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Corra Bheinn

Corra Bheinn


Postby kevsbald » Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:49 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Corra-bheinn

Date walked: 18/03/2016

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 4 km

Ascent: 650m

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Been a while since I posted here but the wee one is a bit more independent than she used to be. What developed from being a day with low cloud turned into one of those rare and memorable experiences on the hill. A family holiday to Mull meant that I had earned a wee trip up one of the Grahams still on my outstanding list - of which there are many at the moment. Emma and baby would drive round to Bunessan for buns, drop me off in Glen More and then come back and pick me up after cake consumption. This gave me a window of approximately 2 hours so it was shorts and fell shoes once out of the car. At a frigid 6C, I left my jeans behind the old bridge so that if i was down before my wife arrived, I wouldn't get too cold.

I waved good bye to my wife who shouted 'don't die', then I took off up the decent path which runs to the Loch (Scriodain, I think) and then made for the obvious SW shoulder. At about 200m, I disappeared into the clag. The road was nowhere to be seen but I could hear the odd car whizz along. Given the time constraints, it was head down and go for it, while being careful to avoid some of the crags. At about 500m, I could hear what sounded like the motocross GP and eventually located the source as being a large pool of frogs writhing around in ecstasy. Did they know what was about to happen?

At about 550m, I could feel the sun burning through the cloud and as I climbed, I looked West hopeful of a cloud inversion and views. I was not wrong and was delighted at the impressive views to Ben More. Getting to the summit trig point and the vista was quite incredible, with Skye on the horizon but the Ben More-A Chioch ridge was the absolute star of the show. It was roasting and I enjoyed basking in the sun for 10 minutes before receiving a text that the buns were dry and she was heading to collect me, unimpressed. I was loathe to leave but hastened down the hill and back to the waiting wife within 1 hour 45 minutes. An absolute belter of a hill especially in those conditions.

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The start of my emergence from the gloom
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Hello there Jose!
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Ben More-A Chioch ridge aka hill porn
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Looking N to An Tir Mor
Last edited by kevsbald on Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Corra Bheinn

Postby rockhopper » Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:32 pm

Nice one kev - great when they start out claggy then you pop out above it all like this :thumbup: ......you could have just pretended that there was no signal and you didn't get the text :wink: - cheers :)
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Re: Corra Bheinn

Postby Collaciotach » Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:21 pm

I would have informed the good lady she would have to wait on this occassion or i'd make my own way back :wink:
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Re: Corra Bheinn

Postby malky_c » Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:09 pm

Good to see you posting again, and a nice part-day out :D
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Re: Corra Bheinn

Postby Graeme D » Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:43 pm

Very nice Mr P! :clap:
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Re: Corra Bheinn

Postby litljortindan » Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:33 pm

Well done on fitting a hill in like that and what a reward for the effort. I think Mull is great. I've looked at the map many times contemplating this hill and many others on the island. Maybe I should have a holiday on Mull too.
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