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Sgorr Gaibhre, Carn Dearg

Sgorr Gaibhre, Carn Dearg


Postby seamus0 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:49 pm

Route description: Sgor Gaibhre and Carn Dearg from Corrour

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

Date walked: 15/11/2014

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 18.5 km

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The day before I had arrived at Corrour station and did Benn Na Lap (see http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=47703). Today the weather was a lot more favourable, I could actually see the hills and stand up! A small group of us started off from the YHA on the edge of Loch Ossian.
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Start Loch Ossian YHA


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The route was quite straight forward. We walked along the southern banks of the Loch which was a good track to take you to the farms on the eastern shore.

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Track along the south bank of Loch Ossian


After about 5km we came to end of the track and took a right through a farm yard past a white-washed farmhouse. The farmers were jumping in their jeep to go stalking. We asked if we were ok, just to be on the safe side.

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Walking through farm yard


We headed up a track at the other end of the farmyard. there was a lot of track building going on building a new dam or hydro scheme.

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New track being built


We made use of this new mini dam that had just been built to cross over the river and head SE up the broad shoulder of Meall Nathrach Mor.

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Crossing over the dam

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Views behind us while walking up the first hill

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Making our relatively easy ascent


By the time we got to the top of Sgor Choinnich the cloud had come in and had a bit to eat.

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Sgor Choinnich Cairn


We headed due south for an easy walk across moorland to the first Munro Sgor Gaibhre. The walk was easy going headed down to the bealach Mam Ban. We got intermittent views of Loch and surround hills.

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Walking across to first Munro, easy going

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Walking up to Carn Dearg the 2nd Munro

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Intermittent Views


After reaching Carn Dearg we headed NW down the shoulder and back towards Peter's Rock to follow the new track back to the YHA.

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Top of Carn Dearg

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Heading off Carn Dearg

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Heading down towards the Loch with some impressive clouds

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Loch Ossian with Ben Nevis in cloud in the background

All-in-all this is a relatively easy circuit of hills as you start from around 400m already, so there isn't much climbing to do.
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New tracks being built

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Back to YHA


However it was very enjoyable and great to return back to the cozy YHA for a nights drinking *cough* entertainment!
The next day I spent enjoying the lovely conditions on the loch taking photos....

https://www.flickr.com/photos/28057632@N04/15200905544/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/28057632@N04/15626587089/

I'd highly recommend staying at this place. If you get the weather it truly is a wonderful spot!
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Re: Sgorr Gaibhre, Carn Dearg

Postby dawnfoth » Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:33 pm

Much better Seamus! Loved your Loch Ossian Reflection picture - totally stunning! 8)
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Re: Sgorr Gaibhre, Carn Dearg

Postby dogplodder » Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:43 am

Been meaning to do exactly what you did but haven't yet got round to it yet - so this is a good incentive. Thanks! :D
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Re: Sgorr Gaibhre, Carn Dearg

Postby seamus0 » Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:56 pm

thanks a lot for the compliment. I think it would be great to come back here in the middle of winter so cant wait!
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