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A Couple Of Corbetts from Glen Orchy

A Couple Of Corbetts from Glen Orchy


Postby SecretSquirrel » Sat May 21, 2016 4:27 pm

Route description: Beinn Udlaidh and Beinn Bhreac-liath, Glen Orchy

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Bhreac-liath, Beinn Udlaidh

Date walked: 08/05/2016

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 11.68 km

Ascent: 1024m

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Starting out and looking across to the days second target, Beinn Udlaidh.
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The ascent of Beinn Bhreac-liath
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Looking back to the start from the climb up to the broad ridge of Beinn Bhreac-liath
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Beinn Udlaidh and the stone seem running down it
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The view to Bridge of Orchy
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Beinn Udlaidh
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Reaching the ridge to Bhreac-liath's summit, the views open across to Beinn Dorain.
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Dual summit cairns of Beinn Bhreac-liath
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Ben Lui looking glorious and Beinn Chuirn in the forground
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Looking down Gleann Achadh-innis Chilein. The west highland railway viaduct and in the background, from left to right ... Beinn Mhannach, Beinn nam Fuaran and Beinn a' Chaisteil
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The route ahead to Beinn Udlaidh
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A faint path heads up between the crags
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From the bealach looking towards Beinn Chuirn
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Looking back to the descent from Breac-liath
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The view along Lochan na Bi towards Tyndrum
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The true summit of Beinn Udlaidh, a small cairn on a quartz seam.
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The larger cairn of Beinn Udlaidh
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Starting the deescent, following the quartz seam
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The quartz seam.
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Reaching the forrestry track back to the car and a last look between the corbetts to Coire Ghamhnain
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SecretSquirrel
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Re: A Couple Of Corbetts from Glen Orchy

Postby Gordie12 » Sat May 21, 2016 5:38 pm

Hi SecretSquirrel - great looking couple of hills these on a good day.

What's the parking like for these two???
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Re: A Couple Of Corbetts from Glen Orchy

Postby SecretSquirrel » Sat May 21, 2016 7:21 pm

Gordie12 wrote:Hi SecretSquirrel - great looking couple of hills these on a good day.

What's the parking like for these two???


The parking isn't bad. I parked at the spot suggested in the WH description. You could probably get 3 or 4 well parked beside the forestry gate. Although, there was an old beaten up caravn taking up some space when we were there, but I wouldn't imagine parking being an issue. If needed there is also some nearby roadside grass verges that you could use.
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Re: A Couple Of Corbetts from Glen Orchy

Postby rockhopper » Tue May 24, 2016 10:50 pm

Nice day for it - walked these two from Glen Lochy but your route looks more interesting - cheers :)
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Re: A Couple Of Corbetts from Glen Orchy

Postby SecretSquirrel » Wed May 25, 2016 9:34 am

rockhopper wrote:Nice day for it - walked these two from Glen Lochy but your route looks more interesting - cheers :)


I followed the WH route from the North, which was mostly pathless. The only hint of path was between the two hills which made me think there is probably a more traditional route ascending from Loch Lochy in the South? Although in your report it doesn't look like there are any worn paths through the forestry?
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Re: A Couple Of Corbetts from Glen Orchy

Postby rockhopper » Thu May 26, 2016 2:28 pm

SecretSquirrel wrote:Although in your report it doesn't look like there are any worn paths through the forestry?
Don't recall a path - think it was just a gap in the trees all the way up - slippery in places beside the burn and a steep sided corrie with some crags to avoid before getting to the bealach - cheers :)
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