An t - Samhainn 2011 ...An Coire Glas / The Grey Corries
A promise of fine wether this weekend saw me nip over to Braigh loch Aber with a mind to an overnight stay in the tent at the foot of Stob Ban. I have never seen such wet ground even for the Gaidhealtachd so the bothy become an attractive propisition
Nuair a bha mi faisg an bothan bha e a fás dorcha ach bha an gealach leth a mach is nuair a bha mi fosgail an dorus tha an bothan falamh ! .....
ann am Bóthan Ónarach ann an Lairig Leacach
My first reckon was to get the téine going in the empty bothy ,a scratch about the gully above the bothy produced only saturated firewood so it was gonna be candles,headtorch and the half botul for Colla. The bothan was grand and i had no visitors after dinner a wee half moon walkabout killed a couple of hours before sleep with a view to tackling Stob Ban first light.
Bha mi a mach aig sia uairean agus suas an coire gu am bealach airson ochd uaireann. The early morning sky showed some promise so i hoofed it up to the bealach
An excited scramble up Stob ban and i was on the top by 8am a oh well what a stunning vista
Uill bha an iarmailt bhoidheach gu dearbh agus bha sinn air a mhullach airson leth uair
The wind was bitter and the dog was heavy hinting to get down and off so down we went after a wee look at an coire easan
The slog up to coire a claurigh was tough going but being hardy Gaidheal we got there the céo had rolled in so did not see much from the summit so wee took a wee break and waited ...i knew this lack of view was temporary
Sure enough she blew through
Uill bha an latha a fás math gu dearbh agus an sealltain och ...........
I had so many snaps and cant fit them all in but the light was stunning browns, gold and of course greys so i set of along the ridge over the summits to stob coire an Laoigh . Its a long hoof and on a good day you find yourself stopping every two minutes. I was over an caisteal and an coire an laoigh fairly quick given the time i spent studying the surroundings and their stunning beauty.
Ach uill bha mi a faisg sgith nuair a bha mi air Stob coire an laoigh ach de tha sin ? Sgurr Coinnich Mor oh abair beinn tha mi ag iarridh sin
A bonnie looking hill so i thought feck it im over there
It was a good walk along to Coinnich and it had to be my favourite of the day for shape and we spent a good half hour on the top with a nice warm sun on our face but like all good things it had to end so it was back across the bealach to the rucksack.
Bha chord rium an latha agamsa ach bha ei fada agus nuair a bha mi a dol sios bha mi a fas sgith ..... there was still good scenes to be had on the way down with the light changing yet again
The rathad down was hellish bad ..salach ,mossach ,caic .... ach i run out of Gaelic explitives to curse it with ,it is no a lot better when you reach the old tramway either ! .... more like a burn than a metalled surface
That apart one of the best days i ve had in years i did not have extensive views but the light and colours is just grand although if you take this route it is a whore of a long day
Cheerie an drasda tha mi a fhalbh gu leabhidh ..sgith is toilichte
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