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A (Black) Carls-berg day :)
by Mrs Scoob » Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:42 pm
Munros included on this walk: Spidean Coire nan Clach (Beinn Eighe)
Corbetts included on this walk: Meall a' Ghiubhais, Ruadh-stac Beag
Date walked: 14/03/2015
Time taken: 14.33 hours
Distance: 20.1 km
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Feeling an urge to get back on to big walks I suggested this week's route, knowing we'd have a full 12hrs of daylight: starting from the car park a bit further up the road from the Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre (as per kevsbald), head up Meall a'Ghiubhais then take a direct line down to carry on up the NW shoulder of Ruadh-stac Beag, straight over the summit and down to the lochan at the bealach then bear right to curve around the coire and pick our way up Ruadh-stac Mor (maybe even by way of a snow gully!) then full traverse of Beinn Eighe right around to finish on Creag Dhubh before heading off the North shoulder to join back up with our path back to the car park!
I did ask Scoob for a reality check, which was met with 'we'll see...' I knew we had bail out options though, like heading back after the Corbetts only, or missing out the western Munro if we didn't fancy the off-piste route.
We set off following the signs marked by a mountain picture rather than a tree, then later realised that Kev's route was the one through the woods and might have been quicker/more direct. Nice views over to Slioch though, and it meant we passed by the viewpoint before turning off for Ma'G.
We were pretty worn out after the Corbetts but instead of bailing, when we saw the pinnacles on Beinn Eighe's eastern ridge we decided to go for it! We didn't even realise until later (thanks to JC and AnnieMacD) that these were the Black Carls Plenty of scrambles and climbs, use of crampons and ice axes, lots of scree (which I haven't quite mastered yet = plenty of 'battle scars'!) and we made it to the end of the ridge before sundown, leaving just the walk out in head torches... this day really had a bit of everything!
by Scotjamie » Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:10 pm
the words Scoob and reality check don't sound quite right in the same sentence)
by ChrisW » Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:05 am
by ceaser » Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:49 am
by basscadet » Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:02 am
by malky_c » Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:11 am
by weaselmaster » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:08 pm
You got so much better visibility than me for doing them too.
have to drag you both up there again soon for Meall Dearg
by SAVAGEALICE » Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:36 pm
by MountainHare22 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:53 pm
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by Mrs Scoob » Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:56 pm
It's not often, but sometimes I need to balance my half-full glass with Scoob's half-empty oneScotjamie wrote:... (ps the words Scoob and reality check don't sound quite right in the same sentence)
Oh please don't use this as a benchmark Chris! While much fun, it was extra-ordinary... now 2 days later and we're both in agony and can hardly moveChrisW wrote:Great report Fi.....makes me think I'm going to have to get some practice in before you two get here Some lovely shots of a hellish round in the springtime....half of that would be a hellish round for me
You know it's coming anyway though!ceaser wrote:...far better than Scoobs videos
If only they were all like this!basscadet wrote:... Such good weather this weekend
We'd checked your route for the Corbetts too not sure there was much in it to have gone to/from the Visitor Centre carpark instead.malky_c wrote:That's way better than Carlsberg, I'd say . Looked at this route in the past, but not done it. A fine day, especially with some snow
Great fun! ..and dragging not necessary - we're happy to go voluntarilyweaselmaster wrote:The Carls are a good bit of fun aren;t they. You got so much better visibility than me for doing them too. have to drag you both up there again soon for Meall Dearg
It felt pretty hard core at the time too great buzz though! Fingers are crossedSAVAGEALICE wrote:Wow! that's some day! the pic of the Down climb looks a bit hard core!? fingers crossed for more bluebird days like these
by Alteknacker » Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:37 pm
Every time I've planned to go North, the weather has not played ball (and 10 hours each way is too far to drive for a couple of days in the clag - I'm a wimp that way!).
The scrambles looked interesting too....
by scoob999 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:26 pm
by Beaner001 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:46 pm
by ChrisW » Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:19 am
Oh please don't use this as a benchmark Chris! While much fun, it was extra-ordinary... now 2 days later and we're both in agony and can hardly move
Thank god for that I was going to tell you how great the weather has been recently (18 degrees and sunny ) thought you'd have your choice of hills......then we got a metre of snow in Kananaskis overnight Such are the vagaries of Canadian winters eh
by Huff_n_Puff » Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:12 pm
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