Date: Saturday 6th September 2003
Weather: Claggy start, clearing to lovely
Looking back 14 years and I wonder why we picked this walk. I have no qualms about the quality of the hill – we’ve revisited a few times. We hadn’t yet succumbed to any of our transient spells of bagging so the fact that it’s a Corbett isn’t discrepant, but, for the life of me I can’t remember what inspired us to tackle what is one of Scotland’s best Corbetts.
We had spent Friday night in Glen Affric, so it was mid-morning arriving in Torridon.
We headed along Coire Mhic Nobuil. The weather closed in a little. We headed as far as Loch Grobaig before taking a curving ascent N and then NW up Carn na Feola.
We bypassed the scrambling on deer paths above Loch a Choire Mhoir – I remember those being a little too precipitous for my liking.
Once we’d bypassed the scramble the summit was easil accessed with fine views.
Descended off Stuc Loch na Cabhaig – it may be recommended but it’s not a great route, being rather steep.
Dropped back down between Beinn Dearg and Na Rathanan – always a pleasure.