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Beinn na h-Uamha & Sgurr a'Chaorainn circuit

Beinn na h-Uamha & Sgurr a'Chaorainn circuit


Postby m3doc » Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:47 am

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn na h-Uamha

Grahams included on this walk: Sgurr a'Chaorainn

Date walked: 20/06/2017

Time taken: 9 hours

Distance: 19.5 km

Ascent: 1225m

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Small car park on E side Corran Ferry terminal at 10am and took the e-bikes free across the ferry and biked 3 miles easily to Sallachan then crossed the River Gour bridge where, fortunately, the adjacent forestry gate was unlocked. The track is rough and waterlogged in places and after 2.5 miles we abandoned the bikes to continue half a mile on foot to the crossing of the River Gour which was low enough to get across using boulders as stepping stones. Up the SE ridge to Beinn na h-Uamha 762m (putative lowest Corbett) summit cairn under 4 hours with superb views all around. Down W to 564m col and up to Sguur a'Chaorainn 761m (putative highest Graham) summit cairn under further 2 hours. Down S to grassy col below Sgurr na Laire then SE grassy slopes by two streams to pick up semblance of a boggy path / ATV track wandering about to River Gour again crossed by boulders as stepping stones as water level low enough. The ATV track rises up S 100m before turning E left along the rough wet track back to the bikes (ants had invaded a pannier and cycle helmets but the can of beer was like nectar having been shaded in the 26 degree heat) . We powered through the flooded parts of the track on the way back and got the ferry at 8.15pm.
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Unlocked forestry gate by bridge over River Gour at Sallachan; Sgurr na Laire, Sgurr a'Chaorainn and Beinn na h-Uamha
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Waterlogged track; Beinn na h-Uamha
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A further example of waterlogged track
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E-bikes; Sgurr na Laire, Sgurr a'Chaorainn and Beinn na h-Uamha
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Sgurr na Laire, Sgurr a'Chaorainn and Beinn na h-Uamha
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Approaching Beinn na h-Uamha
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Fording River Gour
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Retrospect of Glen Gour from ascent of SE ridge of Beinn na h-Uamha
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Retrospect from Beinn na h-Uamha's SE ridge down to River Gour with track beyond
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Beinn na h-Uamha summit with Sgurr a'Chaorainn, Ben Resipole beyond and Sgurrs na h-Ighinn and Dhomhnuill on right
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Descending from Beinn na h-Uamha, Sgurr a'Chaorainn left and Sgurr na h-Ighinn right
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Sgurr a'Chaorainn from descent of Beinn na h-Uamha
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Approaching Sgurr a'Chaorainn
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Garbh Bheinn from Sgurr a'Chaorainn
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Retrospect of Beinn na h-Uamha from Sgurr a'Chaorainn
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Retrospect of Beinn na h-Uamha and Glen Gour towards Ballachulish Bridge from Sgurr a'Chaorainn
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Glen Gour towards Ballachulish Bridge from Sgurr a'Chaorainn
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On ATV track back to River Gour

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m3doc
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Re: Beinn na h-Uamha & Sgurr a'Chaorainn circuit

Postby M7HAX » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:05 pm

Looks like you had a great day for that outing to Ardgour . E- bikes are definitely
the future , especially for oldies approaching remote summits. Excellent
pictures , though not a good advert for skin exposure to harmful rays!
Keep up the good work.
M7HAX
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