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.
From the parking area by the A837 a path leads down to a footbridge across the outflow of Loch Awe.
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).
Reaching the snow line.
Hazy view of Stac Polly.
Looking S across Cam Loch.
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.
Suilven and Loch na Gainimh – unfortunately the weather had become quite hazy by now, but the sight was still breathtaking!
When I arrived at the summit shelter, an icy wind made my eyes water and I had to put on ski goggles…
Canisp’s NW ridge with Suilven on the left.
Looking across Loch Assynt to Quinag.
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.
Last look at Canisp from the road near Elphin on the way home.