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3 Corbetts from Callop

3 Corbetts from Callop


Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:59 am

Route description: The Sgurr Ghiubhsachain round

Corbetts included on this walk: Druim Tarsuinn, Sgorr Craobh a'Chaorainn, Sgurr Ghiubhsachain

Date walked: 18/11/2014

Time taken: 8.05 hours

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As this was going to be a minimum 8hrs walk we stayed the night in Jimmy and Mo's caravan at Killin to break up the journey. I got very little sleep as the room i had was bloody freezing and the miserable gits wouldn't let me put the heating on :wink: . There was also no water on, so number twos were banned but there was two buckets full of water to pour down the toilet in the morning, which i was tempted to leave a "present"in for Jimmy. I refrained from this but with Jimmy being ex army, i'm sure he would have seen the funny side. So after all the morning banter we left just before 6, with the whole journey being moaning about how cold my car was and Jimmy telling Mo to get into the sleeping bag i had on the back seat, good, payback i'm thinking for the cold room i had. The roads were quiet and the journey passed well and we were all ready to set off along the track at 07.50 from Callop, with Mo dressed like she was off to the Antartic. However 30 mins into the walk she was stripped down to shorts and t-shirt, which left me thinking :crazy: :shock: We followed the track to the waymarked sign for the path to Cona Glen but ignore this and carry on up the track a little further before leaving the track. You take the path to just after the gate before soon leaving it to take the ridge up to the first Corbett. The ridge then heads south west, then west to the second Corbett and then continues to MnCL. We made our way to the fence line which can be mostly followed down the ridge towards Druim Tarsuinn. You then have to leave this ridge and join the ridge up towards DT via the bealach, where again the fence line aids navigation in poor weather. After reaching the summit we had a bite to eat before returning to the bealach and heading down to the Glen and over to the Cona Glen - Callop footpath back to the car, arriving back 8 hrs 5 mins after setting off.

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Re: 3 Corbetts from Callop

Postby malky_c » Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:27 pm

Looks like a fine day - wish I wasn't at work! I was thinking about these hills just now for some reason.
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Re: 3 Corbetts from Callop

Postby robertphillips » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:24 pm

well done johnny looks like yous had a good day, long day these 3. :clap:
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Re: 3 Corbetts from Callop

Postby rockhopper » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:46 pm

Good day for it, JC - hope you've warmed up now :wink: Had hoped to get here at the end of September wih the tent but didn't manage it...hopefully next year - cheers :)
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Re: 3 Corbetts from Callop

Postby Jimmy Craghopper » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:20 pm

There was a heater in the room your too lazy too put it on. and we really enjoyed the walk as it was + 10 outside and -4 in your audi fridge freezer. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: 3 Corbetts from Callop

Postby Silverhill » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:37 pm

Mmm, looks like I need to explore the area south of Glenfinnan too…. 8)
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Re: 3 Corbetts from Callop

Postby Collaciotach » Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:11 am

See these hills every day ..... sick of them :wink:

good report and decent weather :D
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Re: 3 Corbetts from Callop

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:42 am

malky_c wrote:Looks like a fine day - wish I wasn't at work! I was thinking about these hills just now for some reason.

robertphillips wrote:well done johnny looks like yous had a good day, long day these 3. :clap:
rockhopper wrote:Good day for it, JC - hope you've warmed up now :wink: Had hoped to get here at the end of September wih the tent but didn't manage it...hopefully next year - cheers :)
Thanks guys :D
Jimmy Craghopper wrote:There was a heater in the room your too lazy too put it on. and we really enjoyed the walk as it was + 10 outside and -4 in your audi fridge freezer. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Great day Jimmy with all the usual laughs :D
Silverhill wrote:Mmm, looks like I need to explore the area south of Glenfinnan too…. 8)
Yip it's a lovely area :D
Collaciotach wrote:See these hills every day ..... sick of them :wink:

good report and decent weather :D
Cheers, think it's time for a move to the deep south. Dumfries maybe :lol:
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Re: 3 Corbetts from Callop

Postby londonwalker » Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:52 am

Hi JC another fine day in the hills I see. and good of you to have the time to write yet another report - get a proper job :D
Have you got thin blood or something? Jimmy and Mo managed in shorts and you got long trousers on and complaining about the cold in the caravan?
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Re: 3 Corbetts from Callop

Postby lochlaggan » Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:00 pm

I love this area and such a great place as usually not a soul around. Nice photos and thanks for bringing some lovely memories flooding back.

Cheers

Grant :clap: :clap:
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Re: 3 Corbetts from Callop

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:08 pm

londonwalker wrote:Hi JC another fine day in the hills I see. and good of you to have the time to write yet another report - get a proper job :D
Have you got thin blood or something? Jimmy and Mo managed in shorts and you got long trousers on and complaining about the cold in the caravan?
Cheers Andy, i must be going soft :shock:
lochlaggan wrote:I love this area and such a great place as usually not a soul around. Nice photos and thanks for bringing some lovely memories flooding back.

Cheers

Grant :clap: :clap:
Thanks :D
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Re: 3 Corbetts from Callop

Postby mountain thyme » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:53 pm

Good to see you 3 amigos out and about . See JC still being miserable with the car heating :roll:

i will need to check what corbetts you have to do and maybe catch up on one before you finish them!!!
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Re: 3 Corbetts from Callop

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:15 pm

mountain thyme wrote:Good to see you 3 amigos out and about . See JC still being miserable with the car heating :roll:

i will need to check what corbetts you have to do and maybe catch up on one before you finish them!!!
Aye MT i'm sure we could manage that :)
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