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Stob Dubh & Stob Coire Raineach (Two Climbs)

Stob Dubh & Stob Coire Raineach (Two Climbs)


Postby MunroMadMen » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:57 pm

Date walked: 27/08/2014

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This report spans over two separate climbs due to the great weather we have here in Scotland, such a shame that we live in a country with such stunning mountains yet we are held to ransom with the weather, after studying the forecast we picked a 2nd day that looked like we may through some cloud get to experience some of the views we all pray for when we apply the boots and backpack and head out into God's country. As per usual we planned an early start to ensure we could take the whole day in at our own pace. Boot's on the ground by 09:00
The route down was looking good with plenty of clear blue sky then we rounded the bend to catch the most amazing sight, one perfect cloud hovering over the top of the Buachaille
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The weather in contrast to our first climb was looking pretty good, clear skies surrounded us and as you will see from some of the pictures that we took on our first attempt i.e the dull grey sky pics it looked like the views we looked for on the first climb would be available on our second.
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The climb was going good, as per the norm getting there early always seems to ensure we have the place to ourselves so we set off at a good pace looking forward to the climb. Scenery was as we expected and the views were outstanding, the path on the route up was pretty good so it allowed a pretty rapid climb ensuring we had reached the bealach slightly ahead of time. We sat for a while taking in the views and deciding what direction to head in..... the day was ours to do as we pleased
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As you can see from the following few pics this was the day we hit the Mountain when the clear skies quickly turned grey, as you can see the views were stunning and thats why we knew we had to go back when the weather was more in our favour.
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The day itself had after a promising start turned pretty grey as you can see and the cloud rolling in looked to be bringing pretty heavy rain, we enjoyed the climb and the views but made a swift retreat before the storm cam in, live to climb another day.
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I can honestly say in the short time I have been out in our mountains this was by far one or should I sat two of our best day's out, great climb and a great day spent with the wife, shooting the breeze and having a laugh surrounded by some of the most outstanding views this world has to offer. We now have many more marked on the list that we will tackle over the years. I will end this report showing some more pics of the clearer day we had out as this day for sure shows the kind of views you are likely to get if you manage to tackle these two on a clear day, take a big lunch box because once you are up there you might not want to come back down.
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These are the views that keep us coming back for more, In saying that if we had perfect weather everyday and surrounded by this kind of scenery/views I would imagine the working population in Scotland would slip, would you really want to be stuck in an office every day when you could be out here under blue skies??????????????
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If these are two you have not yet taken on then I highly suggest you do, situated in the most stunning part of our country and can say for sure as the years pass we will return and climb these again, the more we climb the more places we find we have to return to. We hope you like the pics and it inspires you to search these two out if you have not already done so.
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Re: Stob Dubh & Stob Coire Raineach (Two Climbs)

Postby Fife Flyer » Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:02 pm

Nice one George, amazing how the weather changes so quickly :lol: Happened to us earlier in Sept at Ballachullish, not a cloud in the sky when we started walking, couldn't see a thing when we reached 2500' :(
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Re: Stob Dubh & Stob Coire Raineach (Two Climbs)

Postby MunroMadMen » Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:05 pm

Fife Flyer wrote:Nice one George, amazing how the weather changes so quickly :lol: Happened to us earlier in Sept at Ballachullish, not a cloud in the sky when we started walking, couldn't see a thing when we reached 2500' :(


We live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world and our weather system is against us most of the time, although after our day on the Buachaille Martin we now know that one great day can make up for a few poor one's lol, Hope your good m8 and keeping well ;)
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