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Scotland360° Blog Post - A Round of the Corrour Hills

A Winter trip around Loch Ossian via the high tops

A weekend with pals on the Corrour hills. Dropped off by the train at Corrour station on the Saturday morning, we had a superb winter day crossing the tops of Carn Dearg and Sgor Choinnich with an overnight stop at one of the cottages at Corrour Lodge. The following day saw us return to Corrour station via Ben na Lap on the north side of Loch Ossian.

A great winter day out!



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Dropped off by the train at Corrour Station, this was the start point for our sojourn to the other end of Loch Ossian via the mountain tops. Looking towards the north, we could see back towards Stob Coire Easain and Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin whilst to the west lay Leum Uilleim.

Views down Loch Ossian - snow covered hills, blue skies and sunshine!

Loch Ossian and the Youth Hostel at Corrour. One of Scotland's most remote youth hostels in an iconic setting

At the start of the ascent to Carn Dearg, looking west and firm snow on the Loch Ossian Hills.

Looking south west over the Blackwater Reservoir towards Glencoe and the Black Mount.

Gaining the summit in late afternoon, the view westwards towards Cairn Leum Ulleim was superb, as was the summit cairn covered in rime ice.

A group selfie at the summit with wide ranging views all around us before we started the descent down to Courrour Lodge.

Dark skies over Loch Ossian and the start of our descent to Corrour Lodge.

Figures in the snow. Alan and Chris on the descent of Sgor Choinnich

Corrour Lodge

Loch Ossian and the view from the sauna....

The return to the west end of Loch Ossian via Ben na Lap on the north side of the loch.

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Angus Mackie

I’m Angus Mackie, a professional photographer, based just north of Inverness on the beautiful Black Isle.  I'm on the North Coast 500 and am well placed to discover most of the Highlands.  The iconic scenery of Glen Affric and the Cairngorms are close by whilst many of the wild and dramatic locations on the west coast are within easy reach.

Mountains, landscapes, coastlines....  As a landscape and panoramic photographer, I enjoy exploring Scotland and its wild and remote places and have discovered some of the best photography locations in the Highlands over the last 35 years of living up here.  With a broad and wide ranging knowledge of the Highlands, I still enjoy finding new locations and fresh perspectives for my photography.  The use of natural light to capture stunning scenery at spectacular locations is very much a key factor for my photography.

I’m a qualified Summer Mountain Leader, a Sea Kayak Leader and a UKCC Level 2 Sea Kayaking coach, with many years experience of leading and guiding.  I am also a longstanding member of Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team.

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