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Brilliant views from Mam Gualainn

Brilliant views from Mam Gualainn


Postby past my sell by date » Sat May 28, 2016 7:28 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Mam na Gualainn

Grahams included on this walk: Tom Meadhoin

Date walked: 15/05/2016

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 9 km

Ascent: 940m

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Lovely clear sunny day: I wanted a shortish walk well away from the masses in Glen Coe, so chose Mam Gualainn from the West. I passed the start of the R.O.W. from near Caller Ho. to Fort William and parked by a gateway 50m or so further on. I started through oak woods that gradually changed to birch with gorgeous views back across Loch Leven :D
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Start
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Beinn a Bheithir
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Garbh Bheinn
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Higher up
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R of Bidean is the Etive Corbett Beinn Maol Chaluim
The track soon reached the open hillside where it has been wrecked by mountain bikes - it's 30m wide in places :( It was easy in the dry conditions, but would be a real mess in the wet. Ileft the track well before it reached its high point, and headed R up pleasant grass slopes to the knob of Tom nan Corp continuing on a good path to reach the summit in near Naismith time :) - almost unheard of these days. Stunning views all round.
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Blackwater Reservoir and Schiehallion from near Tom nan Corp
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Approaching the top

Views from the summit
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Mullach nan Coirean
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Amazing white screes of Stob Ban
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Wider view - Ring of Steall peaks on the R
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Zoomed - Sgurr a Mhaim is party hidden by Stob Ban: Aonachs behind
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detail
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Further R - looking on down the ridge to Beinn na Caillich
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Kinlochleven - Schiehallion behind
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South across Glen Coe - Beinn a Bheithir on the R
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Zoomed - Ben Starav at the back with snow on it: The Pap is much less impressive from here
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Loch Linnhe and Ardgour
I carried on E for 100m or so when a better view of Loch Leven opened up , then returned to the top and headed down to the 464m col and the adjacent Graham Tom Meadhoin
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Over Tom Meadhoin to Garbh Bheinn (Ardgour) : Beinn Resipol on the R
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Descending to the col
There was quite a good track to the Graham - clearly a lot of people tack it on to the Corbett
Views from Tom Meadhoin
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Stob Ban - Sgurr a Mhaim now on its L
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Looking back to Mam Gualainn
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Lower end of Glen Coe
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Zoomed view - Stob Coire nan Lochan , Bidean and the W face of the Aonach Dubh
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South West across Loch Linnhe
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Zoomed - Ben More on Mull
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Zoomed - Looking around NW - Rois bheinn area maybe
I headed back down towards the col and then veered down R to rejoin the track near the corner of the pine forest. At the bottom a second track headed directly through the woods to my car - I couldn't resist one last photo across the loch.
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All in all a brilliant day
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Last edited by past my sell by date on Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:52 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Brilliant views from Mam Gualainn

Postby PerthAlly » Sat May 28, 2016 7:45 pm

Truly beautiful photos of an area I've only recently started visiting 8)
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Re: Brilliant views from Mam Gualainn

Postby past my sell by date » Sun May 29, 2016 5:10 pm

PerthAlly wrote:Truly beautiful photos of an area I've only recently started visiting 8)

Thanks PerthAlly - this is I think much the easiest hill in the whole area - but the views are stunning :)
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