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Postby ianaird » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:32 am

Corbetts included on this walk: Garbh-bheinn (Skye)

Grahams included on this walk: Belig

Date walked: 27/02/2011

Time taken: 6 hours

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This is a horseshoe shape walk taking in Belig, Garbh-bheinn and Sgurr nan each. I have walked this route a couple of times before and it just seems to get better...Plenty of exposure with a bit of scrambling :D perfect.

Was planning on heading over to Lochcarron area but the hill's appeared to have more cloud on them so thought i would stay closer to home, and i was thinking after arriving in Torrin i had made the right decision.


The walk begins on the B8083 Broadford to Torrin road, parking at the top of Loch Slapin at an old bridge.(ltd parking)

There was a chill in the air but after 10 mins crossing some boggy ground and starting the ascent the sun was feeling warm on the face.

There had been some fresh snow overnight but was restricted to higher up thankfully.

First ascent of the day, Belig.

Gaining some height the views open up

Looking North

The head of Loch Slapin

Looking up to Garbh-bheinn

Looking over to Sgurr nan Each

Gettin near the top of Belig

On arriving at the top of Belig and Sgurr nan Each the gods decided to drop large quantities of snow on my head, apart from these two showers and some rain a short distance from the car (thx again) the weather was kind to me.
Here you can see the first shower moving through.


Carrying on over Belig is was Garbh-bheinn that was the next target.


There are Fine views of Blavin and Clach Glas, a great way of climbing Blavin is via Sgurr nan Each then onto Clach Glas and up onto Blavin, went this way last year and was lots of fun(EXPOSURE :shock: )



The last section up onto Garbh-bheinn is steep with some exposed bits, extra care to be taken in the snow and ice.


Cracking views from the top, makes it all worth while :D
Looking back over to Belig with Beinn na caillich beyond that.

Marsco and Glamaig


The final ascent of the day was up onto Sgurr nan Each, again great views looking over to Blavin and looking back to the main ridge.



Looking back at the descent of Garbh-bheinn


The next section is the most exposed of the day, nothing technical and all possible with out ropes but steep drops on both sides can make it abit nervy.... :shock:



Looking down the steep part


After this section it is plain sailing with some steep scree coming off Sgurr nan Each.





Great set of hill's these which i will return too many times again :thumbup:

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Re: Garbh-bheinn-Skye

Postby GraemeMac » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:39 am

Brilliant, looks like a great round. love photo 0282
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Re: Garbh-bheinn-Skye

Postby LeithySuburbs » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:51 am

This hill looks like a wee cracker and that you had a fine day for it 8) . Cheers for sharing :) .
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Re: Garbh-bheinn-Skye

Postby ChrisW » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:12 pm

cracking pics :thumbup: looks a really nice walk
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Re: Garbh-bheinn-Skye

Postby Paul Webster » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:33 am

Great photies there. I've only climbed these from the other side.
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Re: Garbh-bheinn-Skye

Postby kevsbald » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:41 am

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Re: Garbh-bheinn-Skye

Postby malky_c » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:27 am

Great route - why didn't I go up this way? Sgurr nan Each looks worth a visit :)
Surprising amount of snow over there compared to other places on the west coast - I'm guessing it was fairly fresh?
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Re: Garbh-bheinn-Skye

Postby yokehead » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:11 pm

Lovely stuff and great photos :D 8) I was on Blaven recently and was thinking then that I'd just love to do your hills and Blaven in a round, hmmm... :)
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Re: Garbh-bheinn-Skye

Postby BlackPanther » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:28 pm

Wow! Skye mountains in white coats :D :D :D fantastic stuff! Garbh-bheinn is one of the best viewpoints for the Cuillin ridge, that's for sure. We're going to IOSkye in June, we have to try that route. When we did Garbh-bheinn, we were lazy enough to omit Belig, so we have a good excuse to go back and complete the whole traverse.
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Re: Garbh-bheinn-Skye

Postby kinley » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:31 pm

Cracking walk and pics 8) Thanks :D

Have you been out to Ruadh Stac to the west of Garbh Bheinn Iain? Caught my eye as a nice viewpoint - but not had a chance yet. Any thoughts?

Re: Garbh-bheinn-Skye

Postby ianaird » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:12 pm

kinley wrote:Cracking walk and pics 8) Thanks :D

Have you been out to Ruadh Stac to the west of Garbh Bheinn Iain? Caught my eye as a nice viewpoint - but not had a chance yet. Any thoughts?

To be honest Kinley never thought about doing it, i guess with all the other hill's that's around it, it's another one that will get neglected, bet the views would be fantastic though, will keep that one in mind i think for a wee something different.
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Re: Garbh-bheinn-Skye

Postby Alastair S » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:36 pm

Crackin' stuff - looks like a must-do.
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