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The Easains in the snow

The Easains in the snow


Postby thorburn7 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:36 pm

Route description: Stob Coire Easain and Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin

Munros included on this walk: Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin, Stob Coire Easain

Date walked: 28/10/2018

Time taken: 7.5 hours

Distance: 17 km

Ascent: 1262m

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Great day on the hills today with winter back and the mountains snow-capped again. Was originally going to head out on Saturday but a few friends were busy and so we agreed on Sunday. This had the added bonus of an extra hour in bed due to the clocks going back!
With a 5:40am alarm in the morning this was the freshest I've woken at that time ever.
We left Greenock at 6:30 and got to the car park at Fersit just after 9:00am. Love traffic-free early drives!

From the car it looked like it would be a bit of a slog up the steep slopes of Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin.
ImageUntitled by Matthew Thorburn, on Flickr

Early morning sun on Loch Treig as we climb up the boggy lower slopes.
ImageUntitled by Matthew Thorburn, on Flickr

Ground then changed to firm frost just as we approached the snowline at 450m up. Great view of the mountain ahead.
ImageUntitled by Matthew Thorburn, on Flickr

Looking Northeast up Glen Spean with Loch Laggan in the distance.
ImageUntitled by Matthew Thorburn, on Flickr

As we rose higher up the first munro we got a great view west towards the Grey Corries looking stunning with their snow-caps.
ImageUntitled by Matthew Thorburn, on Flickr
ImageUntitled by Matthew Thorburn, on Flickr

We now came up to the deeper snow.
ImageUntitled by Matthew Thorburn, on Flickr

Then at last the summit of Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin came into view.
ImageUntitled by Matthew Thorburn, on Flickr

Reached the summit at 12:30pm so stopped and had lunch taking in the brilliant clear day giving 360 degree views.
ImageUntitled by Matthew Thorburn, on Flickr

Grey Corries from the summit of Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin.
ImageUntitled by Matthew Thorburn, on Flickr

A relatively quick descent down to the Col between these to Munros and Stob Coire Easain was looking mighty impressive from here.
ImageUntitled by Matthew Thorburn, on Flickr

Summit of Stob Coire Easain with Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin in the background.
ImageUntitled by Matthew Thorburn, on Flickr

Very little wind on the top mean I could get the drone out for some aerial shots. Heres us at 2:00pm on the summit of Stob Coire Easain.
ImageUntitled by Matthew Thorburn, on Flickr

A view south to the Mamores range.
ImageUntitled by Matthew Thorburn, on Flickr

Perfect day out for the first real snow fall of the new winter season. Been looking forward to this for a while and hopefully get more days like this on the hills this winter.
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Re: The Easains in the snow

Postby kevsbald » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:40 pm

Nice.
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Re: The Easains in the snow

Postby KC Pendragon » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:52 am

I was on those hills on Sunday too - with my wee dog. We met you on the summit of Stob a’Choire Mheadhoin. What a fantastic day, great photos!
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