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A greyt day on the Corries

A greyt day on the Corries


Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:34 pm

Route description: The Grey Corries

Munros included on this walk: Sgurr Choinnich Mor, Stob Ban (Grey Corries), Stob Choire Claurigh, Stob Coire an Laoigh

Date walked: 25/07/2012

Time taken: 8.3 hours

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We drove up the track as far you can and parked up in the parking area. The track is not too bad and some say they wouldn't take their car up it but luckily for us we were in Jimmys 4x4 so got up it no bother and he kindly offered to drive when we get round to doing the two Corbetts from here. There was another car up here when we returned from our walk so cars can get up here. From the parking area we took the track towards the bothy where we left it just after we passed the bothy where a marker cairn marks the start of the path to Stob Ban. The path leads to the summit. Coming off Stob Ban is down steep rocky scree but it is a short descent and once down it's a steep climb up to Stob Choire Claurigh. From here you now traverse the ridge, narrow and rocky in places crossing 3 tops before Munro no.3 is reached. From the third Munro you pass another top, Stob Coire Easain, coming down it's rocky ridge before climbing to the final Munro. We then returned to SCE to head down it's north ridge to pick up the dismantled tramway track back to the start. I would not recommend the tramway path as it's wet,wet,wet and boggy,boggy,boggy and very very muddy. My advice would be to take the landrover track back through the forest, slightly longer but would be more enjoyable.
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Approaching the bothy

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The 2 Innses

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Jimmy on Stob Ban and this yin & that yin

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The Mamores

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Grey Corries

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Stob Ban summit

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Route up Munro 2

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The ridge from Stob Choire Claurigh

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Summit no.2

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Mo leads the way

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More of the ridge

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A look back

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Munro 4 from no.3

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Stob Ban

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Munro 4

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Summit no.4

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Aonach Beag

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Number 3 from 4

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The rocky section

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Munro 4

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Route down Beinn na Sochaich ridge
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Johnny Corbett
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Re: A greyt day on the Corries

Postby Graeme D » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:07 pm

Another 8 hours or so well spent JC! There have been a few reports on these recently that have whetted my appetite for when my turn comes. Good stuff, but you gotta get those Innses nailed soon. Not to be missed! :D
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Re: A greyt day on the Corries

Postby mountain thyme » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:41 pm

does that make jimmy the new expedition leader now that hes carrying a map??... you might not get as lost as often now if jimmy is leading :D

and mo you canny get slagged for your small rucksack now :wink:

well done guys
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Re: A greyt day on the Corries

Postby pigeon » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:59 pm

Nice one johnny and team,good hills these,looked like you enjoyed them as well :thumbup:
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Re: A greyt day on the Corries

Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:12 pm

Graeme D wrote:Another 8 hours or so well spent JC! There have been a few reports on these recently that have whetted my appetite for when my turn comes. Good stuff, but you gotta get those Innses nailed soon. Not to be missed! :D

Cheers it's a superb walk and as for the Innes, i've had them on my radar far too long now :D
mountain thyme wrote:does that make jimmy the new expedition leader now that hes carrying a map??... you might not get as lost as often now if jimmy is leading :D

and mo you canny get slagged for your small rucksack now :wink:

well done guys
Step one in map reading, learn how to carry the map. Jimmy learnt that from you :lol: Mo's bag may look bigger than Jimmys but nowhere near as heavy, another trick learnt from yourself :lol:
pigeon wrote:Nice one johnny and team,good hills these,looked like you enjoyed them as well :thumbup:
Cheers Pigeon, it was after reading your report that spurred me on to do these in one round :thumbup:
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Re: A greyt day on the Corries

Postby pigeon » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:38 pm

Knew it would be a dawdle for you guys :wink: It's the walk out that's the worst :roll:
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Re: A greyt day on the Corries

Postby jonny616 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:04 pm

Great stuff as usual Johnny. I quite like weather days like that when the cloud hangs high so you have reasonable views all day :D
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Re: A greyt day on the Corries

Postby rockhopper » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:30 pm

Another great day jonny and some excellent views along the ridge :thumbup: - I can remember not really appreciating just how grey the hills are until being up there and it's quite striking - cheers :)
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Re: A greyt day on the Corries

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:46 pm

Cheers guys, this walk is up there with the best of them :D
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