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Farragon & Tairneachan one of my hardest walks yet

Farragon & Tairneachan one of my hardest walks yet


Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:55 am

Route description: Meall Tairneachan and Farragon Hill

Corbetts included on this walk: Farragon Hill, Meall Tairneachan

Date walked: 09/12/2011

Time taken: 6 hours

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Decided to do these two at the last minute and didn't set off till nearly 10.30am. I estimated it would take me around 5hrs but did not account for the snow which i reckon added an extra hour at least onto the walk. The walk up the track to just past the opencast mine was fine, just a bit slippy in places, as the track had been cleared. Once off the track it was a differant story with the snow occasionally hard enough to walk on but mostly soft and knee deep in places making the going tough and adding a fair bit of time onto the walk. I decided to do Farragon Hill first and take Meall Tairneachan on the way back.I arrived back at the car at 4.30pm but due to the snow on the track i didn't require my headtorch.This was a long hard day on two very enjoyable Corbetts with some lovely views from the summits.

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The track

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Schiehallion

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The track once out the forest

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A look back at Schiehallion

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One of the mines

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A look inside

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Farragon Hill

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Tairneachan from Farragon summit

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Towards Aberfeldy

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Beinn a' Ghlo

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Loch Tummel

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I believe this is the in look for winter
:D
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A look back at Farragon Hill

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Tairneachan

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The cleared track

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Tairneachan

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Tairneachan summit

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Towards Glen Lyon

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Schiehallion

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Farragon

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On the track back down
Last edited by Johnny Corbett on Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Farragon & Tairneachan one of my hardest walks yet

Postby kevsbald » Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:29 pm

Love the Moon shot. Cracking.
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Re: Farragon & Tairneachan one of my hardest walks yet

Postby PeteR » Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:41 pm

Very nice JC :D Some great shots there of what looks like a good little walk. Looks like you had a great day, despite it being tough in places :D
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Re: Farragon & Tairneachan one of my hardest walks yet

Postby Graeme D » Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:44 pm

Quality reporting as always JC! :clap: I do fancy these two for this winter sometime. :D
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Re: Farragon & Tairneachan one of my hardest walks yet

Postby rockhopper » Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:47 pm

Very nice sunset shots Johnny :thumbup: Am somewhat jealous - cheers :D
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Re: Farragon & Tairneachan one of my hardest walks yet

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:41 pm

Thanks for the replies it was a good day though there was a few bad words being uttered once i was off the track and making my way through the snow. Definately a winter walk though i'd wait till it gets a bit colder for the snow to harden up. The moon shot turned out not bad though it did look better with the naked eye.
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Re: Farragon & Tairneachan one of my hardest walks yet

Postby pollyh33 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:28 pm

Another super report Johnny with cracking photos. :thumbup:

Like your goggles. Sorry for asking a thicko question.....did you have to wear crampons on this walk?
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Re: Farragon & Tairneachan one of my hardest walks yet

Postby Graeme D » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:30 pm

pollyh33 wrote:Another super report Johnny with cracking photos. :thumbup:

Like your goggles. Sorry for asking a thicko question.....did you have to wear crampons on this walk?


You're desperate to get those crampons on eh P????? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Farragon & Tairneachan one of my hardest walks yet

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:18 am

pollyh33 wrote:Another super report Johnny with cracking photos. :thumbup:

Like your goggles. Sorry for asking a thicko question.....did you have to wear crampons on this walk?


The snow was soft Polly so didn't need the crampons on
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Re: Farragon & Tairneachan one of my hardest walks yet

Postby pollyh33 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:11 pm

Graeme Dewar wrote:
pollyh33 wrote:Another super report Johnny with cracking photos. :thumbup:

Like your goggles. Sorry for asking a thicko question.....did you have to wear crampons on this walk?


You're desperate to get those crampons on eh P????? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Too right Graeme. I had my axe and crampons with me last Sunday and didn't get to use them once!!! :(

Gotta get myself ready for Kintail. Don't want to be the daftie left to play on my sledge while everyone else is up on the hills :lol:
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Re: Farragon & Tairneachan one of my hardest walks yet

Postby pollyh33 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:13 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:
pollyh33 wrote:Another super report Johnny with cracking photos. :thumbup:

Like your goggles. Sorry for asking a thicko question.....did you have to wear crampons on this walk?


The snow was soft Polly so didn't need the crampons on


Cheers Johnny. I need to wise up on these snowy hills :D
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Re: Farragon & Tairneachan one of my hardest walks yet

Postby Tomsie » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:28 pm

how old are the mines, are they still in use
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Re: Farragon & Tairneachan one of my hardest walks yet

Postby dooterbang » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:24 am

get up earlier laddy - 10.30am start :shock:

Lazy **** :lol:

nice shots of the mines, cheers.
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Re: Farragon & Tairneachan one of my hardest walks yet

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:43 pm

Tomsie wrote:how old are the mines, are they still in use

They are still in use although i was told they would be closing them down in the near future. They'll also show you round them during the summer months
dooterbang wrote:get up earlier laddy - 10.30am start :shock:

Lazy **** :lol:

nice shots of the mines, cheers.


I was still recovering from my epic Blath Bhalg trip :lol:
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Re: Farragon & Tairneachan one of my hardest walks yet

Postby malky_c » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:35 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:I was still recovering from my epic Blath Bhalg trip :lol:
:lol:

I'm getting lazy this winter - didn't head out onto the hills until 2:30pm this Sunday.

Looks like a grand day out - that's some amount of snow that has been bulldozed off the track :o

Using the bike made Tairneachan one of my easiest walks of the year, but I remember the ground between the two being very rough even without the snow. We did Farragon from near Dull then walked back to Strathtay - took ages!
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