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A long drop between the mountains

Route: Bidein a' Chabair from Loch Arkaig

Corbetts: Bidein a'Chabair, Carn Mor (Glen Dessarry)

Date walked: 20/09/2020

A night in the van allowed me to get up at first light and cycle along Glen Dessary to the point where the bike was stored for my return.

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The cycle in was fantastic with low lying mist carpeting th efloor of Glen Dessary. The sun was shining and I struck off the main path that takes you to the Munros and headed on pathless ground for the ridge of Bidein a' Chabair. I was glad when I reach the ridge and with the weather being so fine , no navigational issues were encountered:)

After tackling the simple scramble to the summit I soaked in the views and decided it was too nice a day to head home so I took a direct route off the top to head for Corbett number two - Carn Mor. I wouldn't recommend the route I took unless you are happy negotiating rough , steep pathless ground! Dropping down to around 100m , the ascent up Carn Mor was - well - brutal!!! I eventually reached the summit rather knackered. However the day wasnt over and I still had to get back to the bike then the van! The pathless descent pack down was just as brutal as the ascent and I eventually made it back to the van as darkness was sweeping over the Glen !

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Statistics

2020

Trips: 10
Munros: 3
Corbetts: 11
Grahams: 1

2019

Trips: 35
Munros: 22
Corbetts: 21
Grahams: 2
Sub2000s: 1

2018

Trips: 39
Munros: 37
Corbetts: 18
Grahams: 1

2017

Trips: 23
Ascent: 700m
Munros: 23
Corbetts: 9
Grahams: 2
Sub2000s: 1

2016

Trips: 22
Munros: 18
Corbetts: 17
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2015

Trips: 8
Munros: 5
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 1

2014

Trips: 20
Distance: 107 km
Ascent: 10420m
Munros: 11
Corbetts: 18
Grahams: 1

2013

Trips: 28
Distance: 151 km
Ascent: 15635m
Munros: 26
Corbetts: 22

2012

Trips: 44
Distance: 419.5 km
Ascent: 29949m
Munros: 26
Corbetts: 26

2011

Trips: 2
Distance: 14 km
Ascent: 1700m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 1

2009

Trips: 1
Munros: 3

2008

Trips: 1
Corbetts: 2

2007

Trips: 2
Distance: 24 km
Ascent: 8000m
Munros: 22


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