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It's a long way to Stob Ban (Grey Corries)

It's a long way to Stob Ban (Grey Corries)


Postby ere1 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:43 pm

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

Date walked: 06/05/2017

Distance: 29 km

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On my last day in Lochaber I planned to make a long walking trip to Stob Ban. In Fort William I took the first train to Spean Bridge. After I had left the village behind me, I walked alongside the river Spean to Corriechoille. The shining water was temptive, but because of the ongoing drought the water was too shallow to swim. I took a break to rest and lunch near the Wee Minister and thereafter walked to the Lairig Leacach Bothy. The climb tot the summit of Stob Ban was easy and the view was breathtaking. Corrour, the Ben, the Mamores and the Easiens were all visible. I took my time to take a good look at everything and really enjoyed the moment. On the way back I often stopped, took pictures and mused on the sight. When I was eating my well deserved fish&chips in the
garden of the hotel in Spean Bridge I concluded that it had been an amazing splendid day.



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Re: It's a long way to Stob Ban (Grey Corries)

Postby Mal Grey » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:40 pm

Nice one. The views from there are indeed outstanding.


Can't believe how big the track is, when we went there it was like this:

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Re: It's a long way to Stob Ban (Grey Corries)

Postby Sunset tripper » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:34 pm

Great pictures. Its a nice route starting from Spean Bridge I did it in march this year taking the bike as far as the bothy. thankfully the track wasn't like in Mals picture. Here is my photo from the top. :D
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Re: It's a long way to Stob Ban (Grey Corries)

Postby ere1 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:52 pm

Hi Sunset tripper! You seem to have had a great time on Stop Ban. Beautiful picture. I liked the route from Spean Bridge very much. It was long but absolutely a pleasure. The Wee Minister is brilliant. I don’t know whose idea it was, but it’s a fabulous initiative.


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Re: It's a long way to Stob Ban (Grey Corries)

Postby ere1 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:54 pm

Hi Mal Grey! Your picture looks great too! Where was it taken? I love a lot of snow, but the weather conditions in the beginning of May have my preference.
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Re: It's a long way to Stob Ban (Grey Corries)

Postby JarvisWas » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:44 pm

Those are some amazing pics!
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Re: It's a long way to Stob Ban (Grey Corries)

Postby ere1 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:30 am

Thanks Jarvis. It was a special day on a beautiful totally desolated spot. :D
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