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Corbett cherry popped x2

Corbett cherry popped x2


Postby munrogimp » Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:31 am

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn a' Chuallaich

Date walked: 18/10/2016

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 8.5 km

Ascent: 667m

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A wee walk to stretch the legs and lungs in preparation for an assault on the great Schiehallion tomorrow. Mrs MG and Tango the dog were along too for their first 'bagging' expedition. It was only a very short walk from the week's holiday cottage to the jump off point on a clear and crisp autumn day.
From the off it a was a tight pull up from the B846 opposite Drumcastle Farm along an old zig-zag path leading up to a deer fence. A simple squeeze through the wires allows us to press on through browning bracken to a crumbling wall. Tango is loving it as we enter proper fell territory heading directly north along the old drovers track. To our east is the high ground of Torr na Cabar and then Tom na Moine.
Tango now advises us to start climbing the shoulder joining Beinn a'Chuallaich and Tom na Moine and we diligently follow.
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This way folks

A couple of mountain hares scarpered ahead of us which only excite Tango even more as we neared top. A false horizon or two eventually revealed the impressive cairn that actually the trig point from our view. Tango thought the trig point looked a tad dry so in the absence of a tree or lamppost watered it.
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Great view from here

The 360º views were clear, far and spectacular, but all dominating was old Schiehallion to the south. A wispy shawl of cloud draped over her shoulders Schiehallion looked resplendent in the weak autumn sun.
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Resplendent Schiehallion

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Me and the lad atop cairn - arty style

With no flask for a brew and me having still tired legs from Sunday's Loch Rannoch marathon we just took the obligatory photos and retraced our steps.
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Fine view on Loch Rannoch extending into the distance

With the cutting wind now to our backs it was a pleasant amble home to the wee cottage tucked away in the golden copper shaded woods.
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Cottage in the autumnal woods

I was very proud of Mrs MG and Tango for not once whinging about the steepness of the climb, lack of clear paths, no prosecco, sore feet, no cats to chase........... :clap:
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Re: Corbett cherry popped x2

Postby Gordie12 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:52 am

Welcome to the world of no paths, peat hags, bogs, chest high ferns and single day hills.........enjoy :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Corbett cherry popped x2

Postby Yorjick » Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:16 am

Perhaps Schiehallion should have been the warm-up for Beinn a'Chuallaich! The Corbetts are sometimes harder due to the lack of paths! Check out my report for the same Corbett: http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=65901
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