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In-spectre Ciste Dhubh

In-spectre Ciste Dhubh


Postby JimboJim » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:37 pm

Route description: Ciste Dhubh and Am Bathach, Cluanie

Munros included on this walk: Ciste Dhubh

Corbetts included on this walk: Am Bathach

Date walked: 19/11/2018

Time taken: 4.2 hours

Distance: 12.5 km

Ascent: 1040m

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The SGR looking very nice, as I start off.
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The initial climb up Am Bathach, wasn't as tough as I first thought.
Time for another trip in the Bongo, though forecast window wasn't too great and would only allow one night. Well, the wife would only allow one night :lol: Just joking, darling, if you ever get round to reading one of these reports! xXx
At first glance thought the climb up to Am Bathach looked steep and quite a haul, but I seemed to make pretty good progress, perhaps spurred on by slightly late start and wanting to move on to Lochcarron, whilst there was some daylight still in it.
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Looking down on the Cluanie Inn and SGR.
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Along Am Bathach, Ciste Dubh, just visible in the distance.
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Love the craggy lines and colours of Sgurr an Fhuarail.
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Over to Stob Coire na Craileag.
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A' Chralaig, just holding the mist, as it did most of the day.

Enjoyed the flatter walk to the summit of Am Bathach, though didn't hang around much as sun began to dwindle and darker clouds moved in, with some light flurries of snow flitting by. The Bealach Choinnich was looking boggy, but didn't turn out too bad. The climb up from there however, matched descriptions, with some splish-splashing around, but once over this hurdle, the walk along An Cnapach to the summit of Ciste Dhubh, was braw fun.
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The squidgy puddles and bogs at the bealach.
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An Cnapach and Ciste Dhubh.
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Through to A' Ghlas-bheinn and Beinn Fhada.
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Looking back, from the top.
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Making a spectre of myself, as usual.

By now the mist and showers were much closer and wind less pleasant. Took some photo's and was about to depart the summit, when I had a bit of an eerie feeling. Turning round, I found myself the centre of a Brocken Spectre.
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Spectre.
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Over toward the Sisters.
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Ciste Dhubh.
Not the best example, but it is always a (rare) treat to see one, so I took a few more snaps, before it moved on. Enjoyed further light shows as the weather played its funny light games, as i made my way back to the bealach, before returning via the east side of the An Caorainn Beag, which makes for decent progress, if a bit squidgy here and there, especially nearing the main road.
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West.
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Back from whence I came. The odd shower of snow and swirls of mist entertain.
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Pano back along the ridge, as the snow drifts by.
Was quite chuffed to be back at the Bongo in 4.2 hours, ready to get on my way, over to Lochcarron, slightly keen to slake my thirst :lol:
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Love these lines on An Cnapach, too. Nature does sculpting/drawing, as well!
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Look back by An Cnapach, Am Bathach, out to Loch Cluainie.
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Nice light shows today.
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Over to you, Bro's.
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Think this is Torridon hills, to the NW?
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Re: In-spectre Ciste Dhubh

Postby ere1 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:14 pm

Nice stuff and splendid photos Jimbo. :clap:
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Re: In-spectre Ciste Dhubh

Postby JimboJim » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:25 pm

ere1 wrote:Nice stuff and splendid photos Jimbo. :clap:


Thanks ere1, glad you enjoyed them.
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Re: In-spectre Ciste Dhubh

Postby Graeme D » Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:35 pm

What a cracking wee outing you had! :clap:
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Re: In-spectre Ciste Dhubh

Postby JimboJim » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:42 pm

Graeme D wrote:What a cracking wee outing you had! :clap:


Thank you, Graeme, that is just how I would describe it :)
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