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2 munros and a corbett from near Rannoch Station

2 munros and a corbett from near Rannoch Station

Postby kleighton » Wed May 15, 2019 9:01 pm

Route description: Beinn Pharlagain, near Rannoch Station

Munros included on this walk: Carn Dearg (Corrour), Sgor Gaibhre

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Pharlagain

Date walked: 14/05/2019

Time taken: 10.5 hours

Distance: 24 km

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A brilliant sunny day. The only cool place would be up on the ridges where a gentle breeze was very pleasant. I set off from the layby across the road from the start of the Road to the Isles, signposted Fort William via Corrour. I had decided on these munros from here as I did not want to be rushing to catch the train from Corrour. The track in is pleasant and easy walking. I walked to Carn Dearg first and ascended by its southern ridge. The walk up to the ridge from the track was pathless and a bit of a trudge but i found a good path as I reached the ridge which continued all the way to Sgor Gaibhre. many false summits then a fine summit cairn on Carn Dearg with wonderful views all around. A clear path heads off to the bealach and up to the next summit. Again fine views. Decision time. I set off for Beinn Pharlagain. This was the most difficult part of the day requiring some navigation although there was a very rough intermittent path. I reached the corbett summit after a fairly straightforward descent and reascent bypassing the crags. The only snow of the day was lying just below the cairn.
I dropped to the next bealach then followed a stream down to the valley where after crossing the main burn I followed a track and path back to the Road to the Isles and back to the car.
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Munros:172   Corbetts:17
Grahams:16   Donalds:43
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