Corbetts starting with A
|Aonach Shasuinn lies to the S of Loch Affric and is one of three ridges that radiate from a common point. The broadest is Carn a' Choire Bhuidhe (847m) to the SSE, then Aonach Shasuinn (888m) to the WNW and finally Carn nan Coireachan Cruaidh (872m) to the NE. These three tops are connected by a ridge that does not drop below 800m therefore only the highest top is recognised as a Corbett. |
Aonach Shasuinn alone is a simple ridge which forks at its WNW end, with a W branch linking to An Eltric at Bealach an Amais and N branch leading down to Loch an Sguid. This ridge is without crags.
|Arkle is a rugged steep sided rocky hill from most aspects yet to the SE it has broad easy slopes leading to the S top.
From here the route to the true summit is not so easy, as it is along a narrow steep sided ridge with considerable exposure and one awkward section requiring scrambling.
|Askival and Ainshval, Rum's two Corbetts, sit facing each other across Glen Dibidil with their smaller sister Trollaval (702m) sitting at the head of the glen.
From Barkeval in the N to Sgurr nan Gillean in the S, the hills are connected by a long snaking ridge offering an excellent and occasionally challenging ridge walk.
On this ridge, the peaks are steep and craggy and involve a degree of scrambling, especially if the plan is to continue E over Trollaval (which can be by passed) and Ainshval.
|Auchnafree Hill is a complex combination of corries and ridges, bounded by Glen Almond to the N, Glen turret to the SW and the A822 road (Sma Glen) to the E and SE.
Auchnafree Hill lies near the W margin of the long summit ridge which runs from A'Chairidh in the W to Meall Tarsuinn (648m) in the E.
Several tracks lead onto this long ridge, but due to the complex nature of this hill you are recommended to ascend via the track from the dam at Loch Turret to the S or on the track from Auchnafree in Glen Almond onto Crom Chreag which lies to the N of Auchnafree Hill.