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Rois Bheinn Round from Alisary in Winter Conditions

Rois Bheinn Round from Alisary in Winter Conditions


Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:19 pm

Route description: Rois-Bheinn round, Inverailort

Corbetts included on this walk: An Stac, Rois-Bheinn, Sgurr na Ba Glaise

Date walked: 13/02/2016

Time taken: 8.5 hours

Distance: 11 km

Ascent: 1407m

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After a superb day on the hill yesterday today's target was to be the Three Corbetts referred to as the Rois- Bheinn Round and as the winter days are shorter we had decided to tackle them starting at Alisary rather than Inverailor. We were staying at the fine bunkhouse accommodation at the Glenfinnan Station Museum in an old sleeper carriage and at £15.00 a night was excellent value. This is where Dooterbang was to join myself and Mountain Thyme.

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Glenfinnan Station Museum where we stayed the night in an old sleeper carriage
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Mountain Thyme and Dooterbang at the start of the day, leaving the car parking area approx 400m North of Alisary where the burn goes below the road and the start of the walk begins
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The entrance gate to be climbed at the start with the snow covered An Stac in the distance
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Following the burn on the South side onto the open hillside
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It was at this point we heard a distant shout from below us from a couple of irate gillies who were to be conducting a shoot later on in the morning. With the late change of plan we had totally forgotten to check with the estate re access. After a few words and explaining where we were headed the seemed ok with our plans as long as we kept to the North side of the Boundary wall heading up the hillside to An Stuc
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Rum Cuillin in the distance
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Another Zoomed of the Islands off the mainland
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Time for a pose
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And another pose
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Rois Bheinn from the upper slopes of An stac
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Sgurr Na Ba Glaise
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Summit photo with the wing gusting and the spindrift blowing, it was time to find shelter quickly
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Perfect place for a bite to eat and a bit of shelter before departing down the South shoulder of An Stuc
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Heading down to the stone dyke which can just be seen in the distance. After reaching and following the dyke we then followed a line of metal fence posts towards the bealach between Rois Bheinn and Sgurr Na Ba Glaise
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Looking over the islands from the Southerly slopes of An Stuc
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Dooterbang pose in front of Sgurr Na Ba Glaise
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From SNBG towards Rois Bheinn
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The big three on the summit of SNBG
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Heading towards the summit of Rois Bheinn looking West
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Sun beginning to set
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Looking South West over Sgurr Dhomhuill
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Summit of Rois Bheinn
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Coming off the West shoulder of Rois Bheinn, with the sun setting, the last section involved climbing two deer fences and some pretty uneven and wet underfoot conditions under very little daylight
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Re: Rois Bheinn Round from Alisary in Winter Conditions

Postby litljortindan » Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:00 pm

I found it a great set of hills in summer, looks even better with the snow.
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Re: Rois Bheinn Round from Alisary in Winter Conditions

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:32 pm

litljortindan wrote:I found it a great set of hills in summer, looks even better with the snow.


Superb views all day, the views to the Isles were superb, the only downside was my lack of fitness and the very strong gusts of wind blowing the spindrift. But great hills as you say well worth a re-visit.
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Re: Rois Bheinn Round from Alisary in Winter Conditions

Postby rockhopper » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:49 pm

yup - it's a nice walk in these hills with great views - even better on a day like yours - cheers :)
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Re: Rois Bheinn Round from Alisary in Winter Conditions

Postby dooterbang » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:23 pm

Yer fitter than MT for sure :wink:

Awesome day in challenging conditions. Even the difficult terrain near the finish in darkness couldn't taint our smiles :)

Sublime views to the islands... 8)
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Re: Rois Bheinn Round from Alisary in Winter Conditions

Postby Collaciotach » Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:00 am

S' math sin ... i would' nt worry about Ghillies :wink:
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Re: Rois Bheinn Round from Alisary in Winter Conditions

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:59 am

rockhopper wrote:yup - it's a nice walk in these hills with great views - even better on a day like yours - cheers :)


Hi rockhopper, superb hills in a wonderful area a must walk in clear conditions for the stupendous views towards the sea. there was no war we could have completed the complete round at this time of year with those underfoot conditions :D :D
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Re: Rois Bheinn Round from Alisary in Winter Conditions

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:02 am

dooterbang wrote:Yer fitter than MT for sure :wink:

Awesome day in challenging conditions. Even the difficult terrain near the finish in darkness couldn't taint our smiles :)

Sublime views to the islands... 8)


Don't know about that Paul, MT is a right battler and a belter at that :D A fabulous day, when you putting on your 5th winning report then?
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Re: Rois Bheinn Round from Alisary in Winter Conditions

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:04 am

Collaciotach wrote:S' math sin ... i would' nt worry about Ghillies :wink:


Your right Collaciotach, the guy was irate because others had done the same as us the day before :lol: :lol: Put it this way we never heard a single shot all day, so maybe some deer saved :wink: :wink:
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Re: Rois Bheinn Round from Alisary in Winter Conditions

Postby mountain thyme » Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:43 pm

Excellent day in difficult conditions especially the steep icy ascent of An Stac! Love the pic of the 3 of us :)
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Re: Rois Bheinn Round from Alisary in Winter Conditions

Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:55 am

mountain thyme wrote:Excellent day in difficult conditions especially the steep icy ascent of An Stac! Love the pic of the 3 of us :)


I take it it's the photo of the camera strap blowing in front of the lens :lol: at least it gives an idea of the windy conditions :crazy: :crazy: :wink:
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