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Day 2, 1 Munro&Corbett & a scenic trip down Odhair ridge

Day 2, 1 Munro&Corbett & a scenic trip down Odhair ridge


Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue May 01, 2012 2:47 pm

Route description: Ladhar Bheinn from Inverie, Knoydart

Munros included on this walk: Ladhar Bheinn

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn na Caillich

Date walked: 29/04/2012

Time taken: 10 hours

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This was day 2 of our Knoydart trip and after a good nights sleep we were up and off by 08.45. Going easier on the drink the night before we all felt a lot better than the previous day as we headed off to Ladhar Bheinn. The route we took was all down to Mountain Thyme and a new professional guide she got talking to in the bunkhouse on Saturday night. He informed her of a nice scenic and gentler route to Ladhar Bheinn via Mam Uidhe as he said going over the Corbett Sgurr Coire Choinnichean to Ladhar Bheinn would be a long hard day and after the exersions of the Saturday we took his advice. We decided would see how we felt once on Ladhar Bheinn on what route we would return. So off we headed up through Mam Uidhe and then on the track to the right through the forest. Once through the forest the track continued to a bridge then a gate and then to a path along side the river. This path led up to An Diollaid ridge and onwards to Ladhar Bheinn with the views stunning in all directions and probably better than the previous days.As we made our way along the ridge we could hear a helicopter and soon saw the yellow RAF chopper coming up Coire Odhair ridge and continueing along Ladhar Bheinn waving as it passed, which made our day. After the trigpoint we made our way to the first cairn which we originally thought was the summit and stopped here for some lunch and photos. We then discussed what way would head back and we decided we would go down the ridge towards Stob a' Chiore Odhair to the bealach and along the ridge to the Corbett Beinn na Caillich. The initial descent from Ladhar Bheinn took care as it was steep with some snow and ice on it but after carefull negotiations we all got down safely. Here i decided to go walkabout as i continued up the ridge to Stob a' Choire Odahair and beyond to see the views with Mountain Thyme shouting i was going the wrong way. I shouted back for her to head down the bealach as myself and Mo looked for a way off the ridge, unfortunately there wasn't one and we had to retrace our steps back to the bealach adding an additionl 30 odd minutes onto the walk. This however allowed Mountain Thyme a 30 minute break which was much needed as she waited on us catching up. Once we were all together again we made our way along the ridge and then up to Beinn na Caillich and from the summit down the ridge before picking up the track in Gleann na Guiserein back to Inverie.

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Ladhar Bheinn

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The view back

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Eigg and Rum

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Sgurr Coire Choinnichean

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Beinn Sgritheall

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Beinn na Caillich and The Cuillins

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Expidition leader Mountain Thyme leads from the rear

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Eigg and Rum

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Skye

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Loch Hourn

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Loch Hourn

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The yellow taxi

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North west

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The first cairn not the summit

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Stob a' Chiore Odhair

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The tricky bit off Ladhar Bheinn

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Luinne Bheinn & Meall Bhuidhe

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Loch Hourn

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On the ridge off Ladhar Bheinn with MT taking great delight telling me i'm going wrong way

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Loch Hourn

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Beinn Sgritheall


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A wee rest before the climb up the Corbett

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The Cuillins

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Eigg & Rum

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The summit
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Re: Day 2, 1 Munro&Corbett & a scenic trip down Odhair ridge

Postby jonny616 » Tue May 01, 2012 3:09 pm

More good stuff. is there a day 3 8)
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Re: Day 2, 1 Munro&Corbett & a scenic trip down Odhair ridge

Postby dooterbang » Tue May 01, 2012 7:17 pm

Superb again Johnny.

I'll come out with you if you can bring that lovely sunshine.

1 more for MT...
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Re: Day 2, 1 Munro&Corbett & a scenic trip down Odhair ridge

Postby soulminer » Tue May 01, 2012 7:31 pm

Two days of good weather :) Good stuff, like to see folk enjoying themselves :clap:
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Re: Day 2, 1 Munro&Corbett & a scenic trip down Odhair ridge

Postby monty » Tue May 01, 2012 7:43 pm

Superb photos again Johnny. MT finishing on Schehallion at the end of the month. :D
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Re: Day 2, 1 Munro&Corbett & a scenic trip down Odhair ridge

Postby mgmt! » Tue May 01, 2012 9:51 pm

well done again guys, you certainly got the weather for it, tell me johnny, did mt win anything with those raffle tickets she had up there with her ?
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Re: Day 2, 1 Munro&Corbett & a scenic trip down Odhair ridge

Postby Bod » Wed May 02, 2012 12:22 am

What a fantastic mountain day....you certainly all got a wonderful weekend in a very special place :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Day 2, 1 Munro&Corbett & a scenic trip down Odhair ridge

Postby mrssanta » Wed May 02, 2012 4:26 pm

what a weekend you picked for it. did I mention we had rain? not that I'm at all jealous. :lol: :lol:
fantastic!!
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Re: Day 2, 1 Munro&Corbett & a scenic trip down Odhair ridge

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu May 03, 2012 9:41 am

Thanks for all the replies as you can see from the photos we couldn't have hit this lovely area at a better time. We all had a great time, it was just superb. It was Mountain Thymes weekend, leaving her with one Munro to compleat and so happy the weather held out for us all. Cheers again :D
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Re: Day 2, 1 Munro&Corbett & a scenic trip down Odhair ridge

Postby mountain thyme » Fri May 04, 2012 7:52 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote: as you can see from the photos we couldn't have hit this lovely area at a better time. We all had a great time, it was just superb. so happy the weather held out for us all. Cheers again :D


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