Hills: Carn Liath, Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain, Carn nan Gabhar
Date: 29th September 2007
Company: Myself, Bob, Elsie, Deirdre, Gregor, Michael

I set off from home, on 29th September 2007, to meet up with other members of the Turriff Mountaineering and Hillwalking Club who were attending a weekend meet based at nearby Pitlochry YH - I really dislike Youth Hostels, especially Pitlochry!

I borrowed my partner’s car for the day, something I’d regret later on .

I parked at the end of the road near Loch Moraig and set off walking with the others. This was to be my third ascent of Carn Liath and Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain and my second ascent of Carn nan Gabhar. Previous ascents were in 1997.

Click here to see a map of the route undertaken

We ascended Carn Liath via its highly visible, extensively eroded path.

Carn Liath:

Approaching Carn Liath:

Looking back from ascent of Carn Liath:

Looking back from ascent of Carn Liath:

Bob, Elsie and Gregor ascending Carn Liath:

Beinn at the summit of Carn Liath:

View from trig point on Carn Liath:

After a stop at Carn Liath, to allow everyone to catch-up, we continued on our way to Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain.

Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain from Carn Liath:

Romach and Bob:

Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain:

Carn Liath from Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain:

Circa 1Hr 30Mins after departing Carn Liath we arrived at the summit of Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain where we stopped for a bite to eat.

Summit of Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain:

Just under 1Hr 30Mins after departing Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain saw the last of the group arrive at the summit of Carn nan Gabhar.

Myself and Beinn near summit of Carn nan Gabhar:

The group broke up into smaller groups during the long walk back. I walked out most of the way with Bob.

On driving away from Loch Moraig, on driving over a cattle grid, I heard a loud clatter followed by one helluva racket. On getting out of the car to look underneath as I suspected the whole exhaust from engine to tail-pipe had come off. I drove over one hundred miles home without an exhaust – I had a really sore head by the time I got home .