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WH Spring Meet Making Plans with Nigel

WH Spring Meet Making Plans with Nigel

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue May 09, 2017 6:37 pm

Route description: The Sgùrr Ghiubhsachain round

Corbetts included on this walk: Druim Tarsuinn, Sgòrr Craobh a' Chaorainn, Sgùrr Ghiubhsachain

Date walked: 22/04/2017

Time taken: 9.5 hours

Distance: 21.5 km

Ascent: 1578m

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I had been expecting to be heading for the CMD arete with my walking buddies Martin and Lynnne but the reward of gaining three additional Corbetts was just too much so a plan was hatched between Nigel and myself at the bunkhouse the night before. Nigel had originally hoped to do the Rossbeinn Round but I having done it last year was not so keen for a repeat and came up with the idea of The Sgurr Ghiubhsachain Round a longer and probably harder day. With Nigel agreeing to this word soon got around the bunkhouse what had been planned and soon Penny, Dave, Black Panther and Kevin were to be all joining us, bring it on!
Saturday had arrived and Nigel had kindly offered to take his car and soon we were on our way to Callop the starting point which can be easily missed as its junction is right on a bend after crossing under the railway bridge on the A830 on the way to Glenfinnan.
These hills have already been well covered with excellent reports from both old danensian and Black Panther but here are some more photographs taken on the same day.

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The six of us about to leave the parking area just beyond the bridge
After passing the cottages at Callop and heading up the well made track to the small hydro dam
Looking North the way we had come
The incredible muddy path section a four booter if ever there was one
Reaching the high point of the very wet muddy path with the forestry plantation we were to be heading for in the distance
Finding the easiest and driest section to go down with the river crossing and forestry plantation in view
No problems with the river crossing
A peat hag area on the other side of the river beside the forestry section
Yep we are to be climbing up there keeping the burn and forestry on our right
Quite heavy underfoot conditions with no signs of a path
Time for a wee rest and looking back the way we had come
Taking it all in, with views all around
Looking straight down the glen
On the first Corbett summit before the hail and snow shower arrived
One of the more rocky sections to be negotiated
On our way to the second Corbett Sgurr Ghiubhsachain with Loch Shiel in the background
Summit cairn of the second Corbett
A steeper section
Kevin making the summit photo in time, just.
Looking back to where we had come down, on the wet slippy grass, care was needed, it was steep in places
The final climb to the third summit, brought about a wee scrable depending on which way you attempted it. Nigel and I just went for it.
A very happy Rodmiester with three Corbetts bagged
The whole group at the summit, with three blue balloons bagged
Heading back to the cars on the well made track, a long hard day but very very satisfying, with good weather and great company. Now for the WH quiz if we can make it in time.
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Re: WH Spring Meet Making Plans with Nigel

Postby BlackPanther » Wed May 10, 2017 10:08 am

The best WH Meet for us so far! :D :D :D

Now, speaking of Rossbeinn Round... Another route high on my priority list... If we ever get good weather that far west :lol: :lol:
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