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2 Lochaber Corbetts

2 Lochaber Corbetts

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:31 am

Route description: Meall na h-Eilde and Geal Charn, Loch Arkaig

Corbetts included on this walk: Geal Charn (Arkaig), Meall na h-Eilde

Date walked: 20/10/2012

Time taken: 6.3 hours

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Started from Achnasaul at Loch Arkaig where a path leads up the east side of Allt Dubh. The path was stream like at times and boggy in places but generally not too bad and when it ends you cross more boggy and peaty ground to get to the start of the climb up Meall na h-Eilde. We climbed up to the 681m point then an easy climb up to Meall na h-Eilde. From here we had the option of the ridge going over Meall Coire nan Saobhaidh but decided to cut across it instead as it wasn't a good day for views. We were soon on the summit of the second Corbett, Geal Charn, taking just over 1hr 30mins to get there which didn't include a lunch along the way. The clag was now low on Geal Charn so any views towards Knoydart were not out of the question so after a quick summit photo we headed south then south east to pick the initial path up the Glen back to the start point. It was a good day out and the odd view we got making it worth the effort. 6hrs 30 mins.

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Loch Arkaig

Kim on path

Loch Lochy Munros

Glas Bheinn

Geal Charn

Loch Lochy Munros

Glen Garry


Glen Quioch


Geal Charn

Loch Arkaig through the clag

Loch Arkaig, no clag
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Re: 2 Lochaber Corbetts

Postby basscadet » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:55 am

Oh I love that 2nd photo :D
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Re: 2 Lochaber Corbetts

Postby SusieThePensioner » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:35 pm

Shame about the clag but still looked as though you had a good day out :D
Another fantastic reflection in the loch :thumbup:
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Re: 2 Lochaber Corbetts

Postby ChrisW » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:22 pm

Great day out JC, shame the cloud couldn't lift a little more....after that 2nd photo of course :D
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