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Stob to let the rain past on route to Spring Meet

Stob to let the rain past on route to Spring Meet


Postby tomyboy73 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:44 pm

Route description: Stob Ghabhar and Stob a'Choire Odhair

Munros included on this walk: Stob a' Choire Odhair, Stob Ghabhar

Date walked: 21/04/2017

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 16 km

Ascent: 1189m

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Just me and Jim on this one. On our way to the Kinlochleven spring meet.
Standard WH route.
We had originally planned to set off about 7 o`clock but there was to be early rain forecast so we hung it out a bit and took our time and even stopped in at The Green Welly for some mountain breakfast, and at the price it is served you think you were getting a whole mountain of food !
But it was delicious, and Jim paid so who cares how much it cost ??? :wink:

We met Hutchy & Anne, and also Rod Heffner and his bevvy of mountain babes ! You know who you are girls !


After about 11 we all set off on our various adventures as the sun started to appear and blue skies weren`t far away.
We left the car park at Victoria Bridge and headed along the West Highland Way towards the Glen Kinglas (the finest mountain bike track in the country I tell you !)(private joke) cut off.

We set off in waterproofs but they were soon off before we started to gain height, the sun was out for the duration now.

Fairly simple climb up to the summit where we had great views all around us.
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Stob Ghabar

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Odhair summit pic

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Rannoch Moor

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We sat for a bit taking in the views, Rannoch Moor`s "emptiness" was pretty impressive, and we had we look out for my new Nemesis, the rather tame Meall nan Euan. And wondered what hill Rod & his wonder women were climbing.
We soon headed off towards Stob Gabhar. I`ve always wanted to climb this hill since I heard of it, great mountain name.
Stop Gabharrrrrrrr, that`s what i thought it sounded like, now i`ve just listened to the pronunciation it sounds ....not so great. :shock:

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Stob Gabharrr


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Stob a'Choire Odhair


The walk over looked pretty daunting, but it was simple enough and as we chatted away time passed very quickly and soon we were at the other Aonach Eagach "ridge" was looking forward to this but coulda done on my hands :lol:
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The wind was picking up a bit but we were sheltered on the final push up to the summit.

Jim.... do you have summit pic for this one ????

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looking back


We headed back down via the waterfall and on to Blackwaterfoot for a great weekend.
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Waterfall

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Jim
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Re: Stob to let the rain past on route to Spring Meet

Postby jogilv16 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:29 pm

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summit pic
great to read this again tommy ,yeah just me and you as we got dumped by tinman
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Re: Stob to let the rain past on route to Spring Meet

Postby jogilv16 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:31 pm

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Re: Stob to let the rain past on route to Spring Meet

Postby Jaxter » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:43 pm

Nice one Tommy :clap:

Sometimes it's good to say it wrong if it sounds so good :roll: :lol:

What is Jim doing behind you in that Odhair summit pic :shock: :shock: :lol:
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Re: Stob to let the rain past on route to Spring Meet

Postby jogilv16 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:53 am

ha ha ,,,thats tommy taking that picture just at the right time,,,think i was just jumping around the summit...ive no clue...but funny pic... :lol:
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Re: Stob to let the rain past on route to Spring Meet

Postby BlackPanther » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:58 am

I'm eyeing this duo of hills as an option for tomorrow... If weather is good enough, looks like decent forecast down south.

Is the "other AE" a proper scramble or does it just pretend to be scary? :wink:
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Re: Stob to let the rain past on route to Spring Meet

Postby jogilv16 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:52 pm

no its not scarey at all,,,just a walk... no scrambling
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Re: Stob to let the rain past on route to Spring Meet

Postby tomyboy73 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:41 pm

Jaxter wrote:Nice one Tommy :clap:

Sometimes it's good to say it wrong if it sounds so good :roll: :lol:

What is Jim doing behind you in that Odhair summit pic :shock: :shock: :lol:



:lol: I don`t feckino !
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Re: Stob to let the rain past on route to Spring Meet

Postby tomyboy73 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:44 pm

BlackPanther wrote:I'm eyeing this duo of hills as an option for tomorrow... If weather is good enough, looks like decent forecast down south.

Is the "other AE" a proper scramble or does it just pretend to be scary? :wink:



Hope you get a good day for it

The AE is nothing , it`s just a short narrow path like you`ll have walked a hundred times before :thumbup:
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Re: Stob to let the rain past on route to Spring Meet

Postby tomyboy73 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:45 pm

jogilv16 wrote:
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great to read this again tommy ,yeah just me and you as we got dumped by tinman



ha, I forgot that the Tinman stood us up ! :lol:
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Re: Stob to let the rain past on route to Spring Meet

Postby BlackPanther » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:01 pm

tomyboy73 wrote:Hope you get a good day for it

The AE is nothing , it`s just a short narrow path like you`ll have walked a hundred times before :thumbup:


We had a good day indeed :D :D !! It was a bit windy and surprisingly cold for July, but what a superb pair of hills, especially Gabhar. The AE was nothing, I actually danced over it with a huge smile on my face. Wish the one in Glen Coe was that easy :wink:
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Re: Stob to let the rain past on route to Spring Meet

Postby tomyboy73 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:23 pm

BlackPanther wrote:
tomyboy73 wrote:Hope you get a good day for it

The AE is nothing , it`s just a short narrow path like you`ll have walked a hundred times before :thumbup:


We had a good day indeed :D :D !! It was a bit windy and surprisingly cold for July, but what a superb pair of hills, especially Gabhar. The AE was nothing, I actually danced over it with a huge smile on my face. Wish the one in Glen Coe was that easy :wink:



glad to hear it !
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