Geo-Trips :: Heading for Corrour bothy in mid winter 1990
Glen Derry and Glen Luibeg
A walk from The Linn of Dee, Thu, 1 Mar 1990 by Richard Law
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The first of two days in the middle of a Wrekin Mountaineering Club week based in Aviemore. The club secretary kindly offered to drive us round to Braemar and the Linn of Dee to start, from where three of us walked the 8 or so miles through the forests of Glen Lui, Derry Lodge and Luibeg, then up into the southern end of the Lairig Ghru and an overnight at Corrour bothy. I don't recall specifically which of several sleeping bags I took, but the chances are it was the 'best' one, a well-specced Mountain Equipment Snowline, rated to about -20C. I've never been cold in that.
We made it to the bothy without significant incident apart from a wet foot from falling through a snow patch into a bog, but were rather surprised to be joined late at night by another walker who'd spend the afternoon and evening on Beinn MacDuibh, apparently as part of his training programme for a Winter Mountain Leader qualification. Good navigation to hit the bothy in the dead of night.
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Heading towards Derry Lodge
Soon after the start of a 2-day winter trip through the Lairig Ghru with an... more
Heading for Glen Luibeg
The precise location of this photo is a little hard to tie down now, but the trees... more
Between Glen Luibeg and Corrour bothy
As close as I can determine it, this appears to be the location of this photo,... more