Log 19 sept 2009

CORROUR HILLS SATURDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2009

Two members, Kevin and Ian G turned up for the walk on Saturday 19th September 2009 and after leaving car park in Milngavie shortly after 06:30 we arrived at Bridge of Orchy for train to Corrour at 07:50.
The initial plan had been to do the two Munros to the South of Loch Ossian and Kevin had planned to head further up the glen and stay overnight in Culra Bothy.   The usual last minute change resulted in us heading for Beinn Eibhinn and Aonach Beag, with the latter being 15Km from Corrour.

The initial excitement for the day was the train driver departing Corrour for Fort William while people (including MMC - well..... all two of us) were still trying to get off the train! Luckily someone informed the driver and we got off.

We started walking around 09:15 and following a brisk walk along Loch Ossian we started climbing Mheall Glas Choire (Top) around 11:15.    The weather initially was slightly overcast but by half way up we reached the cloud level and the conditions deteriorated.   After reaching the top of Meall Glas Choire we headed on for the first Munro (BEINN EIBHINN) and arrived at a wet and blustery top at 1:15.

On our descent from the first Munro the weather took a much appreciated turn for the better and the sun came out.   Although blustery we reached the second Munro (AONACH BEAG) in great conditions at 1:45.
We descended and returned to Corrour by 5:45 with 30 minutes to spare before last train back and had time to savour a well earned pint in the Corrour Station House.  

We got back to Bridge of Orchy shortly after 7:00 and back to Milngavie by 8:30.

The latest Harry Potter film was being filmed in the area throughout the day with the Hogwarts Express using the line between Corrour and Rannoch.   At Rannoch we witnessed the extraordinary sight of the Club President leaving the train and unashamedly touting himself for a role in the film (see KM photographs!!).   
If Harry Potter ever needs a mountain guide Kevin's yer man!!!
A great walk!!

Report by Ian Gilmour