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Loch Glascarnoch Corbett, hard going after wet conditions

Loch Glascarnoch Corbett, hard going after wet conditions


Postby The Rodmiester » Sun May 24, 2015 8:36 am

Route description: Beinn Liath Mhor a'Ghiubhais Li, Loch Glascarnoch

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Liath Mhor a'Ghiubhais Li

Date walked: 20/05/2015

Time taken: 2.25 hours

Distance: 8.09 km

Ascent: 559m

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Starting point is the parking area at the bridge over Abhainn an Torrain Duibh on the A835 at the West end of Loch Glascarnoch. From there go East over the bridge and follow the track on the East side of another stream which heads towards a recently planted tree plantation

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Passing through a gate (unlocked) continue up the well used track into the tree plantation, soon crossing a stream, even after a lengthy wet spell no problems crossing
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From the track looking West towards the Fannichs
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At a section where the track appeared to be going further away from my goal I left it and headed over wet heather between the newly planted trees only to see I was being closely watched from afar
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After passing through the trees and having to climb a deer fence ( no gates or ladders) en route you try and skirt around the peat bogs the best you can but this is quite time consuming and strength sapping to say the least. The North West ridge dries up as you progress to reach the stoney rounded summit
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Large ring of stones at the summit cairn
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All that remains of an old trig point. Reached in 1hour 15mins
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View from the summit towards the Fannichs
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View from the summit over Loch Glascarnoch
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Summit view looking over West end of Loch Glascarnoch, Beinn Dearg and Loch Droma
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In trying to bypass the peat bogs and deer fence I went further West and headed to the edge of the tree plantation and headed for a gate near the river. There is an access gate further up take this one as this track joins up with with the lower track and will save you quite a climb, this track is the one you started on. If you wish to save yourself a fence climb continue on this track until the end of the tree plantation and climb the West shoulder rather than the North West, less peat bogs as well
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Junction of the two tracks in the tree plantation
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Deer feed on an old tree stump
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Re: Loch Glascarnoch Corbett, hard going after wet condition

Postby Gordie12 » Sun May 24, 2015 5:54 pm

Corbett tally ticking over quite nicely Rod.
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Re: Loch Glascarnoch Corbett, hard going after wet condition

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun May 24, 2015 6:13 pm

Gordie12 wrote:Corbett tally ticking over quite nicely Rod.


Hi Gordie, I'm on a mission just now, and your right Corbetts have priority :wink: :wink:
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Re: Loch Glascarnoch Corbett, hard going after wet condition

Postby Silverhill » Sun May 24, 2015 9:48 pm

Some nice vistas from the top! You are definitely on a roll with those Corbetts! :D
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Re: Loch Glascarnoch Corbett, hard going after wet condition

Postby Fife Flyer » Sun May 24, 2015 9:51 pm

You're certainly getting about a bit Rod 8) Forecast this coming week is pants :(

Got an end of year Corbett target - I know how competitive you are :lol:
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Re: Loch Glascarnoch Corbett, hard going after wet condition

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun May 24, 2015 10:59 pm

Fife Flyer wrote:You're certainly getting about a bit Rod 8) Forecast this coming week is pants :(

Got an end of year Corbett target - I know how competitive you are :lol:


That depends on Mountainthyme :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Loch Glascarnoch Corbett, hard going after wet condition

Postby The Rodmiester » Mon May 25, 2015 1:37 pm

Silverhill wrote:Some nice vistas from the top! You are definitely on a roll with those Corbetts! :D


Hi Silverhill, your right plenty to see from the summit, if you passing to get elsewhere something to consider doing en route, it won't take you long especially after a dry spell :) :wink:
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Re: Loch Glascarnoch Corbett, hard going after wet condition

Postby BlackPanther » Tue May 26, 2015 9:49 am

This was my first Corbett - spring 2008. The forest has grown a lot since :D I can't say the same about myself, I shrunk three sizes :lol: :lol:

I remember climbing over that deer fence. There is a gate somewhere supposedly, but we couldn't find it either.
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Re: Loch Glascarnoch Corbett, hard going after wet condition

Postby mountain thyme » Tue May 26, 2015 6:48 pm

The Rodmiester wrote:
Fife Flyer wrote:You're certainly getting about a bit Rod 8) Forecast this coming week is pants :(

Got an end of year Corbett target - I know how competitive you are :lol:


That depends on Mountainthyme :lol: :lol: :lol:


I think you should repeat this one with me at the August meet :)

And I think you should aim for 80 corbetts by the end of the year :lol:
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Re: Loch Glascarnoch Corbett, hard going after wet condition

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue May 26, 2015 6:57 pm

mountain thyme wrote:
The Rodmiester wrote:
Fife Flyer wrote:You're certainly getting about a bit Rod 8) Forecast this coming week is pants :(

Got an end of year Corbett target - I know how competitive you are :lol:


That depends on Mountainthyme :lol: :lol: :lol:


I think you should repeat this one with me at the August meet :)

And I think you should aim for 80 corbetts by the end of the year :lol:


Aye Theresa that will be right :lol: :lol: :lol: Anyhow you could do it in the evening after a double Corbett during the day :lol:
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Re: Loch Glascarnoch Corbett, hard going after wet condition

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue May 26, 2015 6:59 pm

BlackPanther wrote:This was my first Corbett - spring 2008. The forest has grown a lot since :D I can't say the same about myself, I shrunk three sizes :lol: :lol:

I remember climbing over that deer fence. There is a gate somewhere supposedly, but we couldn't find it either.


Still plenty of room between the saplings to walk :D The fence was a bit wobbly though, and as you say no sign of an access gate either way :(
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