Canisp

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

11.6 km/636 m/04:45 hrs

Corbett: Canisp (No. 42)

To vary the journey a bit, I drove up north via Bonar Bridge and returned via Ullapool. Approaching Ledmore Junction, I got a nice view of snow covered Cùl Mòr.

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From the parking area by the A837 a path leads down to a footbridge across the outflow of Loch Awe.

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This path peters out very soon, and after that it is just a long slog towards Canisp across heathery and boggy terrain (which was partly frozen, thankfully).

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Reaching the snow line.

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Hazy view of Stac Polly.

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Looking S across Cam Loch.

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Up until this point I could easily kick steps in the soft snow, but when I reached the steepest part of the ascent (visible in the upper half of the photo) I put my MicroSpikes on.

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Suilven and Loch na Gainimh – unfortunately the weather had become quite hazy by now, but the sight was still breathtaking!

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When I arrived at the summit shelter, an icy wind made my eyes water and I had to put on ski goggles…

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View NE.

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Canisp’s NW ridge with Suilven on the left.

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Looking across Loch Assynt to Quinag.

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On the way down, the sun came out again and as soon as I was out of the wind, it felt a lot warmer.

Ben More Assynt and Breabag.

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Last look at Canisp from the road near Elphin on the way home.

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