No Lap dancers in Staoineag bothy for the 200th
by kevsbald » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:52 pm
Munros included on this walk: Beinn na Lap
Corbetts included on this walk: Leum Uilleim
Grahams included on this walk: Beinn na Cloiche
Date walked: 30/04/2012
Time taken: 21 hours
Distance: 27 km
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We descended off the Munro and made for Creaguanaich lodge to take it in. I walked around only to hear some very odd sounds from a green North Face tent. Seemed they too were enjoying the surrounding scenery. Exit right. The walk over to Staoineag was a bit boggy but we found the bothy and it was a delightful location. Furthermore, there was an axe and a tree, which afforded a night's worth of wood and burning. Much chopping was had and there was even a fresh air swipe combined with a triple salco that Torvill would have been proud of. And that was before the Laphroaig. We got the fire going, had dinner and a few drams while celebrating future generations, shortly to be with us. I took in the cyan night sky, which was so dark but still illuminated by the moon. Lights out at 2330 and a decent night's kip before dawn broke and we broke the fast.
We ascended the steep North escarpment of Beinn na Cloiche and the visibility was immense. The Grey corries, Ben Nevis, back down to the bothy and beyond. The descent off the Graham was quick and we took a train-check - 3 hours from here up and down from the Corbett should see us there in plenty of time. The re-ascent was tough with the heavy pack and CF was flagging. However, discussion of an evening dinner in Stravaigin seemed to spur on the famished. The train duly arrived 25 minutes after we did and we relaxed on the way back to Glasgow. A nice way to hit the 200th and another one indoctrinated into the way of the hill....
by Gavin99 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:03 pm
by mrssanta » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:11 pm
by Bod » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:29 pm
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by tamw51 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:02 pm
by Collaciotach » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:24 pm
Many years since i visited Staoineag grand bothy
by PeteR » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:58 pm
by pigeon » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:08 pm
by mrssanta » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:44 pm
by mountain thyme » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:36 pm
by meangarry » Tue May 01, 2012 1:47 am
Schehallion looks like a movie mountain. Beauty of a pic.
by Musicfinder » Tue May 01, 2012 1:59 am
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by kevsbald » Tue May 01, 2012 9:15 am
by malky_c » Tue May 01, 2012 9:31 am
Great bothy - stayed there last summer and did some bits of your route. Good memories