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Udlaidhs of fun - cracking winter pair, fantastic viewpoints

Udlaidhs of fun - cracking winter pair, fantastic viewpoints


Postby IainMacG » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:54 pm

Route description: Beinn Udlaidh and Beinn Bhreac-liath, Glen Orchy

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Bhreac-liath, Beinn Udlaidh

Date walked: 01/03/2017

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 900m

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Beinn Udlaidh and Bhreac-liath (Corbetts) make for a really good winter round when something bigger/longer is perhaps just looking too hard going with soft snow, when time is short or perhaps when cloud/fog is blanketing the higher tops.

We actually did it the other way round from the described walk (we went anti-clockwise and up Udlaidh first) and I would recommend that. For a few reasons:
a/ the approach to Udlaidh along the forest track makes a nice warm up (rather than charging straight into off track rough ground)
b/ the ascent of Udlaidh up the amazing quartzite dyke allows some good short sections of very easy scrambling which I think is better is ascent and really breaks up the ascent and makes it pretty enjoyable
c/ the descent of the end of the ridge of Bhreac-liath (which would be a slog of an ascent) is pretty easy - or at least gets it over with pretty fast - especially with a bit of snow to slide down...

I highly recommend these peaks as a good round with stunning views of the Southern Highlands peaks all round...
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