walkhighlands

Share your personal walking route experiences in Scotland, and comment on other peoples' reports.
Warning Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. Summer routes may not be viable or appropriate in winter. See winter information on our skills and safety pages for more information.

Carn nan Gabhar

Carn nan Gabhar


Postby Kenny Monaghan » Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:13 am

Route description: Beinn a'Ghlo

Munros included on this walk: Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain, Carn Liath (Beinn a'Ghlo), Carn nan Gabhar

Date walked: 09/04/2016

Time taken: 7.4 hours

Distance: 22.6 km

Ascent: 1339m

Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).

Another good day on the hills, we parked at the car park opposite Loch Moraig, (there's a trench between the tar and the actual parking area, (watch the front of your car).

We headed along the road to Carn Liath, when we got on top there was still a fair bit of cloud cover and the odd flurry of hail stones, but nothing to spoil the walk other than the lack of views. As we headed off the summit the cloud started breaking up which allowed us to see the other hills. There is still a lot of snow on the hills but nothing to make the walk difficult, no need for crampons, (yesterday anyway). As we left Carn Liath there was a fair bit of snow creating a ledge to get down to the path, we pretty much had to take a step into the ledge, but due to the amount of soft snow things were okay.

The climbs up Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain and then Carn nan Gabhardid did have lots of snow but both were reasonably good walking between both summits and with the clouds shifting the views were just getting better.

There wasn't too much wildlife about, we did see some grouse and deer, but the displays from the Lapwings were the highlights due to the amount of them in the area.

The only negative about the trip was the walk out, the path was quite messy, we chose to walk through the heather rather than even attempt using it.
Attachments
DSCF8718.jpg
DSCF8706.jpg
DSCF8680.jpg
DSCF8708.jpg
DSCF8703.jpg
DSCF8701.jpg
Kenny Monaghan
Walker
 
Posts: 41
Munros:193   Corbetts:11
Grahams:3   Donalds:8
Sub 2000:2   Hewitts:6
Wainwrights:8   
Joined: Aug 12, 2011

Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).


Walkhighlands community forum is now advert free

We need help to keep the site online.
Can you help support Walkhighlands and the online community by setting up a monthly donation by direct debit?



Return to Walk reports - Scotland

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Borderhugh, Innes, Kareng80, Petr Dakota and 55 guests