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If this is 30% I'll take it every time, or sun on Stob Ban!

If this is 30% I'll take it every time, or sun on Stob Ban!


Postby gsaboy » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:27 pm

Route description: Stob Ban (Mamores) and Mullach nan Coirean

Munros included on this walk: Mullach nan Coirean, Stob Ban (Mamores)

Date walked: 23/02/2013

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 13.4 km

Ascent: 1262m

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After a week full of stunning weather, I was looking forward to a Saturday in the hills. However by Friday night we were down to 30% cloud free, and the need to drive at lease up to Fort William to get it. But our (I was not on my own for the first time) hearts sank, during the 3 hour drive from Kilmarnock with low cloud, and a hint of rain.

Amazingly as we got out the car in Glen Nevis, there was the first patch of blue sky, and it was a perfect day from then on. It was a delight to meet a series of beaming faces throughout the circuit, on a day that you feel happy to be alive, and lucky to live in Scotland.

The video and photos say the rest....

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Stob Ban looking imposing from the Glen by 6274design, on Flickr

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Near Allt Coire a Mhusgain by 6274design, on Flickr

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Looking back down the glen towards Fort William by 6274design, on Flickr

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Approaching Stob Ban summit, Ben Nevis in centre by 6274design, on Flickr

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Nearly there, Stob Ban by 6274design, on Flickr

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View from Stob Ban toward munro Mullach nan Coirean by 6274design, on Flickr

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On the summit - Stob Ban by 6274design, on Flickr

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Ben Nevis by 6274design, on Flickr

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Mid way along the ridge betweem the two Munros by 6274design, on Flickr

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Mullach nan Coirean cairn by 6274design, on Flickr

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The end of a awesome day. by 6274design, on Flickr
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Re: If this is 30% I'll take it every time, or sun on Stob B

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:46 pm

Fantastic pics!
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Re: If this is 30% I'll take it every time, or sun on Stob B

Postby gammy leg walker » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:12 pm

Stunning.
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Re: If this is 30% I'll take it every time, or sun on Stob B

Postby lomondwalkers » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:33 pm

Superb Bruce, love your videos. Looks like a cracking day was had. Was it a deliberate attempt to draw Scooby Doo with your route? :lol:
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Re: If this is 30% I'll take it every time, or sun on Stob B

Postby coachmacca » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:38 pm

Awesome looking day and awesome pics :clap: :clap:
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Re: If this is 30% I'll take it every time, or sun on Stob B

Postby colingray8 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:01 pm

lomondwalkers wrote: Was it a deliberate attempt to draw Scooby Doo with your route? :lol:


Fantastic Bruce. I do enjoy watching your videos but I have to agree with lomondwalkers. Definately Scooby Doo!! :D :D

Well done.
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Re: If this is 30% I'll take it every time, or sun on Stob B

Postby gsaboy » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:08 am

lomondwalkers wrote:Superb Bruce, love your videos. Looks like a cracking day was had. Was it a deliberate attempt to draw Scooby Doo with your route? :lol:


Thanks
I see what you mean about scooby doo. Now gpx drawing could turn it a interesting new sport!
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Re: If this is 30% I'll take it every time, or sun on Stob B

Postby Fudgie » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:45 pm

Excellent pictures there. Do you use a DSLR for both video and pictures?
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Re: If this is 30% I'll take it every time, or sun on Stob B

Postby raykilhams » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:00 pm

Now thats what I call a report , great pics plus vid. Been out ourselves lately and the weather has been superb , but will it last. Off to Fort William next month , if the weathers on we,ll be on Stob Ban , can't wait. Thanks for great report
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Re: If this is 30% I'll take it every time, or sun on Stob B

Postby gsaboy » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:45 pm

Fudgie wrote:Excellent pictures there. Do you use a DSLR for both video and pictures?


I use 3 cameras. A £70 kodak playsport for some of the video, and the underwater stuff, as it's completely waterproof. It hangs off my rucksack strap, so its easy to grab for a quick shot. But the stills it takes are naff.

The panorama shots here are on an iphone5, which I also used for some of the video. It's quality is amazing, but until I get a better case, it's for nice weather only.

The rest of the video, especially the timelapse stuff is on a Canon 7D. It's tough enough to leave filming on a rock for 5 mins! All the other photos are with the Canon.
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Re: If this is 30% I'll take it every time, or sun on Stob B

Postby gsaboy » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:47 pm

raykilhams wrote:Now thats what I call a report , great pics plus vid. Been out ourselves lately and the weather has been superb , but will it last. Off to Fort William next month , if the weathers on we,ll be on Stob Ban , can't wait. Thanks for great report


Thanks, I enjoy making the Videos, so it's great to hear that other people like watching them.
All this sun is making being stuck in the office really hard!
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Re: If this is 30% I'll take it every time, or sun on Stob B

Postby wilkiemurray » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:58 pm

once again - great report and love the video :clap: :D
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Re: If this is 30% I'll take it every time, or sun on Stob B

Postby gsaboy » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:04 am

wilkiemurray wrote:once again - great report and love the video :clap: :D



thanks
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