Little Wyvis

Sunday, 02 December 2012

9.8 km/614 m/04:15 hrs

Corbett: Little Wyvis (No. 38)

Having climbed my “local” Munro Ben Wyvis quite a few times, I had somehow always neglected its little brother. Now it was time to put this right, because the Corbett seemed to be an easy enough hill to do in winter conditions.

The car park was already full just after 11:00 and I had to park right beside the entrance, making sure to keep the access clear. On my way up the path through the trees I met several walkers already on their way down from Ben Wyvis, they must have had a really early start.

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An Cabar.

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After the forest I left the path, crossed the Allt a’ Bhealaich Mhòir and climbed up the NW flank of Tom na Caillich. This was hard work, wading through knee-high heather covered in soft snow.

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View across to An Cabar.

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Ice.

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The Fannichs.

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Eventually I reached a track that runs along the W side of the ridge and followed it for a while.

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An Teallach, Loch Glascarnoch and Beinn Dearg (zoomed).

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Between the 747 m top and the summit I left the track, cut across to the ridge and followed it to the top.

Little Wyvis summit cairn, with Ben Wyvis in the background.

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View towards Strathconon.

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After a tea break at the summit, I returned back along the ridge.

Coire Eilteachaidh and across to the Cromarty Firth.

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Ben Wyvis.

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On the descent I stayed closer to the fence/treeline where there are traces of a path.

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After fording the icy Allt a’ Bhealaich Mhòir again it was a quick walk back to the car.

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