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Grey Corries: Inversion & the Spirit of the Mountains

Grey Corries: Inversion & the Spirit of the Mountains


Postby Petr Dakota » Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:54 pm

Route description: The Grey Corries

Munros included on this walk: Stob Ban (Grey Corries), Stob Choire Claurigh, Stob Coire an Laoigh

Date walked: 30/10/2016

Time taken: 7.5 hours

Distance: 24.47 km

Ascent: 1486m

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Video Movie...The Mountain Spirit of Grey Corries:





The Grey Corries was on my to-do list for this year, waiting patiently for the right day as I wanted some views from this mountains ( ok, patience is not my best friend so I did some other mountains meanwhile :lol: :D :lol: ), but the weather there was mostly the worse from whole Scotland :shock: :crazy: in my free days and if not rain finally then the visibility kept poor...very poor or moderate :( so I kept waiting for this area and conquering the other hills until the weather forecast showed me this:
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The promising forecast...Finally !!!


With this view on my computer, I started prepare all my mountain stuff in the night as I did not want to miss the opportunity because the end of year is almost here ! :clap: :D Checked and compared the forecast again with another two sources I was looking forward to see the Gre (at) y Corries :D
The night gave me a nice bonus - another extra hour - changing of time - summer time end, which means longer night, daylight one hour earlier...but also the fact that darkness will come earlier for the one hour :roll:

The road was quiet in the morning ( not surprise on sunday :lol: ), enjoyed the driving, listening music and thinking about a lot of things...still darkness so I hoped the forecast was right about the visibility.
Arriving in Spean Bridge the daylight started...it was wet conditions after some rain showers when I got to the start point.......

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Parked here, but worried about the visibility and views...the mountains are somewhere there...hidden !
:? :roll:

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The nice signes


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Typical shot: The wee Minister


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The gate to the Glen Lairig


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In the Glen...


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Grey Corries on the right


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Cruach Innse


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Sgurr Innse


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The bothy and Stob Ban in the distance


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Stob Ban visible !
:D

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Looking back


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The little Cairn shows the path


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On the grassy ( wet ) way up


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Looking back to the Glen


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Glen Lairig


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Sgurr Inse looks great...like from a "western" movie


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Stob Ban ahead !


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Morning's inversion views from the slope...Towards South

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Towards North-East


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The summit of Stob Ban




The report continues in the post below...
Last edited by Petr Dakota on Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:08 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Grey Corries: Inversion & the Spirit of the Mountains

Postby Petr Dakota » Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:58 pm

2nd part of the report:

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Stob Choire Claurigh from Stob Ban


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Towards North-East...Sgurr Innse


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Descending the scree from Stob Ban towards Stob Choire Claurigh


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Looking back to Stob Ban


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Towards South-West...Mamores


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Towards East...Stob Coire Easain


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Stob Ban and Mamores from the higher level


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Stob Ban and the East side


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Stob Ban and the clouds...even smaller from the higher level


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Stob Choire Claurigh summit


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The way ahead


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Stob Ban from the ridge...


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Looking back


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...and back again


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Mostly the ridge walk looked like this, but I used the shots with clearer views


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The summit of Stob Coire an Laoigh


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The last ridge connection


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Towards North


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Looking back towards Stob Choire an Laoigh


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The descending way is behind...straight in to the white fog
:crazy:

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Descending...somewhere !
:roll: :lol:

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Finally clear views almost on the bottom


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The final walk in the forest...



The remaining 4th Munro of Grey Corries is included in my Easter report below...and it was challenging winter conditions :crazy: ( click the link ): :wink:

http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=61034


The Great Grey Corries.......
Last edited by Petr Dakota on Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Grey Corries: Inversion & the Spirit of the Mountains

Postby jamesb63 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:03 pm

Great report Petr and very detailed :clap:
Brings back memories when I done the 4 last year on a beautiful October day
last year it is quite a walk in before the first ascent to Stob Ban
Also your pics give a great depth to you report
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Re: Grey Corries: Inversion & the Spirit of the Mountains

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:34 pm

Some beautiful shots of a very atmospheric day, these hills have been on my radar for a couple of years but life seems to get in the way and I never get there ... perhaps next year :lol:
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Re: Grey Corries: Inversion & the Spirit of the Mountains

Postby Cairngorm creeper » Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:39 pm

Looks like a wonderfully atmospheric day and some beautiful pictures (sadly our internet is too slow to play the video :( )
I think we have missed our chance to go up here this year, but seeing your report makes it a must for 2017.
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Re: Grey Corries: Inversion & the Spirit of the Mountains

Postby Alteknacker » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:53 pm

As others have said: some wonderfully atmospheric pictures, and not so much clag during the walk to constitute too great a price paid for the pleasure. Great stuff!

Did you find a little camera on Stob Coire Claurigh, by any chance...????
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Re: Grey Corries: Inversion & the Spirit of the Mountains

Postby BobMcBob » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:42 pm

Some really atmospheric photos there Petr, you've inspired me to put these on my list for next year. :clap:
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Re: Grey Corries: Inversion & the Spirit of the Mountains

Postby ere1 » Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:20 pm

Well done Petr! It looks perfect. Coming May I would like to walk there too. :wink:
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Re: Grey Corries: Inversion & the Spirit of the Mountains

Postby Andrea Rosslyn » Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:57 pm

Well done! Great views! :wink:
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Re: Grey Corries: Inversion & the Spirit of the Mountains

Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:52 pm

jamesb63 wrote:Great report Petr and very detailed :clap:
Brings back memories when I done the 4 last year on a beautiful October day
last year it is quite a walk in before the first ascent to Stob Ban
Also your pics give a great depth to you report

Thank you James :) Some Glens are endless in the initial or final walk, but somehow I loved and enjoyed this one :D
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Re: Grey Corries: Inversion & the Spirit of the Mountains

Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:55 pm

Huff_n_Puff wrote:Some beautiful shots of a very atmospheric day, these hills have been on my radar for a couple of years but life seems to get in the way and I never get there ... perhaps next year :lol:

Thank you :) It's worthy trip to plan for next year :wink:
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Re: Grey Corries: Inversion & the Spirit of the Mountains

Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:57 pm

Cairngorm creeper wrote:Looks like a wonderfully atmospheric day and some beautiful pictures (sadly our internet is too slow to play the video :( )
I think we have missed our chance to go up here this year, but seeing your report makes it a must for 2017.

Thank you :) I really enjoyed these mountains, highly recommended :D :wink:
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Re: Grey Corries: Inversion & the Spirit of the Mountains

Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:02 pm

Alteknacker wrote:As others have said: some wonderfully atmospheric pictures, and not so much clag during the walk to constitute too great a price paid for the pleasure. Great stuff!

Did you find a little camera on Stob Coire Claurigh, by any chance...????

Thank you :)
No camera found there, sorry :(
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Re: Grey Corries: Inversion & the Spirit of the Mountains

Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:08 pm

BobMcBob wrote:Some really atmospheric photos there Petr, you've inspired me to put these on my list for next year. :clap:

Thank you :) Glad I inspired you, I'm sure you will enjoy the area...Keep it for a clear day - looking forward to see your photos then. :wink:
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Re: Grey Corries: Inversion & the Spirit of the Mountains

Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:18 pm

ere1 wrote:Well done Petr! It looks perfect. Coming May I would like to walk there too. :wink:

Thank you Peter :) You really love the scottish mountains...I admire your dedication to Scotland, well done coming here every year from Netherlands :clap: :clap: :clap:
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