Re: Glencoe Corbett to be saved for a fine day!

Postby Gordie12 » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:08 pm

Definitely a better day Rod, brilliant views.
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Re: Glencoe Corbett to be saved for a fine day!

Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:36 pm

Fife Flyer wrote:Nice one Rod, notice you are busy knocking off the Corbett's :wink:
Glencoe was busy when we drove through at the weekend, especially the layby for the big Buckil :lol:

Loved the photo looking down onto the road :wink:

Hi Martin, yep one for a good clear day!
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Re: Glencoe Corbett to be saved for a fine day!

Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:37 pm

Silverhill wrote:Ooh, that’s a hill with lovely views! 8) I haven’t seen Glen Coe from this side yet, must amend!

Hi Silverhill, it's a nice wee hill, views great! :D
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Re: Glencoe Corbett to be saved for a fine day!

Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:38 pm

Gordie12 wrote:Definitely a better day Rod, brilliant views.


Much better day, and one more to come! :D
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Re: Glencoe Corbett to be saved for a fine day!

Postby martin.h » Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:54 am

Great report Rod, you certainly have an eye for a good photo. We must visit this one, the views look epic.
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Re: Glencoe Corbett to be saved for a fine day!

Postby BlackPanther » Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:47 am

I must admit I'm saving this one for winter conditions. With such views it would be a superb treat on a crispy, blue-skye winter day.

We had a good look at it earlier this year from the Wee Buachaille (actually I'd love to repeat this one in snow, too :D ).
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Re: Glencoe Corbett to be saved for a fine day!

Postby Sarah86 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:45 am

Great report of a hill that has recently caught my eye, mostly because of the superb views of the Buachaille, I think you had the right idea in keeping this one of a clear day.
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Re: Glencoe Corbett to be saved for a fine day!

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:49 pm

martin.h wrote:Great report Rod, you certainly have an eye for a good photo. We must visit this one, the views look epic.
Thanks.

Hi there Martin.h, thanks, a nice one right enough, when are you visiting again, remember to bring your camera :D
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Re: Glencoe Corbett to be saved for a fine day!

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:51 pm

BlackPanther wrote:I must admit I'm saving this one for winter conditions. With such views it would be a superb treat on a crispy, blue-skye winter day.

We had a good look at it earlier this year from the Wee Buachaille (actually I'd love to repeat this one in snow, too :D ).

I think your right, perfect for a clear cold frosty day with a bit of snow on the peaks! Look forward to seeing your photographs and report :D
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Re: Glencoe Corbett to be saved for a fine day!

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:54 pm

Sarah86 wrote:Great report of a hill that has recently caught my eye, mostly because of the superb views of the Buachaille, I think you had the right idea in keeping this one of a clear day.

Hi Sarah, I look forward to seeing Penny in the foreground with the Buachaille in the background, that would be a classic picture. Hurry up and do it before the snow comes! :)
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Re: Glencoe Corbett to be saved for a fine day!

Postby rockhopper » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:14 pm

Nice one, Rod - very timely as have been looking at the corbetts up here for future walks - thinking about this walk for winter in the snow maybe - cheers :)
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Re: Glencoe Corbett to be saved for a fine day!

Postby martin.h » Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:09 am

The Rodmiester wrote:
martin.h wrote:Great report Rod, you certainly have an eye for a good photo. We must visit this one, the views look epic.
Thanks.

Hi there Martin.h, thanks, a nice one right enough, when are you visiting again, remember to bring your camera :D

November, hopefully, probably the last chance this year, but we've had a great time in Scotland over 2014, already planning for next year. Cheers :D
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