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The Grey Corries (with tablet)

The Grey Corries (with tablet)

Postby Bod » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:09 pm

Route description: The Grey Corries

Munros included on this walk: Sgùrr Chòinnich Mòr, Stob Choire Claurigh, Stob Coire an Laoigh

Date walked: 07/10/2012

Time taken: 10.25 hours

Distance: 21 km

Ascent: 1503m

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Gavin99, Morecambe Monkey, Valerie, myself and of course Ritchie having all arrived respectively from Helensburgh, Morecambe Bay and Cowdenbeath were today treated to some magic in the Grey Corries. Our secret power snack for the walk was Gavin's homemade'Tablet', and what delightful tablet is was too! Even the Wee Minister tucked in and savoured a small block :)
"Good day kind people, may you have a rare day out on these here hills!"
Ritchie now leading us round Coire na Ceannain and the Grey Corries now fully in sight after the climb up the north shoulder of Beinn Bhan.
From the spur leading to Stob Coire na Ceannain looking southwest towards our first munro Stob Choire Claurigh at 1177 metres above sea level. Stunning grey boulder landscapes :)
Valerie and Morecambe Monkey enjoying the start of the ridge.
Soon we were treated to the glorious sight across the Grey Corries with the Aonachs in the distance mists!
Lovely loose stuff below and good progress being made - energy high after the intake of Gavin's top class tablet blocks devoured on Stob Choire Claurigh :) :) :)
This top here being Stob Coire cath na Sine.
Stag rutting season and the roaring was clear to hear from all directions, particularly to the south here looking over the Abhainn Rath. The Water of Ness is forming to flow westwards just round to the right side.
Approaching Stob Coire an Laoigh viewed from Caisteil. All us loving this gorgeous route on a beautiful and relaxed autumn day.
Spean Bridge in the background there behind Gavin99.
The linking ridge turning northwest from Stob Coire an Laoigh. More tablet was promised at the nearing summit...yeha!
From the linking ridge looking west to our third munro of the day, Sgurr Choinnich Mor. A varied terrain now ahead varying from the grey and white boulders now so familiar over the last few kilometres.
On top of Stob Coire Easain, a special spot. Feeling safe in number and still suitably equiped we left our sacks here and enjoyed a jaunt over to Sgurr Choinnich Mor which was fun and at times very interesting. A cracking final munro of the 3 very special summits :)
Ritchie ever eager, but always watching out for the rest of us! Good boy :)
Schiehallion there popping up in the east! Wow.........what a day!
Stob Coire an Laoigh from Beinn na Sociach still at 1007 metres high.
The spectacular Grey Corries, well worth the effort. Another fantastic day in our very special Highland countryside :)
The forest tracks lead you back safely to the carpark.

:D :D :D :D :D
Last edited by Bod on Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:04 am, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: The Grey Corries (with tablet)

Postby Bod » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:52 pm

One mountain walk that comes very highly recommended in my eyes! :D :D :D :D :wink:
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Re: The Grey Corries (with tablet)

Postby rockhopper » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:59 pm

Great stuff Bod and looks like you had a good day out - certainly a cracking sight looking along the ridge :thumbup: The tablet sounds good too - is the recipe a secret or is Gavin willing to share it ? :shh: - cheers :)
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Re: The Grey Corries (with tablet)

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:26 am

Bod, glad you enjoyed your day, a fabulous day for a fabulous high level walk, with view in abundance. :D Next time I bump into Gavin 99, I hope he has some spare tablet :lol: Well done all, something I have been wanting to do for a while now, the complete ridge. Great report and smashing photographs.
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Re: The Grey Corries (with tablet)

Postby PeteR » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:57 pm

Great report and photos, as always bod :D

These really are great hills, but each time I see a report and think of when I stood at the base of Sgurr Choinnich Mor, having walked in from Glen Nevis to do the full loop, and my legs starts to hurt :lol:

Really love your fifth photo looking along the ridge with the clouds adding bags of atmosphere :D
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Re: The Grey Corries (with tablet)

Postby ChrisW » Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:06 pm

What a great day Bod and what great views too, that shot across the Grey Corries is a real stunner :clap:
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Re: The Grey Corries (with tablet)

Postby Lenore » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:02 pm

What a day! Love your report and pictures!
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Re: The Grey Corries (with tablet)

Postby pigeon » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:12 pm

That Gavin better produce some tablet next time i see him or there will be trouble :lol: :lol: :lol: Great pics Bod,excellent hills,looks like you lot and Richie enjoyed it :thumbup:
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Re: The Grey Corries (with tablet)

Postby soapy27 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:58 pm

Excellent report and photos there Bod .Still got these to do and by the look of your pics I won't be disappointed :clap:
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Re: The Grey Corries (with tablet)

Postby Collaciotach » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:27 pm

Good day out there a bhalaich there a fine set of hills
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Re: The Grey Corries (with tablet)

Postby quoman » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:49 pm

fantastic bod... The photo's are magic,drove past them on saturday and they look impresive cant wait to get up them might be next year nooo.
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Re: The Grey Corries (with tablet)

Postby mgmt! » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:00 pm

nice report there big boy bod ! some smashing pictures too. i couldnt see a thing when i did these so good to see what i missed, catch you soon big un.

heh gavin99, whats the hampden with the tablet ? i met you on the hills and i got nowt ? :shock:
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Re: The Grey Corries (with tablet)

Postby Gavin99 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:30 pm

Thanks for the company and another great day out , glad we took our time and enjoyed it rather than trying to rush over the four , a smashing walk :D

It looks like I'd better keep well stocked up with goodies in future :roll:
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Re: The Grey Corries (with tablet)

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:51 pm

Good stuff Bod, i agree it's a quality walk and that track looks so much better than the old tramline track that we took. :D
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Re: The Grey Corries (with tablet)

Postby Jockstar » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:31 pm

I guess that I have to get cooking on the tablet front so I can get enough energy to do these fantastic hills. Great views and dramatic ruggedness with all the grey stones showing us that grey is not boring! Just given me another reason to get back to walking more often. :D And well done Richie ! :clap:
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