Heading for Kintail – the Corbett Sgurr Gaorsaic

Early start up at 0500 for a day trip to the West Coast . Hopefully managing out on the Corbett Sgurr Gaorsaic near Kintail, it is a fairly remote Corbett, rather overshadowed by grander mountains all around. This route gives the most convenient approach for a day-walk, crossing the dramatic Bealach na Sgairne Pass. It is right in the heart of the big hills of Affric and Kintail wild country!

We will see what the weather holds it is forecast as bit cold.

Maybe even a bit of sleet ,snow and April Showers forecast ?

Weather – An area of low pressure pivots slowly across southern Britain, bringing rain and low cloud most of the day to Wales and the southern Pennines. The Lakes and north Pennines should escape largely dry. Scotland sees clusters of snow or hail showers move around slowly with light winds.

I will be watching for sheep deer ticks ! I wonder if I will need the sunscreen as well?

There was a great program on Channel 5 on Ben Nevis that I watched on catch up! It was so well done and showed the mountain some of the wildlife in all seasons! Also Lochaber Mountain Rescue the SAR helicopter on a Rescue on Tower Ridge and some great rock climbing by Dave MacLeod wonderful setting. I would advise you if you get the chance to watch it!

Anyway must go a long drive ahead my friend Babs is driving today !

Some of the old and Bold of Lochaber MRT many years ago

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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