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Fersit to say, it was a good day!

Fersit to say, it was a good day!


Postby jonny616 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:06 pm

Route description: Chno Dearg and Stob Coire Sgriodain

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

Date walked: 22/04/2012

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 13.5 km

Ascent: 975m

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Weather forecast for Sunday was ok but not grand. I have been dying to do a walk from Fersit for a while. So when my pal harry said he did not want to do too long a walk, I thought ah-ha.
We were parked up & ready for the off by 09:30 following an easy run from Glasgow & could see Sron na Garbh bheinne & Chno Dearg from the parking area. Set off along the track. The phone box mentioned & marked on the map is no were to be seen. At the farm buildings we were advised to stay away from the cows as they might charge us because of the dog so with that in mind we went through the field full of sheep (Millie firmly on the lead & did not give them a glance). Once out of the field we noticed that there is a bit of a path that goes around said field. :lol:
We then headed for the nose of Sron which has some steep bits, but nothing like the steep nose of the two on the other side of Treig. The views really opened up as we climbed. The whole area is magnificent.
Lots of photo taking from around the summit of Stob Coire Sgriodain, including walking out to stand at the end of a ridge above Loch Treig that everyone does.
Met a chap moving at speed who was heading eventually for Loch Ossian via Chno & Beinn na Lap.
The pull up to the summit of Chno Dearg was tougher with quite deep snow in parts, but simple enough.
From just below the summit we could still make out the parking area so no problem with the homeward direction. The snow & gradient presenting excellent opportunity for a glissade or two, only wish I had brought my sledge. :lol:
Eventually came across a path of sorts as we headed back to the track.
A top day out, no rain, no wind & clear tops. One of those rare days when Lochaber has better weather than everywhere else.
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Sron Na Garbh & Chno Dearg
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On the ascent
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The Easains ridge
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Chno Dearg on the left
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One of the steep bits
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Stob Coire Sgriodain
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Chno Dearg
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Looking Back
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Chno Dearg
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The Easains
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On the correct side of the fence looking back up
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Re: Fersit to say, it was a good day!

Postby pollyh33 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:20 pm

Yeah Jonny!!! I know you said that you had had a braw day but this looks fantastic!!!

Photos are top notch as ever :thumbup: :thumbup:

Wish I could have come along :(

PS did you not miss the giant hailstones battering off your face?? :lol:
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Re: Fersit to say, it was a good day!

Postby quoman » Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:36 pm

Nice one Jonny looks like you had a good day out there .... shame i didny manage it but keep me in mind for any further trips.
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Re: Fersit to say, it was a good day!

Postby ChrisW » Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:57 pm

Well done on finding the only rain free area of the UK Jonny :lol: What a cracker of a day to sneak in when all around is misery, great stuff, love this photo
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Re: Fersit to say, it was a good day!

Postby jonny616 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:35 pm

ChrisW wrote:Well done on finding the only rain free area of the UK Jonny :lol: What a cracker of a day to sneak in when all around is misery, great stuff, love this photo
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Cheers Chris. I've just had it printed & framed to give to my friend Harry who is in the picture 8)
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Re: Fersit to say, it was a good day!

Postby jonny616 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:36 pm

quoman wrote:Nice one Jonny looks like you had a good day out there .... shame i didny manage it but keep me in mind for any further trips.


It was indeed a good day. Will let you know when i'm heading out next 8)
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Re: Fersit to say, it was a good day!

Postby jonny616 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:39 pm

pollyh33 wrote:Yeah Jonny!!! I know you said that you had had a braw day but this looks fantastic!!!

Photos are top notch as ever :thumbup: :thumbup:

Wish I could have come along :(

PS did you not miss the giant hailstones battering off your face?? :lol:


Sure did & i wished the walk out was longer too :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Fersit to say, it was a good day!

Postby 2dalmatians » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:57 pm

A cracking report jonny. Thanks for posting. :D
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Re: Fersit to say, it was a good day!

Postby dooterbang » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:59 pm

Great day for a walk by the looks of it.

Didnt see that phone neither :?

The photo on the ledge reminds me of a similar pose not long ago :wink:
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Re: Fersit to say, it was a good day!

Postby pigeon » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:00 pm

Good one jonny,might do these at weekend,cheers :thumbup:
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Re: Fersit to say, it was a good day!

Postby rockhopper » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:46 pm

Great day for it and I'd echo Chris' comment - great photo overlooking Loch Treig :thumbup: Matching jackets - all you need to do is change your cap and no-one will be able to tell you apart :lol: - cheers :D
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Re: Fersit to say, it was a good day!

Postby gammy leg walker » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:19 pm

Fersit to say.........................gutted I missed this one mate,looks a fine day was had by all.
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Re: Fersit to say, it was a good day!

Postby jonny616 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:17 am

gammy leg walker wrote:Fersit to say.........................gutted I missed this one mate,looks a fine day was had by all.


We need to make sure we hook up for the two on the other side 8) 8)

rockhopper wrote:Great day for it and I'd echo Chris' comment - great photo overlooking Loch Treig :thumbup: Matching jackets - all you need to do is change your cap and no-one will be able to tell you apart :lol: - cheers :D


It's quite disturbing :lol: :lol:

pigeon wrote:Good one jonny,might do these at weekend,cheers :thumbup:


Its a great walk you'll love it. Hope the weather holds for you

dooterbang wrote:Great day for a walk by the looks of it.

Didnt see that phone neither :?

The photo on the ledge reminds me of a similar pose not long ago :wink:


Cheers Paul. I think everyone stands on that ledge for a photo. Yours was a cracker 8)

2dalmatians wrote:A cracking report jonny. Thanks for posting. :D


Thanks 2D
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Re: Fersit to say, it was a good day!

Postby Jock McJock » Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:31 pm

Nice one Jonny, glad the weather was good to you. By the way, what's wrong with you, walking at the wekend???? MWSP club will be shocked :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol: Nice pics too mate :D
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Re: Fersit to say, it was a good day!

Postby jonny616 » Tue May 01, 2012 11:23 am

Jock McJock wrote:Nice one Jonny, glad the weather was good to you. By the way, what's wrong with you, walking at the wekend???? MWSP club will be shocked :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol: Nice pics too mate :D


Gotta get out at the weekend sometimes :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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