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Skye Corbett bashing Day1

Skye Corbett bashing Day1


Postby tall-story » Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:24 am

Corbetts included on this walk: Garbh-bheinn (Skye)

Grahams included on this walk: Belig

Date walked: 15/08/2015

Time taken: 5.75 hours

Distance: 9 km

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This wee visit to Skye was part of a warming up for my completion of the Munros the following week, and also I had wanted to climb these since I first saw them some 30 odd years ago when I was first on Skye :wink:
As usual it was a fairly early start leaving Doune at 630am which was as usual just to try and beat the tourist traffic :) Which I seemed to do until I hit Skye at just about the same time as the B and Bs were chucking out :shock:
The drive and weather was pretty good but the cloud was low and although the forecast was good the rain made an appearance just as I was pulling into the layby at the Head of Loch Ainort it absolutely **** down and it went on for at least an hour :(
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**** Down
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That look pretty much summed things up !
and I was really thinking the weather was so wrong it was going to be a wet walk, so I sat for over an hour and the cloud had started to lift so it was time to go.
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The first look at our days route
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Water run-off but still time to head :-)
It did turn out to be the correct thing to do as within a half hour from start it began to clear even more and even wee glimpses of the sun and that meant that the water proofs could come off :)
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Where we were to go !
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Drying up at last :-)
Its a pretty obvious path that you follow up the ridge till you meet an old fence line then things begin to get a wee bit more interesting , not scary but you just have to pay a bit more attention to your footing as there is increasing amounts of scree and boulders.
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Lifting cloud and views out towards Loch Coruisk
The path does pick its way through the boulders all the way to the summit but the very top was mostly clagged in and pretty windy too by the time I got there,
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A break in the cloud and Jura having a bad hair day :-)
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Claggy summit
so we had to be a bit carefull as I wasn't quite sure how the path went around the rocks to get the descent on to Belig,
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Belig from Garbh Bheinn
but with a wee bit of care you will find the path and surely enough it takes you to where you want to be. The ridge, although rocks and scree is pretty easy going as it widens out as it drops in altitude, at about 750mts I came out of the clag and then could see easily where I was meant to be. That was the last of the clag for that day as it just lifted and got clearer all day from then on :D I carried on and just a wee bit up Belig
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Garbh Bheinn from Belig
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Superb
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:-)
Just about where the wall starts and had a tea break and I just marvelled at how these Masons and labourers managed to build such walls on that kind of angle and at how big some of the stones were that they used :shock:
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How did they do it ???
Its a steady climb all the way to the top of Belig and the higher you get the better the views get :) in all directions it just gets better and better.
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Belig Summit and a gorgeous views.
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A very tired Jura :-(
Tea and photos done it was time to negotiate the scree almost all the way down the N ridge back to the start, good fun but you do have to be careful and the final push to the car park was a bit boggy in places so I ended up with wet feet where I had kept them dry all the rest of the day :( So that was that , the Garbh Bheinn - Belig, loop ended up being a descent day out with some fairly good photos and views :)
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Belig and Garbh Bheinn pano
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Stats
From there my journey took me to the Sligachan camp site so I duly got the tent up and then some food followed with a couple of beers :wink: But it was a bit early yet so I took the camera and went for a wander while planning tomorrows walk and the day just continued to get better and better (apart from the midges) and I think I got some pretty good photos of the Sligachan end of the Cuillin ridge before retiring ready for an early start on Glamig the next day :)
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Jura at her best
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The Gorgeous Cuillin
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The Gorgeous Cuillin again :-)
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The Garbh Bheinn ridge with Marsco
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Glamaig from Garbh Bheinn, Tomorrows Target
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tall-story
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Re: Skye Corbett bashing Day1

Postby ancancha » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:05 am

Some very nice views, glad the clag lifted for you :D
Good luck with the completion :clap:
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Re: Skye Corbett bashing Day1

Postby dooterbang » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:13 am

Jura bad hair day photo is a belter, made me grin ear to ear :)

Some great photos of the Skye Cuillin, looked a good walk too. Now looking forward to the compleation report :wink:
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Re: Skye Corbett bashing Day1

Postby litljortindan » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:51 am

Jura's bad hair day must be a contender for photo of the month.
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Re: Skye Corbett bashing Day1

Postby PeteR » Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:21 pm

Superb report and photos. I really fancy these two at some point and your comments seem to suggest it's not as scrambly a route and I might have imagined :D

As for the "bad hair day" photo - classic :lol:
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Re: Skye Corbett bashing Day1

Postby scottishkennyg » Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:46 pm

Nice one..some nice images too..liked the one with the bridge and Sgurr nan Gillean. Cheers Kenny
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Re: Skye Corbett bashing Day1

Postby tall-story » Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:56 pm

scottishkennyg wrote:Nice one..some nice images too..liked the one with the bridge and Sgurr nan Gillean. Cheers Kenny


Thanks scottishkennyg, Aye there is a couple of not to bad snaps in that lot, the light was just about perfect after my dinner so I just couldn't resist the urge of taking a couple of shots using the river and bridge for a bit of extra subject in the Sgurr nan Gillean photos :)

PeteR wrote:
As for the "bad hair day" photo - classic :lol:


litljortindan wrote:Jura's bad hair day must be a contender for photo of the month.


dooterbang wrote:Jura bad hair day photo is a belter, made me grin ear to ear :)

Some great photos of the Skye Cuillin, looked a good walk too. Now looking forward to the compleation report :wink:


Thanks for the nice comments :clap: Yes, the Jura photo was a bit lucky maybe but at least I was ready with the camera. dooterbang, as far as the completion report goes, these things take forever to do so it might be a day or two yet :roll:
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