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Twin Kintail Corbetts but not the ones you may think.

Twin Kintail Corbetts but not the ones you may think.


Postby The Rodmiester » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:59 am

Corbetts included on this walk: Sgurr an Airgid, Sgurr Mhic Bharraich

Date walked: 29/10/2016

Time taken: 7.25 hours

Distance: 20.2 km

Ascent: 1703m

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Sgurr Mhic Bharraich AM 10.8 K 833 M ASCENT TIME TAKEN 4 H 20 M
Sgurr an Airgid PM 9.04 K 870 M ASCENT TIME TAKEN 2 H 55 M

With the underfoot conditions making the two Corbetts beside Beinn Sgritheall a bit of a no no with very steep grassy descents it was decided to head for the easier and much closer Sgurr Mhic Bharraich.
From Ratagan its only two miles to the start the large parking area beside the Glenshiel campsite. Walk through campsite and head for the toilt block and at the rear climb the stile to follow the Allt Undalain Southwards first on the left then on the right side as you go up the glen

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Following the track which had been made much larger at this point from the last time I climbed up the hill during the Dirty Thirty an annual walk /run organised by the Glenelg Community for funds for local groups, highly recommended by the way a very well organised event. At this point you are on the left of the burn
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Climbing higher into the cloud on the same track quite rough in places
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Looking back to the campsite
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SMB in the background with Black Panther in the foreground
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Further along the track now on the other side of the burn
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Up this track and turn uphill to the right where it becomes narrower and much steeper
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A group discussion on ???
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Now headin West and towards Loch Coire nan Crogachan. Before the final climb keep an eye out for a couple of cairns on your right which suggests you come off the path to head North on the East side of the loch and towards the East shoulder of the Corbett missing the crags
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Not reached the cairns yet
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Corbett in the distance and heading over wet boggy ground to the East shoulder of Corbett
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Group photo at summit
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Mountain Thyme ready for the off had checked her watch and was thinking???
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Heading back down on a slightly different route check map missing the crags and coming below same
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It's becoming to get a bit brighter as we descend
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Much brighter the cloud is lifting
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Looking towards the Saddle and the Graham Biod an Fhithich
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Looking back along the track now not far from the campsite and cars. Now I know what Mountain Thyme was thinking it was 1.45 pm 'She asked me have you a head torch' Yep she had another Corbett in mind and I knew the one just a five minute drive around the end of Loch Duich. Boots already on and raring to go and off by 2.00 pm, let's just go for it, bring it on

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I'm locking the car and she's off (Parked at the cemetery car park directly opposite the small gate)
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Looking back from the good track then path
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Further up at this section nice and grassy with a good incline nothing steep on this hill as I remembered from the last time I'd climbed it
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Through the gate and climing fast up some zig zags , furter on I checked my watch and on the hour we had climbed 560 m no bad going for the second hill of the day. During the walk I had noticed quite a few fresh footprints so I was expecting to see some maybe well known faces later on and right enough when walking along the long summit ridge met the Meet Organisers Darren and Anne and others
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The cairn at the top of the climb up to the summit ridge
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Mountain Thyme delighted with her bag of two Corbetts for the day. The descent well a bit of a run/jog/fast walk to the bottom to finish before 5.00 pm no nead for the torches then. Head straight to the Kintail Lodge Hotel for drink and a meal then the hostel for a hot shower and typical WH festivities.
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Re: Twin Kintail Corbetts but not the ones you may think.

Postby David-Main » Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:21 am

Mountain Thyme twice in 2 days up Sgurr an Airgid she is keen well done eh!! Rod !!!!! :wink:
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Re: Twin Kintail Corbetts but not the ones you may think.

Postby The Rodmiester » Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:05 pm

David-Main wrote:Mountain Thyme twice in 2 days up Sgurr an Airgid she is keen well done eh!! Rod !!!!! :wink:

Aye your right we kept that going well :lol: :lol:
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Re: Twin Kintail Corbetts but not the ones you may think.

Postby BlackPanther » Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:02 pm

I'm glad you managed the second one before the evening do :D

We will definitely repeat both these Corbetts in full winter conditions - just to see the views properly!
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Re: Twin Kintail Corbetts but not the ones you may think.

Postby dogplodder » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:02 pm

Both great hills and good going to do them both! :wink:
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Re: Twin Kintail Corbetts but not the ones you may think.

Postby The Rodmiester » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:50 pm

dogplodder wrote:Both great hills and good going to do them both! :wink:


One of these days I'll get a view from at least one of them, I'm told they are something special :wink:
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Re: Twin Kintail Corbetts but not the ones you may think.

Postby mountain thyme » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:20 pm

Nice one

Does that count to my second round of Corbetts as I have now done it twice :wink:
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Re: Twin Kintail Corbetts but not the ones you may think.

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:08 pm

:lol:
mountain thyme wrote:Nice one

Does that count to my second round of Corbetts as I have now done it twice :wink:

:lol: :lol: Aye you keep it going T :wink: :wink:
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