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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:30 pm    Post subject: Moidart 3 Reply with quote

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Corbetts: Sgurr na Ba Glaise, Rois-Bheinn, An Stac
Date: 13th/14th June 2015
Weather - Mixed
Attendees - Me & mibbes


Having been defeated by snow on our winter wild camp trip in January, mibbes and I fancied a summer camp where the conditions should be a bit more forgiving. We planned a wild camp to Moidart to take in this conveniently placed triple set of Corbetts.

We followed The Book route for this and parked up at Inverailort. (NM766818). There's loads of room for cars near the huge fish hatchery.



Getting ready.

Was rather drizzly as we set off. Sad

As Kinley mentioned in his first report on these hills, head towards the cottages and turn left along a signed path through two gates. The second gate was problematic due to the swamp conditions and we had to edge along the fence to get to it.

The path is simple enough to follow up through the trees and then onto the open hill. Not long before you come across a brand new bulldozed track which must have been put in for access to the dam upstream.


New road.

We followed this for a bit then re-joined the old path up the glen. We crossed the river at about NM775805.

The weather wasn't brilliant. It had dried up at least but still a fair amount of cloud sticking to the tops.


An Stac.


The other two.

We curved up the hill towards the lochan just south of Beinn Coire nan Gall.


Lochan Lunch Stop.

Quick lunch and then up the northern ridge of Druim Fiaclach.


Druim Fiaclach ridge.


Druim Fiaclach summit looking SE.

We dawdled along the ridge as we were in no hurry. Met up with one man and his dog (woof woof) who was out bagging Corbetts. He'd done these three and was heading to camp somewhere before carrying on the next day.


3 Corbetts out of the clouds.

And it didn't take too much huffing and puffing to reach our first Corbett summit of the day. Sgurr na Ba Glaise.


Looking back along the ridge we'd come from.

Another quick bite to eat before dropping down to Bealach an Fhiona. We dropped our heavy packs here and continued up to Rois-Bheinn.


Climbing Rois-bheinn.


Admiring the views from Rois-bheinn.

We made our way back down to our bags and then followed the wall very steeply down to the bealach south of An Stac.

Not knowing if we'd get a decent pitch higher up on An Stac, we opted to make camp at this bealach where at least we had a trickle of water coming off the hill.

Loads of rocks made finding a decent pitch quite tricky.


Happy camp.


Sunset.


Slainte!!! Very Happy

Wine, lager and whisky. Hic!

Next morning was much sunnier for our climb up An Stac.


Sunrise.

Took us around half an hour to get to the top. Turns out there were loads of good pitch sites much higher up this hill. Even one just below the summit which would have given us a much easier walk out. Hurrumph!


An Stac Summit

Hung around for a bit admiring the views we didn't see the day before and then we set off for a very very steep descent off the north ridge.


An Stac way down

After the steep descent we simply headed back to the path/road and out.

Here's the new dam...

Dam!

And the new track...

Track

This more than made up for our winter disappointment!

Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one Chris, and another slainte pic for Kinley to store away for future reference. Laughing

Quite fancy wildcamping these myself but combine the 2 Corbetts usually done from Glenfinnan.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did these last year.Its a fantastic viewpoint.Glad it cleared Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the long days of summer enabled you to take off your head torches, shave your beards, take off your woolly hats (C) and unzip a tad and remove a buff (M). Otherwise everything looks much as it did. Apart from the scenery of course. That looked NICE.



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goodness! That slainte picture would need photoshopped. .....you've both got tans! Rolling Eyes

Nice walk - although I've always fancied a Rois Bheinn summit camp.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one Chris. These three hills are really quite an interesting walk. No paths for most of it give you a flavour for what many of the western Munros were like before they were covered in paths.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good choice of hills for your wild camp Cool

Views to die for on those!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not too shabby Very Happy I had bit of a nightmare on these three. Loads of late snow in May. Saw zip. Crying or Very sad I can confirm the way down of An Stac has little going for it. Rolling Eyes Still it's good to get out, cheers. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic views............................. inside the tent Wink Stephen and I had a tough day, in sweltering heat, on these three. The walk out, down from An Stac was a real trudge................ But we then got to barbeque until the wee sma' hours. Slainte!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cracking consolation for January esp on day 2 - certainly worked out well. Very timely and useful - have been hoping to get here since Easter, hopefully this year some time - cheers Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice! And the winning whisky was.............?

Must go back to Roisbheinn for the view to the west. Looks grand.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooft whit, fine trip, cracking hills.... Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool Cool Nice jolly boys trip

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