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LOCHABER AND LORN RAMBLERS
The walk leader is to be contacted beforehand for meet-up and start times. Car sharing usually possible and people can try before they buy. Further information at www.lochaberandlorn-ramblers.org.uk. Lochaber and Lorn Ramblers Group can be contacted by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday February 16:
Spean Bridge Two Corbetts. Although much of the distance covered is on track or paths, this walk is at the top end of its grade.
Parking is available at NN253806. However, it is possible to drive S from Corriechoille for 2km
on a rough track to park at NN255788. The walk continues along the track for about 4.5km to the watershed in the Lairig Leacach. Descend slightly on the track for a further 600m before leaving it and heading SE across rough ground and fording the burn.
Continue SE on a rising traverse aiming for the foot of the SW ridge of Sgurr Innse, just N of the Bealach an Sgurr.
Climb the ridge, crossing a stone-field, until the way is barred by a rocky buttress at NN289746. Avoid this on the right by heading NE along a terrace until the crags give way to easier ground affording access up to the summit of Sgurr Innse, 809m. From the summit, descend NW.
A path may be found leading down to the col at 593mLR. Continue NW on a path that leads up the S ridge of Cruach Innse to its summit, 857m. Descend NW down the grassy slope, curving W to re-join the outward route on the track in the Lairig Leacach.
Grade: M+; Distance: 13km; Height to climb: 903m; Map(s): LR41, EX392
Meet at: Fort William WM NN112742 at 0850. Start of walk at 0930.
Co-ordinator: Ian Moir 07973 836498
Thursday February 21: Glen Etive Two Munros.
Start at the Coileitir Farm track, NN136468, where limited parking is available. Head E on the track, cross the River Etive and follow it SW, past Coileitir and cross the Allt nam Meirleach on the footbridge.
Continue on the path as far as the foot of the NNE ridge of Ben Starav and climb directly to its summit, 1078m. From the summit take the ridge E over Stob Coire Dheirg and descend to the col at 766mLR.
Descend SE across the slope, past a group of lochans on a spur, to reach the col at the foot of the N ridge of Beinn nan Aighenan. Climb the ridge to its summit at 957m.
Return to the foot of the N ridge and climb back up to the 766mLR col. Head down N on the path along the W side of the Allt nam Meirleach to rejoin the outward route at the foot of the NNE ridge of Ben Starav and return to the start.
Grade: S; Distance: 18km; Height to climb: 1581m; Map(s): LR50, EX384/377. Meet at Longsdale CP Oban, NM862307 at 0715; Glencoe Village CP NN098587 at 0810.
Start of walk at 0900. Leader: Rick Atkinson 07587 549731.
NEVIS HILLWALKING CLUB
Full walk details at www.nevis hillwalking.club. If anyone would like to go out on the walk please contact club secretary Suzanne Theobald on 01397 701783 or email email@example.com.
Sunday February 17: Stob Dearg (1021m, Munro) – Red Peak Stob na Broige (965m, Munro). Maps LR41 and EX384 Glen Coe Buachaille Etive Mor. The route below may be varied in response to weather and snow conditions.
Start from the lay-by at Altnafeadh, NN220563. Head S over the river, past Lagangarbh and take the path towards Coire na Tulaich.
Once across the stream, head up to the steep grassy slope to the W of the coire and follow the broad ridge up to a summit at 902m.
Head E and climb the final slopes of Stob Dearg to its summit at 1022m. Retrace steps to the head of Coire na Tulaich, then turn SW and follow the crest of the ridge over Stob na Doire 1011m and Stob Coire Altruim 941m to reach Stob na Bròige.
Return to Stob Coire Altruim and descend its SE ridge. At NN2007852947, just before the col, turn N and descend into Coire Altruimex on a well-built path to reach the Lairig Gartain. Follow the path NE to the A82 and return to Altnafeadh.
Route: 15km, 1,160m ascent.
Suggested and coordinated by Gerry Gilbert.