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Weather God Humility on the Eastern Grey Corries

PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:57 pm
by andrewdoggett
So today the weather gods taught us humility... All those blue sky posts... And today's > 90% chance of cloud free munros... Well...

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The start...


A short stroll through the forest; we're doing this the opposite way to most; in the end a decision I think a good one... A gentle gradient ascent up to Stob Coire Easian which we go up pretty fast...

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Dismantled railway...


It's windy at the top from nowhere and we're now donning crampons for the ridge... There's not much else to say about the Grey Corries; other than we walked kilometre after kilometre of gorgeous ridge walking in the snow without seeing a thing... Haha... It was an adventure though... :)

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Awesome Ridge Though...


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At Least I think there's a Ridge...


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Me on the Ridge...


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Kilometre after kilometre like this :)


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Scraggles on the Ridge...


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And finally a Munro not in the Clag...


So we're done with the ridge... Enjoyable... And we decide to add in Stob Ban; it's a decent drop to the Beallach but about halfway down we see, wait no, it's a munro... After a short stop for lunch up we go... And it's done in 25 minutes... Tough going in deep soft snow, but not uncomfortable...

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Scraggles and I on Stob Ban...


On the descent the views back are gorgeous... Though I still maintain we did the walk in the best direction :)

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Looking back at Stob Ban...


And then it's just a 7 km walk back along a good track from the Bothy... And then there were just ten left for me on this great journey of the munros... :)

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The Stats...


And the route...


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Re: Weather God Humility on the Eastern Grey Corries

PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:07 pm
by gammy leg walker
And after you compleate,corbetts.

Re: Weather God Humility on the Eastern Grey Corries

PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:38 pm
by SusieThePensioner
andrewdoggett wrote:So today the weather gods taught us humility
But it didn't stop you from getting out and walking and, some pretty good photos as well :thumbup:
All finished by the end of March???? :lol: Then what :?

Re: Weather God Humility on the Eastern Grey Corries

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:45 pm
by andrewdoggett
gammy leg walker wrote:And after you compleate,corbetts.


Nay Gammy, won't be the Corbetts.. Not sure what life holds next we'll see...

SusieThePensioner wrote:But it didn't stop you from getting out and walking and, some pretty good photos as well
All finished by the end of March???? Then what


Thanks Susie; will be a May finish I think, possibly late April - I'm away on Business for a bit next weekend aside so just preparing for the big finale... And really don't know what will follow... A good chance to take stock...

Re: Weather God Humility on the Eastern Grey Corries

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:13 pm
by Les Sutherland
Hi Andrew

What like was the road in to the start of the walk is it alright with an ordinary car or do you need a 4X4

Re: Weather God Humility on the Eastern Grey Corries

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:58 pm
by andrewdoggett
Hi Les,

Pretty horrible - but a normal car will survive if you're careful... I drove my SLK 350 up there albeit at about 5 mph and managed to avoid beaching it so you should be fine...