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Back in the Scaddle

Back in the Scaddle


Postby Mrs Scoob » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:09 pm

Route description: Carn na Nathrach, from Glen Hurich

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn na h-Uamha, Carn na Nathrach, Sgurr Dhomhnuill

Grahams included on this walk: Sgurr a'Chaorainn

Date walked: 31/03/2018

Time taken: 15.05 hours

Distance: 42.3 km

Ascent: 3094m

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I'd looked at these 3 Corbetts a while back, thinking they have shoulders all coming together at the end of Glen Scaddle so they'd make a nice loop from there :think: Our first plan for this long weekend was to head far north though, so this route wasn't really on our radar until we were chilling in the van the night before, with no phone signal. I'd remembered there was one trip report for this same route though, taking around 10hrs :eh: Just to make sure it was do-able for us I worked out rough stats on the map - guestimate 11km cycle to the bothy, around 16km walk in a loop, and counting contour lines I came up with around 1800m ascent. At our pace, that made for a ~13hr trip and since we'd be cycling >20km that would save some time 8) Stats I've put on this report are taken from my GPS :shock:

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As it happened, we went back to sleep after the alarm went off so didn't set off until 8.30am :roll: The cycle along Glen Scaddle was much better than expected! A bit bumpy but not the worst we've been on, and only a couple of times when I had to get off and push up hill :lol:
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cycle in
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almost at the bothy (which was closed)

I now realise why these hills aren't looped in a single walk... while the shoulders do come together, there are big drops between them, and a few extra tops thrown in :crazy: We both had 'moments' on this trip - Scoob's not keen on the steep, grassy climb with not much to hold on to, while one of the rocky gullys we climbed down brought out my Tourettes :wtf: :lol: :lol: All in all, another grand adventure :thumbup: :-D
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heading for Carn na Nathrach first, full route mostly in sight here
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starting to see the fair drop in between the first 2 Corbetts
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Carn na Nathrach summit looking to Gleann an Dubh Choirein - we'd driven to the end of those trees yesterday!
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steep descent then pick our way up the other side
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the 803 top
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Sgurr Dhomhnuill is steep on all sides!
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Sgurr Dhomhnuill summit
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heading for the Graham next but there's another top in the way first!
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Sgurr na h'Ighinn, which was more craggy than our paper map showed! Didn't appear to be an easier way around or down it
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much relief when we got out of this gully, lol!
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view back to Sgurr Dhomhnuill and it's 'bonus' top
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Sgurr a'Chaorainn summit... just one more to go!
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final summit in our sights now
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sun setting behind us... getting a bit weary now!
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Ta Da! Beinn na h-Uamha summit :)
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now past sunset, we bailed down to pick up the path back to the bothy before it got too dark (although good moonlight tonight)
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finally back at the van! :)
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Re: Back in the Scaddle

Postby malky_c » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:22 pm

Brilliant :lol: .

I've done some stupid routes in this area, but not that particular one! Tough hills, but I really like them 8)
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Re: Back in the Scaddle

Postby rockhopper » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:37 pm

Good to see you two are still as sensible as ever :roll: :crazy: :wink: Have had a route worked out for this area for some time but have just never got round to it yet - hadn't really looked at your approach as an option though but does look good esp with a bike. Think I'd be holding off until the snow goes - cheers :)
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Re: Back in the Scaddle

Postby Mrs Scoob » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:21 pm

malky_c wrote:Brilliant :lol: .

I've done some stupid routes in this area, but not that particular one! Tough hills, but I really like them 8)
Thanks Malky! It seemed quite straightforward on paper... :roll: :lol: You'd have it nailed in no time :D

rockhopper wrote:Good to see you two are still as sensible as ever :roll: :crazy: :wink: Have had a route worked out for this area for some time but have just never got round to it yet - hadn't really looked at your approach as an option though but does look good esp with a bike. Think I'd be holding off until the snow goes - cheers :)
:lol: :lol: Thanks RH. It's a lovely area - and that track is great for cycling, even for me :o :lol:
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Re: Back in the Scaddle

Postby soapy27 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:06 am

Wow. Excellent report of a true epic Fi. Great work 👌
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Re: Back in the Scaddle

Postby Alteknacker » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:55 am

Some really attractive looking hills there, especially the first two, and a great bike-and-walk route :thumbup:. Definitely now on the "to do" list!
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Re: Back in the Scaddle

Postby Mrs Scoob » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:26 pm

soapy27 wrote:Wow. Excellent report of a true epic Fi. Great work 👌
Thanks Dean :wave: Still not recovered yet, think we'll stick to short routes this weekend :lol:
Alteknacker wrote:Some really attractive looking hills there, especially the first two, and a great bike-and-walk route :thumbup:. Definitely now on the "to do" list!
It's a good route; I'd recommend it! Just maybe not in winter boots :roll: :lol:
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Re: Back in the Scaddle

Postby Sunset tripper » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:05 am

Nice one. Got tired just reading that. :D
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