Chno when to hold em . . .
by Stretch » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:50 pm
Route description: Chno Dearg and Stob Coire Sgriodain
Munros included on this walk: Chno Dearg, Stob Coire Sgriodain
Date walked: 22/01/2011
Time taken: 5 hours
Distance: 13 km
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After about 35-40 minutes I emerged out of the fog. Nice! It stretched all the way down Loch Laggan and down to Glen Spean. With my spirits lifted I aimed for a small ridge to the left below nose of Sron na Garbh-bheinne. This was a fairly simple route up and soon after I crossed a snow patch that carried me to the ridge below Stob Coire Sgriodain. At that point the views improved in all directions and the Easains were looking mighty fine. Two hours after setting off with doubtfs of what I could accomplish, I made it to the summit. The view toward Glencoe/Glen Etive was simply spectacular. I soaked it in for about 15 minutes and ate a quick bite before carrying on, knowing I had to rush things today. It was only 11:30 so I decided I had time to bag Chno Dearg and still have enough time to make it home before Gammy got too worried.
Walking across the ridge on my way to Chno Dearg I stopped every so often to snap a few photos. It was easy going and there were a couple sets of tracks to follow across the broad ridge. I reached the summit of Chno Dearg at 12:30 but wasted little time at the top. The cloud had come down but visibility was good enough and I followed the same tracks off the hillside until I dipped below the cloud. From there it was an easy stroll back to the bog at the lower section. Made it back to the car just before 2pm, change shoes quickly, and speeded back to St Andrews. Gammy had sent me a text about 10 minutes before I walked through the door at 4:15 saying he was getting a little worried. I replied saying sorry for the short delay, but that I had completed the walk without my phone. I was rather fortunate with the weather and made good time across the hills, but I think if I had to do it all over I would have turned back after I realized my phone was at home. This time I gambled and played my cards . . . the pics are proof of my winnings!
I also found the dream camper that Monty has always wanted.
Been waiting for a report. Thought you might have got lost Just as well you were quiet when you went past my camper. You might have woke me up
Love the inversion photo but then I hate to say it, but you have a great set of photos there, in fact looks like a full house to me The weather was superb.
by dooterbang » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:01 pm
Bit of a gambling man eh
It was probably good you were forced to do the walk without a GPS and brush up on those nav skills.
Im crap at navigating - still learning. Dont have a GPS either - think ill buy one as a back up.
by kinley » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:03 pm
by gammy leg walker » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:03 pm
by kevsbald » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:04 pm
by JB likes a beer » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:19 pm
by HighlandSC » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:20 pm
by davgil » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:24 pm
Bit of a worry without the phone etc. so well done!
by fingeez » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:27 pm
some cracking piccies
least if you'd gotten into some trouble Monty could have let you in his camper for a cupper before sending you back out lol. have to meet up for a walk this year after not being able to last year.
by Stretch » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:33 pm
by malky_c » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:36 pm
by fingeez » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:56 pm
by rockhopper » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:59 am