Sunday, 9 April 2017

Glen Affric

The next day I drove north to meet up with Richard to climb the Corbetts of Aonach Shasuinn and Carn a' Choire Gairbh on the south side of Loch Affric - a long but rewarding day and a good chance for a catch up. The weather was fine as we made use of the hydro track as far as Loch an Sguid before climbing steeply southwest into the corrie below Aonach Shasuinn's two tops to emerge onto the broad summit ridge in bright sunshine and a biting wind. A stone shelter at the 888m point gave us a chance to take some food and enjoy the views before a steep descent to the Bealach an Amais then up and over the 863m point before rounding the head of the Allt Garbh to climb northeast on to the rocky summit of Carn a' Choire Gairbh. To the west the ridge of Mullach Fraoch-Choire was wreathed in dark, belligerent cloud. The cloud was low on our Corbett too, as it had been all day, and so sadly we had no views to speak of as we descended southeast on a broad ridge before dropping steeply down from Na Cnapain to eventually reach the path down the Allt Garbh and back to the car after an excellent day's walking.

Looking west from Aonach Shasuinn

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