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Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin and Stob Coire Easain

Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin and Stob Coire Easain


Postby Bod » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:08 pm

Route description: Stob Coire Easain and Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin

Munros included on this walk: Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin, Stob Coire Easain

Date walked: 14/04/2012

Time taken: 7.5 hours

Distance: 16.9 km

Ascent: 1283m

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Valerie, myself, Scoob999, Gavin99, Radman, Hayley and Ritchie all enjoy a great day on the hill :D :D :lol:

It was almost 30 years ago that I first planned climbing these two munros. Myself and two school friends Roy and Alec had walked through from the Linn of Dee to Kingussie camping out a night on route just above the top of Glenfeshie. We then settled at the Youth hostel for a night and I remember we were delighted to be served a pint in the local pub, where as Alec who was oldest had to settle for a coke. We were 15ish and Alec was 16.....great the life achievements that stick best in your mind :lol:

Anyway whilst savouring our beers, we devised a plan to catch the Fort William bus the following day and get off at Fersit, where we would climb these two summits before heading west catching all the munros between Stob Coire Easain and the hostel in Glen Nevis. A grand and mighty plan that has still to be accomplished to this day. (By the way we stayed on the bus all the way to Fort William because of the rain and ended up in the pub again. Anyway it was a great mission for us boys at the time....... :lol: )

So it was the 14th April 2012 and I am back on track heading for 'this yin and that yin', at long last. The Easter break this year has been a cracker starting with the Meet up in Kintail that for us involved the Sisters, the Brothers and the trio above Loch Cluanie. Now a welcome return to Fersit saw Valerie, Ritchie and I accompied by now great friends Gavin and Scoob heading for the prow of Meall Cian Dearg and the ridge above. The walkhighlanders meet continues ... and we ended up sharing our day too with more friends Radman and Hayley who just happened to be passing by :D :D :lol:


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:D :D :D :D :D

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Valerie, Gavin and Scoob.
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Valerie and Gavin. (We are now on the prow)
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Scoob with Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin nearing, within 2km now.
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Scoob, Valerie and Gavin. Everyone thoroughly enjoying themselves...
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The Boys!
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The first Munro in sight.....just lovely!
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On top of Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin.
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Now it's time for Stob Coire Easain .... :)
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Very happy walkers (mind you we experienced a few hail flurries and it was very cold when stopped for more than a minute or two.)
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Not a huge drop but still an impressive steep climb lay ahead.
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What a view to the northwest showing the corbetts Sgurr Innse and Cruach Innse. I will be looking now for more than just the munros between here and Glen Nevis, that's for sure :)
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Loch Treig and the railway leading down eventually to Rannoch Moor.
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The Macleans on top of the world again.... :)
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Ben Nevis makes an appearance in the distance behind Aonach Mor.
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Ritchie poses for the 'Mutts on Munros' thread.
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Lunch stop .... great banter and fun !!!
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The home leg begins, retracing our steps this day, but what a glorious and rewarding place to share together :)
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We all meet up with Radman making impressive progress up the mountain. What a nice surprise and we learn that Hayley is making her way back down from the first summit. So Radman continues on up to his second summit as we continue to descend and we all agree that we'll likely meet for the lower part of the hill.
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Magic stuff!!!
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One happy group of walkers looking for the best route down to the loch for a little variation on the way back to the cars.


Simply wonderful :D :D :D
Where to next :D :D :lol:
Last edited by Bod on Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:17 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin and Stob Coire Easain

Postby Bod » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:06 pm

A wonderful day to end the Easter break :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin and Stob Coire Easain

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:34 pm

I did these two myself recently, still got report to do. A lot more snow on them since i was up. Good to see you all having fun on the white stuff :D
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Re: Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin and Stob Coire Easain

Postby Fudgie » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:35 pm

Great work guys on a fine pair of hills :thumbup:
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Re: Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin and Stob Coire Easain

Postby scoob999 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:51 pm

Great report Bod :D
Was beginning to think i was gonna have to do a report myself :lol:
Was a great day, look forward to meeting you all again soon :D
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Re: Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin and Stob Coire Easain

Postby mrssanta » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:57 pm

What a smashing day you all had, and you always seem to have a lot of fun on the hills.
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Re: Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin and Stob Coire Easain

Postby dogplodder » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:48 pm

That looked pure magic! :D
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Re: Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin and Stob Coire Easain

Postby Collaciotach » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:02 pm

Grand Pics Bod .. i was on these many years ago touble is did i top both of them ! can't quite remember ..must go back to make sure one day :lol:

can't beat it eh
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Re: Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin and Stob Coire Easain

Postby Gavin99 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:46 pm

A fine day on the hills nicely captured in your report , you are getting good at those action shots ! Great to meet up with y'all again , Cheers :D
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Ritchie having a quick wash and brush up before returning to civilisation
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Re: Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin and Stob Coire Easain

Postby rockhopper » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:51 pm

No wonder you were all so happy at the end - looks a cracking day for it - cheers :D
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Re: Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin and Stob Coire Easain

Postby RadMan » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:53 am

It was a real nice surprise to bump into you lot so soon after the Kintail meet.
It was great banter and made the walk in a breeze.
Usually get a few groans about how far it is to walk but even Hayley enjoyed it. :lol:
I will be sat at home reading trip reports with envy while i recover from my operation tomorrow! :( :thumbdown:
Unless it pours with rain for a fortnight hehehe :D :D
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Re: Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin and Stob Coire Easain

Postby kevsbald » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:58 pm

Nice Bod - Easain to be my 200th next Friday. Thanks for posting this - good to have met you and hope to get more of a chat with the Brian Dennehy look-alike.
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Re: Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin and Stob Coire Easain

Postby Bod » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:10 pm

RadMan wrote:It was a real nice surprise to bump into you lot so soon after the Kintail meet.
It was great banter and made the walk in a breeze.
Usually get a few groans about how far it is to walk but even Hayley enjoyed it. :lol:
I will be sat at home reading trip reports with envy while i recover from my operation tomorrow! :( :thumbdown:
Unless it pours with rain for a fortnight hehehe :D :D


Hope your op goes smoothly tomorrow Radman. Glad Haylay enjoyed meeting us all, we'll see you both again soon, cheers the noo :D :D :D
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Re: Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin and Stob Coire Easain

Postby Bod » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:12 pm

kevsbald wrote:Nice Bod - Easain to be my 200th next Friday. Thanks for posting this - good to have met you and hope to get more of a chat with the Brian Dennehy look-alike.



Wishing you a bright sunny day next Friday Kev, enjoy your day!

Thanks for all the great comments folks, and a special one to Gavin for the photo of Ritchie enjoying his wash in the white stuff :lol:
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Re: Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin and Stob Coire Easain

Postby Jockstar » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:25 pm

What a great idea to do these two as myself and Su will have an idea of this walk as having seen what you guys did will be a 'must do' in the future. Brilliant! :D
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