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Just to dispel any myths

Just to dispel any myths


Postby Coop » Mon May 22, 2017 7:35 pm

Route description: Stob Ban (Grey Corries)

Munros included on this walk: Stob Bàn (Grey Corries)

Date walked: 22/05/2017

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 19 km

Ascent: 902m

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The track is driveable.

I know I said on another thread I'd only take a 4x4 up it, but today I went for it.
I had all good intentions of parking just after the bridge before the track up to Corriechollie but this morning I chanced it.
Granted if you've a lambourghini you may bottom out. Or if you have a delorean (sp) I'd select flight mode.
Or if you've got one of those cars like the anthill mob has, and you can press a button and raise the suspension 6ft, I'd use it.

However, I selected 1st gear, drove really slowly avoiding the many potholes ( well , most of them anyway) and I got there. Ya beauty

Felt as though I'd have been quicker walking though :D

Granted I only drove up to the t- junction (Cheers for the advice on another walk report) and parked beside the sign. (253794)
I thought if I go the extra 500 metres, it may end up like the blues mobile and fall apart.

Long walk into the bothy and about an hour to the summit from there.
Felt like an even longer walk back.
To the 5 Dutch lads who were planning on spending 6 days camping and to the lad doing the 4 of them today- I hope you managed to find a bit of shelter from that rain this afternoon. I just got back to the car about quarter past 2 when it started.
Good views today, cloud just covering the summits and only a little hazy.

Note to self- when I next come back to The Grey corrie's, take money and place it in the tin by The Wee Minister .

Cap doffed to Stob Ban
Cheers
Coop
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