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Glenfinnan Corbetts Revisited

Glenfinnan Corbetts Revisited


Postby weaselmaster » Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:57 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: An Stac, Druim Tarsuinn, Rois-Bheinn, Sgorr Craobh a'Chaorainn, Sgurr Ghiubhsachain, Sgurr na Ba Glaise

Date walked: 18/10/2015

Time taken: 17.5 hours

Distance: 42.5 km

Ascent: 3491m

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Back to Glenfinnan to tidy up 6 Corbetts for Allison - I'd done these back in May 14 and remembered them as rough and rugged trios. We headed up to Loch Linnhe Campsite on Friday night - the only tent there - it's getting to that time of year.

Day 1 - Callop Horseshoe

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Saturday morning had a cloud inversion - we were in thick fog in the valley as we drove along to Callops to begin the first walk. Really chilly until we'd got into the sun - even with gloves on my fingers were numb.

Climbed out of the clag at about 250m and were treated to some nice inversion pictures of Streap & Sgurr Thuilm floating on a sea of white. Nice easy walk over Sgorr Craobh a'Chaorainn and on to Sgurr Ghuibhsachain. Lots of roarign deer in the valley and a squadron on 14 ravens circling around the summit - never seen that many raven before. I had been hoping for a raven fly past when I completed my Munro Tops on An Teallach last week - but better late than never :lol:

Spiderwebs on the gate
ImageP1100992 by Al, on Flickr

Streap/Sgurr Thuilm above the mist
ImageP1100998 by Al, on Flickr


ImageP1110008 by Al, on Flickr

Sgorr Craobh a'Chaorainn
ImageP1110009 by Al, on Flickr

Towards Sgurr Ghuibhsachain
ImageP1110012 by Al, on Flickr

Wee scramble up SG
ImageP1110017 by Al, on Flickr

Summit SG
ImageP1110023 by Al, on Flickr

Raven
ImageP1110028 by Al, on Flickr

Dropped down along the fence post line then up Druim Tarsuinn. kept on to Meall Mor and followed a gully down to Cona Glen. Reascent to track that runs south of Meall nan Damh and back along the boggy track to the car as the daylight departed. Dark by the time we made it back to the campsite.

Loch Sheil
ImageP1110030 by Al, on Flickr

Glenfinnan Viaduct/Sgurr Thuilm
ImageP1110031 by Al, on Flickr

Druim Tarsuinn
ImageP1110037 by Al, on Flickr

Druim Tarsuinn from the bealach
ImageP1110038 by Al, on Flickr

Stob a'Bhealach an Sgriodain
ImageP1110042 by Al, on Flickr

View south to Carn na Nathrach
ImageP1110044 by Al, on Flickr

Long wet track back
ImageP1110046 by Al, on Flickr

Sunset hitting the tops of the Glenfinnan hills
ImageP1110047 by Al, on Flickr

ImageP1110049 by Al, on Flickr

Day 2 - Rois Bheinn Horseshoe

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Sunday was dry but grey. Drove along to Lochailort and parked beside the estate house as before, along a very boggy track between the fields and up Tom Odhar onto the Hydro track - this isn't shown on the map, but is a substantial track and has been widened since my last visit. Decided to climb An Stac first given the crags on its south face - easier to ascend than come down them. Had early lunch looking out over Rum and Eigg. Dropped down into Coire nan Cnamha and up the stone wall/fence line to the start of Rois Bheinn, reached the summit, marked with a small cairn then trotted over to the western top where there's a much larger cairn. Retraced our steps, down to Bealach Fhiona and up Sgurr na Ba Glaise - an easy Corbett from here. Kept along the ridge, deafened by a bunch of stags yowling. Two of their number were havin a joust and the others were galloping to have a look at what was happening. Really loud noises coming from them - if it had been midnight with a full moon I'd have thought werewolves were on the loose. Went as far as Druim Fiaclach then back down - eventually - to the Allt a'Bhuiridh. I crossed over by the dam and waited for Allison to arrive.

Up to An Stac
ImageP1110052 by Al, on Flickr

Eigg/Rum
ImageP1110056 by Al, on Flickr

Ba Glaise (L), Rois Bheinn (R)
ImageP1110058 by Al, on Flickr

Summit pano, An Stac
ImageP1110059 by Al, on Flickr

Loch Ailort
ImageP1110064 by Al, on Flickr

Up from Coire na Cnamha
ImageP1110066 by Al, on Flickr

Towards summit Rois Bheinn
ImageP1110068 by Al, on Flickr

Rois Bheinn West Top
ImageP1110072 by Al, on Flickr

Ba Glaise and An t-Slat bheinn ridge behind
ImageP1110079 by Al, on Flickr

View south to Ben More, Mull
ImageP1110081 by Al, on Flickr

Ba Glaise & An Stac
ImageP1110082 by Al, on Flickr

Eigg
ImageP1110085 by Al, on Flickr

The 3 Corbetts
ImageP1110087 by Al, on Flickr

Stats
ImageP1110093 by Al, on Flickr
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weaselmaster
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Re: Glenfinnan Corbetts Revisited

Postby rockhopper » Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:28 pm

I guess if you're going to return to a group of hills, these are probably among the more preferable hills to pick especially given the conditions on day 1 :thumbup: Just hope I get similar when I get back for the east Loch Shiel group :crazy: - cheers :)
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Re: Glenfinnan Corbetts Revisited

Postby weaselmaster » Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:39 pm

rockhopper wrote:I guess if you're going to return to a group of hills, these are probably among the more preferable hills to pick especially given the conditions on day 1 :thumbup: Just hope I get similar when I get back for the east Loch Shiel group :crazy: - cheers :)


Yep was a grand day. Mind you, would have preferred a day on the Cuillin ridge, but schedules are schedules :lol:
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