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Around Coire Lair

Around Coire Lair


Postby dav2930 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:05 pm

Route description: Beinn Liath Mhor, Achnashellach

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Liath Mhòr, Sgòrr Ruadh

Date walked: 12/06/2016

Time taken: 7.5 hours

Distance: 16.5 km

Ascent: 1360m

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Lagging behind with my WR's, this one is from last month. Stayed at Wee Campsite at Loch Carron. Hoped to do lots of stuff but this turned out to be our best day of the week due to subsequent bad weather.


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Had been wanting to do these two for some time and they didn't disappoint. It was a highly enjoyable walk with lots of interest and superb views (which really deserve a better day than we had). Not much else to say really! :o

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Not far along the track, view of Fuar Tholl


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Ravine of the River Lair


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Approaching Beinn Liath Mhor


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Misty shapes on the ridge of Beinn Liath Mhor


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Karl at summit of Beinn Liath Mhor - time for some fodder


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Below the clag, descending from Beinn Liath Mhor looking to Loch Torridon


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Beinn Damh


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Crags of Sgorr Ruadh from BLM


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Descent to the little lochan


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Sgorr Ruadh across the corrie, clag lifting at last


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Beinn Liath Mhor from the bealach


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An Ruadh-stac and Maol Chean-dearg with Beinn Damh on right


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Heading up Sgorr Ruadh


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Beinn Liath Mhor


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Loch Carron


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Beinn Alligin


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At the edge of the crags on Sgorr Ruadh


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Karl and another group at summit of Sgorr Ruadh


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Liathach


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Beinn Eighe


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Beinn Liath Mhor


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Looking east


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An Ruadh-stac and Maol chean-dearg


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Fuar Tholl from Loch a' Bhealaich Mhoir. The big crag R of centre is Mainreachan Buttress.
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Re: Around Coire Lair

Postby simon-b » Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:44 am

Really nice hills around there, dav. It's worth climbing the Munros just to see the Corbetts.
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Re: Around Coire Lair

Postby Jaxter » Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:08 pm

Definitely a place I'll be returning to, got a few glimpses when I was there but weather was appalling :? :shock:

You've got some cracking photies there :D I can never get over how big everything is in that area...makes you feel so small. And lucky! :wink:
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Re: Around Coire Lair

Postby BlackPanther » Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:13 pm

The last photo is a cracker :D

We climbed Sgorr Ruadh by accident once... We set off to do Fuar Tholl in winter conditions, but the cloud was low, we missed the turn off for the Corbett and somehow wandered to the summit of Ruadh :roll:
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Re: Around Coire Lair

Postby dav2930 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:46 pm

simon-b wrote:Really nice hills around there, dav. It's worth climbing the Munros just to see the Corbetts.

I know what you mean Simon; some of the Corbetts around there - Fuar Tholl, An Ruadh-stac, Beinn Damh, - are more impressive than the Munros!
Will it be the Corbetts next for you I wonder? :D

Jaxter wrote:Definitely a place I'll be returning to, got a few glimpses when I was there but weather was appalling :? :shock:

You've got some cracking photies there :D I can never get over how big everything is in that area...makes you feel so small. And lucky! :wink:

Thanks Jaxter :D Yes the whole Torridon area is just fantastic isn't it? You're right about it making you feel small! Definitely worth saving these ones for good weather. It was a shame the clag never really lifted off Liathach etc that day :?

BlackPanther wrote:The last photo is a cracker :D

We climbed Sgorr Ruadh by accident once... We set off to do Fuar Tholl in winter conditions, but the cloud was low, we missed the turn off for the Corbett and somehow wandered to the summit of Ruadh :roll:

Thanks BP :D I just love the idea of climbing Sgorr Ruadh by accident :shock: I'd really like to visit these hills in winter.
Fuar Tholl looks a very worthy objective in its own right - makes me wish we'd tagged it on to our round actually :?
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Re: Around Coire Lair

Postby Silverhill » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:26 pm

Nice one! I had planned to do these in June, but never got round to them. Something to look forward to! :D
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Re: Around Coire Lair

Postby Cairngorm creeper » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:56 pm

Great area, enjoyed your report and photos. We did Sgorr Rhuadh in winter and you have wetted my appetite to go back soon.
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Re: Around Coire Lair

Postby dav2930 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:03 pm

Silverhill wrote:Nice one! I had planned to do these in June, but never got round to them. Something to look forward to! :D

Thanks Silverhill. There were quite a few Munros we had planned for this trip and never got round to! I look forward to reading your report when you do get round to these. :D

Cairngorm creeper wrote:Great area, enjoyed your report and photos. We did Sgorr Rhuadh in winter and you have wetted my appetite to go back soon.

Thank you CC :D I imagine these are great hills to do in winter. A trip to Torridon next winter may be on the cards :think:
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