Train and Munros East of Loch Treig

Date: 24/08/2009
Height: 1200m
Distance: 22 Km
Grid: NN37707410 (Chno Dearg), NN37606960 (Beinn na Lap), NN35607440 (Stob Coire Sgriodain)
Companions: Dougie
Weather: High cloud, but sunny periods throughout the day

Parked the car in a layby at the junction of the road to Fersit and the main road, and walked from here to Tulloch Station – midges were horrendous.

Took the train to Corrour, where we then headed towards the Youth Hostel. This was along a construction path for a few Km. Before getting to the YH we headed North East and up the slopes of Beinn na Lap. As we were starting from 400m this was a pull up a reasonable slope all the way to the summit ridge and then to the summit. There was a well defined path the whole way.

From there we descended North West right into the glen and then started up towards Chno Dearg. After crossing a small stream in the base of the glen it was then directly up the hillside. This was a bit of a slog, but eventually took us to the ridge to Meall Garbh, from where we then descended to the bealach and then climbed directly to the summit.

From the top of Chno Dearg we went South West to the bealach and then North West on to the broad summit ridge leading towards Stob Coire Sgiodain, the final munro of the day. There were a number of rocky steps to get over, but we got to the top.

The route off continued on the ridge and some difficult route/path finding to descend. Various vague paths came and went, but we basically followed the river all the way back to Fersit. From there it was another 2.5 miles along the Fersit road back to the car.

A long excellent day, taking in three munros.

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