Udlaidhs of fun - cracking winter pair, fantastic viewpoints

Route: Beinn Udlaidh and Beinn Bhreac-liath, Glen Orchy

Corbetts: Beinn Bhreac-liath, Beinn Udlaidh

Date walked: 01/03/2017

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 12km

Ascent: 900m

Beinn Udlaidh and Bhreac-liath (Corbetts) make for a really good winter round when something bigger/longer is perhaps just looking too hard going with soft snow, when time is short or perhaps when cloud/fog is blanketing the higher tops.

We actually did it the other way round from the described walk (we went anti-clockwise and up Udlaidh first) and I would recommend that. For a few reasons:
a/ the approach to Udlaidh along the forest track makes a nice warm up (rather than charging straight into off track rough ground)
b/ the ascent of Udlaidh up the amazing quartzite dyke allows some good short sections of very easy scrambling which I think is better is ascent and really breaks up the ascent and makes it pretty enjoyable
c/ the descent of the end of the ridge of Bhreac-liath (which would be a slog of an ascent) is pretty easy - or at least gets it over with pretty fast - especially with a bit of snow to slide down...

I highly recommend these peaks as a good round with stunning views of the Southern Highlands peaks all round...

Click to mark this as a great report. Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).

Tidying up on a cracking day - The Right Way Round!

Attachment(s) Munros: Meall nan Eun, Stob Coir an Albannaich
Date walked: 05/09/2015
Distance: 18km
Ascent: 1350m
Comments: 7
Views: 2377

Ben Challum - a better way?!

Attachment(s) Munros: Ben Challum
Date walked: 24/05/2013
Distance: 13km
Ascent: 900m
Views: 2465


Location: Helensburgh
Interests: Mountains, anything to do with mountains Sailing
Activity: Stravaiging
Pub: The Clachaig in 90s ;-)
Mountain: Sgurr nan Gillean
Place: Camasunary
Gear: Haglofs - lanky fit
Member: JMCS Glasgow section
Camera: Sony NEX-5R
Ideal day out: Epic ridge with scrambling/mountaineering.
Ambition: climb Zero or 0.5 Gullies

Munros: 161
Corbetts: 19
Grahams: 6
Sub 2000: 1

Filter reports



Trips: 1
Distance: 12 km
Ascent: 900m
Corbetts: 2


Trips: 1
Distance: 18 km
Ascent: 1350m
Munros: 2


Trips: 1
Distance: 13 km
Ascent: 900m
Munros: 1

Joined: Feb 02, 2012
Last visited: Sep 23, 2020
Total posts: 7 | Search posts