Mull Pick and Mix part 4. Corra Bheinn. June 2012.

Date: Thursday 7th June 2012
Distance: 4.6km
Ascent: 630m

Up to strike the tent at 0600 – a lovely still scene with a flat calm loch. Words to strike horror into the hearts of Scottish campers as it inevitably means the midge are waiting outside your tent door.

The geese headed offshore – not sure if it was us or the midge:

Managed to grab some cocoa and nibbles in the tent and then gathered things up. Midge Jackets are the no.1 accessory for the Scottish summer.

A few km drive to the start point – an enlarged layby at NM 572 305. We followed a faint path up the Allt Ghillecaluim past a few attractive falls and pools.

Bog Asphodel is flowering – usually think of this as a July flower:

At about 220m there’s a little ravine on the left of the Allt and we followed the side of this steeply up.

At the top of the ravine the ridge to the summit comes into view:

This approach is quite good underfoot with grassy slopes and no scree. Ben Buie across the glen:

We got to the summit in a little over an hour. Quite clear to the north. A rather interesting perspective with Ardgour to the north and on beyond to the NW highlands with Lochaber to the E of this.

Ben Nevis:

Loch Beg and Sgridain:

Broadford Grahams and Blaven:

Ben Hiant and the Cuillin:

Ben More group and Beinn Fada:

The interesting jumble from Cruach Choireadail to Dun da Gaoithe:

We were summit naming over the hills of Ardgour:

Had some late breakfast and enjoyed the view prior to returning via the ascent route. Ben More and Loch Sgridain:

Ravine in descent:

One of the pools had caught our eye on the ascent – after 2 nights wild-camping with the midge we were keen for a bath so we picked a nice bathroom. Had to fetch a drowning 4-spotted chaser out of our chosen tub:

The tub:

A quick dry off and then back to the car. A cracking hill.


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