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Carn Ban, a very long way in to a very remote Corbett

Carn Ban, a very long way in to a very remote Corbett

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:29 pm

Route description: Carn Ban via Strath Vaich

Corbetts included on this walk: Carn Ban

Date walked: 30/06/2017

Time taken: 8.5 hours

Distance: 42.2 km

Ascent: 1092m

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This was to be the weekend of Spider's Compleation on An Teallach on the Saturday and we were staying at the Aultguish Inn on the East side of Loch Glascarnoch near the A835. We had originally intended to climb the two Fisherfield CorbettsBeinn Dearg Mor and Beinn Dearg Bheag but because of the pretty poor forecast a plan B was hatched and this single Corbett Carn Ban which is listed as one or the remotest in Scotland seemed to fit the bill.We all had our off road bicycles with us and this would certainly assist in cutting the walking time as there was over a ten mile bike ride in. (two mile tarmac and eight mile track) to get to the bottom of the hill.

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Setting up the bikes before starting off, and checking all brakes etc
At the starting point, Black Bridge car parking area
We are off and on our way a two mile tarmac path awaits
The end of the tarmac where the road heads off West towards the Dam and Lodge house
Jura the dog awaiting patiently
The lodge house and other buildings on the West side of Loch Vaich
After a bridge crossing a pool of water no doubt it will be a splash through on the way back
Heading North along the eight mile rough track, property at Lubachlaggan as shown on OS map
Some bike maintenance required at this point
Now getting wetter by the minute it's a cycle on to keep warm
The last incline awaits as the track passes around Meall a' Chaorainn
A posed photo with Deanich Lodge in the background
Nearly at the bridge over theriver at the Abhainn a' Ghlinne Bhig
We were to leave the bikes a little further on so we could climb the lower slopes near the waterfall
Climbing on the track towards waterfall
The waterfall as shown on OS map in full flow
Heading up the relatively dry slopes
Jura on the summit cairn
Ooops bit of a slight error, camera must of slipped at the summit photo
On the return journey about two miles to go to Black Bridge and Pat and Theresa managed to stay in front of me after I got off to take this photo which was supposed to show a huge splash
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