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Easain into The Grey Corries.

Easain into The Grey Corries.


Postby martin.h » Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:33 pm

Route description: Stob Coire Easain and Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin

Munros included on this walk: Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin, Stob Coire Easain

Date walked: 11/06/2015

Time taken: 8.5 hours

Distance: 15.5 km

Ascent: 1233m

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This was our last day in the mountains for this holiday, we've been very lucky with the weather, five days on the trot of probably the best conditions anybody could wish for and we took full advantage.

We spent Sunday in Glencoe, Monday and Tuesday in the Mamores, Wednesday doing the Creag Meagidh circuit plus an addition so we had to include a day in The Grey Corries another area we've not spent any time exploring. So Stob Coire Easain and Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin were chosen as the introductory foray.

We parked in the large parking spot at the end of the public road at Fersit, got the gear on and set off South West.We managed to get on the wrong path and ended up heading across boggy ground towards Lag Odhar, realising this wasn't right so we headed uphill to gain the ridge above and found a good path travelling in the direction of the craggy face of Meall Cian Dearg.

A sketchy path goes straight up the steep hillside
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View back from the slopes of Meall Cian Dearg

and tops out at the start of a good wide ridge walk that takes you directly to the first munro Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin, on the way Loch Treig is seen below to the left and the Grey Corries dominate the view to the right, the way forward is a pleasant ridge walk and takes about an hour to reach the summit.
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On the summit of Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin.

Once there Stob Coire Easain is seen for the first time and looks along way off with a steep drop into the bealach below.
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The next target, Stob Coire Easain, after the long walk to the first summit this looks like hard work.

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Loch Treig.

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Schihallion away in the distance.

We set off for the second munro after a short break feeling a bit deflated at the height loss but in fact the journey from summit to summit took 45 mins so what looked like a bit of a trial wasn't bad at all and there's an obvious path all the way.
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Looking back at Stob a'Coire Mheadhoin from on the way up Easain, we had that to climb again but it looked better than the alternatives.

We had lunch on the top and not wanting to rush in this marvellous weather we just sat and looked at the stunning views.
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On the summit of Stob Coire Mheadhoin.

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Views from the top towards the Mamores and Glencoe

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Now beginning to turn some of these to blue balloons.

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Loch Treig again.

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Looking down into Coire Easain Beag.

After a while we set off leaving our last munro of the holiday and retraced the whole route back down which is o.k because you get to repeat the first munro.
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We retraced our route as suggested by WH and had this to do again but its not nearly as bad as it looks from this summit.

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Job done, looking back at Stob Coire Easain.

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Mamores.

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Creag Meagaidh.

So, this week, the Grey Corries were nibbled at at the edges and we had a great day out, the Mamores were explored with enough left to do in both areas to warrant another visit so that's one holiday for 2016 already sorted.
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Re: Easain into The Grey Corries.

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:26 pm

Lovely hills these and a great view point - I'm surprised you're waiting for 2016 for your next trip 8)
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Re: Easain into The Grey Corries.

Postby martin.h » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:52 pm

Huff_n_Puff wrote:Lovely hills these and a great view point - I'm surprised you're waiting for 2016 for your next trip 8)


They are great hills, I just wish we could win the lottery, retire and take full advantage of them and all the other great mountains in Scotland, I suppose the saying "absence makes the heart grow fonder" is true here but we do have Ullapool and Torridon booked for this summer and then I've run out of holiday's :roll: :( so, roll on 2016, but not too quick :lol: :D
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