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Arkle, a wonderful Corbett with stunning views
by The Rodmiester » Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:54 pm
Route description: Arkle
Corbetts included on this walk: Arkle
Date walked: 06/10/2018
Distance: 17.2 km
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I had driven up on the Friday evening with the thoughts of maybe climbing the four most Northerly Corbetts and this one had been in my thoughts for the Saturday. After a pretty uncomfortable night trying to sleep in the car with the rain battering down and noise with Stags rutting at the start of the climb, there is quite a large area at the bridge over the burn but much of the surrounding area is waterlogged. I awoke on the Saturday only to hear the rain battering on the car and me thinking it was not such a bad idea sleeping in the car and leaving the tent inside it's pack.I was not about to start under these conditions and decided to drive towards Scourie which i did and by the time i'd got there the rain has stopped a little so decided to have breakfast in the layby near the toilet. After eating my cereal I saw a wee glimmer of blue in the sky so decided to return to the start point, by the time I'd reached it it was once again raining hard but more blue was showing so decided to sit it out for an hour. At eleven o'clock it was off and time to get booted up.
by Sgurr » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:41 am
See you have yet to do Foinaven, which, if possible, is even better. Love that third photo with the reflections.
by The Rodmiester » Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:02 pm
Sgurr wrote:See you have yet to do Foinaven, which, if possible, is even better. Love that third photo with the reflections.
Hi Sgurr, yes Foinavon was also on my radar for the time I was up there also Ben Loyal, but the weather was really atrocious. I think I'll leave Foinavon for a good day and also a day with more daylight, so it's next year now most definitely as I've just had a wee op on my leg and that's one of the reasons I'm on catchup with my WH reports. I can't believe how good the day turned out to be, you could see for miles in all directions, just love it up there.
Yes definitely save Foinavon for a good day, looking forward to it enormously
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