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Failure of Eassian

PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:28 pm
by alanmurray
March 2009 - Another Great day in Fort William area
First top in backgrounf

Steep ascent to first top
Way up to first top

Didn't have crampons which made it more difficult than it should have been
Steep slope

Great views from the top of Stob a Choire Mheadhoin towards the Mamores
Looking towards Mamores

Even better views to our second Munro Eassian, however, being bitterly cold ( approx minus 15 ), the snow was frozen and we all decided ( except Jelly ) that we will not climb Eassian as none of us had crampons.
We even couldn't make our descent down the bealach without crampons.
Looking toward Eassain

Jelly starts his ascent on Eassian

Footprints up Eassian as the weather worsens
Eassian ascent

Views from the top of Eassian looking back to Mheadhoin
Eassian top

On way down, still great views
On way dowm

Late afternoon - sun starting to set
Late afternoon, looking back towards Eassian

Re: Failure of Eassian

PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:34 am
by Fudgie
I climbed that about 13 years ago in May and I had the complete opposite from you in terms of weather. The view on a clear day is tremendous.

Re: Failure of Eassian

PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:44 pm
by alanmurray
On a clear day the views from Stob A Choire Mheadhoin are fantastic

Re: Failure of Eassian

PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:34 pm
by mountain coward
That steep nose-thing on Mheadhoin you show yourselves going up steeply (ice axe in hand) I avoided altogether as it looked nasty (and I didn't have snow) - I went along to the right of the mountain under it and only ascended after I'd passed it. Really simple route. Shame about Easain though...

Re: Failure of Eassian

PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:06 pm
by alanmurray
The very steep slope wasn't really as bad as it looked. The whole extent of the slope is in the photo. There was a bad bit further up, that even our route finder, (Jelly), struggled to find an easy route for us. I think you are correct, we went to the right to find an easier path under the large crag.
Great day, even though Eassian was not compleated.

Re: Failure of Eassian

PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:42 pm
by mountain coward
You're probably best to do it on a frozen day though as the bogs on the approach are horrendous!

Re: Failure of Eassian

PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:36 pm
by Jelly
Great pics lad :-)