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Handy Corbett from campsite at Shielbridge

Handy Corbett from campsite at Shielbridge


Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:03 am

Route description: Sgùrr Mhic Bharraich

Corbetts included on this walk: Sgùrr Mhic Bharraich

Date walked: 14/07/2013

Distance: 8.75 km

Ascent: 784m

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After a hard day on the bigger hills up the glen the day before 'witherown' and I decided on an easy leg stretch up the wee corbett straight from the Shielbridge Campsite where the Argyll Mountaineering Club meet had been based. Low cloud again in the morning when we popped our heads out the tents, unfortunately, we were hoping this would burn off as it did slowly the previous day. We headed to the rear of the campsite just to the side of the toilet block to gain access to the track which runs adjacent to the Allt Undalain, through a gate and headed on up the well identified track.
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Track going South soon after the initial climb over a knoll you cross a bridge over the Allt Undalain and the track turns more of a path
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Looking back to the campsite
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Track/path heading on up the glen more or less on the level which gives for easy walking
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Now path but not gaining much height at this stage and the cloud does not seen to be lifting as hoped
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Having gone around the base of the corbett and started to climb on the South side you soon come to Loch Coire nan Crogachan where you branch off from the well defined path up on the West side of the loch up the South East shoulder of the corbett. There are no visible sings of any paths or tracks beyond the main circular path around the base of the corbett. With the cloud getting lower and visibility getting poorer it was just a matter of checking the compass and gps occasionally
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Summit reached (2h 20m) and not the best of visibility, a sit down and a bite to eat and fingers crossed the cloud would lift for a photograph
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A wee wait and a snack and fingers crossed
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And yes that's the best it's going to be
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Before heading on down the East shoulder there were a few and brief glimses of the steep rocky cliffs on the North side of the hill, something to avoid at all costs
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Gradient at this point fine with underfoot conditions reasonably dry
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Time for another break and take in the improving views
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A view looking up Allt a Choire Chaoil towards the graham Biod an Fhithich and the Forcan Ridge
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Probably the worst section of the whole walk is at the base of the hill trying to gain access to the track we went up at the start, it's quite steep and deep with bracken and seeing where your putting your feeet is quite a problem and should be taken carefully.

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