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Am Foghar ... Three Corbetts in reverse

Am Foghar ... Three Corbetts in reverse


Postby Collaciotach » Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:52 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Chaorach, Beinn Odhar, Cam Chreag (Auch)

Date walked: 02/10/2016

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 21 km

Ascent: 1367m

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Hello a h- uile daoine ....

It has been a wee while since i posted although we have been out and about time has been short for reports due to home projects amongst other things.

We have been pursuing the Corbetts ,Grahams and repeat Munros more the ones i saw hee haw from first time round.

Sin agad e .....

Today i headed down Tigh na Droma with the Auch Corbetts in mind and initially thought of the five however decided to stick with the three ....no rush to complete these :wink: .

This was the country of Mad Colin Campbell the Chief of Glenorchy who had a pathological hatred for the seed of Alpin and in 1554 " behiddet the laird of M’Gregor himself at Kandmoor in presence of the Erle of Athol, the Justice-Clerk, and sindrie other noblemen"....... no sign of him today mind as i headed up Gleann Corr a ' linnhe

I had thought about the route and in the end walked these hills in reverse so parked the car at the big stone pillar , crossed the railway line and joined the WHW and walked to Auch.

'S e latha breagha a bha ann

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àm-tòiseachaidh


We then took the route toward Lon a chiul ...well named "the marshy back meadow " and followed a fence up the steep slopes toward the mullach of Cam Chreag

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Beinn a' Chaisteal


An easy but steep ascent which soon found us at the carn with such a good day we then walked the druim to the wee cnuic opposite Beinn Chalium , good seallaidh back to the Cam Chreag

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Cam Chreag


No issue with walking here good turf and for an cu who gets hellish excited when he sees sheep the long rope was on to prevent him flushing and hounding the four footed clansman :D

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The views were pretty damn good and the first flush of Autumn with stags roaring in the coirean adding to the sounds

The tramp over to Beinn Caoraich was nice but uneventful a round grassy event and after visiting the trig we dropped down to take some lunch above the Gleann Cumhang and thinking ...a long way down !

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Agus bha mi ceart ... tis indeed all the way down to 444m although to be honest looked worst than it was in the end. We dropped down following the old electric fence then back up a grassy rake to reach the shoulder of Beinn Odhar ...

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From there remarkably quick to the mullach and i would venture the best outlook of the three Corbetts today

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Agus sin thu ...there you are ,a grand day and the choice to do these in reverse was a good one as after a lonish day nice to drop down almost on top of the car way down in the Slochd :D

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A tough wee route this with only the three ,wet in places and definetly one for a dry , fine day ..... i will be back for theo ther two in Winter ...

chan eil i fad air falbh ....she is no far away !

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Cheerie an drasda
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Re: Am Foghar ... Three Corbetts in reverse

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:37 pm

Stunning photos.
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Re: Am Foghar ... Three Corbetts in reverse

Postby dooterbang » Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:42 pm

Good to see you back out Colla - looked a good walk:)
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Re: Am Foghar ... Three Corbetts in reverse

Postby rockhopper » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:42 pm

Cracking day for it - great set of hills here but can make for a tough day of ups and downs - cheers :)
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