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Two braw days in Tulloch

Two braw days in Tulloch


Postby kev_russ » Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:50 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chaorainn (Glen Spean), Beinn Teallach, Chno Dearg, Stob Coire Sgriodain

Date walked: 14/03/2015

Time taken: 15 hours

Distance: 52 km

Ascent: 2100m

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First four Munros of the year and it just so happened the braw weather coincided with the club meet to Tulloch. 8) Stayed at the station lodge for 3 nights. Great wee place right on the railway line plus the breakfasts & home cooked meals in the evening were plentiful after a long day on the hill.

Started the walk up from Tulloch and into the forest at Burnside Cottage. Came out into the open hillside then back into the forest where we had to bypass a few tree's that were recently blown down. We realised our mistake that we shouldn't have entered the forest. Back tracked then we were on the right path. Forests are nippy when navigating :lol:

ImageBeinn a'Chaorainn & Beinn Teallach 006 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Decided to head up Beinn Teallach first as we could negotiate the river crossing further down on the way back.

Ascending Beinn Teallach:
ImageBeinn a'Chaorainn & Beinn Teallach 011 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Loch Treig & cloud over the Essians:
ImageBeinn a'Chaorainn & Beinn Teallach 18A by kev_russ, on Flickr

The snow was occasionally soft and easy underfoot so need for the crampons.

Glen Roy Corbetts from Beinn Teallach summit:
ImageBeinn a'Chaorainn & Beinn Teallach 23A by kev_russ, on Flickr

Summit:
ImageBeinn a'Chaorainn & Beinn Teallach 025 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Over to Beinn Chaorainn:
ImageBeinn a'Chaorainn & Beinn Teallach 027 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Snow shapes:
ImageBeinn a'Chaorainn & Beinn Teallach 029 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Looking back to Beinn Teallach:
ImageBeinn a'Chaorainn & Beinn Teallach 034 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Loch Squadaig:
ImageBeinn a'Chaorainn & Beinn Teallach 035 by kev_russ, on Flickr

At the bealach:
ImageBeinn a'Chaorainn & Beinn Teallach 038 by kev_russ, on Flickr

On the ascent of Beinn Chaorainn:
ImageBeinn a'Chaorainn & Beinn Teallach 042 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Beinn Teallach:
ImageBeinn a'Chaorainn & Beinn Teallach 040 by kev_russ, on Flickr

On the ridge, keeping away from the edge:
ImageBeinn a'Chaorainn & Beinn Teallach 049 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Looking back:
ImageBeinn a'Chaorainn & Beinn Teallach 052 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Summit pose:
ImageBeinn a'Chaorainn & Beinn Teallach 058 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Summit looking to the South top:
ImageBeinn a'Chaorainn & Beinn Teallach 055 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Ben Alder range:
ImageBeinn a'Chaorainn & Beinn Teallach 059 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Back to the summit from the South top:
ImageBeinn a'Chaorainn & Beinn Teallach 60A by kev_russ, on Flickr

The descent:
ImageBeinn a'Chaorainn & Beinn Teallach 063 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Looking back to Beinn Chaorainn:
ImageBeinn a'Chaorainn & Beinn Teallach 065 by kev_russ, on Flickr

A beautiful evening:
ImageBeinn a'Chaorainn & Beinn Teallach 069 by kev_russ, on Flickr


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Day 2 - (15.3.15) Stob Coire Sgriodain & Chno Dearg - 19km, 7hours, 928m ascent WH Route

After a cracking breakfast me and my pal Sandy set off for the walk to Fersit. Its been a while since I did 2 big days on the trot & felt abit stiff but okay.

A beautiful morning:
ImageStob Coire Sgriodain & Chno Dearg 1 by kev_russ, on Flickr

The Essians:
ImageStob Coire Sgriodain & Chno Dearg 5 by kev_russ, on Flickr

At around 500 metres the ground was frozen as we were ascending the North facing slope so it was time for ice axe and crampon action.

ImageStob Coire Sgriodain & Chno Dearg 8 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Loch Treig opening up:
ImageStob Coire Sgriodain & Chno Dearg 10 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Up to the ridge:
ImageStob Coire Sgriodain & Chno Dearg 12 by kev_russ, on Flickr

The money shot:
ImageStob Coire Sgriodain & Chno Dearg 13 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Stob Coire Sgriodain summit:
ImageStob Coire Sgriodain & Chno Dearg 16 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Creag meagaidh & pals:
ImageStob Coire Sgriodain & Chno Dearg 21 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Over to Chno Dearg:
ImageStob Coire Sgriodain & Chno Dearg 20 by kev_russ, on Flickr

The Essians:
ImageStob Coire Sgriodain & Chno Dearg 14A by kev_russ, on Flickr

After the summit it was time to take the crampons off as the wind had scoured the snow from the summit. Further along the ridge there were ice patches but also soft snow so no need to put the crampons back on.

Back to Stob Coire Sgriodain:
ImageStob Coire Sgriodain & Chno Dearg 29 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Meall Garbh cornices:
ImageStob Coire Sgriodain & Chno Dearg 30 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Back along the ridge:
ImageStob Coire Sgriodain & Chno Dearg 32A by kev_russ, on Flickr

Chno Dearg summit towards Ben Alder & pals:
ImageStob Coire Sgriodain & Chno Dearg 34 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Essians & grey corries:
ImageStob Coire Sgriodain & Chno Dearg 35 by kev_russ, on Flickr

The quick way down looking towards yesterdays Munros 8)
ImageStob Coire Sgriodain & Chno Dearg 38 by kev_russ, on Flickr

A last look back on a braw 2 days:
ImageStob Coire Sgriodain & Chno Dearg 40 by kev_russ, on Flickr
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Re: Two braw days in Tulloch

Postby Beaner001 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:58 pm

Love your pics with the snow and clear blue skies Kev, well done a good couple of days there :clap:
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Re: Two braw days in Tulloch

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:56 pm

Some lovely pics there :clap: - the first two are on our 'to do list' for this year (having not been 'done' last year :shock:) so I really appreciate these views - many thanks.
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Re: Two braw days in Tulloch

Postby lindseym » Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:30 am

Gorgeous :clap:
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Re: Two braw days in Tulloch

Postby kev_russ » Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:01 am

Thanks guys :) It was a cracking 2 days 8)
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Re: Two braw days in Tulloch

Postby rockhopper » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:44 pm

aye, they don't come much more braw than this, kev - cheers :)
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Re: Two braw days in Tulloch

Postby litljortindan » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:45 am

Looks fantastic. Sgriodain at least definitely now on my to do in the near future list.
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Re: Two braw days in Tulloch

Postby malky_c » Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:34 pm

The weekend that everywhere was brilliant 8) (except Fife, which is where I was :roll: )

That's an impressively long bumslide at the end :D
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Re: Two braw days in Tulloch

Postby dooterbang » Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:02 pm

Didn't realize you ventured out in the snow young Kev :wink:

Looked brilliant - can't beat the snow.
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Re: Two braw days in Tulloch

Postby scottishkennyg » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:48 pm

Superb outing there Kev with some really clear images. Like the view back up Beinn Teallach, nice to see what it looks like with winter garb.
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