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Some Grahams

Grahams: Càrn a'Ghille Chearr, Càrn na h-Easgainn, Creag Dhubh (Newtonmore), Creag Ruadh (Dalwhinnie), Creag Ruadh (Kinloch Laggan), Creagan a' Chaise, Meall nan Eagan

Date walked: 26/07/2021

Distance: 56km

Ascent: 2600m

A couple of weeks holiday in Coylumbridge – beginning the day after the spell of good weather broke. My wife couldn’t manage go up until the middle of the first week so I headed up for some hills during those first few days.

26.7.2021 Creag Ruadh (Dalwhinnie)

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Parked in a small south bound layby at NN675893. Walked a short way back up the side of the road, through a gate then followed a track to its end at about NN677883. Only approx 100m of ascent remaining - headed to the summit through the heather.

A9 south
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A9 north
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Network Rail helicopter
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26.7.2021 Meall nan Eagan

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Parked off the road to side of the quarry entrance to as not to interfere with access. Followed the track westwards, detour round the lodge and up to around NN612869 when the track disappeared. Summit in sight so just headed WNW up the hillside.

Summit in sight
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Towards Loch Caoldair
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Return leg
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27.7.2021 Carn a'Ghille Chearr, Creagan a'Chaise

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Parked off the road opposite the entrance to Wester Rynballoch so as not to interfere with access to a field gate. Walked a little way back down the road then up a track. Crossed open boggy ground to get to the zig zag track up the hillside. Had been hoping to make a more direct approach to Ghille Chearr but with the lack of visibility ended up heading more southerly to gain the plateau. The resultant walk northwards to the summit was, therefore, longer than planned. No view at the summit. Retraced steps southwards and found a faint path from time to time which helped. Cloud cover cleared en route. Large cairn on the site of the Edward VII coronation bonfire before reaching the trig and large cairn at the summit. Didn’t hang around long – thunder and bad weather in the distance but the rain passed by in the distance. No rain until it came down in torrents when back in Aviemore.

Carn a'Ghille Chearr
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Cloud cleared en route to Creagan a'Chaise
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Coronation cairn
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Summit
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28.7.2021 Creag Dhubh (Newtonmore)

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Didn’t fancy wading through wet, high ferns on the usual route for this hill so parked in a layby opposite Auchmore Farm House, walked a little way along the road westwards then took a track northwards. This became fainter at about NN669960 but then headed NE to join the main track on the ridge. Then just followed the track to the summit. Bad weather to the north and south – this time the rain started half way back down to the car.

On the way up
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Sounded like a red kite but not sure
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Some descent before the last rise to the summit
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Lochan Uvie
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Summit – bad weather to the south
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28.7.2021 Creag Ruadh (Kinloch Laggan)

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Parked in a layby off a little up the hill to the west of Sherrabeg. Rain coming and going so full waterproofs the whole way. Back down to Sherrabeg then through a gate to find a track which headed southwards. Boggy with high ferns in places. Followed to the west of the trees. Deer fence at NN559919 – no gate or style so no option but to climb over it. Then open hillside up to the summit.

Reservoir
Image018 - Coylumbridge jul&aug2021 by Neil M, on Flickr

Loch Laggan
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Trig
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2.8.2021 Carn na h-Easgainn)

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Mrs RH joined for this walk. Parked in a parking area at to the left at NH768339 just after coming off the A9. Followed the track through Lynebeg and Lynemore then up the open hillside. Good track goes right to the top – may have considered cycling it if on my own.

Ben Wyvis in the distance
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Distant hills to the NW
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Double selfie
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Clisham - a brief visit

Attachment(s) Corbetts: Clisham
Date walked: 17/06/2021
Distance: 28km
Ascent: 1010m
Comments: 8
Views: 403


Stob na Cruaiche

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Attachment(s) Grahams: Stob na Cruaiche
Date walked: 03/05/2021
Distance: 25.3km
Ascent: 680m
Views: 75


Tier-four-ly crossing the boundary on a sunny day

Attachment(s) Date walked: 25/11/2020
Distance: 11.7km
Ascent: 110m
Comments: 2
Views: 525


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Three Corbetts and two high camps in glorious Knoydart

Attachment(s) Corbetts: Beinn Bhuidhe, Beinn na Caillich, Sgùrr Coire Choinnichean
Date walked: 16/09/2020
Distance: 50km
Ascent: 2900m
Comments: 15
Views: 1907


Blue skies and inversions on some hills in Assynt

Corbetts: Breabag, Canisp, Cùl Beag, Cùl Mòr, Glas Bheinn (Assynt)
Date walked: 16/08/2020
Distance: 55km
Ascent: 3600m
Comments: 14
Views: 1767


A fairly long way for a remote duo

Attachment(s) Corbetts: Beinn a' Chaisteil (Strath Vaich), Càrn Ban
Date walked: 07/08/2020
Distance: 50km
Ascent: 1600m
Comments: 8
Views: 1414


Sunny Carn Chuinneag

Attachment(s) Corbetts: Càrn Chuinneag
Date walked: 06/08/2020
Distance: 18km
Ascent: 800m
Comments: 8
Views: 1144


Carn Glas-choire

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Attachment(s) Grahams: Càrn Glas-choire
Date walked: 03/08/2020
Distance: 13km
Ascent: 430m
Views: 156


Victoria Bridge loop

Attachment(s) Grahams: Beinn Suidhe, Meall Tairbh
Sub 2000s: Beinn a'Chuirn (Argyll)
Date walked: 12/07/2020
Distance: 22km
Ascent: 1100m
Comments: 5
Views: 1010

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Location: Glasgow
Occupation: Occupied
Mountain: Slioch
Place: NW Highlands
Member: NTS, RSPB
Ideal day out: Long walk, a few hills, great views

Munros: 282
Corbetts: 219
Grahams: 72
Donalds: 89
Wainwrights: 3
Hewitts: 2
Sub 2000: 9
Islands: 19
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Statistics

2021

Trips: 3
Distance: 109.3 km
Ascent: 4290m
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 8

2020

Trips: 8
Distance: 229.7 km
Ascent: 11040m
Corbetts: 11
Grahams: 4
Sub2000s: 1

2019

Trips: 7
Distance: 317 km
Ascent: 19210m
Corbetts: 26
Grahams: 2

2018

Trips: 9
Distance: 400.5 km
Ascent: 26950m
Corbetts: 29
Grahams: 10

2017

Trips: 17
Distance: 528.2 km
Ascent: 30170m
Corbetts: 25
Grahams: 15
Donalds: 30
Sub2000s: 2
Wainwrights 1

2016

Trips: 20
Distance: 578.8 km
Ascent: 32180m
Corbetts: 38
Grahams: 11
Donalds: 25

2015

Trips: 16
Distance: 539.3 km
Ascent: 28665m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 37
Grahams: 8
Donalds: 14

2014

Trips: 16
Distance: 487 km
Ascent: 31211m
Munros: 16
Corbetts: 22
Grahams: 11
Donalds: 16

2013

Trips: 14
Distance: 437.8 km
Ascent: 37067m
Munros: 53
Corbetts: 13
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 4

2012

Trips: 22
Distance: 607.6 km
Ascent: 42863m
Munros: 85
Corbetts: 7
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2011

Trips: 21
Distance: 691.2 km
Ascent: 41118m
Munros: 81
Corbetts: 5

2010

Trips: 16
Distance: 305.3 km
Ascent: 22049m
Munros: 36
Corbetts: 3

2009

Trips: 4
Distance: 56 km
Ascent: 4082m
Munros: 4

2008

Trips: 2
Distance: 25 km
Ascent: 1890m
Munros: 2

2007

Trips: 1
Distance: 6 km
Ascent: 500m
Munros: 1

1992

Trips: 1
Distance: 10.5 km
Ascent: 968m
Munros: 2

1991

Trips: 1
Distance: 11 km
Ascent: 990m
Munros: 1

1987

Trips: 7
Distance: 72.7 km
Ascent: 6197m
Munros: 7
Corbetts: 1
Sub2000s: 1

1986

Trips: 3
Distance: 35 km
Ascent: 2702m
Munros: 1
Grahams: 1
Hewitts: 1

1985

Trips: 1
Distance: 10 km
Ascent: 847m
Corbetts: 1

1984

Trips: 1
Distance: 11 km
Ascent: 920m
Corbetts: 1


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