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Make mine a Double

Make mine a Double


Postby magicdin » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:21 pm

Munros included on this walk: Luinne Bheinn

Corbetts included on this walk: Sgurr a'Choire-bheithe

Date walked: 22/11/2010

Time taken: 7.5 hours

Distance: 15 km

Ascent: 1450m

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Slipped up in October by missing out on a couple of good weekends (fooled by weather forecasts)
However - a weeks holiday to take and the forecasts not too bad for the early part of the week
The plans for the wee trip started with a bit of a disappointment when I phoned "Billy the Boat" only to discover that he had stopped providing the ferry service from Arnisdale to Barrisdale - was looking forward to that
Missed the Boat right enough :(
Ah well - nowt for it but the walk along from Kinloch Hourn

Sunday 21st November
Arrived at the car park just on noon and quickly away for the walk into the bothy
Once round to the first ruin at Skiary the ridge of Ladhar Bheinn is visible in the distance and fools you a bit that it is closer than it actually is
The first steep climb with the rucsac was a pech - but once the fleece pullover was off the second hill and the rest of the walk was easy enough and enjoyable - 3 hours bang on to the bothy - met a group of three and and a group of four just before the boat house
Half way along I remembered the first time I had walked this route was October 1991


Older now with grey where once was brown
I returned to you my memory land,you did not let me down
Once more among the clean skies,the mountains and the streams
I felt again that peace of mind,that quiet to soothe my dreams
I felt the years roll back,could feel both wild and free
Among the solitude of the hills that kept their faith with me


The bothy was quiet - one rucsac left but this belonged to a lass who arrived from the hill and was walking out to catch up with her mates
Had my meal, had a dram,listened to the radio and read the bothy book.
The cold bothy soon had me seeking out my sleeping bag and an early night.

Monday 22nd November
Ach well - time to get the job done
Getting on for 9 am when I set out - cloud was just catching the top of the hills but day looked promising
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Silvery June over Barrisdale
Up to Mam Barrisdale where I stopped for a short break.
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Meall Buidhe
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Cloud just catching Luinne Bheinn
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Cloud and Sunshine over Stob a'Chearcaill
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Barrisdale Bay and Beinn Sgritheall - Looking Good
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Looking up to Luinne Bheinn
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Meall Buidhe again
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Loch an Dubh-lochain - cloud coming in
Simply then up by Bachd Mhic and Tosaig to the base of the final climb to Luinne Bheinn
Cloud was coming and going and I was still hopeful of clear views at the top
Did'nt quite work out that way but was'nt complete clag either
Reached the first cairn just after 11 o'clock
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Cairn
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From Luinne Bheinn looking to Sgurr a'Choire-Bheithe
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Second summit cairn
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Not quite the clear views I was hoping for

Munro Round # 3 compleat - maybe an apt hill for it - quick dram (Glenmorangie Lasanta) of course before moving on

The cloud really came in just as I set of to the east top and down the ridge towards Mam Unndalain
Snow on the ridge - crunchy in places - felt happier with ice axe in hand
Took a careful bearing so as not to follow the wrong ridge in the mist but once down a bit it was clear again
Rough and complicated ground in parts - glad I could see the route ahead
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Way ahead to Sgurr a'Choire-bheithe
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Lochan nam Breac
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Beinn Sgritheall and Barrisdale
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Beinn Aden and Sgurr na Ciche
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Luinne Bheinn - Clear of course
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Ladhar Bheinn from Mam Unndalain
Down to the Mam in reasonable time - and a break
Then for the climb up to my final Corbett - Sgurr a' Choire-bheithe
I had settled on this pair of hills to compleat the double round when SaCB was affirmed as a Corbett.
Just a case of picking a line up past and between the rocky outcrops
Found the climb a bit tedious but I was soon on the level ridge with a short climb to the summit.
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Approaching the top of SaCB
Strolled up to the top to compleat my round of Corbetts
How long did that take then - first Corbett was Ben Ledi in 1975 ! :shock:
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Druim Chosaidh ridge
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Summit cairn- Luinne Bheinn and Rum distant
A great viewpoint this hill I'm sure - but It really was'nt a bad day at all.
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Barrisdale with Skye
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Ladhar Bheinn
After a few photos and another dram from the hip flask back down to the Mam and the pleasant walk back to the bothy
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View back to Sgurr a'Choire-bheithe
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Dropping down from Mam Unndalain


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Meal and a few drams - but again soon to bed to beat the coldness


Tuesday 23rd November
Enjoyed the walk back out - just over 3 hours again - but glad to get back to the car
Some photos
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Welcome back to Kinloch Hourn


Pint at Invergarry and home :D
Treated to a grand meal by SWMBD :D - a lovely bottle of wine - and ??? :think: :think: :think:- Oh Aye a few drams 8)

An end to all that "Bagging" - Honest :wink:
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Re: Make mine a Double

Postby ianaird » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:41 pm

I'll drink to that :clap:

And it's St Andrews day so better make it a double :thumbup:
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Re: Make mine a Double

Postby kinley » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:52 pm

8) Nice one MD - Congrats on the Corbett Round - a lot of fine days in there I'm sure.

Absolutely cracking pair of hills too 8)

Cheers :thumbup:

P.S. You missed out Slat Bheinn - you'll have to go back for your Graham Round :lol:
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Re: Make mine a Double

Postby magicdin » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:54 pm

ianaird wrote:I'll drink to that :clap:

And it's St Andrews day so better make it a double :thumbup:



Cheers Ian
Jings I forgot it was St Andrews Day - I'll have to dig the car out again to get down for Haggis and Uisge Beatha :lol:

kinley wrote:8) Nice one MD - Congrats on the Corbett Round - a lot of fine days in there I'm sure.

Absolutely cracking pair of hills too 8)

Cheers :thumbup:


Cheers also Kinley
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Re: Make mine a Double

Postby malky_c » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:07 pm

Congratulations on finally getting that weather window :D
After the weather went cold, I didn't think you'd get round to doing this this year. Certainly makes for an interesting compleation in the conditions you had. Getting stuck into the rest of those Grahams next then? :lol:
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Re: Make mine a Double

Postby Scotjamie » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:24 pm

many congrats - a great report with much inspiration......... excellent hills and my favourite dram
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Re: Make mine a Double

Postby magicdin » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:08 am

malky_c wrote:Congratulations on finally getting that weather window :D
After the weather went cold, I didn't think you'd get round to doing this this year. Certainly makes for an interesting compleation in the conditions you had. Getting stuck into the rest of those Grahams next then? :lol:


Thanks malky_c - determined to get them done this year - just as well I went early in the week
I'm sure I am cured of the "Bagging" mentality :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
As for the Grahams - well I will certainly climb a few,but as for a round :think: :think: :think:
And yes Kinley Slat Bheinn and Meall nan Eun are two that I would certainly go back for
Hope the ferry from Arnisdale can be used in the future

Scotjamie wrote:many congrats - a great report with much inspiration......... excellent hills and my favourite dram


Thanks also Scotjamie - first time I had that particular whisky - grand stuff :thumbup:
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Re: Make mine a Double

Postby walk aboot » Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:08 pm

Fantastic stuff, magicdin, BIG CONGRATULATIONS to you :D :D :D ...so it's more bowls than bagging from now on, or is it?

I bet you did enjoy that, the walk out, must have been a good feeling :thumbup: 8) .
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Re: Make mine a Double

Postby magicdin » Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:16 pm

Thanks Walkaboot - Feel like a break from the bagging
Want to do different things next year - eg Hebrides
I do know however from past experience that I kind of miss the regime of doing a round :?
But hey I can can relax a wee bit and just pick and choose where I go for the next wee while :D
Enjoy my bools also - but it does sometimes get in the way of the walking
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Re: Make mine a Double

Postby walk aboot » Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:55 pm

:thumbup:

The Islands are definites for me in 2011 too, magicdin (been googling and you can actually get to St. Kilda on a budget as a day boat trip 8) ) and long distance paths. You'll be doing them next, LDPs :D .
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Re: Make mine a Double

Postby magicdin » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:08 pm

walk aboot wrote::thumbup:

The Islands are definites for me in 2011 too, magicdin (been googling and you can actually get to St. Kilda on a budget as a day boat trip 8) ) and long distance paths. You'll be doing them next, LDPs :D .


St Kilda would be great - and there are Marilyns out there - och stop it there I go again :shock:

Maybe not LDPs but definitely thinking of through routes - perhaps coast to coast in the future
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Re: Make mine a Double

Postby walk aboot » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:13 pm

:thumbup:
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Re: Make mine a Double

Postby mountain coward » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:10 am

Adding my congratulations too :D Great report there. How come you didn't come back down the long ridge of Sgurr a' Choire Bheith though - that's the route I have my eye on and was looking out for pics/details of it in the report! The Druim a Chosaidh ridge looks a bit much for me really...

I'll be really jealous if you start posting Hebs trip reports next year - I'd still love to get back there but am just not finding the time :( Not sure Kilda's worth going to for a daytrip though - there's some quite tempting looking walking there - I'd want a few days I think.
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Re: Make mine a Double

Postby magicdin » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:43 am

mountain coward wrote:Adding my congratulations too :D Great report there. How come you didn't come back down the long ridge of Sgurr a' Choire Bheith though - that's the route I have my eye on and was looking out for pics/details of it in the report!



Well - Err Image - I did mean to go down by the ridge - but when I got to the last rise I discovered I had lost/left something at the Mam Unndalain - and that's why I retraced my route
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Re: Make mine a Double

Postby kinley » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:02 am

MD wrote:The plans for the wee trip started with a bit of a disappointment when I phoned "Billy the Boat" only to discover that he had stopped providing the ferry service from Arnisdale to Barrisdale - was looking forward to that
Missed the Boat right enough


With my normal attention to detail ;) - I missed this first time.

Do you mean he's no longer providing the service at all :( , or just that he's stopped for the winter?
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