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Torridon Corbetts with tough underfoot conditions

Torridon Corbetts with tough underfoot conditions


Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:14 pm

Route description: Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine and Sgurr Dubh

Corbetts included on this walk: Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine, Sgurr Dubh

Date walked: 06/11/2015

Distance: 14.4 km

Ascent: 1132m

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Friday our second day at the WH November meet meant that with us staying at the YH a full day on the hill was available so these two Corbetts were chosen to bump up the Corbett count. Dean was to be joining us at the Parking area at 0800hrs a very early start for him :crazy: It is the main Beinn Eighe car park on the A896 between the East end of Liathach and opposite Spidean Coire nan Clach on Beinn Eighe. We decided to take the path towards the Ling Hut which meant a river crossing but if there had been a lot of rainfall the route taken on our way back would be preferred ie from car park cross bridge then take the path shown on OS maps to Lochan an Lasgair.

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Looking at the Eastern slopes of Liathach from the car park on A896
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The fisherman's hut with the Ling Hut behind with Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine peeking out on the left of picture
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Looking at the morning sun shining on The Grey One
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The river crossing which was easy under the conditions
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Looking back at the reflections of Liathach
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Looking back at the reflections of Beinn Eighe
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Looking back further up the well worn and good path
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Time to leave the path and head off in the direction of our first target of the day Sgurr nan Lochain Uaine
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Steeper Western slopes
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Further up the shoulder of the Corbett
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Zoom of some sunshine on our first days walk on another Corbett Beimm Damh
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Steeper rocky outcrops near the summit
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Summit fun with the monkey (or Gorilla or whatever)
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The next target in the distance Sgurr Dubh, now for a rocky descent where a sudden gust blew me off my feet
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Nearly 3k of rock hopping and negotiating various lochans, rough going to say the least
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Rock slabs to be negotiated
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Wonderful viewpoints all around (Sgorr nan Uaine in the distance)
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Liathach in it's splendour
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More rock bands to be negotiated carefully
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Now for a rocky gully, these two hills are advised to be done in reasonably clear conditions as there are many pitfalls along the way for the unprepared
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Final rocky climb to the summit
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Summit selfie
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Another pitfall for the unwary on our return journey to the path we started off
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Made it at last on the path and near the Ling Hut, we stayed on the path and carried on to the roadside bridge rather than again crossing the water.
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Re: Torridon Corbetts with tough underfoot conditions

Postby kaiserstein » Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:34 pm

Great photos rod, like you say a few pitfalls to negotiate but luckily we all got back in 1 piece. Wouldn't fancy it in the clag
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Re: Torridon Corbetts with tough underfoot conditions

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:41 pm

kaiserstein wrote:Great photos rod, like you say a few pitfalls to negotiate but luckily we all got back in 1 piece. Wouldn't fancy it in the clag


Hi Dave, great day all the same, but if the underfoot conditions had been a bit drier it might have helped a bit coming off the second Corbett. As you say the main thing was getting off unhurt, similar to Sunday.
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Re: Torridon Corbetts with tough underfoot conditions

Postby BlackPanther » Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:58 pm

Now I know I have to leave these for a good day, don't want to get caught in bad weather among all these rocks :?
I'm glad they are within hour's drive from home so we can plan a nice summer day for this traverse.
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Re: Torridon Corbetts with tough underfoot conditions

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:02 pm

BlackPanther wrote:Now I know I have to leave these for a good day, don't want to get caught in bad weather among all these rocks :?
I'm glad they are within hour's drive from home so we can plan a nice summer day for this traverse.


Nearby, now that is a bonus, good thinking, good luck :D
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Re: Torridon Corbetts with tough underfoot conditions

Postby martin.h » Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:37 am

Jeeps! that list of mine is getting longer Rod, you're giving me plenty of excuses to spend more time in Torridon :D
Looks a good day out and as BP says one to save for a good day for the views and the iffy terrain.
Great report.
Cheers.
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Re: Torridon Corbetts with tough underfoot conditions

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:08 pm

martin.h wrote:Jeeps! that list of mine is getting longer Rod, you're giving me plenty of excuses to spend more time in Torridon :D
Looks a good day out and as BP says one to save for a good day for the views and the iffy terrain.
Great report.
Cheers.

Thanks Martin, these two could be tricky navigation as you probably know already, but save it for a dry clear day and don't rush, just soak in the views, What an area!!! :D
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Re: Torridon Corbetts with tough underfoot conditions

Postby trekker53 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:34 pm

Rod, bet you're glad you got those done on a clear day, I wouldn't fancy it in clag, bad weather etc.
You must be really happy how this meet gave you such good hills to climb.
A great location that you can keep coming back for more.

Good luck for the next meet.
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Re: Torridon Corbetts with tough underfoot conditions

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:43 pm

trekker53 wrote:Rod, bet you're glad you got those done on a clear day, I wouldn't fancy it in clag, bad weather etc.
You must be really happy how this meet gave you such good hills to climb.
A great location that you can keep coming back for more.

Good luck for the next meet.

Hi Charlie, these are not recommended for poor weather that's for sure, really chuffed to have got them done :D
I'd come back here again and again, in fact, who knows the next meet might be a return :lol: :lol: Not had a reply from the present bunkhouse under consideration :( Trouble is there are not many bunkhouses which can accommodate WH numbers.
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Re: Torridon Corbetts with tough underfoot conditions

Postby Graeme D » Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:38 pm

The Rodmiester wrote:
trekker53 wrote:Rod, bet you're glad you got those done on a clear day, I wouldn't fancy it in clag, bad weather etc.
You must be really happy how this meet gave you such good hills to climb.
A great location that you can keep coming back for more.

Good luck for the next meet.

Hi Charlie, these are not recommended for poor weather that's for sure, really chuffed to have got them done :D
I'd come back here again and again, in fact, who knows the next meet might be a return :lol: :lol: Not had a reply from the present bunkhouse under consideration :( Trouble is there are not many bunkhouses which can accommodate WH numbers.


Not sure too many folks would object about that Rod! Give me a chance to nail these two beauties as well! :wink:
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Re: Torridon Corbetts with tough underfoot conditions

Postby mountain thyme » Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:48 pm

Nice one Rod. I never ever ever want to see that 2nd corbett again :(

I found that hard going from the 1st to 2nd one.

BTW still havent seen any of Dave and Deans eagle pictures :lol:
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Re: Torridon Corbetts with tough underfoot conditions

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:10 pm

mountain thyme wrote:Nice one Rod. I never ever ever want to see that 2nd corbett again :(

I found that hard going from the 1st to 2nd one.

BTW still havent seen any of Dave and Deans eagle pictures :lol:



Likewise mountain thyme, I would not be in a rush to do the whole round again, first Corbett ,Yes :D But in the meantime New Corbetts to be climbed :D
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Re: Torridon Corbetts with tough underfoot conditions

Postby Chris Mac » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:47 pm

A brilliant report and even better photos, they totally sum up everything good about hill walking and it looks like you had fantastic fun exploring some cracking Corbetts in terrific Torridon with wild weather! :roll: :lol:
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Re: Torridon Corbetts with tough underfoot conditions

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:32 am

Chris Mac wrote:A brilliant report and even better photos, they totally sum up everything good about hill walking and it looks like you had fantastic fun exploring some cracking Corbetts in terrific Torridon with wild weather! :roll: :lol:


Thanks Chris Mac, much appreciated, I try and identify the underfoot conditions of walks as much as possible to assist readers to make up their own mind on whether they should attempt walks and also assist in foot ware choice etc.

We were so lucky with the weather getting three out of the four days in pretty good weather for the time of year. What an area and one of the reasons for heading back at next years Spring meet with WH, why don't you come along :D
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