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NEW ROUTE CARD: Tyndrum's Five Corbetts

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Beinn an Dothaidh and Beinn Achaladair from Beinn A' ChaisteilPerhaps the only Corbett grouping that allows so many to be climbed in a sensible single day, the Tyndrum Five makes a rewarding challenge for connoisseurs of the quality walking to be found below the 3000-foot threshold. It’s a well known route, yet far less threadbare than the more heavily used multi-Munro rounds. Paths are faint and crowds unlikely, and this peace is very appealing... especially at a time when we're all trying to avoid each other.

  
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 Simon Caldwell 02 Jul 2020
In reply to Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com:

We did it last year, but tackled Beinn a' Chaisteil direct by the broad SW spur and finishing via the N ridge of Beinn Odhar
https://www.ukhillwalking.com/logbook/e.php?d=20190504&u=2022&i=571192

A great day out, met 2 people all day despite it being a sunny bank holiday weekend. Highlight was getting to the top of a knoll and finding a golden eagle feasting on a sheep's corpse a few feet away down the other side.

In reply to Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com:

We did this over a decade ago, when my wife was four months pregnant with our eldest.

It felt quite a big day due to the significant drops between the hills - although she seemed less knackered than I was at the end, so I reckon it must be easiest done when pregnant.

 bonebag 02 Jul 2020
In reply to Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com:

Good advertising Dan. You just sold another copy of Great Mountain Days in Scotland. Looking forward to getting out again sometime : )

 Mike-W-99 02 Jul 2020
In reply to Simon Caldwell:

Did it a few years ago. Big day, needed chicken curry & chips from the real food cafe to recover.

We started due west of Bein Odhar at the big lay-by. Bit of a slog.

Have also done a variant taking in Beinn Mhanach which was good.

 Dave Hewitt 02 Jul 2020
In reply to Mike-W-99:

> Did it a few years ago. Big day, needed chicken curry & chips from the real food cafe to recover.

It is a big day - bigger than many Munro outings. They're all on the watershed, so I did them in one go in 1987 with a camping pack - don't think I could do that now. Also (as a day out) once did Tyndrum-Mhanach-Creag Mhor-back over two of the Corbetts - that can't often be done, but was good as I recall.

 kinley2 04 Jul 2020
In reply to Mike-W-99:

We did Beinn Chaorach, Cam Creag and Beinn Challum which is a natural round of Gleann a Chlachain.

Thought about Beinn a Chaisteal, Beinn nam Fuaran and Beinn Mhanach as being a reasonable day.

Never thought the Auch 5 was a very aesthetic route, seems to be one of those forced bagging affairs. ;)


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