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A walk around the rim of Coire Ardair.

A walk around the rim of Coire Ardair.


Postby gaffr » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:27 am

Route description: Creag Meagaidh circuit

Munros included on this walk: Carn Liath (Creag Meagaidh), Creag Meagaidh, Stob Poite Coire Ardair

Date walked: 26/09/2010

Distance: 18 km

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Good forecast for Sunday and was keen to get some air. Not many good, even reasonable days, since the first week-end in September.
1 Coire Ardair.jpg
2 An early look at the window. HPIM4722.jpg
seen from the ascent of Carn Liath
3 seen from the drop down  after Carn Liath HPIM4725.jpg
4 Must have been a warm shelter here at one time HPIM4732.jpg
Maybe used by the folks fixing the metal fence posts into the rocks?
5 Look back to Carn Liath HPIM4733.jpg
6 Approach to Stob Poite Coire Ardair HPIM4736.jpg
7 Some of the big cliffs in the Coire HPIM4738.jpg
9 The North side of the window HPIM4747.jpg
10 Several recognisable tops in the West HPIM4753.jpg
11 The summit area of Creag meagaidh from the domed flattish area HPIM4755.jpg
12 Teanga, Choire Ghairbh and Ben Tee HPIM4757.jpg
The near distance ones on the far side of Loch Lochy.
13 Moy Coire HPIM4761.jpg
14 A look back to Meagaidh after turning to the East HPIM4768.jpg
15 A view into the Coire from below Sron a'Choire HPIM4770.jpg
16 Ardverikie House and Loch Laggan HPIM4774.jpg
17 Blaeberry foliage feeling the autumn Crowberries not so HPIM4775.jpg
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Re: A walk around the rim of Coire Ardair.

Postby Stretch » Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:49 pm

Very nice Gaffr! I was keen to do this walk back when there was still some snow on the hills but it never worked out. Definetely looking forward to doing this circuit, hopefully with a bit of white stuff laying around.
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Re: A walk around the rim of Coire Ardair.

Postby malky_c » Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:16 pm

Such a great hill but one I've only spent the bare minimum of time on - something that needs to be rectified! Lovely photos. Given that you dabble in climbing as well, can I assume you've done some of the winter routes in Coire Ardair?
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