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Stob a'Choire Odhair & Stob Ghabhar

Stob a'Choire Odhair & Stob Ghabhar


Postby bootsandpaddles » Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:14 am

Route description: Stob Ghabhar and Stob a'Choire Odhair

Munros included on this walk: Stob a' Choire Odhair, Stob Ghabhar

Date walked: 12/10/2009

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I did this walk yesterday (12th October) in much better weather. Much better views (see attached pics) and no midges. The rutting season was in full swing as well. I varied the route a bit by descending via the west ridge of Stob Ghabhar to Sron a'Ghearrain and then going south following the fence line. You can pick up a path which runs beside the Allt Ghabhar down to Clashgour. I was surprised to see a peacock strutting about there. Took me about six and a half hours.
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Re: Stob a'Choire Odhair & Stob Ghabhar

Postby monty » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:52 pm

Hi Boots....,
Pauls route says

Serious mountain walk including an extremely steep ascent over loose rocks and scree, and a narrow, exposed section of ridge.


How did you find it?
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Re: Stob a'Choire Odhair & Stob Ghabhar

Postby bootsandpaddles » Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:54 am

It was very steep but I didn't find it too bad if I kept off the scree as much as possible (I hate scree!!) and scrambled up the rocks and boulders. The ridge was narrow in places and wouldn't be much fun in a strong wind but it wasn't difficult. I think some of the books exaggerate the difficulty of some routes in the hills which is a shame because it can put people off doing them. The Devil's Ridge in the Mamores is another example. All in all I think Stob Ghabhar and Stob a'Choire Odhair make a great day out: varied terrain, brilliant views (given good weather!), pleasant walk in and out - what more can you ask?
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