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Mountaineers 2 Ramblers 0 ( Innses)

Mountaineers 2 Ramblers 0 ( Innses)


Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:53 pm

Route description: Cruach Innse and Sgurr Innse

Corbetts included on this walk: Cruach Innse, Sgurr Innse

Date walked: 08/04/2013

Time taken: 5.3 hours

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Took a chance to climb these two Corbetts as we knew there would be a good chance of snow on their north sides, the sides we would be climbing them by. Reason we gambled was Jimmy and Mo have no winter gear and Mo is not comfortable walking with snow on the hills, so we set off to see how things would go. Alan had recently got himself a pair of spikes and was desperate to try them out and it wasn't long till he got them on. We left the track to climb Cruach Innse and so far so good. We then reached snow, which was soft just like Jimmy and Mo. Then we came to hard snow, like The Pathfinder and i. Mo quite rightly said she was going no further and Jimmy agreed to turn back. After a wee discussion it was decided myself and The Pathfinder would continue after we donned our spikes and crampons and would phone from the first summit reference continueing to no.2. As J&M returned we climbed steeply to the plateaux and once up were able to get the spikes and crampons off. We would not require them for the rest of the walk. After phoning Jimmy from the summit he told us to continue and they would await our return at the car. From Cruach Innse there is a path that leads down through the crags to the 593m point and again another path leading to Sgurr Innse. We had a little bit of scrambling on our way up and although there was snow it was soft enough not to require crampons. On our return we took a more direct route to the main path rather than head back to the 593 point and from here back to Jimmy and Mo.

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Pathfinder and Mo

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Cruach Innse

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The Pathfinder

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Sgurr Innse

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Cruach Innse summit

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The Pathfinder and Grey Corries

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On way down Cruach

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The route down

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Sgurr Innse

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Sgurr Innse

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We headed up to the left here

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Climbing Sgurr Innes

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Cruach Innse

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Me at the summit

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Stob Ban

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On our way down

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Stob Ban

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We came down to the left

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Sgurr Innse
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Re: Mountaineers 2 Ramblers 0 ( Innses)

Postby mountain thyme » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:51 pm

How many hills have you done JC?????
Id call that extremely bad planning.... Why take Jimmy and Mo up those 2 when you know they had no winter gear :?
Typical eastcoaster..changing the plans because you knew it was your turn to pay for the corran ferry :wink:
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Re: Mountaineers 2 Ramblers 0 ( Innses)

Postby Bod » Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:42 am

Well done you guys, those two hills look fun ... been eyeing them up myself for a long time :wink: :D :D
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Re: Mountaineers 2 Ramblers 0 ( Innses)

Postby SAVAGEALICE » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:46 am

:clap: :D :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: Mountaineers 2 Ramblers 0 ( Innses)

Postby gmr82 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:33 am

Nice walk JC, not too sure about the 'tongue out' summit photo :? :wink:
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Re: Mountaineers 2 Ramblers 0 ( Innses)

Postby ballarat » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:46 pm

mountain thyme wrote:How many hills have you done JC?????
Id call that extremely bad planning.... Why take Jimmy and Mo up those 2 when you know they had no winter gear :?
Typical eastcoaster..changing the plans because you knew it was your turn to pay for the corran ferry :wink:


ramblers 2 mountaineers 0 comes to mind in the absence of the full preparation story
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Re: Mountaineers 2 Ramblers 0 ( Innses)

Postby Stuart Angus » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:32 pm

Brrrrrr, looks a bit chilly JC..................roll on the summer :D
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Re: Mountaineers 2 Ramblers 0 ( Innses)

Postby rockhopper » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:36 pm

Nice one, JC - good to have a pathfinder to help you along eh :thumbup: Can remember walking past these hills last year en route to the munros - just a bit too much to add them on but they did look like they'd make a good walk in their own right - cheers :)
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Re: Mountaineers 2 Ramblers 0 ( Innses)

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:56 pm

mountain thyme wrote:How many hills have you done JC?????
Id call that extremely bad planning.... Why take Jimmy and Mo up those 2 when you know they had no winter gear :?
Typical eastcoaster..changing the plans because you knew it was your turn to pay for the corran ferry :wink:
I never took them up these two, they turned back :?
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mountain thyme wrote:How many hills have you done JC?????
Id call that extremely bad planning.... Why take Jimmy and Mo up those 2 when you know they had no winter gear :?
Typical eastcoaster..changing the plans because you knew it was your turn to pay for the corran ferry :wink:


ramblers 2 mountaineers 0 comes to mind in the absence of the full preparation story
Not sure how you come to this conclusion. Myself and Alan had the gear so we continued, Jimmy and Mo did not so they quite rightly turned back. :?
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Re: Mountaineers 2 Ramblers 0 ( Innses)

Postby lomondwalkers » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:04 pm

They look like a couple of good uns Johnny. Still plenty snow up that way too 8)
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