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Another 2 wet Munros from Fersit

Another 2 wet Munros from Fersit


Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:29 pm

Route description: Chno Dearg and Stob Coire Sgriodain

Munros included on this walk: Chno Dearg, Stob Coire Sgriodain

Date walked: 02/10/2011

Time taken: 5 hours

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Recently Walkhighlands stalwart Monty, that'll cost you a pint Monty, did a walk report from Fersit on a wet day. This report is the other 2 Munros climbed from Fersit, also done on a wet day. We started from the car park at the end of the public road, taking the road down and over the 2 bridges crossing the river and railway. We continued on the road through the farm and gate and onto the track. There is a bull on this farm roaming freely but he is very placid and he even let me take his photo. We left the track where it meets a path and from here after few meters we leave it to take to the very boggy terrain following the stream almost to the Lochan. From here we headed up the eastern slopes between Sron na Garbh-bheinne and Stob Coire Sgriondain, quickly reaching the ridge where a short walk takes you to the first summit. From the summit we followed the path firstly over the 958 top then the 924 one and from here on to Chno Dearg. From the 924 mark we followed a set of mini tank tracks and soon realised they wern't going to the summit of Chno Dearg and ended up approaching Chno Dearg from the west rather than the south. Once on the summit we headed north then followed the stream back down to the path and back to the start. The bull was still there on our return lying down without a care in the world. The weather today was light rain for the first hour or so with no wind and very poor visibility changing to a bit of sunshine as we headed down off Chno Dearg and back to the start.
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Bully

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Leaving the track

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Crossing a stream

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Our route upto the ridge

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Happy to be on the ridge

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1st Munro comes into view

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Wet and happy at the summit

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On our way to number 2

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Jimmy looking for a view

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More boggy bits

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A view from Chno Dearg

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At the summit

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The way down

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Stob Coire Sgriodain

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The Lochan

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Fersit

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Bully having a lie down
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Johnny Corbett
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Re: Another 2 wet Munros from Fersit

Postby Bod » Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:52 pm

Good for you Johnny getting out today! We had been planning something too but got caught up at home all weekend, auch well you need them too! Next weekend though, will need to follow your example. Like the bull shots :lol:
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Re: Another 2 wet Munros from Fersit

Postby pollyh33 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:05 pm

Hi JC!

Great report despite the weather! Lots of smiley photos :D

I have to ask , how did you check if the bull was docile or not?? Who got thrown into the field first? :lol:

Did you hang back and pretend to tie your bootlaces?? :lol:
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Re: Another 2 wet Munros from Fersit

Postby monty » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:56 am

Wet seems to have been the theme this year JC. Nice set of photos though. Wouldn't it be nice to have a nice sunny day again :lol:
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Re: Another 2 wet Munros from Fersit

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:14 am

Thanks guys.

Polly, the bull wasn't in a field, it was roaming freely around the farm as we walked along the track through the farm. It had a look at us then continued eating the grass.
It was nice weather last week Monty when i was on my days off, the week i decided to get my house re-wired :(
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Re: Another 2 wet Munros from Fersit

Postby ChrisW » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:13 am

Great effort JC, good to see such a positive report from some pretty dismal weather, you still sneaked some nice pics along the way :D
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Re: Another 2 wet Munros from Fersit

Postby rockhopper » Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:57 pm

Well done all of you for getting out in that weather - an enjoyable day from the look of all the smiles/laughs despite the rain :D Having got a bit fed up with not being able to see much from some of my recent walks, I chickened out and decided to stay at home - cheers
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